Bag Face with Peacock Design
Aimaq, Western Afghanistan (Afghan)
DateLate 19th century
DimensionsWork : 22 x 22 in. (55.88 x 55.88 cm)
Credit LineGift of the Mason Family in honor of Verne Trinoskey and Paula Armintrout Trinoskey
LabelPeacocks are traditional symbols of status and power in Iran and Afghanistan. This weaving is one panel from a small-sized saddle bag. The worn wool pile and faded colors indicate that the saddle bag was used outdoors for many years.