White Ground Salt Bag


Artist
Baluch, Southeastern Iran (Iranian)
; Baluch, Southwestern Afghanistan (Afghan)
Date
Early 20th century
Medium
Wool
Dimensions
Work : 30 1/2 x 11 1/2 in. (77.47 x 29.21 cm)
Credit Line
Gift of Verne Trinoskey and Paula Armintrout Trinoskey
Object Number
2019.25.21

Label
Many of the sheep raised by the nomads and semi-nomads of Baluchistan have naturally dark wool, which is part of the reason weavers in the region favor dark dye colors. White wool is relatively uncommon and is often reserved for special weavings, including dowry items. [Caleigh White '2020]

Object Type
Textile