Tent Bag with Beaded Fringe
ArtistBaluch (Afghan; Pakistani; Iranian)
DateEarly-mid 20th century
MediumWool and beads
DimensionsWork : 22 x 28 in. (55.88 x 71.12 cm)
Credit LineGift of Verne Trinoskey and Paula Armintrout Trinoskey
The diamond lozenge design on this bag was created using extra, non-structural colored weft yarns that appear on the surface of the weaving only where needed to create the decorative shapes. This means there are long lengths of unsupported yarn on the inside of the bag face that give it extra heft and durability.