780. a heraldic antique Tekke Khorjin or saddle bag

Antique Tekke Turkoman Khorjin or saddle bag.

780. Provenance: Tekke tribe, Turkoman group of tribes, Turkmenistan/Central Asia

Size: 80 x 40 cm

Age: circa 1890

Condition: Good for high age, with minor repairs/patches and some loss to corners.

Notes: These tribal animal trappings represent some of the finest of Turkoman weavings. They were often given as dowry gifts to show off the weaving competence and skill of their daughter - such abilities were highly prized by in-laws as they represented earning potential. This khorjin/saddle bag is such a piece - finely woven and detailed, using finest hand-spun highland wool and natural dyes.


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