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Kagizman Kurdish Saddle Bags,  Late 19th C.,Size: 1'10" x 3'8",A rare, pristine complete pair of saddle bags woven in the weftless sumak technique. These bags with natural dyes were clearly woven  ...
Kagizman Kurdish Saddle Bags,  Late 19th C.,Size: 1'10" x 3'8",A rare, pristine complete pair of saddle bags woven in the weftless sumak technique. These bags with natural dyes were clearly woven  ...
Kagizman Kurdish Saddle Bags,  Late 19th C.,Size: 1'10" x 3'8",A rare, pristine complete pair of saddle bags woven in the weftless sumak technique. These bags with natural dyes were clearly woven  ...
Kagizman Kurdish Saddle Bags,  Late 19th C.,Size: 1'10" x 3'8",A rare, pristine complete pair of saddle bags woven in the weftless sumak technique. These bags with natural dyes were clearly woven  ...
Kagizman Kurdish Saddle Bags, Late 19th C.,Size: 1'10" x 3'8",a rare, pristine complete pair of saddle bags woven in the weftless sumak technique. These bags with natural dyes were clearly woven for a girl's dowry. Based on their immaculate condition, it is clear that they were never used, and would have been saved as a family heirloom. The weftless sumak technique is unusual and consists of rows of weft wrapping without an intervening ground weft. Marla Mallett in her excellent book, Woven Structures, states that this technique is almost exclusively found in Kurdish saddle bags from eastern Anatolia. It is said to be one of the most ancient weaving techniques that "...predate the invention of shedding devices."
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