This double saddlebag or "khorjin" was by Kurds in Northwest Iran during the First quarter of the 20th century. The bag face is low and dense pile, with a flatwoven back in a multicolor striped pattern. The closure is composed of red and blue slit tapestry on the front. The bag-faces feature the traditional Kurdish diagonal design in a rainbow of colors, and two borders. The inner border has a laleh abbasi design while the outer border has a multicolored star design. The variety and depth of color is typical of Kurdish weavings. In good condition, signs of wear consistent with age.
Size:1'8 x 3'11
Age:Q1 20th Century (1900-1925)
Country of Origin:NW Iran
Type of Rug:Khorjin saddlebag
Material: Wool Pile on a Wool Foundation
Pile Height:short pile; flatweave
Condition: Good: fraying around bag enclosure. Rust stain visible around border