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bag face

Baluchi people


In Baluchi tradition, peacocks, roosters, cockscombs and crest motifs symbolize glory, authority and victory and protect the home from evil. Five rows of stylized peacocks fill the central panel of this saddle bag. The central peacock is rendered in white, possibly distinguishing it as the leader of the flock.

Object Information

culture
Baluchi people
creation date
about 1870
materials
wool
dimensions
28 x 32 in. | 71.1 x 81.3 cm.
accession number
1996.66
credit line
Colonel Jeff W. Boucher Collection
copyright
Public Domain
collection
Textile and Fashion Arts