NW Persian Saddle Rug
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Throughout the pre-industrialized world the horse was a valuable form of transportation. In the Near East and Central Asia horses were particularly prized and they were frequently adorned with fine trappings and accessories. This saddle rug was woven somewhere in western Persia in the later nineteenth century. It was used over the saddle and places have been cut out for the pommel and saddle back. Its simple small repeat pattern adorned in the lower corners with stylized paisleys represents a more urban Persian aesthetic. Though still suitable for an interested equestrian, it makes a graphic statement as a wall piece as well.
Old repair on one side. Tears, some rejoined.