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Bag

Museum number:
9-23713
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21090023713
Alternate number:
13 (previous number (collector's original number))
Accession number:
Acc.4812
Object count:
1
Description:
A small bag, khurg. the other in the pair given to Helen Doty. Synthetic yarn plied by the weaver's family. Predominantly white with purple, green, red, orange, and blue. Body of bag has tooth and molar patterns and stripes. Flap weft-twined with panels in varying widths in solid and linear diamond patterns. Ends of panels and bottom of bag with 3/4" wide strips and tassels. Made by a 30 year old woman. Time taken to make is four days for plain weave part, five days for twining and tassels. Weft twined strips and tassels. Chevron embroidery side joins in blue and white. Loops on each side of opening 12" long weft-twined strip in blue and white check pattern, 7/8" wide. Made by a 32 year old woman who embroidered it; in thick yarn the name "Saif-Allah Al Jurayid" on front. Made for self or as gifts. Synthetic yarn. Warp-faced plain weave, weft twining. 14 EPI thread count per inch.
Donor:
Joy Hilden
Collection place:
Saudi Arabia
Verbatim coll. place:
Al Jouf, Sakaka
Culture or time period:
Bedouin
Collector:
Joy Hilden
Collection date:
1985
Materials:
Synthetic fiber
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
1.4 Transportation and 2.2 Personal Adornments and Accoutrements
Production date:
circa 1985
Accession date:
2019
Department:
Cat. 9 - Asia (incl. Russia east of Urals)
Dimensions:
whole— length 27 inches and whole— width 17 inches
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