I am operating under the
assumption that this bag, measuring 17" x 20" was produced by the baluch,
and have seen a similar bag labeled as such. It seems executed in weft
substitution and some sort of plain weave. I confess, I am confused,
baffled and bewildered by flat weave.
Notice that there are some
type of hanging loops, situated on opposite corners top and botton. Also,
there are no closure devices, as the mouth of the bag is finished in a
simple double cord overcast. I suspect this bag was designed for a
specific purpose, perhaps a saddle bag?
Of interest is the boldly
executed band of figures at the base of this weaving. This band literally
"squares off" the base of the bag, so that it is flat, as if a paper
It has an interesting back,
but not glorious enough to qualify for the Back O' The Bag