Posted by Steve Price on July 15, 1999 at 09:24:33:
In Reply to: Re: Saddlebags?...and Grain Sacks posted by Patrick Weiler on July 15, 1999 at 08:57:09:
Thanks for providing the reference. I'm not sure whether the side ropes on my ak juval are sewn on sturdily enough to support a lot of weight, and I'm too much of a coward to find out. Anyhow, the sewing may have been more robust when the thing was new (mid 16th century, no doubt).
I'll be doing a Saturday morning program at the DC Textile Museum this fall, on "Silk in tribal weavings: Belouch, Turkmen, Caucasian", and will have the ak juval and the "ak mafrash" there, so anyone who attends can look them over up close and personal.
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