Saddlebags & Trappings
scattered damage to both sides, areas of exposed foundation at top middle points, loss to bottom 'elem' skirt
Being sold on behalf of Dr. and Mrs. Timothy McCormack
Saryk bags and trappings are some of the most opulent of Turkmen weavings. This large Saryk tent bag uses wool pile with cotton white as well as gold and cochineal pink silk highlights. Using a burgundy madder ground and copious detailing with cochineal dyed wool yields a rich tone on tone composition. Two different renditions of stylized trees abound in both the top and bottom panels. A classic eponymous Saryk border frames the piece.