Afghan Saddle Bag—Tabesh


The Saddle Bag or "Yastik" was used as a means of transporting baggage & possessions. It was also important for a girl to weave a variety of bags for her dowry, so as a result they are often extremely well woven & finely detailed.

Today, old tribal bags are becoming hard to find, but are keenly sought after as Collectors items.

This is an antique double-faced Balouch Saddle Bag from Afghanistan. An unusual piece that is intricately woven with incredible craftsmanship and is in excellent original condition. Would make a beautiful decorative piece or can be stuffed to create a floor cushion.

  • 49 x 91cm
  • 100% wool
  • Flat weave
  • Over 60 years old
  • Product SKU: SB2805