bag face

 
Culture
Baluchi people
Creation date
Materials
wool
Dimensions
28 x 32 in. | 71.1 x 81.3 cm.
Credit line
Colonel Jeff W. Boucher Collection
Accession number
1996.66
Collection
Not Currently On View

In Baluchi tradition, peacocks, roosters, cockscombs and crest motifs symbolize glory, authority and victory and protect the home from evil. Five rows of stylized peacocks fill the central panel of this saddle bag. The central peacock is rendered in white, possibly distinguishing it as the leader of the flock.

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