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Cushion C


Cushion made from a Nomadic Bag
Tapestry-woven bags are made alongside kilims for practical everyday, but very different uses.
Nomadic peoples and settled tribes in villages have little use for furniture, except for low chairs and tin or wooden chests,
so flatwoven bags are used for storage and transport.
Double bags, known as hurgin or khoorjeen in Persian, and heybe in Turkish, are slung over the shoulder as a small pannier for vegetables and foodstuffs;
larger bags, up to three feet square, are set across the backs of camels and donkeys as saddle packs.

This cushion has probably been made from 1/2 of a donkey bag.

Length x Width: 48 cm x 40 cm