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Kurdish Salt bag (namakadan) woven in Iran /Persian circa 1890-1910 all natural dyes some worn areas.  This salt bag is wool on a wool foundation with natural dyes and hand spun wools. The is an antique used item as such it shows some wear with it's age. 


These traditional bags made by Kurdish artisans in various regions of Kurdistan, which spans parts of Turkey, Iraq, Iran, and Syria, have a long history and serve the practical purpose of carrying salt, as well as other goods such as grains, herbs, or spices.

Here are some key features and aspects of Kurdish salt bags:

 Kurdish salt bags are typically made from natural materials such as wool or goat hair. The choice of material often depends on the availability and preferences of the weaver. The wool or goat hair is usually hand-spun into yarn before being woven into the bag.

The bags are woven using traditional hand-weaving techniques passed down through generations. The specific weaving technique can vary depending on the region and the cultural traditions of the Kurdish community. Some bags may feature intricate patterns or designs created using colored yarns.

 Kurdish salt bags have designs and decorative elements that reflect the Kurdish people's cultural heritage. These designs can include geometric patterns, stylized motifs, and symbols that hold significance within Kurdish culture. The colors used in the bags may also have symbolic meanings.

While salt bags were originally designed for carrying salt, they are also used for storing and transporting other goods. The bags are typically durable and well-suited for carrying heavy loads, making them practical for everyday use in rural Kurdish communities.

 Cultural Significance: Salt bags are not just practical items, they hold a deep cultural significance within Kurdish society. They are often considered valuable heirlooms, used in various ceremonies, festivals, or as decorative items in Kurdish homes. The process of making salt bags and the skills involved in weaving them are not just crafts, but integral aspects of Kurdish cultural heritage, reflecting the pride and identity of the Kurdish people.

Overall, Kurdish salt bags are not just functional objects, but they represent a rich tradition of craftsmanship and cultural expression within Kurdish communities. Each bag is a testament to the creativity, skill, and ingenuity of Kurdish artisans, who have honed their craft over generations, making them a true symbol of Kurdish identity.



Persian Kurdish Salt Bag. #2139

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