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Antique, Hand Woven Turkish Dowry Bag  

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DESCRIPTION: A large, colorful Turkish dowry bag, hand woven from wool and bordered with leather straps and handles. The vibrant, multicolored geometric design covers all sides of the bag and the two top flaps. The bag is secured by three long leather straps with buckles that close the bag horizontally, and a leather strap and buckle that secure the two top flaps. Two substantial leather handles are attached to each end for carrying.

Bags like this one were often used to deliver the property or money brought by a bride to her husband on their wedding day. Bags this large are very rare, and show that the bride most likely came from the upper echelons of society. Its elegant weave is in excellent condition with little wear, and the colors are still very vibrant. Very good condition. DIMENSIONS: 45" L x 23" W x 20" H (Large enough to serve as extra seating when stuffed).

  Stock #TX73

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