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Saddlebag

Object Number:2003-72-401
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Senegal
Section:African
Materials:Leather
Cloth
Technique:Tanned
Stained
Appliqued
Sewn
Painted
Embroidered
Length: 174 cm
Width: 30 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Philadelphia Commercial Museum (also known as the Philadelphia Civic Center Museum), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2003
Other Number:1900.1.237 - Other Number

Description

A long harness trimming consisting of four pieces of leather sewn together with a rounded wide tab attached on either end to which narrow looped straps are sewn; a blue cotton cloth covers the front attached by a leather binding on three sides; the fourth side is finsihed with a leather fringe; the cloth is decorated with large square cut appliques of white and dark brown leather with triangular cut outs; there are two long white decorated strips alonf each side; the back is undecorated.

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