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Saddle-rug: T.25-1942

Object information

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Cotton warp. Cotton weft - some blue shoots. Wool pile. Asymmetric knot.
Ends damaged, frayed sides - remnants of oversewing. Saddle slits - damaged edges.
Light red ground. Central medallion of "gul"-like motif around a central stylised floral motif. Simple flower and tendril border.
Paired "boteh" running along borders with a larger "boteh" in each corner.

Legal notes

Given by Major R.G. and Colonel T.G. Gayer-Anderson

Measurements and weight

Length: 41.25 in
Width: 35.5 in

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1942-09-30) by Gayer-Anderson, R.G. Major and Gayer-Anderson, T.G. Colonel


19th Century
Circa 1800 CE - Circa 1899 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Warp composed of cotton
Weft composed of cotton
Pile composed of wool

Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: T.25-1942
Primary reference Number: 186221
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Audit data

Created: Thursday 2 February 2012 Updated: Tuesday 17 October 2017 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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