Antique Afghan Saddlebag, Country Of Origin: Afghanistan, Circa Date: Early 20th Century – Created in the early 20th century, this superb double-sided antique Afghan saddlebag features an intricate pattern of inset burdock motifs surrounded by interlocking Memling-style latch-hook frames. Detailed burdock motifs with extended limbs decorate the central compartment and create a protective barrier designed to capture malevolent spirits. Crisp white accents, deep blues, fiery oranges and delicate salmon pinks create a balanced color palette that is offset beautifully by the rich fleecy brown background. The intricate repeating patterns carefully interlock with the surrounding elements while retaining their well-defined form. Woven selvages wrapped with polychrom yarns continue the lively color scheme and rich tribal style of this striking antique Afghan khourjeen saddlebag.