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ORIENTAL RUGS DICTIONARY

Salt Bag

 

This is a bag of distintictive shape with a neck or spout. It is used for salt storage and generally woven with a flat weave technique, although pile ones are available too. These types of bags are common mostly with south Persian tribes but could be found with Turkoman tribes as well.