Nazarlik in the Kitchen
Saul also had an example of a spoon bag (pic.70). Such bags are convenient holders for kitchen spoons. Saul had a couple of wooden spoons (pic. 71), with calligraphy from the Koran - an added blessing,
that will be discussed specifically below - and placed them in this bag (pic. 72) to demonstrate how such bags are used.
Not, in fact, a bad idea.
Picture 73 is a closer look at the center compartment of this spoon bag and also one of one of the two side compartments (pic 74).
Picture 75 is of a complete set of Kurdish saddle bags from S.E.Anatolia. This piece has a long connecting piece and two bags at its ends.
Stripes in bright colors and tassels hanging down the front are used to
effect protection. Pic. 76 shows a detail.
The next piece (pic. 77) is a salt bag from the Baluch peoples of Pakistan. Notice
the fringes and tassels.
Picture 78 shows a small bag, another of the Koran bag type. Very finely woven - from Uzbekistan (detail, pic 79).
The next two items (pic.80) are a format not frequently seen: a set of hangers
for one's rifle. They were made by Baktiari in Iran.
The colors here are very good and appear natural. Tassels, beads and cowry shells are employed to protective effect. Pic. 81 is a closer look at the one on the right above.
Good use of stronger colors and graphics.
The next bag (pic. 82) is an Anatolian weavers bag from the Obruk region near
Konya. Strong graphics, seeming pom poms cowry shells, beads, feathers,
buttons and tassels are featured (pic. 83).