saddle bag (animal furniture)

Saddle bag made of a rectangular length of woven cloth, with each end turned over and stitched along the selvedges to form a pocket. The central section, which would lie closest to the horse, is woven in a pattern of rows of short dark green and cream lines. At each end, that is on the outside of the pockets, the woven design is of three rows of single flower stems in a variety of colours, the central row also including a Christian cross motif betweeen each flower. To either side of the central row is a strip of the same pattern of short dark green and cream lines as in the central section of the saddle bag. The edges of the pockets are reinforced with a strip of pattern-woven fabric, which is also used along the length of the cloth on the inside. The outer and pocket edges are bound with blue cloth.

Collection Information

These objects are only a part of our collections, of which there are more than 350,000 objects. This information comes from our collections database. Some of this is incomplete and there may be errors. This part of the website is also still under construction, so there may be some fields repeated or incorrectly formatted information.

The database sometimes uses language taken from historical documents to help research, which may now appear outdated and even offensive. The database also includes information on objects that are considered secret or sacred by some communities.

If you have any further information about objects in our collections or can suggest corrections to our information, please contact us: enquiry@horniman.ac.uk