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saddle pad for a donkey saddle
  • Hawazma peoples
  • saddle pad for a donkey saddle, 1983–1984
  • Where object was made: near Kadugli, Kurdufān (present-day Southern Kordofan), Sudan
  • leather, cotton
  • Object Length/Width: 87 x 38 cm
    Object Length/Width: 34 1/4 x 14 15/16 in
  • Museum purchase: KUEA Funds
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1393
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Description

The oblong brown leather saddle pad is backed with medium blue cotton fabric and filled with unprocessed cotton. There are lines of small holes in the leather that used to be stitches in three concentric ovals and a line down the center.

It was used as a pad for saddles like 2007.1140. It was likely made from cow leather. Sudan is a large cotton producer, so the cotton would likely have been locally sourced.