Category Archives: Rug Structures

Structural analysis of carpets with an emphasis on Afghan tribal rugs: pile structures, selvedges, kilim ends, closures, and fringe.

The Camel’s Back

Two by Two

Here are four rugs woven by two weavers of one pattern. The two pairs have distinctly different structures and materials, but each pair’s material, color, drawing, border, handle, knotting, and selvedge is consistent. Note inverted red helicopter in Camel 1.

Interestingly, in Murray Eiland’s Oriental Rugs, 1976 edition, on page 83 is a rug of this design attributed Shindand, mid twentieth century.

Camel 1

Camel 2

Camel 3

Camel 4