|Small Pixilated War Rug #2|
This rug is one of a pair. The wool is good, the knotting is good. The inter-relation between the large and small motifs works nicely.
|2'5" x 4'6"
74 cm x 137 cm
|Dark Blue Ten Tank Rug with Muted Palette War Rug (Exhibition history #26)|
The war rug is in like new condition. The olive greens, like ninety nine percent of Baluchi rugs from western Afghanistan has tip fading. The olive green, on back is more vivid, but on face it a lighter more brownish green. The blue filed color has very nice and subtle abrash. The blue color is a slightly tinted Prussian blue. These more recent examples of the Ten Tank design are better executed than the earlier brown ones. This rug is more finely knotted of better wool than examples from the 1990's. The blue field works really well. Also the combination of the large motifs, tanks, and the smaller motifs, birds, rifles, tertiary motifs. There is a good dispersion of colors in the tertiary motifs: olive green, maroon, tan, brown, and burnt sienna. In the earliest example of this rug the word ""Tank Tank"" was clearly written in Farsi script on the sides of each tank. In recent examples though, the script is nearly illegible.
This rug is the mate of #1482
|2'9" x 4'6"
84 cm x 137 cm
|Small Ten Tank Style War Rug Featuring Black Tanks. (Exhibition #26)|
The wool and knotting of this rug is not like Ten Tank rugs while the design is quite similar. The design difference is the use of different colors in rows of tanks. The sue of black, red, and golden yellow on tanks sets them off very effectively from blue field and blue and tan border. Its difficult to say absolutely, but this rug appears not to be a ""Ten Tank"" rug in spite of its design. Ten Tank rugs tend to have a straight fiber slightly sharp pile wool, and ropey brown warps. This rugs pile wool is curly and soft and its warps are very fine quality blond wool. As mentioned above also, the colors in this rug are not usual. Typically Ten Tank rugs are brown, tan, and blue. This rug has black, red, golden yellow, as well as tow browns.
|2'7" x 4'9"
79 cm x 145 cm
| (exhibited at Miami University Art Museum)Old Car Style Herat Rug|
Classic fine, lustrous and translucent wool found in good car style war rugs. The border is a traditional Baluchi one from around Herat. The wool is gorgeously oxidized
|3'11" x 6'8"
119 cm x 203 cm
|Red Ten Tank with Good Writing (Exhibited Denison Art Museum)
||2'8" x 4'10"
81 cm x 148 cm
|Black Baghlan w/o Tanks|
Condition of this Baghlani war rug is very good. It has full pile, and no damage or repairs. Wool is thick and dense, but not soft of fatty - perhaps it has been harshly washed. Rug has dense felt like feel with softness found in most rugs with a felt like feel. This rugs handle is hard and stiff, consistent with type,
This rug shows lovely birds.
|2'7" x 5'10"
79 cm x 178 cm