War Carpet Fringe


Looped fringe. Best quality warps. Notice how warp and weft match in kilim.


Medium quality warp threads


Looped fringe. Note there are no open threads at end, each is twisted back onto itself forming the next column.


Note cotton kilim in this Baghlani Turkmen rug.


Good condition supplemental or decorative fringe.


Slightly damaged excellent quality fringe. Note damaged orange supplemental fringe.


Notable for quality, weft substitution, and supplemental fringe.


Beautiful wool fringe, atypically, on a blue red rug.


Back view: Red plain weave with red and black weft substitution, over hand knots, good fringe


Looped warps. These are formed when warps are looped at top of loom then returned to form the next warp. The dowell holding warps is slid out leaving warps looped as shown here.


Wool warps in Ghazni Red War Rug


Reduced fringe. This is done when there is some damage, and all rows of pile are pulled out as far as damage progresses in rug. Bad idea, but once its done there is nothing to do.


Type 1 warp threads. Common in the mid 1990s


Good quality warps in Ghazni wool red rug. This is a gorgeous carpet


Beautiful fringe front view. Note band of knotted pile in midst of kilim end.


Open fringe, other end of this rug has looped fringe


Looped fringe, open on other end of rug


Top


Bottom fringe


Good quality warps





Note slight bleeding in natural colored kilim end.


Plain weave with weft substitution, overhand knots


Modern version of Baluchi kilim skirts of old. This skirt is shorter, but the design is similar to old rugs.


Modern version of Baluchi kilim skirts of old. This skirt is shorter, but the design is similar to old rugs.


Braided closure


Overhand knots, untied, makes wave. Unusual closure of orange and blue. Very high quality, finely spun warps.


Unusual weft brocade, Pakistan gray wool warp


Short, red weft faced plain weaver, Persian closure, grey wool wefts. Afghan Kazak, Afghan production.


Fair quality warp, kilim and selvedge


Fair quality warp and closure


This is a very good quality warp, strong and rugged.


Beautiful warp material. Also note the two nail holes where this rug was blocked, or stretched after washing.


Super strong braided closure. Short plain weave kilim, and beautiful long fringe.


Excellent example of a braided closure.


Beautiful long fiber fringe. Note unusual knot on selvedge fringe.


This fringe is what we call, ""Type 1"" wool. It is the most common warp threads used in Baluchi war rugs.


""Angel Hair"" fringe, excellent luster and transparency. Note how best wool accompanies excellent finishing work. This fringe hits the trifecta. Weft substitution with weft brocade bands, unusual braided closure, goathair selvedge runs through kilim end.


Back of (225_2562.JPG). Note the excellent pile knotting with excellent finish.


Fair quality warp


Reduced Kilim. Mushwani Aman Ullah Khan


Elaborate Taimini


Note low pile on elevated rows, as well as curve of selvedge.


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One of the best.


Very unusual dark brown wool warp.


Basic weft substitution with ""Type 1"" wool


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Recent Taimani. Sumac arrow pattern is type of sumac from which we see whole rugs woven. Compare to older 225_2567.JPG


Note back of sumac ""arrow"" pattern area.


Archetypal finish for red war rug. White cotton plain weave, overhand knots, almost no fringe, red wool overcast selvedge.


Back of (225_2595.JPG) Archetypal red rug finish.


Unique closure. Very good warp.


Unusual sumac skirt with looped fringe. The loop in this fringe is where the warps on end of loom turned around back into rug. Best quality warp wool, buttery, very strong.


""Wave Pattern"" weft substitution. Bright colors are supplemental tufts formed by loose loops of supplemental wefts. Braided closure is basic Afghan Baluchi example. Good warps.


Excellent and unique example


Eroded unbraided weft brocade. Close relative of ""Type 1"" warps.


Weft faced plain weave, mostly. Overhand knots, Good quality fringe.


Short plain weave kilim, overhand knots, long fringe.


Back view, note two bands each of orange and blue, and blue and gold weft brocade with weft substitution between. Fair quality repair.


Repair


Front view of (23.jpg). Excellent quality example. Note: two bands each of orange and blue as well as blue and gold braided weft brocade. Also beautiful weft substitution design, overhand knots, repair.


Back view, bottom end of (23.jpg, 25.jpg).


Elaborate Taimini fringe, back view. From top: good but worn fringe, re-closed with Persian closure, knotted pile, red and blue weft brocade, multi colored ""arrow"" design weft faced plain weave, weft brocade, knotted pile, weft substitution. Very Nice!


Reduced kilim. This photo is a good example of what fringe looks like when it made from warps that were part of a kilim skirt but wefts have been removed. Note red line, where a band of red weft would have been. We call this reduced kilim.


Very clear plain weave


Front view (27.jpg). From bottom: Reduced kilim fringe closed by Persian closure, short plain weave kilim, knotted pile, braided weft brocade, ""arrow"" design weft faced plain weave, braided weft brocade, knotted pile, weft substitution. Interesting


Front view (27.jpg). From bottom: Reduced kilim fringe closed by Persian closure, short plain weave kilim, knotted pile, braided weft proceed, ""arrow"" design weft faced plain weave, braided weft brocade, knotted pile, weft substitution. Interesting


Back view. Reduced kilim. Fair quality warps


Well done fringe with weft substitution, back view.


Very good quality warps. Rugged


Corner roll. Wefts are pulled too tight. Wear accelerates damage.


Super quality warps. Plain weave, overhand knots. Al Kwaja


Super quality warps, beautiful fringe


Super-duper quality warps. Note one black warp. Al Kwaja


Beautiful use of selvedge overcast as closure.





Rarely beautiful fringe.


Weft faced plain weave, overhand knots, good quality machine spun warp


Turkman decorated kilim, two strands weft brocade, overhand knots, good quality warp fringe,


Type 1 wool. The blue vertical line, perpendicular to fringe, is a backside view of weft substitution.