Special Herat Mosque War Rug
Denison Museum, - 2008-02-15
|ID# 1075||Date: 1980s|| - ||Size 31 x 51 inches
(78 X129 cm)
8 h X 7
|Origin: Afghanistan||Style:Herat Mosque (Trees, Road, Arches)||Tribe: Baluchi|
|This red, yellow, and blue rug features an abstracted depiction of a scene in front of the Herat Mosque. Abstracted yellow planes fly against a navy sky above the large mosque on the right side of the field, spanning the length of the rug. Trucks drive (upside down?) on the road in front of the mosque, while what looks to be a garden of flowers and trees grows on the left side of the rug. The borders feature the familiar 'S' shape. The design of this rug and the depiction of the Herat Mosque has been used in designs before and since Taliban rule, although this rug is more abstract.
Afghan carpet dealer had this rug hanging on wall for years before it was purchased by warrug.com. Very similar to this rug.
|Wool: Semi rough ||Sheen: Matte || Handle: Very floppy ||Selvedge: Braided brown goat hair, okay coverage|
|Fringe: Brown and naturally colored plain weave ||Pile: 5 mm||Warp: 2S Naturally colored wool, some brown threads||Weft: Naturally colored wool|
|Warp Depression:30 degrees|