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Minbar Design Prayer Rug

Exhibited at:
Gund Gallery at Kenyon College - 2017-05-26
ID# 1085Date: 1980s-:-Size 52 x 82 inches
(132 X208 cm)
Knots/Inch:
8 h X 8
Origin: AfghanistanStyle: -Peshawar - Kabul - Hand spun,
Other examples of this style
Tribe: Turkman
This is a large format prayer rug. Attribution from Kleiber given the drawing style of the mosque and layout even though the two rugs have remarkably different mihrabs. The mosques in this rug are more of Turkmenistan style architecture than most Afghan mosques similar to other Afghan rugs.
Kunduz states that "The design used in the prayer rug illustrated is also found as an all over pattern in carpet sizes. It is not agol, of course, but a representation of the minbar, the focal 'pulpit' of the mosque set up next to the qibla..."
Wool: Mostly undyed hand spun Sheen: Subtle satin sheen Handle: Floppy Selvedge: Flat 2 cord alternating at 18 inch lengths between burgundy and indigo. The two cords are joined in a cross between herringbone and braided technique
Fringe: Ends unwoven, Persian closure Pile: 5mmWarp: Coarse, slightly dark wool 1Z1SWeft: 2 cords grey wool
Warp Depression:minimum to 30
For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet