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Hand woven carpet from Afhanistan for sale

Ambush Sumac

Exhibited at:
Esso Gallery - 2005-01-25
Denison Museum, - 2008-02-15
Bannister Gallery at Rhode Island College - 2002-10-04
ID# 1092Date: 1980s - Size 77 x 109 inches
(196 X277 cm)
Knots/Inch:
9 h X 10
Origin: AfghanistanStyle:Landscape Pictorial War RugsTribe: Turkman
This is an important rug, for it shows a classic guerilla ambush. The lead Soviet vehicle has been disabled, and the Mujahadeen are moving in on horseback and foot. There are snipers with light and heavy machine guns, as well as an RPG. The Soviets have called in air support in the form of fighter jets and helicopters.
The face is very slightly faded, but otherwise perfect. This rug appears to have been hung on the wall. This rug was purchased with two of similar design without war motifs. They depicted a town with river scene and both rugs had the similar reindeer borders.
Wool: Very good. Sheen: Very good Handle: Floppy Selvedge: Red wool, weft wrapped.
Fringe: Beautiful kilim skirts consisting of eight bands of red and white weft brocade as well as seven lines of weft substitution wrought in different patterns on a brown finely woven weft faced plain weave. Overhand knot closures, long thin warps. Pile: sumac: woolWarp: 2S natural and brown twisted together.Weft: Wool
Warp Depression:n/a
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