15th Century Queen Gowhar Shad Mausoleum and Minarets
Miami University Art Museum - 2007-09-07
Gund Gallery at Kenyon College - 2017-05-26
|ID# 1093||Date: 1981|| - ||Size 40 x 79 inches
(101 X201 cm)
9 h X 9
|Origin: Afghanistan||Style:Landscape Pictorial War Rugs||Tribe: Baluchi|
|Low pile, oxidized color, otherwise very good.
This black, red, and tan rug features an abstracted landscape. At the bottom of the rug are jagged red outlines surrounding what seem to be yards. Tanks weave through the 'streets' between the yards. Further up the yard are 4 minarets backed by mountains. Tanks sit further up, with what look to be birds, trees, and rifles in the mountains above with two helicopters hovering in the sky.
Tanks create the main border around the rug with red and blue geometric guard stripes.
|Wool: Very good, smooth and lustrous ||Sheen: Very good, especially on border || Handle: Firm side of floppy ||Selvedge: Damaged, two cord wool braided overcast|
|Fringe: Beautiful. Reduced on bottom. Top features woven closure, natural plain weave, six bands of braided weft brocade with one band of black and white weft substitution ||Pile: 2mm||Warp: Natural wool||Weft: Double grey cotton.|
|Warp Depression:Virtually none.|