World Map Rug with Minarets
Denison Museum, - 2008-02-15
Davidson College's, William H. Van Every, Jr. Gallery - 2005-01-20
|ID# 1104||Date: Mid 1990's|| - ||Size 55 x 70 inches
(140 X178 cm)
11 h X 11
|Origin: Afghanistan||Style:Mashad Influence Workshop||Tribe: Unknown|
|This red and blue brightly colored rug depicts all of the countries of the world on an oval-shaped map in the center. Countries are named in English with the poles labeled in Farsi script. A zoomed-in map of Afghanistan with its flag sits above the world map and images of four major landmarks sit in each corner of the field-- labeled the MINARET OF JAM, MINARI HERAT, KABUL - AFGHANISTAN, and BOST HELMAND. Flags of the countries of the world make up the border, each labeled in English.
This rug doesn't lay flat, making it perfect for hanging on the wall as an art piece.
|Wool: Short, soft ||Sheen: Velvety || Handle: Slightly stiff ||Selvedge: Blue wool overcast |
|Fringe: Red plain weave with white stripe through middle and a blue stripe on the edge. ||Pile: 5mm||Warp: Long thin naturally colored wool 2S1Z ||Weft: Pink cotton thread |
|Warp Depression:Fully depressed |