Amman Ullah Khan Rug with Silk
Miami University Art Museum - 2007-09-07
Gund Gallery at Kenyon College - 2017-05-26
|ID# 1308||Date: Semi-antique (before 1979)|| - ||Size 33 x 56 inches
(84 X142 cm)
9 h X 7
|Origin: Afghanistan||Style:Amman Ullah Khan War Rugs||Tribe: Mushwani|
|A high quality very early antique Amman Ullah Kahn rug which is thought to be the progenitor to the other similar rugs featuring the same figure. Instead of war motifs, this rug features a menagerie of animals including camels, birds, and chickens. A bright silk neon blue stripe runs down the leg of the figure. Amman Ullah Khan' facial expression is much happier in this rug compared to the others.
The two equally-sized main borders are comprised of flowers and zig-zags in blue, orange, and tan (formerly bright orange) with bright emerald green accents. An elaborate fringe adds to the craft of the rug.
|Wool: Soft, fine ||Sheen: Very shiny and lustrous || Handle: Very floppy ||Selvedge: Flat 3-corded blue and black wool |
|Fringe: Elaborate: red and white plain weave flanked by red and blue weft brocade. Red, white, and blue diamond geometric weft substitution, then brown and white plain weave, and more white plain weave flanked again by orange and blue weft brocade. ||Pile: 10mm||Warp: Naturally colored wool looped warps knotted at bottom. ||Weft: Triple dark grey cotton thread |
|Warp Depression:No depression|