Friendship Flat Weave (Exhibited at Miami University)
Miami University Art Museum - 2007-09-07
Gallery13 - 0000-00-00
Gund Gallery at Kenyon College - 2017-05-26
|ID# 1380||Date: 2002|| - ||Size 50 x 76 inches
(127 X193 cm)
12 h X 15
|Origin: Afghanistan||Style:Flat Weaves||Tribe: Turkman|
|Unusual structure to this rug. Great design. God Speed to all our soldiers serving in Afghanistan.
This strange rug features heavily American propaganda inspired imagery– a map of America and a map of Afghanistan are connected by a red, green, and blue bridge with a handshake depicted below and a potted plant depicted above. This motif is repeated four times down the center of the rug. Multiple layers of border compose the outside of the rug, the first main border consists of an Afghanistan flag in each corner with flowers between. The second border has a similar, smaller flowery motif, and the four red, white, and green guard stripes separate the two.
The structure of this rug is very notable. The back of the rug appears to be made up of weft substitutions and sumac, meaning the design on the front of the rug seems to be made up of knots.
|Wool: Soft, sumac ||Sheen: Good || Handle: Thick for a rug of this type ||Selvedge: 4 cords black goal hair braided|
|Fringe: Minimum kilim, naturally colored fine wool plain weave with overhand knots ||Pile: 0||Warp: Fine wool||Weft: Single black weft between rows of sumac, + wefts of the colors of the design|