Double Minaret War Rug
29 Items - 0000-00-00
Gund Gallery at Kenyon College - 2017-05-26
|ID# 1463||Date: Hard to determine. Purchases 2002||-:-||Size 34 x 61 inches
(87 X155 cm)
9 h X 9
|Origin: Afghanistan||Style: -Tower Landscape, |
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|This rug is in excellent condition. The border design is unique with its North American Native looking blocky designs. The flatness of the border contrasts nicely with the depth of the landscape, sky and planes.|
This rug appears older than the USA reference would suggest, but it also includes a Mig 29-M which harkens to the Soviet Era.
Of all the Jam Minaret rugs, this one has the best drawin of the brickwork. Similarly, this is the most realistic rendering of the Ghazni minaret. It is also interesting the two historical minarets are geographically separate but brought together in this rug.
The top right helicopter appears to be a Hind Mi-24 with its bubble glass cockpit.
Excellent condition. Very short pile. Slightly dusty and one broken warp on right hand edge of large minaret below uppermost green window.
The age of this rug is unspecified, but it is a unique and compelling design if you like pictorial rugs.
|Wool: Wool is consistent, smooth, fine threads. ||Sheen: Very good, smooth luster over whole carpet. || Handle: Floppy but strong and springy ||Selvedge: Braided two cord overcast, probably wool, but maybe goat hair.|
|Fringe: Kilim ends removed, leaving kinky fringe. ||Pile: 4mm||Warp: Thin gauge and tightly spun natural wool||Weft: Grey cotton|
|Warp Depression:Flat with almost no warp depression. Right hand node tilted slightly up, about 1mm|