Red Cicatu Afghan War Rug (On Loan)
Miami University Art Museum - 2007-09-07
Gund Gallery at Kenyon College - 2017-05-26
|ID# 16||Date: 1980's||-:-||Size 39 x 72 inches
(99 X183 cm)
9 h X 10
|Origin: Afghanistan / Pakistan||Style: -Anomaly War Rugs, |
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|Excellent. Beautiful fringe. Thick braided weft brocade on kilim end. Uneven length pile. Lots of abrash in the red ground.
This unique rug is allegedly from the estate of a Russian Diplomat and has a great red and blue-grey color scheme. Featuring unique fringe closures and interesting patterns, this rug is different than any seen before by warrug.com.
The main motifs appear to be vases with flowers, a common motif in rugs we've seen. However the vases also contain goats. Goats are also visible beside the vase, along with birds, vars, helicopters, and other small figures. A flock of white birds takes up the center of the rug.
The border of this rug doesn't seem to have any defined edge, instead a collection of white lines and shapes travels around the outside of the rug. The very edge of the rug shows a blue-grey border with white flowers inside of which are multicolored dots.
|Wool: Nice, but not great. A bit thin. ||Sheen: Very nice. || Handle: Floppy, soft. Very narrow radius on when folded. ||Selvedge: Single cord thick braided goat hair. Not very dense.|
|Fringe: Beautiful. Long natural colored wool. Naturally colored wool plain weave with unique very thick red weft brocade on bottom, same stitch used as closure on top . Overhand knots on bottom. ||Pile: 5mm||Warp: Long strand undyed wool.
||Weft: Double wefted pink wool|