Vase of Flowers Sumac Rug with Helicopter Border
Gund Gallery at Kenyon College - 2017-05-26
|ID# 1602||Date: Early 1980's|| - ||Size 45 x 81 inches
(114 X206 cm)
8 h X 12
|Origin: Afghanistan||Style:Vase of Flowers War Rugs||Tribe: Taimani|
|4 minor sumac borders. camel hair brown?
This unique rug features a vase at the bottom, with a large bush of flowers extending up the length of the rug on a blue sumac background. This contrasts with the border which features blue helicopters on a brown background (camel hair?)
A secondary border is made of small pile medallions on a naturally-colored sumac background. The final border consists of red motifs on anoter red background. Four sub-borders made from blue and red candy-cane striped weft substitution separate the borders.
|Wool: Pile is soft. Sumac is also soft. Camel hair brown? ||Sheen: Pile is shiny. || Handle: Floppy ||Selvedge: Brown wool overcast |
|Fringe: Naturally colored wool plainweave ||Pile: 6mm pile, 0mm sumac||Warp: Looped end brown and natural wool ||Weft: Brown cotton thread |
|Warp Depression:No depression |