Multi-Person Prayer War Rug with Planes and Busses
Gund Gallery at Kenyon College - 2017-05-26
|ID# 1700||Date: Early 1980's|| - ||Size 66 x 111 inches
(168 X282 cm)
12 h X 6
|Origin: Afghanistan||Style:Prayer War Rugs||Tribe: Baluchi|
|This unique and super high quality rug was perhaps intended as a multi-person prayer rug as defined by the six pointed shapes running down side of the field. Four planes in colors matching the bottom fringe (red, black, red, and blue) run up the center of the rug behind two large busses. The rug features an un-dyed background making it very soft and shiny.
The blue, red, black, and purple shapes (trees? fireworks?) that make up the border mirror the shapes that separate the pointed shapes in the main field.
The dye used to create the purple color has tip-faded to a light lavender color.
Tip fading on purple
|Wool: Super soft, high quality ||Sheen: Very shiny and lustrous, fatty. Shiniest rug. || Handle: Maximum flop ||Selvedge: Tightly braided black wool with good coverage. Continues through fringe. Selveges end with three cords of dark brown wool. fringes|
|Fringe: Plain weave bands of red, black, and purple on bottom. Orange, purple, and red on the top. ||Pile: 5mm||Warp: Short naturally colored wool||Weft: Mostly double grey wool except for the top half, which is multicolored wool (blue, red, orange, etc)|
|Warp Depression:Not depressed|