Buried Land Mines War Rug
Miami University Art Museum - 2007-09-07
Gund Gallery at Kenyon College - 2017-05-26
|ID# 395||Date: || - ||Size 33 x 49 inches
(84 X124 cm)
8 h X 10
|A blue and red landscape pictorial rug depicting a townscape of rivers, buildings, trees, and land mines. The motif as a whole appears twice on the rug– a blue river marks the bottom of the motif, followed by a layer of buried landmines, a row of blue trees and shrubs, and finally five pointed geometric buildings on a red field.
The main border is a red, blue, and maroon pattern of alternating pound symbols, triangles, and diagonal shapes on an off-white field. A black and white alternating guard stripe on a maroon field falls between the main composition and the main border.
Text is found in multiple places on the rug. The top of each of the main motifs reads "NIAZ YAZD" above the row of buildings. "NIKZ D YAZD" appears towards the bottom of each motif.
Possibly related to this rug #471
|Wool: soft, good ||Sheen: good || Handle: Firm soft ||Selvedge: 2 cords wrapped in dark brown wool, maybe cut with some goat hair. |
|Fringe: 1 inch kilim special. Red and blue weft brocade followed by a plain weave black and white diamond geometric pattern, followed by another red and blue weft brocade. ||Pile: 6 mm||Warp: White, brown 10mm long naturally colored wool.||Weft: Double blue|
|Warp Depression:30 degrees|