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Alexander the Great Citadel Prayer War Rug with Three Helicopters

Exhibited at:
Miami University Art Museum - 2007-09-07
Gund Gallery at Kenyon College - 2017-05-26
ID# 405Date: 1980's or early 1990's acquired 1999 - Size 33 x 49 inches
(84 X124 cm)
Knots/Inch:
8 h X 11
Origin: AfghanistanStyle:Prayer War RugsTribe: Taimani
Perhaps the most impressive architecture depicted is Alexander's Citadel from the 4th Century B.C. The inner guard stripe is very similar to the Homer pl. 5 (Homer, Julian, Exclusively Belouch (Cheltenham, Homer Oriental Rugs, 1986). The old architecture of the Citadel contrasts with the helicopters above. A mihrab, the mountains, and the trees point towards the top of the rug. Two 'hand emblems' rest on either side of the mihrab indicate where one places their hands during prayer.
Wool: Soft Sheen: Very shiny Handle: Floppy Selvedge: Three cords braided black goat hair
Fringe: Two inch kilim. Six cords, 4 purple, 2 yellow, 1 blue, one inch fringe, overhand knots Pile: 3mmWarp: WhiteWeft: 2 black
Warp Depression:30 degrees
For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet