Four E.T. War Rug
Miami University Art Museum - 2007-09-07
Gund Gallery at Kenyon College - 2017-05-26
|ID# 544||Date: Late 80s|| - ||Size 35 x 57 inches
(89 X145 cm)
9 h X 9
|Origin: Afghanistan||Style:Tower Landscape||Tribe: Taimani|
|This is a very interesting older rug. The drawing of the figures and weapons is very idiosyncratic. This is an excellent example of Afghan folk art in its woven form. Rare prayer design. Please see photos for documentation of condition problems. The damage does not affect the overall beauty of this rug, but it is notable.
For exhibition at Miami University, museum hired amish sewers to tack on canvas loops through which dowels could be inserted to hang rugs on wall.
Two quarter-sized areas of moth damage in upper right corner, a few dime-sized spots on the left edges. Very small spots along the bottom right edge.
|Wool: Very soft and fine ||Sheen: Lustrous || Handle: Floppy ||Selvedge: Worn braided goat hair.|
|Fringe: Weft substitution kilim end, with blue and red sumac bands, short fringe ||Pile: 3mm||Warp: Natural wool||Weft: Orange, double|
|Warp Depression:30 to 60 degrees|