Red Washed Sofreh
Miami University Art Museum - 2007-09-07
Gund Gallery at Kenyon College - 2017-05-26
|ID# 750||Date: First half 1980's. Very similar to Luca Brancati rug from 2018 exhibtion|| - ||Size 49 x 49 inches
(124 X124 cm)
9 h X 11
|Origin: Afghanistan||Style:Anomaly War Rugs||Tribe: Taimani|
This unique square red rug features a composition composed of two large red rifles on either side of a long medallion. Poppies grow above and below the medallion with trucks and helicopters on either side of the uppermost flowers. Bullets and symbols fill out the negative space.
The rug features two equally sized borders, one with pile that features small medallions and diamonds. The outermost border is sumac and features patterns with stars, chevrons, waves, and other geometric forms.
|Wool: Soft, short. ||Sheen: Very shiny. || Handle: Floppy ||Selvedge: Tightly braided brown goat hair|
|Fringe: Elaborate red and brown chevron weft substitution bordered with red and brown plain weave. Thin brown and red weft brocades separate the bands. ||Pile: 5mm||Warp: Naturally colored loops||Weft: Light grey cotton thread |