Red Rug with Afghan Map
Denison Museum, - 2008-02-15
|ID# 791||Date: || - ||Size 43 x 67 inches
(109 X170 cm)
0 h X 0
|Origin: Pakistan||Style:Red Rugs, a war rug classic. ||Tribe: Turkman|
|In the same group as a rug depicted here. This is an interesting red rug that features the classic rifle motifs (AK-74) on the sides with a large map of Afghanistan in the center. Usually rugs with these two motifs include a large hand raking through the map, however here it is missing.
Inside of the country are various weapons and vehicles, most notably a Scud/Cruiser missile which wasn't typically used in Afghanistan. The negative space around the map is filled with more weaponry and vehicles.
A classic border of colorful tanks runs around the rug. Hidden throughout the rug are single threads of metallic color. White plastic-like threads can ve found throughout.
|Wool: Dry ||Sheen: Slightly shiny || Handle: Stiff but flexible ||Selvedge: 2 cord overcast pink wool|
|Fringe: Naturally colored cotton plain weave with overhand knots ||Pile: 6mm||Warp: Naturally colored cotton thread ||Weft: Double red wool|