Wife of Toopaq Dated 1983
Denison Museum, - 2008-02-15
Bannister Gallery at Rhode Island College - 2002-10-04
|ID# 797||Date: 1983 Dated|| - ||Size 74 x 149 inches
(188 X379 cm)
9 h X 9
|Origin: Afghanistan||Style:Anomaly War Rugs||Tribe: Baluchi|
|A large rug rich with color, this might have been a multi-person prayer rug accommodating up to 6 people as signified by the six pointed buildings/solidly colored areas. Six colorfully banded medallions are distributed between the rows of pointed shapes. Between the top and bottom row of pointed shapes sits a bird atop a tree, a symbol of good luck.
The negative space is filled with small helicopters, rows of tanks, planes, and camels. The two pointed shapes in the center of the rug are filled with various colorful four-legged animals and birds.
The main border of tanks is typical of early war rugs. This is contrasted with the two equally sized guard stripes of flowers and shapes.
|Wool: Soft, fine ||Sheen: Very shiny and lustrous || Handle: Maximum flop ||Selvedge: Braided dark brown wool with good coverage|
|Fringe: Reduced kilim, naturally colored and red bands of plain weave, red and black weft brocade next to pile. ||Pile: 5mm||Warp: Brown wool||Weft: Black cotton thread |
|Warp Depression:Slightly depressed|