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(exhibited at Miami University Art Museum) Brown (washed) Saph (Runner Dimension Prayer Rug)

Exhibited at:
Miami University Art Museum - 2007-09-07
Miami University Art Museum - 2007-09-07
Gallery13 - 0000-00-00
Gund Gallery at Kenyon College - 2017-05-26
ID# 897Date: 1980s - Size 32 x 139 inches
(81 X353 cm)
Knots/Inch:
7 h X 9
Origin: AfghanistanStyle:Prayer War RugsTribe: Taimani
This rug is a saph, or runner shaped prayer rug for many people side by side. It is not used the long way, like in a hall, but people pray cross-wise to the run of the carpet. Probably washed, but difficult to say for certain.
The pointed shapes of the mosque are mirrored in the dark solid shapes above them, as well as in the pointed shapes in the borders. Helicopters sit nose-up vertically between the mosques, looking as if they've 'landed' on the side.
Exhibited at Miami U, has canvas hanging sewn to back.
Wool: Dense, slightly dry Sheen: Good Handle: Floppy Selvedge: 3 cords brown black goat hair
Fringe: 3 inch sumac killim in subdued arrow design, overhand knots, short fringe Pile: 5 millimeters to 0Warp: Brown, natural woolWeft: Pink cotton thread
Warp Depression:nearly full
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