Blue Paghman Lake Rug
Denison Museum, - 2008-02-15
|ID# 939||Date: Unknown|| - ||Size 35 x 52 inches
(89 X132 cm)
8 h X 10
|Origin: Afghanistan||Style:Paghman Lake Monuments||Tribe: Baluchi|
|This is a brightly colored Pagham Lake Monument rug with a black-outlined almost cartoony aesthetic. Unlike the other similar rugs that contain the passenger aircraft, this rug depicts the plane flying away from the tower instead of towards. Two giant camels stand in the mountains in the background against a rich blue abrashed sky full of white and pink clouds.
The purple mountains and bricks as well as the greens inside the arch are also marled, as well as the interesting soft grey road which is a combination of a reddish grey wool with possibly a bluer nylon.
Text scrolls across the bottom of the rug. Blue, red, and purple flowers on stems create the border.
|Wool: Soft ||Sheen: Good || Handle: Floppy ||Selvedge: 2 cord of red and blue|
|Fringe: 1 inches kilim 2 colors brown light and dark, 2 cords indigo and red, hands knots, 3 inches of fringe ||Pile: 5 mm||Warp: Brown cotton||Weft: 2 black cords|
|Warp Depression:45 degrees|