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Hand woven carpet from Afhanistan for sale

Very Fine Rug with Band Imagery

Exhibited at:
Miami University Art Museum - 2007-09-07
Gund Gallery at Kenyon College - 2017-05-26
ID# 943Date: 1980s - Size 34 x 58 inches
(87 X148 cm)
Knots/Inch:
12 h X 16
Origin: AfghanistanStyle:AFGHAN Musical BandTribe: Baluchi
The main motif of this rug are the three Turkmen musical groups shown bearing different instruments.
The negative space of the field is filled with stars, medallions, female figures, '5' shapes, helicopters, and other geometric figures.
Some people refer to these as 'Geisha rugs' which is an unfortunate misrepresentation based on a photo advertisement in Hali Magazine.
Wool: Very fine and dense Sheen: Very shiny and lustrous Handle: Very floppy Selvedge: Brown wool flat 3 cords
Fringe: White diamond pattern on brown weft substitution. Light brown and red/brown weft brocade. Pile: 3mmWarp: Naturally colored wool Weft: Grey cotton thread
Warp Depression:Depressed warps
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

For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet