Very Fine Rug with Band Imagery
Miami University Art Museum - 2007-09-07
Gund Gallery at Kenyon College - 2017-05-26
|ID# 943||Date: 1980s|| - ||Size 34 x 58 inches
(87 X148 cm)
12 h X 16
|Origin: Afghanistan||Style:AFGHAN Musical Band||Tribe: 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: 3mm||Warp: Naturally colored wool ||Weft: Grey cotton thread |
|Warp Depression:Depressed warps|