Prayer War Rug
Miami University Art Museum - 2007-09-07
21 Items - 0000-00-00
Gund Gallery at Kenyon College - 2017-05-26
John Jay College of Criminal Justice, President's Gallery
|ID# 957||Date: 1980s|| - ||Size 34 x 57 inches
(87 X144 cm)
8 h X 9
|Origin: Afghanistan||Style:Prayer War Rugs||Tribe: Baluchi|
|This red and orange prayer rug features a series of 6 helicopters landing on what appears to be some sort of buildings or gardens. Running down the middle of the rug is a series of medallions, perhaps also gardens, connected by a geometric stripe and branches of leaves.
Geometric Greek-pattern inspired adrskni mihrab running around the field is interesting, cutting off the top two corners of the field.
This is an overall solid and good quality rug with a lot of interesting features.
|Wool: Soft, short, high quality ||Sheen: Shiny || Handle: Floppy ||Selvedge: Tightly braided black goat hair with good coverage|
|Fringe: Tan fine wool plain weave with nicely woven grey and red geometric kilim ends ||Pile: 6 mm||Warp: Fine looped closure tan wool||Weft: Grey cotton thread |
|Warp Depression:10 degrees to Full|