NO PHOTOS- Progenitor Baghlani War Rug with Autumnal Colors
Miami University Art Museum - 2007-09-07
Gund Gallery at Kenyon College - 2017-05-26
|ID# 985||Date: 1980s|| - ||Size 36 x 72 inches
(92 X183 cm)
8 h X 10
|Origin: Afghanistan||Style:Baghlani War Rugs||Tribe: Turkman|
|This is the most unusual Baghlani rug. It has the design and proportions of a Baghlani rug, but the structure is unique. The structure is more similar to an Iranian Turkmen rug than most of the Baghlani rugs which have more typical Baluchi standards.
The colors are most limited but beautiful palette: rust, rust tan, tan, brown grey, blue and black. The rust, tan, and brown green are undyed wool. The background color is a very deep indigo. Also there are touches of a lighter blue (albeit still very dark) in some of the machine guns which make a very nice accent.
The rug has some areas of low pile on the bottom fifth, and particularly the lower left corner. Please, see photos.
|Wool: The wool is much more rustic and coarse than most Baghlani rugs. ||Sheen: Excellent. Varied by color"" the rust being best and black the most matt || Handle: Strong side of floppy ||Selvedge: Flat, two cord, brown wool weft wrapped.|
|Fringe: The kilim ends are classic Turkmen, rust with dark blue or black band. These ends are reduced and closed with grey cotton run in a Persian closure. Very unusual dark brown wool warps. ||Pile: 5mm in thick parts||Warp: Extremely fine threads spun in 1Z1S of very dark wool. The warps are shiny and wiry.||Weft: Brown wool|
|Warp Depression:Mostly pretty near full|