UXO Red Field. Large Size Unexploded Ordnance Afghan War Rug
|ID# 1805||Date: 2020
Received by company November 2020
Published in USA November 2020||Price:$ 7500||Size 77 x 136 inches
(196 X345 cm)
10 h X 10
|Origin: Afghanistan||Style: -Unexploded Ordnance, |
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|This rug, and the group of which it is a part, are all exceptionally well made from the best quality materials. The designs are well organized with a strong composition and design. Borders are beautiful, particularly the corner motifs.
This new group of unexploded ordnance rugs are uncommonly beautiful. The design is strong and related, apparently, to these rugs from the Omar Mine Museum: #2024 Unexploded Ordnance Warning Rug, and this absolute gem, #451 Do Not Touch War Rug
The subject matter and layout, though, is where the similarities end, for rugs #451 and #2024 are classic "Baluchi" rugs most likely woven around Herat in Western Afghanistan, whereas the new group of rugs are woven in the "Chobi" or "Vegetal Dye Peshawar" style with Turkmen borders. We contacted OMAR about their rugs, but they were not forthcoming, and the new rugs bear no OMAR emblem like the earlier rugs.
A note about the photography: the step ladder was not tall enough to get a square shot of the whole big rugs. The rugs are square although the photos are not.
|Wool: Excellent. Soft, lustrous, strong, and dense. Slight variations in smoothness and density between colors. ||Sheen: Very good. Lots of lanolin, || Handle: Floppier than most of these rugs, but still strong with a wide folding diameter. ||Selvedge: One thick integrated selvedge, meaning that the wefts wrap around the terminal warps and are then overcast with field color red wool. |
|Fringe: Short, curly white cotton ||Pile: 5mm||Warp: White cotton||Weft: One red and one white shoot of cotton. |
|Warp Depression:Full warp depression, a.k.a. "Double Knotted". |