Pictorial War Rug with Herat Mosque - Mirror Reflection on Horizontal Axis
|ID# 354||Date: Hard to say, previous owner said 12 to 20 years, but this is hard to determine because of wash.||-:-||Size 55 x 77 inches
(140 X196 cm)
9 h X 9
|Origin: Afghanistan||Style: -Landscape Pictorial War Rugs, |
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|The condition of this Herati war rug is perfect. The most notable feature of this rug is the wash. It has been washed in Turkey or Germany to soften the color, and this wash leaves the wool amazingly lustrous and soft. The colors come out with a more muted palette. |
This rug has an excellent design, beautiful colors, and is made from great wool.
One condition problem with this rug is that it has a small hole (one quarter inch square) toward the top right in the border.
There is a tag from the washer that reads - W.B.D. Ishan Teppich Washerei -.
|Wool: Excellent ||Sheen: Superb || Handle: Floppy ||Selvedge: The selvedge of this war rug is very unusual. It covers two warp in a red wool woven into a herringbone look. Warrug.com has never seen this selvedge on any Afghan rug before.|
|Fringe: Natural wool kilim, no closure, straight fringe. Bottom fringe is looped where loom rod was removed. This leaves the fringe looped between alternating warps. ||Pile: 4mm||Warp: Natural wool||Weft: Cotton|
|Warp Depression:Corduroy texture, 60 degree warp depression|