Afghan war rug with obvious weapons

Orange Ten Tank Rug

ID# 1543Date: 2000'sPrice: 450Size: 4‘8” X 2‘9”
(142 X84 cm)
Knots/Inch:
7 h X 6
Origin: AfghanistanStyle:Ten Tank War RugsTribe: Baluchi
The muted blues of the border and flowers of this rug provide a soothing coolness to contrast the vibrance of the orange thread used in the center. In addition, the brown serves to neutralize the color palette overall, while still allowing the tanks and flowers to have a certain luminance within the composition of the rug.
While this Ten Tank design is similar to other rugs recently available, the structure of this rug is very unusual. It has wool wefts, which is very rare in contemporary Baluchi rugs.
Wool: Unevenly clipped but good quality Sheen: Good Handle: Floppy Selvedge: Very densely braided goat hair overcast.
Fringe: Very unususal no kilim on the bottom, just overhand knots and short fring. Top of rug has short kilim that matches the filed, overhand knots and short fringe Pile: 9mmWarp: Thick strands of blond wool unplied, 2S.Weft: Black wool with occassional fleck of white in black threads.
Warp Depression:Flat. Can see warps going up between nodes.
Afghan war rug with obvious weapons

Afghan war rug with obvious weapons

Afghan war rug with obvious weapons

Afghan war rug with obvious weapons

Afghan war rug with obvious weapons

Afghan war rug with obvious weapons

Afghan war rug with obvious weapons

Afghan war rug with obvious weapons

Afghan war rug with obvious weapons

Afghan war rug with obvious weapons

Afghan war rug with obvious weapons