Hand woven political portrait rug

Spare Afghan Map Rug with Herati Border (Exhibition History)

ID# 1492Date: 2005Price: 475Size: 2‘8” X 4‘0”
(81 X122 cm)
Knots/Inch:
7 h X 12
Origin: AfghanistanStyle:Afghan Maps (not Yellow Psy-Ops)Tribe: Baluchi
The red field in this rug is uncommonly spare. This rug has one very rare feature. Two blue beads are sewn into the selvedges: on the left hand selvedge, about half way between top and bottom, and on the right selvedge about one foot from top. The border is very traditional and a type not often found on Afghan province map rugs. There are no war motifs in this rug.
Wool: Slightly dry, but okay overall Sheen: Handle: Floppy, but stiff across wefts. Selvedge: Mixed quality braided goat hair overcast with one blue bead sewn into left selvedge amd one in right selvedge.
Fringe: No kilim,apparently removed. Persian closure. Pile: 5mmWarp: Tightly spun tan woolWeft: Grey cotton.
Warp Depression:30 degree warp derpession
Hand woven political portrait rug

Hand woven political portrait rug

Hand woven political portrait rug

Hand woven political portrait rug

Hand woven political portrait rug

Hand woven political portrait rug

Hand woven political portrait rug

Hand woven political portrait rug

Hand woven political portrait rug

Hand woven political portrait rug

Hand woven political portrait rug