|Pink and Blue Selvedge War Rug Pillow|
handmade zipper. The rows of small intricately drawn weapons and vehicles are made with multiple bright colors which really pop from the brown background. A faux fringe composed of different types and colors of wool and cotton is carried around the entire pillow, tied at the base by an alternating pink and blue weave.
The back of the pillow is composed of polychromatic stripes.
|NO PHOTOS- Progenitor Baghlani War Rug with Autumnal Colors|
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.
|Baghlani Rug also rug 74|
Baghlani rugs are typically narrow and about six and a half feet long, like this carpet. The colors too are typical, sort of an autumnal palette. The black field is unmistakably funerary or symbolic of loss, death, and mortality.
|Red Baghlani War Rug with Multicolored Leaf Border|
The condition of this war rug is excellent. This rug uses a variety of similar but contrasting colors to make a very elegant pattern. New condition. Very good wool, variety of size motifs, classic Baghlani layout with tanks, helicopters and rifles. Field color looks to be natural madder dye. The color is very rich and shows beautiful abrash.
Images are woven upside down. At the very top of the rug, images go askew with a triangular shape. Border has an 'almond design' and selvedge is wool-wrapped two cord flat.
|Red Baghlani w/ Men in Tanks|
The color of this Baghlani rug is unusual, in that it is red instead of blue or black. The secondary colors, mint green and ochre, are also unusual. The figurative element in this rug makes it unique. The rows of poppies are also significant.
|Rare Baghlani War Rug (Price reduced 1/27/15)|
Condition of this Baghlani war rug is very good. It has full pile, and no damage or repairs. Wool is thick and dense. Wool is a little dry, so perhaps it has been harshly washed. Rug has dense feel, like felt. This rugs handle is hard and stiff, consistent with type.
This rug shows lovely birds.
|Small Baghlani w/ Cotton Warp|
Good, somewhat worn
|Red Baghlani w/ 2 Types of Helicopters|
|Black Baghlani w/ 5 Human Figures|
This a classic older Baghlani war rug.
This rug features human figures, which makes it amongst the most interesting and important war rugs. These figures could represent the weaver and her family, or they may represent people she has lost during the war. The latter possibility jibes with the black field, which typically represents mourning.
Like all Baghlani rugs, this rug features rich earth-tones. It also has a brilliant sheen. The colors have softened over time giving the rug a beautiful muted feeling. The black field has suffered tip-fading.
|Three Medallion Baghlani|
This new war rug is in perfect condition. It is expertly knotted and uses beautiful colors. The colors in this war rug are unusual, especially for Baghlani war rugs. The colors together go beautifully together. The light outlines are pinkish rose, the brightest red is pomegranate, there are also ochre and plums. These are not the colors usually seen in Afghan rugs. The field color is the nicest blue we have seen in a Baghlani rug. All the colors are rich and unique.
Furthermore, in reference to Baghlani rugs, this is a unique pattern. We have never seen these medallions in any Afghan or Persian rug. The only other Baghlani rug with medallion is number 79. The half medallions sticking in from the border are nice and also very unusual. The expected design is rows of weapons with maybe some floral motifs like this. (Sorry about the lousy photos)The typical Baghlani patterning is seen in the rows of weapons running along the top and bottom. Lastly, the border design is the nicest seen on Baghlani rugs.
|4 Medallion Baghlani|
War rugs of this type typically depict weapons only arranged in rows, sometimes with secondary motifs of flowers or people. This war rug is different because it has medallions. There are some design elements of this war rug that make it look Baghlani: one knot wide yellow lines around border, the helicopters, the colors used. But the definitive element to the Baghlani attribution is the structure. The knot structure, size and dimension are typical of rugs from Baghlan. The condition of this war rug is new and perfect. The pile is dense and short.
|All-over Airplanes with Lion Border|
The condition of this new rug is very good. The border is particularly interesting on this rug. The border consists of a mythical winged lion motif. We have seen this particular border design often with this field pattern of the all over fighter jets. The style of this rug would typically be ""Golden Border"" but this rug has a dark border which is unusual.
The rug is well knotted and the back has a corduroy appearance.
The colors are very attractive muted tones.
This war rug is a good example of a traditional all-over approach to Beluchi design, but the war design is unique. The abstract quality of the fighter jets triangular shape understates the war motifs impact.
|Small Baghlan Afghan War Rug|
Good condition. Pile full and dense. Cotton fringe dirty. Field color on back of rug is deep blue which has faded to black on the front of rug.
|Blue Baghlan Afghan War Rug|
Very good. Short dense pile. Strong field. Nice color. Interesting female figures with red wombs on top. This image is regarded as a fertility talisman. Flowers and small birds are a nice contrast to war imagery of planes, helicopters, tanks, rocket launchers, and rifles. Minimal abrash in field. Lots of colors that work well together, including dark blues, olive greens, maroon, teal, and cream.
Border is a classic design with geometric shapes and a weaving maroon line.
|Black Baghlan Afghan War Rug|
Very good. Rug was received very dirty. It was washed with Woolite and water on the sidewalk and came out nicely. Red dye came out slightly in soap and water but did not affect other colors. Black field has tip faded to brownish color.