|2003 Rows of Weapons War Rug|
This is a contemporary example of a war rug pattern dating to the mid 1980's. (example). The drawing is simplified and exagerated compared to earlier examples, but the overall effect of this rug is excellent. The tan images are outlined in red which pops from the blue background. Similarly, the maroon images are outline in tan making them pop from navy blue background. The navy color of this rug is particularly beautiful and an unusual specific shade of blue. Tan border functions well framing the field of war images. The border design is found in regular afghan Baluchi rugs from Herat and Farah provinces.
|Beautiful Color Tank Rug|
The best quality of this rug is it exceptional color. First of all, the variety of blues used in the field are all lovely and contrast beautifully in simple horizontal bands. Secondly the sage green outlined in orange pops beautifully from blue field. Border is traditional design from Herat / Farah region. The birds between the columns of tanks ads a more gentle and traditional accent image.
Overall condition excellent. Full pile, good sheen. This rug is above average for contemporary rug.
|Three Big Tanks, Six Small Helicopters and Car Border|
The strong design and bold colors employed in this rug make it a beautiful example of a contemporary war rug. The car border is a good indication of a rug woven since 2003. (The predominance of cars in patterns where they were not previously found could be caused by what Kevin Sudeith calls the ""feedback loop"". The ""feedback loop"" is where internet based discussions about war rugs in turn influence production of the newest war rugs. In this example, warrug.com has name a style of war rugs ""Car Style"". Car styel do include cars, but were more disntinctive for their exceptionally fine, lustrous, and translucent wool. The new rugs may emmulate the car motifs, but they fail to employ the distinctive wool of 1980's war rugs.)
Digression aside, this rug shows strong desing and good color. White outlines work well at getting tanks to pop, while brown helicopters push helicopters back in pictorial space.
|Tanks and Helicopters with Column of Fighter Jets|
Like rug 1478 this rug has structural qualities very similar to ""Ten Tank"" rugs, but the design and colors are new and innovative. The style of rendering and the specific drawings of tanks and helicopters is new since 2001. This rug was chosen from a pile of 20 similar rugs for its vivid color, beautiful blue, good knotting and high quality wool. This is a beautiful example of a contemporary Beluchi war rug.
|Brightly Colored Rows of Tanks War Rug|
Perfect new condition. Rug apparently never left a dealers piles. Still shows unkempt fringe from shearer's clippers.
|Signed, Dated 1991 Extremely Fine War Rug||1303|
|Dual Columns of Tanks and Helicopters||964|
|Rows of Weapons War Rug with|
|Thin Border War Rug with Lions|
This older pre-Taliban war rug is in excellent condition. This war rug was woven by a woman of Zakini Beluch descent. This sub-tribe is known mainly for their excellent weaving, clever design patterns, and use of the finest, high-quality wool. This is a wonderful example of a Zakini Beluch war rug.
The colors used throughout this rug are traditional and beautiful, with outstanding combinations. The wool used is the finest wool in all of Afghanistan and will only improve over time, ensuring enjoyment from generations to come. This war rug is rich with traditional Beluchi symbolism and motifs, and the center two rows of lions makes this rug truly stand out. This war rug is sure to please any collector of fine art.
|Yellow Jets War Rug||880|
|Green Bus War Rug||877|
|All Over Tanks|
This war rug is extremely well knotted. The wool has a very good, soft feel to it with an even pile. There are several factors in this rug that any one of them alone would make this quite the collectors' item, but combined, really sets this war rug apart from the pack. The figures in the bottom left are of Afghan women in burkas, presenting an almost asexual human form. These silent testimonies of oppression along with the expertly drawn tanks are juxtaposed with the symbolic forms of the birds seen throughout this dynamic war rug.
|Blue Turkoman helicopters tanks Afghan War Rug|
Condition is very good. Beautiful blue field contrasted by fire engine red and grey. Turkoman border. Tightly knotted with thick singles.