|Two Vases with Airplanes |
Carpet is in new condition. Purchased in 2003
| 35 x 51 inches
89 cm x 129 cm
|Dark blue rug with subtle brown helicopter and car patter/trim|
This is a contemporary Afghan war rug (2010) featuring an unusual design. Car borders have become increasingly common on a wide group of different patterns. This is one of the most interesting rugs to arrive with the last shipment. The light on dark composition works well, as does the blue and brown combination.
| 35 x 54 inches
89 cm x 137 cm
|Blue Plane Pattern on Tan Field War Rug|
This rug features inventive drawing and beautiful colors. The contrast between the mannered patterning on the tanks contrasts beautifully with the busy field full of small planes and traditional motifs.
| 34 x 51 inches
87 cm x 130 cm
|Dark Blue War Rug with Multi-colored Air Planes|
The brightly colored airplanes in the background of this rug make it stand out. The tanks are rendered in the classic "Ten Tank" style and colors, but the light planes make it really sing. The light blue colors are very nice and contrast beautifully with the dark field and its rich abrash. The way that lightly colored cars are dispersed around the border works very well and gives this piece a strong rhythm.
| 37 x 52 inches
94 cm x 132 cm
|Red Background Boxy Tank |
The deep blue base of this rug is intertwined with beautiful dark brown figures of planes and cars. However, the contrast provided by the bright pink threading is the real standout aspect of the rug. The vibrance of the pink gives life to all the images contained within its boundaries in a way that is incredible and adds greatly to the overall quality of this piece.
This rug is densely knotted with small singles and clipped long, so it has a dense, soft feeling.
| 56 x 33 inches
142 cm x 84 cm
|Yellow Highlights Ten Tank Rug|
Though one would think the dark blue used throughout the rug would make it an overall very drab piece, the use of bright threading throughout actually gives this piece a nice sense of liveliness. The 8 pointed stars on the border, flanked by the 8 pointed pink starbursts and the light brown chevrons also give the piece a beautiful sense of motion in an otherwise static piece
| 35 x 54 inches
89 cm x 137 cm
|Pink Field Ten Tank Rug|
With a deep blue border and muted reds and browns for the cars, this rug makes the center truly pop. The muted reds paired in the center with the bright pink thread form an intricate sequence of shapes and patterns that gives this rug a delightfully engrossing aesthetic.
| 54 x 34 inches
137 cm x 87 cm
|Spare Afghan Map Rug with Herati Border (Exhibition History)|
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.
| 32 x 48 inches
81 cm x 122 cm
|Clock Tower War Rug|
This rug is very unusual. The wool is very good. The design is unique. It appears to be an adaptation of designs like This war rug #1465 or Plate 36 in Kevin Sudeith's first book about war rugs.. The large clock is unusual relative to similar designs. The white of the tower from which the clock hangs is understated. The foreground of this rug is abstracted, and there are war motifs like helicopters and rifles, scattered throughout the foreground.
The structure of this rug is reminiscent of rugs like war rug #26. It is possible that both of these rugs represent the work of the same weaver some 10 years apart.
The washing of this rug was not totally successful, for one can see some red discoloration in the lighter tans and whites, please see photos. Also note the light purple is an old fashioned analine dye, and significantly tip faded. Most synthetic dyes used in carpets today are no longer analine, but my understanding is that the particular purple in this rug is analyne. Condition notes aside, this is an interesting rug.
One of the subtle, and important, ways I judge rugs is by their weight. The best rugs have a density lacking in more poorly made rugs. Its not so much about knot count, because this rugs knotting is not particularly fine, but when I finished inventorying it and laid it back on the pile I noticed it had that density that speaks so well of rugs.
| 35 x 55 inches
89 cm x 140 cm
|Vine Border Afghan Province Rug with Blue Field (Exhibition #26)|
Afghan province map rug showing some roads. Dated clearly 1385 which is 2007 in western calendar.
| 33 x 53 inches
84 cm x 135 cm
|Blue F16 Jet Fighter Rug NFS |
Very rare rug in excellent condition. Please contact us for the price.
The F-16 jets in this rug are actually labeled 'F 16' (albeit backwards) making this a very unique rug. The border is an interesting floral pattern with alternating green branches and small bunches of red and green flowers.
Small less-than-a-quarter-sized spot of moth damage in the center.
| 49 x 81 inches
124 cm x 206 cm