Hand woven carpet from Afhanistan for sale

Special Herat Mosque War Rug

Exhibited at:
Denison Museum, - 2008-02-15
ID# 1075Date: 1980s or 1990's (purchased by warrug in the late 1990's)Price:$ 950Size 31 x 51 inches
(78 X129 cm)
Knots/Inch:
8 h X 7
Origin: AfghanistanStyle: -Herat Mosque (Trees, Road, Arches),
Other examples of this style
Tribe: Baluchi
This rug is a special example of this design. It took years of bargaining for my Afghan friend to sell it. He is from Herat, and the rug hung on the wall near the door of his shop. it is very similar to this rug.

This red, yellow, and blue rug features an abstracted depiction of a scene in front of the Friday Mosque in Herat, Afghanistan. Abstracted yellow planes fly against a navy sky above the large mosque on the right side of the field, spanning the length of the rug. Trucks drive (upside down?) on the road in front of the mosque, while what looks to be a garden of flowers and trees grows on the left side of the rug. The borders feature the familiar 'S' shape. The design of this rug and the depiction of the Herat Mosque has been used in designs before and since Taliban rule, although this rug is more abstract.


This rug is posted for the first time for sale in 2021, for the loss of Nigel Lendon created an urgency to pair down Warrug's collected rugs.

Wool: Semi rough Sheen: Matte Handle: Very floppy Selvedge: Braided brown goat hair, okay coverage
Fringe: Brown and naturally colored plain weave Pile: 5 mmWarp: 2S Naturally colored wool, some brown threadsWeft: Naturally colored wool
Warp Depression:30 degrees
For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet