1950's Aman Ullah Khan Rug with Falcons
|ID# 1141||Date: 1950s||Price:$ 950||Size 45 x 70 inches
(114 X178 cm)
9 h X 7
|Origin: Afghanistan||Style: -Amman Ullah Khan War Rugs, |
Other examples of this style
|This is an older Aman Ullah Khan rug, the figure is extremely well proportioned relative to the newer versions of this style. His face has a gentle expression and his shoes are extremely shiny. A bright orange streak traces the side of his head. Text appears in the upper corners.
Around 2000 Warrug acquired an entire collection of Amman Ullah Khan rugs from Afghanistan of which this rug was a high point, despite its condition. The classic Mushwani colors and border are indicative of the tribe who wove the rug.
Notably there are two large falcons at the bottom of the rug. "The Sport of Kings", falconry is a fitting thing to depict on such a rug. Marled blues appear next to the birds' feet.
Unfortunately there have been some repairs to the rug, mostly in the top near and in the figure's face.
The combination of the honored king with the falcons is highly unusual in either political portrait rugs, King rugs/a>, or Amman Ullah Khan (AUK) rugs.
|Wool: Soft ||Sheen: Shiny || Handle: Floppy ||Selvedge: Tightly braided brown goat hair with okay coverage. Some damage. |
|Fringe: No kilim, grey cotton persian closure ||Pile: 8mm||Warp: Fine 2S tan wool||Weft: Grey cotton thread |
|Warp Depression:Not depressed|