Two Horsemen with Birds Rug
|ID# 1633||Date: Purchased by Warrug in the 2000's||Price:$ 775||Size 45 x 78 inches
(114 X198 cm)
8 h X 9
|Origin: Afghanistan||Style: -Horsemen War Rugs, |
Other examples of this style
|This blue rug features two men riding atop very detailed horses. Another man in a brown robe kneels in the center while two birds sit beside him. The negative space of the field is composed of geometric leaves and vines with several birds spaced throughout.
The border carries on this same geometric motif with green and brown leaf-shapes and diagonal stripes running through.
In late 2021 we have begun to offer rare rugs collected to illustrate how war rugs fit into Afghan rug history. This rug is an example: the seated figure comes from rugs illustrating Omar Khayam stories, and the horsemen hearken back to the oldest of rugs, the Pazyrik.
|Wool: Thick, soft ||Sheen: Shiny || Handle: Floppy ||Selvedge: Tightly braided black goat hair with good coverage|
|Fringe: Naturally colored wool plain weave with green and red weft brocade ||Pile: 6mm||Warp: Naturally colored wool ||Weft: Light grey cotton thread |
|Warp Depression:Slight warp depression |