Ahmad Shah Ma'sud Praying Rug
|ID# 2043||Date: 2005||Price:$ 1500||Size 35 x 56 inches
(89 X142 cm)
10 h X 9
|Origin: Afghanistan||Style: -Political Portraits, |
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|Northern Alliance leader Ahmad Shah Ma'sud is depicted praying in the center of this rug on a dark field. The blue in his clothing is marled with white, while the orangey red in his face is made with alternating checkered knots.
Small medallions float to the right of his head. A pattern of red and blue planes creates a textural line at the top and bottom of the composition.
|Wool: Thick, clumpy, dry ||Sheen: Matte || Handle: Floppy ||Selvedge: Thick brown tightly braided wool |
|Fringe: Blue, red, and tan bands of plain weave wool with overhand knots ||Pile: 7mm||Warp: Brown naturally colored wool||Weft: Black cotton thread|
|Warp Depression:No depression|