Two Panel Land Mine War Rug (Like Pictorial Book Plate 20)
|ID# 471||Date: Purchased by Warrug from Afghanistan in 2002. ||Price:$ 975||Size 33 x 53 inches
(84 X135 cm)
7 h X 8
|Origin: Afghanistan||Style: -Two Panel (same twice), |
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|This rug was purchased in new condition of probably contemporary productionin 2002. The two panel representational shows abstracted trucks, trees, buildings, and landmines. This land mine rug, reproduced in Sudeith's Pictorial War Rugs book is from the same production and era but less abstracted. Six trucks drive across the compostion on a blue road. A cutaway shows an underground view of the road above containing abstracted land mines. On the botoom, five trucks drive across this road, with a blue tree between each. Six buildings sit in the background on a red field.
The main border is a red, blue, and maroon pattern of alternating pound symbols, triangles, and diagonal shapes on an off-white field. The guard stripes are a black and red alternating diagonal cord-like pattern flank the main border.
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|Wool: Thick, dense, dusty and dry. ||Sheen: Slight shine. || Handle: Thick, medium floppy. ||Selvedge: Overcast black goat hair. |
|Fringe: Short reduced kilim, about 3/4 inch. Red stripe running down the middle of a black background. Persian closure. ||Pile: 6mm||Warp: .5 in naturally colored wool||Weft: Black cotton thread.|
|Warp Depression:Minimal to 20 degree warp depression|