Very Early Afghanistan as Grenade with Pin Pulled
|ID# 917||Date: Early 1990s||Price:$ 575||Size 32 x 47 inches
(80 X118 cm)
7 h X 7
|Origin: Afghanistan||Style: -Three Panel Landscape, |
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|This is an early example of this important design, but it has several areas of repaired damage. |
A very interesting view of possibly the Kabul airport and the surrounding cityscape. In the center of the rug is a curiously grenade-like shape, almost like a grenade with its pin pulled. Planes and helicopters sit around the center on a blue background, and the top and bottom thirds of the rug depict an almost mirrored view of the surrounding town. The border includes some possibly Greek-inspired blue, olive, and white designs.
A few spots on this rug have been repaired-- one area in the bottom center, and another in the very center of the rug.
|Wool: Fine, very soft ||Sheen: Extremely shiny || Handle: Maximum flop ||Selvedge: Alternating blue and maroon two cord wool. Okay coverage. |
|Fringe: No kilim, persian closure with grey cotton thread. ||Pile: 5 mm||Warp: Naturally colored wool||Weft: Black cotton thread |
|Warp Depression:10 degrees to Full|