Hand woven political portrait rug

Very Early Afghanistan as Grenade with Pin Pulled

ID# 917Date: Early 1990sPrice: 1500Size: 2‘8” X 3‘11”
(80 X118 cm)
Knots/Inch:
7 h X 7
Origin: AfghanistanStyle:Three Panel LandscapeTribe: Baluchi
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 mmWarp: Naturally colored woolWeft: Black cotton thread
Warp Depression:10 degrees to Full
Pictorial hand woven rug

Pictorial hand woven rug

Pictorial hand woven rug

Pictorial hand woven rug

Pictorial hand woven rug

Pictorial hand woven rug

Pictorial hand woven rug

Pictorial hand woven rug

Pictorial hand woven rug

Pictorial hand woven rug

Pictorial hand woven rug

Pictorial hand woven rug

Pictorial hand woven rug

Pictorial hand woven rug

Pictorial hand woven rug

Pictorial hand woven rug