Red rug with numbered tanks/helicopters and 5 square pattern
|ID# 1555||Date: 1990s||Price:$ 1575||Size 36 x 63 inches
(91 X160 cm)
9 h X 7
|Origin: Pakistan||Style: -Red Rugs, a war rug classic. , |
Other examples of this style
|This rug is in new condition. Red Rugs were woven in Pakistan during the 1990s until the international community forced the Taliban out of Afghanistan in 2001. The weavers of these rugs were Afghan refugees who returned to Afghanistan after the fall of the Taliban. The Red rugs currently available have been sitting in warehouses since they were woven in the 1990's so their condition is excellent and like new.
This is an unusual example of a red rug. The handle is different, and the border is atypical. Also unusual are the white outlines around the armored personeel carriers. The numbers and script throughout the field is seen is some Red Rugs, but mostly rugs from the early 1990s. The bullet in the AK magazine are a nice touch.
The four images that look like daggers at either end of the green helicopters are actually a trip wire triggered anti-personnell land mines.
|Wool: Good dense wool but slightly dry. ||Sheen: Okay || Handle: More floppy than many red rugs. Strong and durable. ||Selvedge: Dark navy blue cotton wrap over one thick cord. |
|Fringe: White cotton kilim, overhand knots, and short fringe ||Pile: 5mm||Warp: White cotton||Weft: Double shoots of black cotton|
|Warp Depression:Moderate warp depression|