Victoria St Landscape Rug
|ID# 1437||Date: Contemporary (2005)||Price:$ 0||Size 36 x 58 inches
(92 X148 cm)
8 h X 7
|Origin: Afghanistan||Style: -Masjid Malabar on Victoria St. Singapore
|This rug is in new condition,and it was purchased in 2003.|
The origin of this image has been debated considerably, but my conclusion is that it is the Blue Mosque on Victoria Street in Singapore. Here is a blog post about it..
The clarification of the origin of this design came from a viewer of warrug.com. Getting feedback and community driven input is the reason I started this site in the 1990's, so if you have any ideas, input, corrections or suggestions, please contact me.
Previous and outdated description:
Max Allen, in his descriptions in Canada's Textile Museum Exhibition, describes this image thus:
""Flinders Street Station in Melbourne was built in 1854. It is the oldest urban railway station in Australia, and the busiest station in the southern hemisphere."". I was told by an Afghan friend that it is the Sultan Hussein Shrine, but I suspect Max is correct.
|Wool: Good, somewhat dry and sharp ||Sheen: Good, shiny || Handle: Floppy ||Selvedge: Thick wool braided and overcast over single cord|
|Fringe: Plain weave kilim ends, overhand knots, short brown fringe ||Pile: 5mm wool||Warp: Brown wool||Weft: Dark blue and grey cotton|
|Warp Depression:Almost no warp depression|