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Hand woven carpet from Afhanistan for sale

Abstract Victoria St Landscape War Rug

Exhibited at:
ID# 1481Date: 2002 - Size 35 x 57 inches
(89 X145 cm)
Knots/Inch:
9 h X 9
Origin: AfghanistanStyle:Masjid Malabar on Victoria St. Singapore Tribe: Baluchi
After much debate, two viewers of warrug.com have convinced me of the origin of this image. It is the Blue Mosque on Victoria Street in Singapore.

I created warrug.com to foster discussions about war rugs and to solicit input from people with knowledge diverse from mine, so I am happy to be corrected. Please keep the suggestions, corrections, and ideas coming.


Previous description

This rug appears to be an abstract version of a rug like this (example) which Max Allen has suggested is Victoria Station in Melborne Australia. The background urban skyline is really beautiful. The similarity between the helicopters at the bottom and the helicopters on the right side is interesting. The main border of this rug is a very old pattern found in antique rugs from the Caucuses to the Afghanistan. The color and wool are reminiscent of Mushwani rugs from before the Afghan Soviet war.
Wool: Good wool, thick and dense. Sheen: Good, white is best, brown also very nice. Handle: Stiffer than most Baluchi Selvedge: Tightly bound brown goat hair which is less shiny than most goat hair.
Fringe: Reduced kilim ends closed by Persian closure and short fringe. I think this is indicates Pakistani finishing (clipping, finishes like selvedges and fringes, and washing) Pile: 4mmWarp: 2S natural colored woolWeft: Interestingly, chocolate brown wool, which is more typical of the earlies war rugs and Baluchi rugs from the 1960s and 1970s
Warp Depression:Mostly flat without much warp depression
For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet