The condition of this new war rug is perfect. War rugs in this style and pattern are most commonly seen with a red field so rugs whose background is natural wool are a rare delight and make up only 1 in every 50 or so. A rare addition in the colors is a muted, almost fuscia shade in 2 of the helicopters and a couple of the tanks, as well. The deep, rich navy blue along the outlying rifles and in 2 of the helicopters is lovely. The weaver of this war rug was quite the remarkable artist, with strong use of extraordinary symmetry in colors as well as design. The tanks are particularly well drawn.
Wool: The wool is curly, dry, nicely dense and extremely durable.
Sheen: The sheen is fair and is typical of new rugs.
Handle: The handle of this war rug is wonderfully floppy.
Selvedge: The selvedge is 2 cord pink wool and is thickly done.
Fringe: The minimal fringe on this war rug consists of short kilim overhand knots.
Pile: 5mm wool.
Weft: The weft on this war rug consists of 2 shoots, 1 pink wool and 1 gray-brown wool.