Sumac with Plane Border War Rug
|ID# 69||Date: late 1980s|| - ||Size 85 x 106 inches
(216 X269 cm)
8 h X 8
|Origin: Afghanistan||Style:Flat Weaves||Tribe: Tajik|
|This one of two sumacs I found recently. Very unusual. I have never seen a rug like this before. The traditional field diamond motifs is lovely. The plane border gives movement and direction. Colors are great. |
This rug has a couple of charming idiosyncrasies. First is the pattern modulation on one end. The second is a change in field color where the weaver must have run out of orange-red and shifted to a vermillion. The vermillion is used though out the rug as an accent.
This rug is estimated to be from the late eighties. There is a subtle fade to the colors on the top (see picture). Very minor wear.
Good quality and condition for vintage rug.
|Wool: Strong rug wool ||Sheen: Moderate, this criteria is not so applicable to flat weaves. || Handle: Soft and flexible. ||Selvedge: 4 cord sumac, grey.|
|Fringe: Overhand knots, 3 inch fringe. ||Pile: Not applicable||Warp: Multi colored wool.||Weft: Grey wool.|
|Warp Depression:Not Applicable|