Pictorial with Grey River War Rug
|ID# 70||Date: Contemporary||Price:$ 0||Size 33 x 54 inches
(84 X137 cm)
7 h X 11
|Origin: Afghanistan / Pakistan||Style: -Kabul Landscapes||Tribe: Hazara|
|The strong and beautiful dark colors in this rug set a somber tone for the occupied town depicted. The field is a deep navy blue and the border is primarily black. These two hues, while similar values (light and dark) offset each other nicely chromatically. |
This is a subtle and tasteful rug with subtle motifs.
I have seen rugs with this sort of river motif which come from Qala-e Nau, north of Herati, in western Afghanistan.
|Wool: Very nice. Velvety. Absorbs light so color stand out. ||Sheen: Nice. Not glossy. Matte but fatty. Not dry. || Handle: Flexible and strong ||Selvedge: Braided brown wool overcast.|
|Fringe: 3 inch red and brown kilim end which matches overall palette. ||Pile: Wool||Warp: Black cotton||Weft: Natural wool.|
|Warp Depression:45 degree, pronounced corduroy affect.|