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Afghan War Rugs sold by Warrug.com

Since 1999 these rugs are some sold by warrug.com

Hand woven carpet from Afhanistan for sale

Banana with Grenades Only

Exhibited at:
ID# 95Date: Late 1990s-:-Size 43 x 90 inches
(109 X227 cm)
Knots/Inch:
9 h X 10
Origin: AfghanistanStyle: -Banana Medallion War Rugs,
Other examples of this style
Tribe: Baluchi
This is a very good rug in a very unusual pattern. The very old Baluchi design centered in this rug is only used and seen in the very finest of rugs that come from western Afghanistan. This historical design features one very long six-sided medallion. But this rug incorporates more than this traditional symbol. It is a testimony of the times in which this artist lived. Subtly and hidden among the poppies and outside the lines of the featured medallion are several perfectly rendered small hand grenades. We can only speculate, as perhaps it was meant that although she has seen and experienced much more than most of us ever will, the strength of her inner core, her large medallion, will persevere in spite of the world around her changing. Much thought can be given as to what this artist was trying to say, and as with all art, interpretation is left to the one experiencing this beautiful rug.
Wool: The pile wool threads, called singles, are noticeably thick with nice curl to the wool. Wool is dense and it has good sheen. Each knot separates itself from its neighbors, giving the design a pixilated appearance. Sheen: Sheen is even and has a satin finish. Handle: This rugs handle is strong and has a corduroy feel from the warp depression. Selvedge: Selvedge is above average quality and is braided goat hair overcast.
Fringe: The bottom fringe is unusual. Each fringe is a loop of two warps. This is caused when the warp is strung around a dowel called the beam. In this case one warp looped around the beam and back into the rug as the next warp. In stead of cutting the warp, the beam is slid out and a looped fringe results.
There is one inch kilim on the bottom. The top has a half inch grey kilim and a long soft open fringe.
Pile: Good quality wool. Thick, 7mm.Warp: 2Z natural woolWeft: Weft is double charcoal colored cotton.
Warp Depression:45 degrees all over, corduroy feel
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