Conflict carpet from Afghanistan

Tyne River Swing Bridge and Through Arch Bridge Rug with Small Buildings Under Arch

ID# 1493Date: 2005Size 34 x 55 inches
(87 X140 cm)
Knots/Inch:
8 h X 10
Origin: AfghanistanStyle:Tyne Bridge and Swing Bridge in Newcastle, EnglandTribe: Baluchi
This rug's condition is excellent and apparently new. There are a wide variety of marled colors: tan and green, navy and tan, red and navy. Drawing of this rugs motif is unusually refined and abstracted.
Wool: The wool is new and fresh. Sheen: New wool which is not much oxidized so sheen is underdeveloped Handle: Example of floppy with strength. Selvedge: Medium coverage of braided goat hair showing glimpses of grey cotton wefts underneath.
Fringe: Very short plain weave kilim, thick Persian closure, Kinky warps where kilim was reduced Pile: 4mmWarp: Dark grey wool mixed with light tan woolWeft: Grey cotton.
Warp Depression:Almost no warp depression so pretty much flat

Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet