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Red Rug with Magenta Accents
Mid 1990's. These rugs were woven by Afghan refugees in camps in Pakistan. Production ran until 2001 when many weaving refugees returned to Afghanistan
War Rug Width (decimal feet): 2.01
War Rug Length (decimal feet): 3.01
Knots per Inch - Horizontal: 9
Knots per Inch - Vertical: 8
Warp Depression: Mostly medium warp depression, with a knots two nodes offset by 45 degrees from flat.
War Rug Sales Status: For Sale
Country of Origin (estimated): Pakistan
War Rug Style: Red Turkman with Kalashnikovs War Rugs
War Rug Ethnic Origin: Turkman
General Description: This Red War Rug is warm and vibrant. The Kalashnikovs and tanks depicted have pops of a bright fuchsia. Overall, the colors are quite contradictory to the imagery. A single row of rainbow bullets line the edges. The reason for the numbers is not totally understood but are believed to be an arbitrary list of what the Pakistani women hypothesized to be on the sides of Russian tanks.
Description of wool: Very thick and dense
Sheen of Wool: Good
Handle: Strong and flexible
Selvedge: Two cord maroon over cast.
Fringe: Half inch kilim, plainweave, with one inch cotton fringe.
Pile Material: 1/2mm
Weft Material: Sandy cotten
Warp Material: Double wefted red cotton