Amanullah Khan War Rug (NEEDS PHOTOS)
War Rug Width (decimal feet): 3.00
War Rug Length (decimal feet): 4.66
Knots per Inch - Horizontal: 8
Knots per Inch - Vertical: 7
Warp Depression: Corduroy warp depression
War Rug Sales Status:
Country of Origin (estimated): Afghanistan
War Rug Style: Amman Ullah Khan War Rugs
War Rug Ethnic Origin: Mushwani
General Description: A red, brown, and light orange rug with unique turqouise accents depicting the Afghan king Am?null?h Kh?n who ruled from 1919 - 1929. He poses in orange military garb flanked by potted flowers, text, and other symbols.
He is bordered by a chain of turquoise and red flowers on a light orange background, which is then bordered by blue and brown patterns with a thick red background.
Description of wool: Thick. The brown field color is more lustrous than the red border.
Sheen of Wool: Slightly shiny
Handle: Thick and floppy
Selvedge: Braided black goat hair, moderate mistakes throughout.
Fringe: Reduced kilim, no fringe. Persian closure. with white thread.
Pile Material: 6mm
Weft Material: Naturally colored 2S wool
Warp Material: Dark grey cotton thread.