|Chechen Afghan War Rug with Tanks|
This is a rare type of new afghan war rug. The trade name for this style of rug without war motifs is called Chechen, probably named after antique rugs of this style originating from the Caucus Mountains near modern Chechnya. Perhaps one in 200 of this style of rug feature war motifs, and they appear to be ""snuck"" into the design by Afghan weavers in Pakistan. This style is closely related to what is called ""Afghan Kazak"" rugs, also woven in Pakistan by Afghans but the ""Kazaks"" are hand spun wool, natural dye, short pile, and luster washed. The Chechens are Turkman in structure, not vegetal dye, and use mill spun wool (but woven by hand of course).
The colors in this Chechen Afghan war rug are particularly beautiful, especially for the type. The colors are rich tones and contrast each other nicely.
This is also a well knotted example of a Chechen rug with 110 knots per inch.
Please note that the large triangular shapes above and between the octagonal medallions in the corners are not war motifs. These motifs are part of the traditional pattern which these rugs are derived from.
The wool used in this rug is very nice quality and the secondary animal images are a nice touch.
|MARIO BRO's --not--Square Chechen War Rug|
This is the best Chechen war rug I have seen. The design and square format complement each other perfectly. This rug does not have some of the funkiness of some Chechens like uneven borders. This rug lays flat, is square, the borders are all even. Chechens are the strongest war rugs I know. Very densely knotted with Turkish knots. These rugs will wear like nails.
Regarding design. Colors go well together. I like the strong red with the soft cerulean blue in the main medallion. The drawing of the tanks is nice, they look low slung and fast. Incorporation of vases, sugar bowls, and rockets is great.
|Large Chechen Pakistani War Rug|
This rug is somewhat irregular. The border is of uneven thickness. This type of rug is typified by dense knots, depressed warp, and wool foundation