|Dark Blue Predator Drone War Rug (Red, white and blue border)|
Like all of the second group of drone rugs (the first group was only three rugs) this rug is tightly knotted of beautiful woo. . Most of the blue rugs have "red, white, and blue" borders, but his one has a classic turkmen border.
For some years Sudeith has maintained that the 'Vegetable Dye Peshawar' rugs were some of the best quality workmanship and materials in contemporary rug production, and this drone rug is made by weavers who grew up weaving Peshawar rugs.
|Turquoise Rug #1|
This rug, and its mate, are beautiful. They are the second and third rugs of this design. The rug features 17 drones. A Global Hawk spans the length of the field.
This rug is one of a pair that uses the same colors and designs very precisely. The border red is really deep and shiny. The withe dots in the inner guard strip sparkle on the deep blue and red.
This rug is thick and dense and will take great wear.
|Turquoise Drone Rug|
This rug, and its mate, are beautiful vegetable dye rugs. They are the second and third rugs of this design. The rug features 17 drones. A Global Hawk spans the length of the field.
This rug is one of a pair that uses the same colors and designs very precisely. The border red Is really deep and shiny. The withe dots in the inner guard strip sparkle on the deep blue and red.
This rug is thick and dense and will take great wear.
|NFS - Exhibit Only|
This is the best of all this groups rug but still not as nice as the big one from the first group. The abrash makes this rug, but it would be nicer if the figures were closer in hue to the sky. the border is amazing in this rug. One of the best I've seen on a war rug. The blue offsets better from the rust color than from the alizarin red. Well drawn series of concentric medallions.
|Red Drone War Rug|
The only large drone rug in red so far.
|Not For Sale - Red, White, & Blue Drone rug
Red white and blue drone rug, with red white and blue border. This is from the second iteration of the drone rugs. Perfect new condition. Received from the weavers in late 2015. Slight bit of edge roll at one end.
|Red, White, & Blue Reaper Drone Rug|
We received these drone rugs directly from the weavers, so they are in new and perfect condition. The colors are contemporary vegetal dyes.
The materials and craftsmanship of these rugs is first rate. The wool is best quality, and the knotting is excellent.
Kevin Sudeith has dubbed these rugs "Late Peshawar" because, as the Afghan refugees are forced from Pakistan by the Pakistan military, he expects this "Vegetable Dye Peshawar" type of carpet to stop being produced.
|NFS Dark Blue Field Reaper Drone War Rug|
Red white and blue coloration, coupled with the red, white, and blue border ads complexity to this rug. The abrash of the vegetal colors is shimmers beautifully.
The first group of drone rugs only included three pieces. This rug is part of the second group of 16 rugs.
|Ceulean Blue Field Reaper Drone Rug|
This is the only drone rug of this color so far. The blue-green color is one of the best in the contemporary vegetal dye palette. This rug has a red, white, and blue border that ads context for the rugs imagery.
The rug is in perfect new condition. It was received directly from the weaver's family.
|Dark Blue Reaper Drone War Rug with Traditional Turkmen Border|
This rug received by warrug.com directly from the weavers in Pakistan. It's materials, workmanship, and condition are all excellent.
This rug is a slightly different twist on the other drone rugs with a red, white, and blue palette because it's dark blue field. The planes outlined in red form a central medallion with a few light teal planes outlined in white.
The rug was rotated during photography to show the light and dark side. When the planes' noses are pointed up it's the dark side, when the nose is pointed down it's the slight side. Pile knots, when they are tied, are pulled down and remain oriented down for the life of the rug, and the angle of the threads give the rug a light and dark side. Basically, when the threads are pointed towards the light one sees the dark side.
This is a special rug.
|Deep Blue Sky with Red Predator Drone War Rug|
The field color of this rug is unusual in this lot of rugs. It's dark, midnight blue, giving the rug a nocturnal feel. Also, this is the only rug in the group where the main plane is so far off center.
This is an armed Predator drone, of which there are fewer examples.
The border is a classic Turkmen example, which represents the ethnicity of the weavers of this rug.
The rug was rotated during photography to show the relative difference between the light and dark sides of the rug. When the plane's nose is pointed up, one sees the dark side; when the nose is pointed down one sees the light side.
The red center plane really pops out from the blue field and the brown medium sized planes nearby.
The dark blue field color of this rug is beautiful, and the white lines around the planes offset the imagery well. Traditional Turkmen border contrasts nicely with super modern imagery.
The materials and craftspersonship of this rugs are excellent. The dyes are the contemporary stock of commercial vegetable dyes. The wool is Iraqi, Saudi, and Afghan wool of the highest quality. The wool has been spun by hand which preserves the natural fats (lanolin) in the wool yielding a higher quality product.
|Night Sky Armed Predator Drone War Rug|
The black field in this rug suggests a different feeling than the others. Black, generally in rugs, is a funerary color. The blue lines around the border really pop out. The orange outlines around the planes give the rug an eerie light.
This is one of the second group of drone rugs. The first group only had three rugs and the second group had 15, so these rugs are unique, rare, and historically important.
|Burgundy Predator Drone War Rug|
This rug is the last of the second batch of drone rugs which were received in 2015. It is new and in perfect condition. The materials and craftspersonship are excellent. It is well-knotted with super quality wool that has been carded and spun by hand which protects the natural lanolin in the wool. Lanolin gives shine and protects the wool. These rugs have also been washed and conditioned. The conditioning ads added luster and protection for the wool.
Brown Predator Drones on Rust Red Field War Rug|
Dark grey bodied Predator drones with ocean blue trim set against an almost crimson rust field, bordered with triangular pattern and cotton trim
|Light Burnt Orange Predator Drone Rug|
New, shows no signs of any visible wear, white cotton trim is clean and bright. The rug possesses strong abrash, with a variety of different rusty orange colorations. The selvedge has slight indentations, such that it is not a perfect measured square, testifying to its handmade, non-factory construction.
The primary armed predator drone, with its almost pink color atop the rusted orange field, has a box-like shape within its head/cockpit, giving the apparent sensation of an eye glancing downward, watching. The secondary predator drones, also armed, are a deep grey color, trimmed in the same beige color as the primary, central figure. A set of smaller drones, in the same color as the primary, offer a contrast in orientation and pigmentation. You will notice of this set, some are slightly smaller than others, with their tails somewhat differently shaped, seemingly in possession of different or fewer armaments. Deep blue triangles, set in an ascending and descending pattern with one beige shape in each segment, frame the rug nicely.
|Peach Drone Rug|
Armed predator drone with red body set against rusty pink field, offset with grey-bodied armed predator drones, both of which are trimmed in a saturated off-white. Field bordered in thicker knotted set of triangular shapes
|Large Medallion Drone War Rug (Loaned to Textile Museum)|
Perfect new condition. Received 2018. Excellently knotted of superb wool dyed with natural dyes.
This is one of two rugs of this design that we received, and we are keeping one for exhibition, and selling this one.
|New Condition Car Style War Rug|
New colorful Car style blue rug with bright magenta accents. Features alternating lines of tanks and helecopters in various greens, browns, blues, and pinks. Negative space is filled with smaller cars and flowers.
The main border is made of branches of flowers connected by thin brown vines. The two guard stripes (unusual for this kind of rug) have intricate similar flower patterns.
|Red White and Blue Drone Rug (first example) -First Batch|
This rug was woven in Pakistan during the summer of 2014 and it arrived in USA in November 2014. It is the first of this design we have seen, and it's related to two other rugs received at the same time, Rug #1566, and Rug #1580
Whereas rug #1580 features Predator drones, this rug features Reaper drones.
The weavers use of red, white, and blue is interesting.
|First Example of Predator Drone Rug - First Batch|
This rug features an array of Predator drones used, allegedly, in Pakistan. The drones appear armed given the long rectangels attached perpendicularly to the wings. This is the first rug of this design we have seen or received.
The quality of materials is excellent. The wool is spun by hand and the colors are vegetable dye. The rug sits flat, but there is a slight edge roll (where the wefts are a little to tight) on the top right corner.
|Blue on Blue with Red Borders War Rug featuring three types of UAV's used in Pakistan. - First Batch|
This rug is the first to show three types of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV's), or drones, apparently used in Pakistan during the past few years. This rug features the drones in their relative sizes. The Global Surveyor is a jet powered drone used in surveilance and is the largest shown. The medium sized drones are Reaper drones and the smallest shown are Predator drones.
The colors of this rug are, by all accounts,. beautiful. Ther are three colors of blue with very subtle changes between the drones and the blue field/sky.
The wool in this rug is the best quality hand spun wool from Ghazni Afghanistan, and the colors are all contemporary vegetable colors.
|Red Vegetable Dye War Rug #2|
This new war rug is in excellent condition. These vegetal dye Peshawar rugs are simply beautiful, and this war rug is no exception. This wool is hand-spun from Ghanzi in Afghanistan where only the finest of wool comes from and only dyed with all natural vegetable dyes. The wool and wash is gorgeous, the colors are rich and lush and have nice abrash, and it has very rich luster. In addition there is a nice variety of color, and the grenade border frames the rug well. The use of hand guns is not very common, and makes this rug truly stand out. The war motifs are attractively laid out throughout the composition, with a variety of images and the difference in scale, this war rug is sure to please collectors and non-collectors alike.
|Chocolate Brown Vegetable Dye War Rug|
This new war rug is in excellent condition and made with the finest of wools from Ghanzi, Afghanistan. The wool is spun entirely by hand and the dyes used to create these rich, lustrous colors are all natural, and indigenous to the area. Rarely do we ever see this gorgeous chocolate brown used, and it really makes this war rug unique, as it is not used as an accent color, but in the entire field. This fits well with the beautiful landscape of Afghanistan, rich in colors like greens and browns and reds. It is interesting that after the weavers voice was silenced by the Taliban, she emerges to tell her tale not in a covert, subtle way, but with the boldness that her story deserves after such oppression. This war rug leaves no doubt in the mind of the observer, as to what her life has been like, and what she now continues to endure.
|Beautiful Sea Green Vegetable Dye Peshawar War Rug|
This new war rug is in perfect condition. The main field color is a gorgeous sea green color, very rarely seen, especially in war rugs. The artist used all natural vegetal dyes and the wool was all spun by hand. This war rug is of the highest quality. The traditional elements of alternating rows and lush colors are juxtaposed beautifully with the contemporary images of vehicles and munitions used in war.
|Natural Dye Red Peshawar War Rug #1|
|Snowflake B52 design : Mrs. Salah|
At the Miami University Art Museum show, as I sat in the gallery, more people stopped and admired this rug than any other. It is woven by weavers who warrug.com has built a strong and supportive relationship focusing on fair trade, artistic freedom for weavers, and helping weavers grow their business.
| (exhibited at Miami University Art Museum)Vegetable Dye Handspun wool, Blue background|
Due to the vegetable dyes used on this rug, the colors have a beautiful striated tip fading pattern-- the navy blues have faded to a variety of greens and lighter blues, and the reds are striped with pinks and creams.
This rug is super soft and plush, and the colors add interest to the rows of weapons and military machinery. The border is composed of multicolored grenades on a red background.
This rug was produced by Boston rug-dealer Yala as part of their Bakarat fair trade program. Author would speculate that they were probably designed by Ron O'Calahan.
|Vegetal Dye Peshawar w/Hand Guns being Fired War Rug|
This new war rug is in excellent condition. These vegetal dye Peshawar rugs are simply beautiful, and this war rug is no exception. This wool is hand-spun and only dyed with all natural vegetable dyes. The wool and wash is gorgeous, the colors are rich and lush and have nice abrash, and it has a rich luster. In addition there is a nice variety of color, and the grenade border frames the rug well. The use of hand guns is not very common, and makes this rug truly stand out. The war motifs are attractively laid out throughout the composition, with a variety of images and the difference in scale, this war rug is sure to please collectors and non-collectors alike.
|Vegetal Dye with Grenade Border Peshawar War Rug|
These vegetal dye Peshawar rugs are simply beautiful, and this war rug is a great example. The wool and wash is gorgeous, the colors are lush and have nice abrash, and it has a rich luster. In addition there is a nice variety of color, and the dark color frames the rug well. The war motifs are attractively laid out throughout the composition.
|2002 Veg. Dye Peshawar|
This is a great rug. It is vegetal dye and hand spun wool. A miniscule percentage of this type of rug are war rugs.
|Veg Dye with AK and Birds|
In the trade this kind or rug is called a vegetal dye Peshawar. With the exception of a few small productions this style does not come with war motifs.
These rugs are modern vegetal (rug word for vegetable) dye and the wool from Ghazni and is spun by hand. These rugs are intensely washed to bring out the abrash and give the rugs a more antique look.
|Vegetable Dye Small Afghanistan War Rug|
This is an example of a type of vegetable dye rug which was common in 1999 and 2000. This rug had unusually good drawing and composition. These seem to be antique washed as seen in the very dark wool fringe. Dense wool. Nice quality. A lot of these rugs had the circular motif in the upper left.