|Pineapple Mine War Rug|
New production rug
|Red Baluchi War Rug with Grenades |
This classic Zakini rug features two brightly colored large geometric medallions filled with small weapons and motifs on an unusual red background. The wool quality leads us to believe that this is a rug woven by a Zakini refugee in Pakistan. Several blue and orange grenades and small motifs fill out the rest of the field.
The border consists of four smaller guard stripes, two of flowers and two of a 'braided' rope texture.
The orange kilim and fringe in this rug is unique-- it actually continues through the rug to create the selvedge.
|Floral Medallion with Checkered colors Zakini Baluch War Rug with Two Helicopters|
This older rug is in good condition. There are two caveats to this. First, the color of the face of the rug has changed. On the back the field color is deep blue, but on the front is has faded to a deep charcoal blue. Secondly, it has a repair that is roughly 3x4 inches. The repair is well done.
This is a rare pattern. The colors are very nice. It is desirable how the two helicopters are hidden in the design.
|Incomplete inventory: Red and Green Checkered with wheeled Helicopters|
This rug has a nice, even pile. Its color palette is earthy, and the green has faded to olive. Pile has medium oxidation of color. There is an allover tip fading which attractively softens color. There is a quarter inch hole on the bottom border (see pictures). The main field motifs use a two color alternating knot coloration. A red knot has a green knot on either side and above and below. This technique softens overall coloration nicely. The field color is a very dark Prussian blue. The cream colored outlines unify the design.
|Speckled Blue and Tan Afghan War Rug|
This rug features an unusual speckled blue and tan center. The X forms in the middle are vividly colored. The X uses 6 colors gradating between sage green and burnt sienna. The use of understated war motifs is very nice, as is the Herati border. The overall color scheme is good.