original, some moth damages,
|Materiaal:||Wol op katoen|
Antique Afghan Adraskand rug in original condition. The rug is in traditional colors of red, white and brown shade. The rug is prayer. Condition is original, has some moth damages. The rug is quite thin and light.
The Shindand or Adraskand rug is one of the most sought-after types of Afghan carpets. Named after the people who make them, these wool rugs are quite exotic and very similar to Oriental rugs. Most Afghan rugs only feature geometric designs because Islamic traditions prohibit the portrayal of likenesses of animals and humans. Shindand rugs come from Herat in Northwestern Afghanistan.At present, it is very hard to sort out which ‘Afghan’ rugs are actually made in Afghanistan, and which are made in Pakistan by Afghan refugees. At least a million Afghans, including hundreds of thousands of rug-weavers, fled Afghanistan during its war with the Soviet Union and subsequent civil war, settling especially in Pakistan and Iran.
The quintessential Afghan carpet of the past fifty years is a wool-on-wool product with a repeated octagonal figure (often inaccurately called elephant’s foot) on a red field. In the trade it is called simply Afghan or Dulatabad. Afghans are made by Turkmen weavers in northern Afghanistan. A hundred years ago the guls (as the octagonal figures are properly called) were large — often 16 inches wide in bigger rugs. Guls have become smaller over the years until today they most often are no more than several inches across. As the guls have shrunk, so has the range of colors in the rugs. Today most Afghans contain only two colors: a rather bright red and a blue so deep that it looks black. Still, Afghans have survived because they are basically so appealing.
-condition: original, some moth damages,
-size: 2,7' x 3,7' ( 82cm x 115cm ),
-country of origin: Afghanistan,
-background colors: red, white, brown.
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