Style: Red Afghan
Dated: Mid/Late 20th C
Hand Knotted 100% Wool Pile
Length: 119 cms / 3.9 feet
Width: 77 cms / 2.5 feet
The piece dyed in midnight blue, several shades of red and with a white accent; which lifts the piece to the eyes from the floor on which it sits. The central field made up of two large running dog lozenges whilst the double ruled border is filled with yet smaller lozenges, finishing with the outer border in a twist pattern.
A typical Afghan rug in construction, knotted on a foundation of wool and cattle hair. The pile is wool, the knotting Senneh and the wool lustrous.
Red Afghan rugs have been around for centuries and the red colouring is never changed due to old traditions dying hard; most weavers are very superstitious and believe a change of colour would bring bad luck.
Afghan rugs provide excellent value for money and can provide warmth to the coldest of rooms.