Style: Red Afghan
Dated: Mid/Late 20th C
Hand Knotted 100% Wool Pile
Length: 193 cms / 6.3 feet
Width: 150 cms / 4.9 feet
A typical Afghan rug, knotted on a foundation of wool and cattle hair. The field having eight blue black octagonal guls with stylized flower motifs throughout. The border is interesting, made up of three parts is varies from a lozenge pattern to a basket weave and then to the traditional flower border to finish.
The pile is wool and the knotting Senneh whilst the colour a beautiful red, and the wool lustrous. The guls placed in rows nearly touching (meaning they are coined as elephant’s feet), tend to be a great deal bigger than in Yomud and Tekke rugs. The design of the gul, which has a quartering of two light, and two dark patches, is filled with a cloverleaf pattern.
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, with this example being no different.