Style: Red Afghan
Dated: Mid/Late 20th C
Hand Knotted 100% Wool Pile
Length: 150 cms / 4.9 feet
Width: 104 cms / 3.4 feet
A typical Afghan rug, knotted on a foundation of wool and cattle hair. The pile is wool and the knotting Senneh whilst the colour a beautiful red, and the wool lustrous. The three octagons or gul are a very dark blue, verging on black. 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. The intricate five-banded border finishes the piece.
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.