Artist/Designer; Manufacturer: see Additional Information/Description
Marking(s); notes: circa 1970s
Country of origin; materials: Afghanistan; wool
Dimensions (H, W, D): 54"l, 33"w (Note: Dimensions of rugs are approximate and have been rounded to the nearest inch.)
Additional Information: Early Afghan War Rug is an unusual and rare example of Baluch mixed technique weaving with knotted pile on plain weave. Few examples are publicly available in the current day. The rug was used for many museum lectures and exhibitions during its time in the Sun Bow collection. Provenance: Personal collection of Saul Barodofsky, a retired expert in Turkish arts and culture. For over thirty years, his import firm Sun Bow Trading Co. provided most of the rugs sold in The Mezzanine Gallery Shop at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. In addition to running Sun Bow Trading from 1977 to 2018, Mr. Barodofsky's professional career included personally selecting rugs and artifacts for major US collections and co-founding an educational site on collectible weavings. Ages and origins of rugs are provided by the consignor, with our gratitude for their time and expertise.
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very good, minor wear consistent with age and light use