Rug, Northern Afghanistan,Circa 1900. 3 foot 8 inches by 7 foot
9inches. (Not including fringe)
Structure: Symmetric knot. 6 knots per horizontal
inch and 4 knots per vertical inch. 24 per square inch (372 per square
decimeter) Not depressed.
Yarn Spin: Z.
Warp: 2 ply wool brown or 2 ply 1 wool 1 cotton
(both the wool and the cotton are hand spun).
Weft: 2 ply wool, brown.
Selvage: 4 cord wrapped in brown wool.
Ends: plain weave and twining with warp fringe.
Provenance: From the collection of a prominent
American Collector/Expert. (This piece was originally sold by me but
the bidder never honored his bid. I later resold it
and it is now in the collection of the distinguished Washington DC area
diplomat and rug collector, W. Kenneth Thompson )