- Museum number
Woven Afghan war rug with a brown background, two decorative borders in brown and navy blue and beige tassels. Shades of burgundy, navy blue, grey and white used throughout. The rug features five niches and five buildings with minarets at the top which suggests that this rug may have been used as a prayer-carpet. The two large central motifs appear to be stylised vases with flowers with images of teapots above. Grey and blue tanks frame the main design.
- Production date
Length: 151 centimetres (incl. tassels)
Width: 99 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Rugs such as this one are sometimes referred to as 'panj' (five) war rugs because of the five niches (mihrabs) at the top.The two vases may represent ablution vessels and this rug may have served as a prayer rug.
- Not on display
- Fair. Has had repairs carried out in the past.
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Part of a collection donated on 4 April 2010 when they were placed on deposit (Deposit no: 789).
- Middle East
- Registration number