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Mokhari Rug, East Afghanistan, circa 1900(?), approx 3'6" x 5'3"

Such rugs were first discussed in HALI 100 in an article about sleeping rugs from all over the world, written by John Wertime.  ...
Mokhari Rug, East Afghanistan, circa 1900(?), approx 3'6" x 5'3"

Such rugs were first discussed in HALI 100 in an article about sleeping rugs from all over the world, written by John Wertime.  ...
Mokhari Rug, East Afghanistan, circa 1900(?), approx 3'6" x 5'3"

Such rugs were first discussed in HALI 100 in an article about sleeping rugs from all over the world, written by John Wertime.  ...
Mokhari Rug, East Afghanistan, circa 1900(?), approx 3'6" x 5'3"

Such rugs were first discussed in HALI 100 in an article about sleeping rugs from all over the world, written by John Wertime.  ...
Mokhari Rug, East Afghanistan, circa 1900(?), approx 3'6" x 5'3"

Such rugs were first discussed in hali 100 in an article about sleeping rugs from all over the world, written by John Wertime. This tradition of rugs on which to sleep or site, presumably in colder climes, is a long one as well as widespread. One finds such rugs in Uzbekistan and Tibet as well as Turkey. Curiously, the knotting technique is similar to that found in Tibetan rugs, consisting of the senneh loop with multiple sheds of multi colored wefting. The design, apparently, is one confined to the rugs of this group and is really not seen elsewhere. Similar rustic versions of large blocks of color are seen in the Anatolian tulu (sleeping) rugs but without the codification of design seen here. The attribution is one not found in any book anywhere, but one based upon identifying the flat woven ends as the same weave, palette and technique seen in larger kilims which appeared in the bazaars of Asia at one time. Called “Mokhari” in the Afghan marketplace, the word refers to a marketplace in which the rugs and kilims must have appeared at one time, located between Kandahar and Ghazni in se Afghanistan.

The condition is good, with no holes with just one repair in the kilim end (see detail photo). There is some wear, that must have been the result of a corrosive dye, but the multi colored warps that are now exposed adds another dimension to the appearance and cannot be considered a detracting feature at all. The colors are all derived from natural dyes of extremely good quality.

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