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Qala-i-nau Kilim - Old


Unique rug as depicted in photograph, non-repeatable one-off design with the individual irregularities and variety associated with a handmade ethnic rug.

This one is a special rug, an old original one. It has been woven in 2 sections and then joined, probably to allow a wider rug to be made on a narrow loom.

Approximately 8'1" x 3'3"
Qala-i-Nau, the capital of Badghis Province in western Afghanistan, north of Herat. Qala-i-Nau is Hazara for castle in a gully or narrow valley. In western Afghanistan. Herat was historically one of the greatest artistic centers in the Middle East, and it continues to be a thriving center of the arts in the modern world. This rug has deep sutble colours of brown, granite, madder red and camel, 100% wool. All Soumak have geometric pattern with many tribal motifs all around and are excellent with contemporary, traditional and modern decors.The rugs are made by the nomadic or semi-nomadic tribes.

Length x Width: 248 cm x 100 cm