سیمای فرش بلوچ خراسان(10)
Mihraba Taimani Rug 1 Seh Mihraba means 3 mihrabs and refers to a type of rug from Afghanistan that is usually attributed to the Taimani.
These rugs are attributed to the Shindand market area. In Oriental Rugs Volume 3 The Carpets of Afghanistan (Plate 97) Richard Parsons shows a similar rug and attributes it to the Taimani of Shindand
Color is difficult over the internet, please use the Direct Scan below for the best representation of color in this rug. This wool is very thick and shiny. It is more like sheep hair in that it is thick and straight so it reflects the flash.
Taimani Rug. Shindan Area, Afghanistan, 20th century.
Size: 3 foot by 5 foot 6 inch.
Structure: Asymmetrical knot open to the left. 9 knots per horizontal inch and 7 knots per vertical inch. 63 per square inch (976.5 per square decimeter).
Yarn Spin: Z.
Warp: 2 ply tan wool.
Weft: 2 shots brown wool.
Pile: 2 wool singles.
Ends: 1.5 inch plain weave with weft replacement and heavy crossed wefts with .5 inch warp fringe (top); 1.5 inch plain weave with weft replacement and overhand knots with .5 inch warp fringe (bottom).
Selvages: 2 cord double-looped blue, brown goat.
4.Sistan Baluch Rug C. 1920
Carpets & Rugs Sale on Thursday 14th February 2002 Lot 253
Baluchi prayer rug,
Sistan area, south east Persia about 1920,
4ft. 1in. x 3ft. 1.25m. x 0.91m. For a closely related example, see Housego, Tribal Rugs. pl.80.
Western Afghanistan Prayer Rugs
1.connected hexagon Baluch Prayer Rug C. 1860
2.Herat Ltd. Group A blue ground Timuri prayer rug c. 1850-1875
Size 2'9" x 4'2" (approximately)
Cat. No. 218
Description This rug appears to represent what writer/collector Robert Pittenger classifies as a Group A blue ground prayer rug. Pittenger opines that these examples are probably older than comparable blue ground examples and are more likely to be Timuri in origin. The wefts of this tree-of-life prayer rug are tan or light brown. The selvedges are worn and substantially re-cast. However, portions of the original have survived. The original is in a blue/reddish-brown checkerboard design. Dimensions, although not square, are not overly rectangular. The surviving flat woven end panels, top and bottom, employ a weft-float technique.
Condition: Fair. There are areas of wear and/or oxidation. There is a patch repair (2 x 3 cm) in the border. There is blue backing on a 5 x 6 cm hole in field. The wool pile is extremely soft. The handle of the rug is very supple.
Structure Warps: wool, undyed, light brown, ivory
2 strands, Z-spun, S-plied
Wefts: wool, undyed shades of brown
Knots: asymmetrical, inclined to the left
Sides: most is not original and has been re-cast in light brown wool or is in need ot repair. there are, however, areas of apparent original selvedge woven "checkboard" style in dark blue and brown.
Ends: approximately 2 inches of the original brocaded ends intact and in good state of preservation.
3.The Gallery Persia Baluch Timuri prayer rug 2nd Half 19th C
Description : Timuri Prayer Rug
Origin : West Afganistan
Size : 1.22 m * 0.97 m
4'0" * 3'2"
Circa : 2nd Half 19th Cent
Comment : An Outstanding Example
Gordon MacDonald's Gallery Persia
4.The Hazara Gallery Baluch Timuri Prayer Rug 2nd half 19th C
5.The Hazara Gallery
Baluch Timuri Prayer Rug C. 1900
6.The Hort Baluch Timuri prayer rug C. 1850
Guide to Baluch Rugs1880-1899
Size 2'10" x 5'2"
Cat. No. 216
Description In this rug one sees familiar elements of the Baluch design vocabulary rendered in a primitive fashion suggestive of a nomadic setting. Three Baluch-style trees divide the field vertically. Reciprocal animal or bird heads rather than the more common sectioned leaves populate the trees. Three rows of white flower heads or "nectarine" blossoms provide balance and stability to the field composition. The ground color has a brownish-red tonality reminiscent of a shade one sees in certain Turkmen weavings. Three abrashed areas transverse the rug.
Condition: Very Good. There are isolated areas of slight wear otherwise the pile is full. End kilims, top and bottom, are intact and in good condition. Four cord selvedges are overcast with lamb wool and small amounts of what appears to be camel hair.
Structure Warps: wool, undyed, ivory, brown, brown and ivory plied together.
2 strands, Z-spun, S-plied
Wefts: wool, undyed, varied shades of brown.
Knots: asymmetrical inclined to the left
Sides: four-cord selvedge. over-cast, figure-8 style in wool and animal hair.
Ends: kilims at both top and bottom intact and in good state of preservation.