Current Location:
Vertical Shelving (VS) -> Section 07 (VS)
Location Notes:
IDC; Vertical Storage; On Top of Section 07

Afghan Carpet

Artwork
Identifier:
2018.41.80
Credit:
Gift of Jim and Virgina Goode
Medium:
Kilim (flat weave) Woven Wool with Natural Dies.
Date:
circa 1920
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 64" Width: 95"
Description:
Rectangular woven rug with a geometric design in mostly shades of orange, blue, brown and tan with black accents.
Historical Context:
Carpets, both beautiful and functional, cover the floors of most homes. People sit on them, eat sitting on them, and sleep on them as well. On entering a home, everyone removes his/her shoes. Designs are associated with specific regions or towns. Quality of thread, intricacy of pattern, tightness of weaving and age help determine value.