Nomaden Teppich, Zürich. Vintage afghan Soumak runner, corridor, long and narrow rug, mushwani

Vintage Runner Soumak


Long runner soumak rug from Afghanistan


This long and narrow piece is a Mushwani rug. It is the product of a standard commercial activity for this Afghan tribe. However, this piece is a special one, without the customary hand-knotted part. This particular piece is a really fine work, featuring numerous delicately embroidered details in very pleasant violet/bright magenta tones. 


COUNTRY: Afghanistan

DATE OF PRODUCTION: Late 20th century

MATERIALS: Hand-woven, embroidered; wool

CONDITION: Good, some slight weakness in the fringes, clean

WIDTH: 66 to 71 cm

LENGTH: 335 cm