Taimani long pile rug central Afghanistan circa 1940
Taimani bedding rugs do not come into the market very often. I've had a keen eye on these "Taimani's" for years and my obsession with rugs started with wanting to find out more about this exact group of rugs. Two piece "bedding rugs" from Central Afghanistan, Ghowr Province to the Hazarajat - Oruzgan Province - the Hindu Kush. The first one of these which I collected is entirely different, more like a "Baluch" two piece bedding rug with Baluchi "stars" as a border, not the usual border for a "Taimani". Excluding this Taimani and the Baluch all others appear to have the same attributes.
Examples from the late 19th Century had deep saturated colours, deep bottle greens and indigo. By the 1950's the quality had deteriorated. The early "Taimani's" are rare and in every respect unique rugs - all natural dyes, thick plush pile of the finest wool.
I'll be posting images of other two piece bedding rugs from this group.
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