|Type:||For the Floor|
|Place Made:||Asia: Central Asia, Afghanistan|
|People:||Kazakh or Hazara|
|Period:||Early 21st century|
|Dimensions:||L 320 cm x W 180 cm|
|Techniques:||Warp-faced; warp-float; hand-sewn; fringed|
|Credit:||Gift of Max Allen|
This rug is sewn from narrow bands woven in warp-float and warp-faced technique. The nomads found it convenient to assemble large items from bands, since a simple horizontal strip loom was easy to put together when necessary and dismantle when migrating to another camp. Bands woven from wool and cotton were cut into sections, sewn together, and embellished around the perimeter with narrower bands of contrasting colours. The Kirghiz and Kazakh used flat-woven rugs made from bands as floor coverings, wall hangings and horse blankets.