Ersari Mafrash Rugs
Central Asian Carpet
Southeast Turkestan, circa 1880.
Warp: wool, Z2S, natural ivory and brown.
Weft: wool, Z2S, natural light brown.
Pile: wool asymmetrical knot open to the left.
Density: 8-9H, 10-12V.
Sides: 1 cord of 4 warps wrapped in red wool.
Ends: remnants of stripped kelim, warp fringe.
Size: Approximately 2 ft. 9 in. by 1 ft. 9 in. (0.84 m. by 0.53m.)
Colors: purple brown, madder, indigo, blue green, saffron, ivory, natural brown.