Antique Afghan Rug, Country of Origin: Afghanistan, Circa date: Early 20th Century – Crafted in the early 20th century, this elaborate Antique Afghanistan Carpet is, in actuality, an old tent band. This Afghan tent band is a decorative relic of an ancient semi-nomadic culture. Decorated with auspicious double-ram’s horn protection symbols, this Afghan tribal trapping was a functional and beautiful decorative piece. Woven in a long, narrow format, this splendid tent band features an endless series of intricate symbolic figures set over a background of decorative stripes. These elaborate woven patterns are rendered in alternating colors captured from the limited color palette, which includes brick reds and woolly browns paired with crisp white accents. This exquisite antique Afghan tent band is a remarkable artistic achievement with a congruent and amazingly detailed repeating pattern woven in an extraordinarily long and narrow format.