Colonol Jeff W. Boucher, Alexandria, Virginia; given to Indianapolis Museum of Art (1996).
Rugs of this size were woven for tribal leaders or other important people for ceremonial or presentation purposes. They were also woven for sale in the market.
Known in the trade as Yaqub-Khani, they all have a similar field design of vertical rectangular motifs with elaborate serrated borders, with at least one of them highlighted in white. The major border shows a standard design of triangles and white squares.