Purchased in eastern Afghanistan. Newer rug. Bazaar vender creates design and has weaver in the north who make the rugs. It appears to have a cotton thread base and will hand tied knots. The size is 3'9" by 6"4".
Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry. Your rug is an Afghan Tribal rug in the Kilim tradition. It is handwoven in a flatweave method out of dyed wool, and it is in good condition. The design on the field of the rug includes a Yildiz or star, which symbolizes happiness. Based on recent price realizations for rugs similar to yours, in age, style, and design, a fair market estimate would be between 200 and 500 US dollars.