This is a beautiful 4 Helicopter,
3 Tank, 4 Machine Guns War Rug created in the Afghanistan
tradition - surrounded by bullets in multi-colors. The thick wool
war rug is a bright and vibrant red color.
This rug is valued at $325.00 and was donated to
the United We Read program by www.warrug.com.
Origin of these rugs has been traced
to refugee camps in either Iran or Pakistan, or Afghanistan
itself, based on details of their construction or from details of
weaponry that fit a specific theater of combat. To
the women of Afghanistan the rugs have become a way to make their
voices heard and to communicate to the rest of the world what they
live with everyday.
Although Afghan women have created rugs for centruies,
this new category of rugs has been termed âwar rugsâ and has sparked
an underground movement in the art world. Many collectors see the
rugs not only as art, but also as historical documents and a
testament to the times.
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