Parachute Medallion War Rug
Gund Gallery at Kenyon College - 2017-05-26
Denison Museum, - 2008-02-15
|ID# 1137||Date: 2007|| - ||Size 43 x 68 inches
(109 X173 cm)
10 h X 11
|Origin: Pakistan||Style:Peshawar - Kabul - Hand spun||Tribe: Turkman|
|This Project Empowerment rug features interesting artistically arranged war imagery. Daisy Cutter bombs are arranged in the center like a medallion with different rifles (enfield 303s, AK 74s) and bicycles (why?) jutting from the top and bottom. To the sides of the medallion sit some sort of bazooka, some grenades, and some sort of landmine. Above and below the medallions and rifles sit big red landmines, and in each corner sits some sort of stealth aircraft.
The border consists of three smaller sections, one made of landmines, another of pickup trucks with mounted weapons, and finally one made from artillery shells. The rug is dated on the top and bottom centers of the border.
Everything in this rug appears to be some sort of war motif, aside from maybe the bicycles.
|Wool: Dry and very dense ||Sheen: Velvet || Handle: Stiff but flexible ||Selvedge: 7 cord light blue flat weave, edge roll on top end.|
|Fringe: Blue plain weave ||Pile: 6mm||Warp: Cotton thread ||Weft: White cotton thread |
|Warp Depression:Fully depressed |