Map Foreground WTC Rug
21 Items - 0000-00-00
John Jay College of Criminal Justice, President's Gallery
Denison Museum, - 2008-02-15
|ID# 2101||Date: 2002|| - ||Size 24 x 32 inches
(61 X81 cm)
13 h X 14
|Origin: Afghanistan||Style:World Trade Center Flag Banner War Rugs||Tribe: Turkman|
|A straight-forward and heavily propaganda influenced depiction of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center. The World Trade Center is depicted with flames erupting from the points of impact with the two planes approaching the towers. An outline of the country of Afghanistan sits in front of the towers with depictions of trucks on a hill with jets deploying bombs flying above.
Below the scene sits an aircraft carrier deploying jets and a missile (labeled 'MSILE').
A popular image in propaganda, an American flag is displayed next to the flag of Afghanistan with a dove with an olive branch flying between them. Unusually, this banner is at the bottom of the rug as opposed to in front of the towers.
|Wool: Thick, dense, and dry. ||Sheen: Velvet || Handle: Medium floppy. ||Selvedge: Braided navy blue flat braided.
|Fringe: 1/2in naturally colored plain weave with a brown and red weft brocade. ||Pile: 6mm||Warp: 1in long naturally colored cotton thread, knotted at base||Weft: Black cotton thread|