Abstract WTC 9/11 Afghan War Rug #2
Miami University Art Museum - 2007-09-07
Gund Gallery at Kenyon College - 2017-05-26
|ID# 288||Date: 2002|| - ||Size 24 x 29 inches
(61 X74 cm)
11 h X 15
|Origin: Afghanistan||Style:Abstract WTC War Rugs||Tribe: Turkman|
|The condition of this new Afghan war rug is excellent. This type of rug is a different take on the World Trade Center Afghan war rug. The first rug of this type we saw was this rug. We thought it was an anomaly but we recently discovered several more. This rug also includes flags which some of this style of Afghan war rug does not contain. They are very interesting. The simplified approach to the drawing of the twin towers to moderates the tone of the rug, making it less dramatic. Not to say that the tail of a plane sticking out of the building doesn't bring back memories.|
This rug has different text than most World Trade Center rugs. This rug mentions New York by name, and also has the ""Rout of Terrorism"" text.
This style of rug, with the Soviet story not WTC motifs, was woven in Peshawar before the fall of the Taliban. After the US toppled the Taliban regime these weavers returned to their native homes in Afghanistan and began weaving these rugs.
This rug features a very strange depiction of the attacks on the World Trade Center. The towers are shown in isometric view with only one 'explosion' visible on the left-hand tower. The right tower shows no damage, however where the points of impact usually would have been, the grid of the windows is strangely warped. The left tower shows this same warping on its left side, with a 'cube' of fire off to the left. A plump plane is shown entering the left tower, almost as if it's entering a firey portal. Another plane is also shown flying towards the left tower. Both planes look almost bird-like.
|Wool: Very good. ||Sheen: Good || Handle: Firm ||Selvedge: Two cord navy wool overcast|
|Fringe: Persian closure, fringe. ||Pile: 6mm wool||Warp: White cotton||Weft: Dark brown wool.|
|Warp Depression:Full warp depression|