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Prayer War Rug with Four Helicopters and Two Bombers

Exhibited at:
Denison Museum, - 2008-02-15
ID# 406Date: 1980's acquired late 90's - Size 33 x 54 inches
(84 X137 cm)
Knots/Inch:
8 h X 9
Origin: AfghanistanStyle:Prayer War RugsTribe: Taimani
This rug is a Taimani Baluch rug from south western Afghanistan. This is a prayer rug, which is represented in the two sets of two towers. Each set of two towers is joined at a blunted crest of arches, typical of prayer rugs. What sets this prayer rugs apart from hundreds of others are the airplanes and helicopters floating above the towers.
This incredible art work was woven in South-western Afghanistan by a woman of Taimani Baluch descent. It is a functional piece of art, as she juxtaposes the traditional directional carpet with contemporary images from her current existence. Among the images of the towers and the crest of arches that would be used to point towards Mecca during prayer, we can see the reality of life during what should be peaceful reflection interrupted by her clear expression of noise in her war torn nation. This devout Muslim woman, in her attempt to create a magnificent piece in which to use for prayer, cannot ignore the planes and helicopters as they fly over head. Why would this artist risk death by the Taliban to preserve her art? Why is it of great importance? This brave artist points out with only pure alacrity that in spite of ones circumstances her faith and beliefs must live on. This lustrous art tells of an example of great perseverance.
Wool: Excellent brown undyed wool in the field. This wool is uniquely lustrous and soft. Sheen: The sheen on this war rug is glossy and beautiful. Handle: Floppy Selvedge: Two cord goat hair
Fringe: Short fringe, Persian closure Pile: 5mmWarp: Natural woolWeft: Double brown wool
Warp Depression:minimal to 30 degrees
For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet

For sale: Afghan War Rug or Conflict Carpet