Kharghai Soviet Exodus
Miami University Art Museum - 2007-09-07
Gund Gallery at Kenyon College - 2017-05-26
|ID# 771||Date: 1990s|| - ||Size 28 x 40 inches
(71 X101 cm)
8 h X 9
|Origin: Pakistan||Style:Soviet Exodus||Tribe: Uzbek|
|A Navy blue sihouette of Afghanistan sits off-center in the field with depictions of tanks, helecopters, grenades, and mines within and the words "AFGHANISTAN KABUL" in brown writing. A slightly off-center red chevron holds tanks 'leaving' Afghanistan, symbolizing the Soviet retreat from the country. The rest of the negative space is comprised of the same variety of weaponry and military vehicles. A large blue-and-red rifle sits in the bottom right corner of the rug.
The border is comprised of blue triangular shapes with pitchfork-like structures erupting from the top on a red background.
|Wool: Thick, dense, dry. ||Sheen: Blue and red are shinier than the tan. || Handle: Medium floppy ||Selvedge: Flat selvege, light brown wool.|
|Fringe: 3/4in light brown plain weave. ||Pile: 7mm||Warp: Light brown and white spun cotton thread ||Weft: Black cotton thread |