Burqa Clad Women Disguised as Airplanes
Denison Museum, - 2008-02-15
Bannister Gallery at Rhode Island College - 2002-10-04
|ID# 792||Date: 1980s|| - ||Size 45 x 76 inches
(115 X193 cm)
12 h X 10
|Origin: Afghanistan||Style:Golden Border War Rugs (without ewers)||Tribe: Zakini|
|This rug is an excellent argument for the figures on the top and bottom being women in burkas. The shape is not unlike airplane motifs, but some of these have two definite eyes. These figures contextualize the war in a way not seen often in rugs. This rug places people emotional reaction in the context of the wars.
The composition of this rug is beautiful. The two tanks function like irregular medallions. The strong pattern of Kalashnikovs and grenades in the field are beautiful. The small size of the guns and grenades are effectively juxtaposed with the larger form of the tanks, as well as the medium sized mechanized armor motifs in the border.
The neon green and red accents work with the gold, pink, blues, and browns against the dark blue field to produce a colorful rug.
|Wool: Soft, fine ||Sheen: Very shiny and lustrous || Handle: Very floppy ||Selvedge: Dark brown tightly braided goat hair with good coverage|
|Fringe: No kilim, grey cotton thread persian closure. ||Pile: 5mm||Warp: Naturally colored wool||Weft: Double grey cotton thread |