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Show title: Tanks, Helicopters, Guns and Grenades: the Afghan War Rugs of the 1980s-2007


Curator: Natalie Marsh


Symposium:"Sept. 20 symposium to discuss war rugs 09/14/2007 A War Rug Symposium will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, in room 100 art building. The event is part of programming for the Miami University Art Museum exhibition, "Tanks, Helicopters, Guns and Grenades: the Afghan War Rugs of the 1980s-2007." Keynote speaker for the symposium is Christopher Kremmer, author of The Carpet Wars: From Kabul to Baghdad. The book looks at the history of wars and occupations in Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, India, Pakistan and former Soviet "stans"; the rug industry and the role of war rugs during periods of conflict; and the cultural impact on the people of the region. Additional panelists include: Ariel Zeitlin Cooke, editor of Weavings of War: Fabrics of Memory; Thomas E. Gouttierre, director, Center for Afghanistan Studies, University of Nebraska, Omaha; and Miami faculty Homayun Sidky, anthropology and Daniel Prior, history. "
Blog post with installation shots of most of the rugs


Opened 2007-09-07 Closed 2007-12-15

War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 1,
Older Map Afghan War Rug (Listed as rug 1021 in Miami U show),
74 x 99 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 16,
ALSO RUG 1013 Red Cicatu Afghan War Rug also 1013,
99 x 183 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 29,
Paghman Lake Monument 1984 (listed as 1017 in Miami U show),
87 x 132 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 34,
(temporarily 779, but no more) Banana Afghan War Rug (aka 779),
122 x 213 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 49,
IN Pictorial War Rugs book(exhibited at Miami University Art Museum)Vertical Herati Pictorial, Large Afghan War Rug (listed as 1402 in Miami U show),
124 x 213 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 60,
Armored Column & Mosque War Rug (light foreground),
89 x 127 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 74,
All-over Airplanes with Lion Border,
109 x 175 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 78,
Two Ewer Zakini.,
107 x 198 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 109,
World Trade Center #2,
61 x 81 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 137,
Mario Brothers Horseman Rug Also rug ID # 57 ,
104 x 180 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 272,
1990 Dated Prayer War Rug w/Afghan Map,
81 x 127 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 288,
Abstract WTC 9/11 Afghan War Rug #2,
61 x 74 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 353,
Pictorial Taimani Beluch War Rug,
109 x 183 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 387,
Swordsman Riding Green Lion in Corner,
190 x 292 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 389,
4 Niche Prayer Rug - ZPU 4,
198 x 297 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 395,
Buried Land Mines War Rug,
84 x 124 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 405,
Alexander the Great Citadel Prayer War Rug with Three Helicopters,
84 x 124 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 424,
Green Soviet Exodus,
63 x 81 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 451,
DO NOT TOUCH War Rug (exhibited at Miami University Art Museum),
99 x 201 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 490,
(exhibited at Miami University Art Museum)Blue Tank War Rug with Women in Burqas,
101 x 193 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 517,
5 Tanks Brown,
104 x 155 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 534,
4 Ducks and 2 Palaces Tower at Jam War Rug,
87 x 132 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 536,
Blue War Rug with Women, Birds, and Small Tanks,
87 x 140 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 544,
Four E.T. War Rug,
89 x 145 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 553,
World Trade Center War Rugs,
61 x 81 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 555,
War on Terror War Carpet,
63 x 81 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 623,
Small Red War Rug #623,
63 x 81 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 750,
Red Washed Sofreh,
124 x 124 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 751,
Map and Landscape with Lion/Deer,
96 x 150 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 752,
7 Ewer, Blues and Golds, Mid 1990s,
122 x 201 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 753,
Four Bird Pattern with Green Horses,
112 x 203 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 754,
Two Figure Banana Rug,
107 x 193 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 755,
Chechen War Rug,
173 x 175 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 756,
Original Baghlani,
99 x 193 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 758,
Red Rug with Cruise/Ballistic Missile,
114 x 183 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 760,
Soviet Exodus Rug,
61 x 1554 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 761,
Miami U British flag Tora Bora rug,
61 x 84 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 762,
Orange, Red, and Blue Big Rifle War Rug,
122 x 183 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 763,
Red Baluchi War Rug with Grenades ,
117 x 201 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 764,
RPG Red Afghan War Rug. Classic!,
101 x 155 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 765,
Vegetable Dye Handspun wool AFghan War Rug,
109 x 165 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 766,
Chobi Beljik wool red rug,
61 x 77 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 767,
Dragon Ali Kwaja,
198 x 290 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 771,
Kharghai Soviet Exodus,
71 x 101 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 772,
(exhibited at Miami University Art Museum) NFS WRONG PHOTOS,
89 x 66 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 773,
Green Najibullah Rug,
61 x 76 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 774,
(exhibited at Miami University Art Museum)Soviet Hand, Red Ground,
69 x 87 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 778,
Taliban Era Mashad Style World Map Rug,
127 x 178 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 779,
Herat Mosque with Armor,
84 x 137 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 789,
Dostum Standing,
61 x 71 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 796,
Woman on Lion in Corner (Nigel Selection),
188 x 290 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 803,
(Denison University Art Museum) Ma'sud with Silk Foundation,
59 x 84 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 891,
War Torba,
44 x 68 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 894,
Old Red Rug: Two figures pre 1989,
56 x 83 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 897,
(exhibited at Miami University Art Museum) Brown (washed) Saph (Runner Dimension Prayer Rug),
81 x 353 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 899,
Pictorial War Rug with Finely Drawn Planes and Helicopters,
122 x 180 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 900,
Armor Border Prayer Rug,
76 x 141 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 916,
Late 1980's Landscape,
74 x 122 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 921,
F16 Rug with Floral Design,
118 x 203 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 923,
Kabul City Scene from Airport,
87 x 124 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 943,
Very Fine Rug with Band Imagery,
87 x 148 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 948,
(listed as 775 in Miami U show) Full View Minaret at Jam war rug,
198 x 297 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 957,
Prayer War Rug,
87 x 144 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 959,
In Pictorial War Rug's Book(exhibited at Miami University Art Museum)(Similar but washed rug shown at Canada's textile museum) Specular Mosque Rug with Vehicle Border,
127 x 175 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 985,
Progenitor Baghlani War Rug with Autumnal ColoRS,
92 x 183 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 988,
Hamid Karzai Rug,
59 x 69 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 1012,
109 x 203 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 1016,
Motorcycle War Rug with Horsemen,
112 x 193 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 1070,
MIG War Rug,
81 x 142 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 1071,
Bomb Falling on Column War Rug,
94 x 130 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 1074,
Massoud Wagireh (weavers sample) Rug with Afghan Map,
74 x 96 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 1093,
15th Century Queen Gowhar Shad Mausoleum and Minarets,
101 x 201 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 1105,
Airplane Snowflake Rug with Cluster Bombs and Food Packages (Formerly ID #768),
69 x 305 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 1133,
Large Four Map Rug -,
201 x 322 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 1303,
Signed, Dated 1991 Extremely Fine War Rug,
91 x 137 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 1308,
Amman Ullah Khan Rug with Silk,
84 x 142 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 1380,
Friendship Flat Weave (Exhibited at Miami University),
127 x 193 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 1382,
Devils Head War Rug,
99 x 152 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 1386,
Turkmen Sumac (exhibited at Miami University Art Museum) Formerly 26. ,
112 x 173 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 1393,
Double Prayer Rug,
119 x 203 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 1401,
Old Herati Mosque (size approximate),
81 x 140 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 1402,
Dostum on Cell Phone at Desk with Land Line,
61 x 87 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 1421,
Green Amman Ullah Khan Rug,
91 x 148 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 1423,
(exhibited at Miami University Art Museum)Tan Large War Rug (was tagged 2040 at miami u show),
170 x 275 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 2003,
Diamond Shaped Medallion Herati War Rug,
114 x 185 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 2017,
Horsemen and Tanks (size approximate),
112 x 208 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 6000,
Small Medallion Rug (Kowdani),
0 x 0 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 10010,
Shanama War Rug about April 1979 Uprising in Heart,
137 x 239 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 10122,
Amman Ullah Khan,
0 x 0 cm