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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

Older Map Afghan War Rug (Listed as rug 1021 in Miami U show)
1

ALSO RUG 1013 Red Cicatu Afghan War Rug also 1013
16

Paghman Lake Monument 1984 (listed as 1017 in Miami U show)
29

(temporarily 779, but no more) Banana  Afghan War Rug (aka 779)
34

 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)
49

Armored Column & Mosque War Rug (light foreground)
60

All-over Airplanes with Lion Border
74

Two Ewer Zakini.
78

World Trade Center #2
109

Mario Brothers Horseman Rug Also rug ID # 57
137

1990 Dated Prayer War Rug w/Afghan Map
272

Abstract WTC 9/11 Afghan War Rug #2
288

Pictorial Taimani Beluch War Rug
353

Swordsman Riding Green Lion in Corner
387

4 Niche Prayer Rug - ZPU 4
389

Buried Land Mines War Rug
395

Alexander the Great Citadel Prayer War Rug with Three Helicopters
405

Green Soviet Exodus
424

DO NOT TOUCH War Rug  (exhibited at Miami University Art Museum)
451

 (exhibited at Miami University Art Museum)Blue Tank War Rug with Women in Burqas
490

5 Tanks Brown
517

4 Ducks and 2 Palaces Tower at Jam War Rug
534

Blue War Rug with Women, Birds, and Small Tanks
536

Four E.T. War Rug
544

World Trade Center War Rugs
553

War on Terror War Carpet
555

Small Red War Rug #623
623

Red Washed Sofreh
750

Map and Landscape with Lion/Deer
751

7 Ewer, Blues and Golds, Mid 1990s
752

Four Bird Pattern with Green Horses
753

Two Figure Banana Rug
754

Chechen War Rug
755

Original Baghlani
756

Red Rug with Cruise/Ballistic Missile
758

Soviet Exodus Rug
760

Miami U British flag Tora Bora rug
761

Orange, Red, and Blue Big Rifle War Rug
762

Red Baluchi War Rug with Grenades
763

RPG Red Afghan War Rug. Classic!
764

Vegetable Dye Handspun wool AFghan War Rug
765

Chobi Beljik wool red rug
766

Dragon Ali Kwaja
767

Kharghai Soviet Exodus
771

 (exhibited at Miami University Art Museum) NFS WRONG PHOTOS
772

Green Najibullah Rug
773

 (exhibited at Miami University Art Museum)Soviet Hand, Red Ground
774

Taliban Era Mashad Style World Map Rug
778

Herat Mosque with Armor
779

 Dostum Standing
789

Woman on Lion in Corner (Nigel Selection)
796

(Denison University Art Museum) Ma'sud with Silk Foundation
803

War Torba
891

Old Red Rug: Two figures pre 1989
894

 (exhibited at Miami University Art Museum) Brown (washed) Saph (Runner Dimension Prayer Rug)
897

Pictorial War Rug with Finely Drawn Planes and Helicopters
899

Armor Border Prayer Rug
900

 Late 1980's Landscape
916

F16 Rug with Floral Design
921

Kabul City Scene from Airport
923

Very Fine Rug with Band Imagery
943

(listed as 775 in Miami U show) Full View Minaret at Jam war rug
948

Prayer War Rug
957

 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
959

Progenitor Baghlani War Rug with Autumnal ColoRS
985

Hamid Karzai Rug
988

<WRONG ID FOR UofO show) 14 Tank War Rug with Brown Xs war rug
1012

Motorcycle War Rug with Horsemen
1016

MIG War Rug
1070

Bomb Falling on Column War Rug
1071

Massoud Wagireh (weavers sample) Rug with Afghan Map
1074

15th Century Queen Gowhar Shad Mausoleum and Minarets
1093

Airplane Snowflake Rug with Cluster Bombs and Food Packages (Formerly ID #768)
1105

Large Four Map Rug -
1133

Signed, Dated 1991 Extremely Fine War Rug
1303

Amman Ullah Khan Rug with Silk
1308

Friendship Flat Weave (Exhibited at Miami University)
1380

Devils Head War Rug
1382

Turkmen Sumac (exhibited at Miami University Art Museum)
Formerly 26.
1386

Double Prayer Rug
1393

Old Herati Mosque (size approximate)
1401

Dostum on Cell Phone at Desk with Land Line
1402

Green Amman Ullah Khan Rug
1421

 (exhibited at Miami University Art Museum)Tan Large War Rug (was tagged 2040 at miami u show)
1423

Diamond Shaped Medallion Herati War Rug
2003

Horsemen and Tanks (size approximate)
2017

Small Medallion Rug (Kowdani)
6000

Shanama War Rug about April 1979 Uprising in Heart
10010

Amman Ullah Khan
10122