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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

Afghan
Older Map Afghan War Rug (Listed as rug 1021 in Miami U show)
29 x 39 inches
74 cm x 99 cm
1
Afghan
ALSO RUG 1013 Red Cicatu Afghan War Rug also 1013
39 x 72 inches
99 cm x 183 cm
16
Afghan
Paghman Lake Monument 1984 (listed as 1017 in Miami U show)
34 x 52 inches
87 cm x 132 cm
29
Afghan
(temporarily 779, but no more) Banana Afghan War Rug (aka 779)
48 x 84 inches
122 cm x 213 cm
34
Afghan
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 x 84 inches
124 cm x 213 cm
49
Afghan
Armored Column & Mosque War Rug (light foreground)
35 x 50 inches
89 cm x 127 cm
60
Afghan
All-over Airplanes with Lion Border
43 x 69 inches
109 cm x 175 cm
74
Afghan
Two Ewer Zakini.
42 x 78 inches
107 cm x 198 cm
78
Afghan
World Trade Center #2
24 x 32 inches
61 cm x 81 cm
109
Afghan
Mario Brothers Horseman Rug Also rug ID # 57
41 x 71 inches
104 cm x 180 cm
137
Afghan
1990 Dated Prayer War Rug w/Afghan Map
32 x 50 inches
81 cm x 127 cm
272
Afghan
Abstract WTC 9/11 Afghan War Rug #2
24 x 29 inches
61 cm x 74 cm
288
Afghan
Pictorial Taimani Beluch War Rug
43 x 72 inches
109 cm x 183 cm
353
Afghan
Swordsman Riding Green Lion in Corner
75 x 115 inches
190 cm x 292 cm
387
Afghan
4 Niche Prayer Rug - ZPU 4
78 x 117 inches
198 cm x 297 cm
389
Afghan
Buried Land Mines War Rug
33 x 49 inches
84 cm x 124 cm
395
Afghan
Alexander the Great Citadel Prayer War Rug with Three Helicopters
33 x 49 inches
84 cm x 124 cm
405
Afghan
Green Soviet Exodus
25 x 32 inches
63 cm x 81 cm
424
Afghan
DO NOT TOUCH War Rug (exhibited at Miami University Art Museum)
39 x 79 inches
99 cm x 201 cm
451
Afghan
(exhibited at Miami University Art Museum)Blue Tank War Rug with Women in Burqas
40 x 76 inches
101 cm x 193 cm
490
Afghan
5 Tanks Brown
41 x 61 inches
104 cm x 155 cm
517
Afghan
4 Ducks and 2 Palaces Tower at Jam War Rug
34 x 52 inches
87 cm x 132 cm
534
Afghan
Blue War Rug with Women, Birds, and Small Tanks
34 x 55 inches
87 cm x 140 cm
536
Afghan
Four E.T. War Rug
35 x 57 inches
89 cm x 145 cm
544
Afghan
World Trade Center War Rugs
24 x 32 inches
61 cm x 81 cm
553
Afghan
War on Terror War Carpet
25 x 32 inches
63 cm x 81 cm
555
Afghan
Small Red War Rug #623
25 x 32 inches
63 cm x 81 cm
623
Afghan
Red Washed Sofreh
49 x 49 inches
124 cm x 124 cm
750
Afghan
Map and Landscape with Lion/Deer
38 x 59 inches
96 cm x 150 cm
751
Afghan
7 Ewer, Blues and Golds, Mid 1990s
48 x 79 inches
122 cm x 201 cm
752
Afghan
Four Bird Pattern with Green Horses
44 x 80 inches
112 cm x 203 cm
753
Afghan
Two Figure Banana Rug
42 x 76 inches
107 cm x 193 cm
754
Afghan
Chechen War Rug
68 x 69 inches
173 cm x 175 cm
755
Afghan
Original Baghlani
39 x 76 inches
99 cm x 193 cm
756
Afghan
Red Rug with Cruise/Ballistic Missile
45 x 72 inches
114 cm x 183 cm
758
Afghan
Soviet Exodus Rug
24 x 612 inches
61 cm x 1554 cm
760
Afghan
Miami U British flag Tora Bora rug
24 x 33 inches
61 cm x 84 cm
761
Afghan
Orange, Red, and Blue Big Rifle War Rug
48 x 72 inches
122 cm x 183 cm
762
Afghan
Red Baluchi War Rug with Grenades
46 x 79 inches
117 cm x 201 cm
763
Afghan
(exhibited at Miami University Art Museum) RPG red rug
40 x 61 inches
101 cm x 155 cm
764
Afghan
(exhibited at Miami University Art Museum)Vegetable Dye Handspun wool, Blue background
43 x 65 inches
109 cm x 165 cm
765
Afghan
Chobi Beljik wool red rug
24 x 30 inches
61 cm x 77 cm
766
Afghan
Dragon Ali Kwaja
78 x 114 inches
198 cm x 290 cm
767
Afghan
Kharghai Soviet Exodus
28 x 40 inches
71 cm x 101 cm
771
Afghan
(exhibited at Miami University Art Museum) NFS WRONG PHOTOS
35 x 26 inches
89 cm x 66 cm
772
Afghan
Green Najibullah Rug
24 x 30 inches
61 cm x 76 cm
773
Afghan
(exhibited at Miami University Art Museum)Soviet Hand, Red Ground
27 x 34 inches
69 cm x 87 cm
774
Afghan
Taliban Era Mashad Style World Map Rug
50 x 70 inches
127 cm x 178 cm
778
Afghan
Herat Mosque with Armor
33 x 54 inches
84 cm x 137 cm
779
Afghan
(Exhibited at Denison University Art Museum) Dostum Standing
24 x 28 inches
61 cm x 71 cm
789
Afghan
Woman on Lion in Corner (Nigel Selection)
74 x 114 inches
188 cm x 290 cm
796
Afghan
(Denison University Art Museum) Ma'sud with Silk Foundation
23 x 33 inches
59 cm x 84 cm
803
Afghan
War Torba
17 x 27 inches
44 cm x 68 cm
891
Afghan
Old Red Rug: Two figures pre 1989
22 x 33 inches
56 cm x 83 cm
894
Afghan
(exhibited at Miami University Art Museum) Brown (washed) Saph (Runner Dimension Prayer Rug)
32 x 139 inches
81 cm x 353 cm
897
Afghan
Pictorial War Rug with Finely Drawn Planes and Helicopters
48 x 71 inches
122 cm x 180 cm
899
Afghan
Armor Border Prayer Rug
30 x 56 inches
76 cm x 141 cm
900
Afghan
Late 1980's Landscape
29 x 48 inches
74 cm x 122 cm
916
Afghan
F16 Rug with Floral Design
47 x 80 inches
118 cm x 203 cm
921
Afghan
Kabul City Scene from Airport
34 x 49 inches
87 cm x 124 cm
923
Afghan
Very Fine Rug with Band Imagery
34 x 58 inches
87 cm x 148 cm
943
Afghan
(exhibited at Miami University Art Museum)(listed as 775 in Miami U show) Full View Minaret at Jam war rug
78 x 117 inches
198 cm x 297 cm
948
Afghan
Prayer War Rug
34 x 57 inches
87 cm x 144 cm
957
Afghan
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
50 x 69 inches
127 cm x 175 cm
959
Afghan
NO PHOTOS- Progenitor Baghlani War Rug with Autumnal Colors
36 x 72 inches
92 cm x 183 cm
985
Afghan
(exhibited at Miami University Art Museum)Hamid Karzai Rug
23 x 27 inches
59 cm x 69 cm
988
Afghan

43 x 80 inches
109 cm x 203 cm
1012
Afghan
Motorcycle War Rug with Horsemen
44 x 76 inches
112 cm x 193 cm
1016
Afghan
MIG War Rug
32 x 56 inches
81 cm x 142 cm
1070
Afghan
Bomb Falling on Column War Rug
37 x 51 inches
94 cm x 130 cm
1071
Afghan
Massoud Wagireh (weavers sample) Rug with Afghan Map
29 x 38 inches
74 cm x 96 cm
1074
Afghan
15th Century Queen Gowhar Shad Mausoleum and Minarets
40 x 79 inches
101 cm x 201 cm
1093
Afghan
Airplane Snowflake Rug with Cluster Bombs and Food Packages (Formerly ID #768)
27 x 120 inches
69 cm x 305 cm
1105
Afghan
Large Four Map Rug -
79 x 127 inches
201 cm x 322 cm
1133
Afghan
Signed, Dated 1991 Extremely Fine War Rug
36 x 54 inches
91 cm x 137 cm
1303
Afghan
Amman Ullah Khan Rug with Silk
33 x 56 inches
84 cm x 142 cm
1308
Afghan
Friendship Flat Weave (Exhibited at Miami University)
50 x 76 inches
127 cm x 193 cm
1380
Afghan
Devils Head War Rug
39 x 60 inches
99 cm x 152 cm
1382
Afghan
Turkmen Sumac (exhibited at Miami University Art Museum) Formerly 26.
44 x 68 inches
112 cm x 173 cm
1386
Afghan
Double Prayer Rug
47 x 80 inches
119 cm x 203 cm
1393
Afghan
Old Herati Mosque (size approximate)
32 x 55 inches
81 cm x 140 cm
1401
Afghan
Dostum on Cell Phone at Desk with Land Line
24 x 34 inches
61 cm x 87 cm
1402
Afghan
Green Amman Ullah Khan Rug
36 x 58 inches
91 cm x 148 cm
1421
Afghan
(exhibited at Miami University Art Museum)Tan Large War Rug (was tagged 2040 at miami u show)
67 x 108 inches
170 cm x 275 cm
1423
Afghan
(exhibited at Miami University Art Museum)
45 x 73 inches
114 cm x 185 cm
2003
Afghan
Horsemen and Tanks (size approximate)
44 x 82 inches
112 cm x 208 cm
2017
Afghan
Small Medallion Rug (Kowdani)
0 x 0 inches
0 cm x 0 cm
6000
Afghan
Shanama War Rug about April 1979 Uprising in Heart
54 x 94 inches
137 cm x 239 cm
10010
Afghan
Amman Ullah Khan
0 x 0 inches
0 cm x 0 cm
10122