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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
$60001
Afghan
ALSO RUG 1013 Red Cicatu Afghan War Rug also 1013
39 x 72 inches
99 cm x 183 cm
$750016
Afghan
Paghman Lake Monument 1984 (listed as 1017 in Miami U show)
34 x 52 inches
87 cm x 132 cm
$500029
Afghan
(temporarily 779, but no more) Banana Afghan War Rug (aka 779)
48 x 84 inches
122 cm x 213 cm
$1250034
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
$1800049
Afghan
Armored Column & Mosque War Rug (light foreground)
35 x 50 inches
89 cm x 127 cm
$125060
Afghan
All-over Airplanes with Lion Border
43 x 69 inches
109 cm x 175 cm
$250074
Afghan
Two Ewer Zakini.
42 x 78 inches
107 cm x 198 cm
$300078
Afghan
World Trade Center #2
24 x 32 inches
61 cm x 81 cm
$1000109
Afghan
Mario Brothers Horseman Rug
41 x 71 inches
104 cm x 180 cm
$0137
Afghan
1990 Dated Prayer War Rug w/Afghan Map
32 x 50 inches
81 cm x 127 cm
$7500272
Afghan
Abstract WTC 9/11 Afghan War Rug #2
24 x 29 inches
61 cm x 74 cm
$1200288
Afghan
Pictorial Taimani Beluch War Rug
43 x 72 inches
109 cm x 183 cm
$3000353
Afghan
Swordsman Riding Green Lion in Corner
75 x 115 inches
190 cm x 292 cm
$18500387
Afghan
Embroidery Rug (also Rug 769 in Miami U)
75 x 110 inches
190 cm x 279 cm
$18000389
Afghan
Buried Land Mines War Rug
33 x 49 inches
84 cm x 124 cm
$3500395
Afghan
Alexander the Great Citadel Prayer War Rug with Three Helicopters
33 x 49 inches
84 cm x 124 cm
$7500405
Afghan
Green Soviet Exodus
25 x 32 inches
63 cm x 81 cm
$1000424
Afghan
DO NOT TOUCH War Rug (exhibited at Miami University Art Museum)
39 x 79 inches
99 cm x 201 cm
$9500451
Afghan
(exhibited at Miami University Art Museum)Blue Tank War Rug with Women in Burqas
40 x 76 inches
101 cm x 193 cm
$7500490
Afghan
5 Tanks Brown
41 x 61 inches
104 cm x 155 cm
$1250517
Afghan
4 Ducks and 2 Palaces Tower at Jam War Rug
34 x 52 inches
87 cm x 132 cm
$3500534
Afghan
Blue War Rug with Women, Birds, and Small Tanks
34 x 55 inches
87 cm x 140 cm
$7500536
Afghan
Four E.T. War Rug
35 x 57 inches
89 cm x 145 cm
$8500544
Afghan
World Trade Center War Rugs
24 x 32 inches
61 cm x 81 cm
$1000553
Afghan
War on Terror War Carpet
25 x 32 inches
63 cm x 81 cm
$1000555
Afghan
Small Red War Rug #623
25 x 32 inches
63 cm x 81 cm
$1000623
Afghan
Red Washed Sofreh
49 x 49 inches
124 cm x 124 cm
$3000750
Afghan
Map and Landscape with Lion/Deer
38 x 59 inches
96 cm x 150 cm
$4000751
Afghan
7 Ewer, Blues and Golds, Mid 1990s
48 x 79 inches
122 cm x 201 cm
$2500752
Afghan
Four Bird Pattern with Green Horses
44 x 80 inches
112 cm x 203 cm
$7500753
Afghan
Two Figure Banana Rug
42 x 76 inches
107 cm x 193 cm
$12500754
Afghan
Chechen War Rug
68 x 69 inches
173 cm x 175 cm
$5000755
Afghan
Baghlani Rug also rug 74
39 x 76 inches
99 cm x 193 cm
$4500756
Afghan
Red Rug with Cruise/Ballistic Missile
45 x 72 inches
114 cm x 183 cm
$3000758
Afghan
Soviet Exodus Rug
24 x 612 inches
61 cm x 1554 cm
$2000760
Afghan
Miami U British flag Tora Bora rug
24 x 33 inches
61 cm x 84 cm
$950761
Afghan
Orange, Red, and Blue Big Rifle War Rug
48 x 72 inches
122 cm x 183 cm
$3000762
Afghan
Red Baluchi War Rug with Grenades
46 x 79 inches
117 cm x 201 cm
$3000763
Afghan
(exhibited at Miami University Art Museum) RPG red rug
40 x 61 inches
101 cm x 155 cm
$3000764
Afghan
(exhibited at Miami University Art Museum)Vegetable Dye Handspun wool, Blue background
43 x 65 inches
109 cm x 165 cm
$3000765
Afghan
Chobi Beljik wool red rug
24 x 30 inches
61 cm x 77 cm
$750766
Afghan
Dragon Ali Kwaja
78 x 114 inches
198 cm x 290 cm
$37500767
Afghan
Snowflake B52 design : Mrs. Salah
30 x 116 inches
77 cm x 295 cm
$3500768
Afghan
Four Niche Prayer Rug (Dupe ID primary ID is 389)
78 x 117 inches
198 cm x 297 cm
$18000769
Afghan
Kharghai Soviet Exodus
28 x 40 inches
71 cm x 101 cm
$2500771
Afghan
(exhibited at Miami University Art Museum) NFS WRONG PHOTOS
35 x 26 inches
89 cm x 66 cm
$950772
Afghan
Green Najibullah Rug
24 x 30 inches
61 cm x 76 cm
$750773
Afghan
(exhibited at Miami University Art Museum)Soviet Hand, Red Ground
27 x 34 inches
69 cm x 87 cm
$0774
Afghan
Taliban Era Mashad Style World Map Rug
50 x 70 inches
127 cm x 178 cm
$20000778
Afghan
Herat Mosque with Armor
33 x 54 inches
84 cm x 137 cm
$7500779
Afghan
(Exhibited at Denison University Art Museum) Dostum Standing
24 x 28 inches
61 cm x 71 cm
$4500789
Afghan
Woman on Lion in Corner (Nigel Selection)
74 x 114 inches
188 cm x 290 cm
$38500796
Afghan
(Denison University Art Museum) Ma'sud with Silk Foundation
23 x 33 inches
59 cm x 84 cm
$7500803
Afghan
War Torba
17 x 27 inches
44 cm x 68 cm
$4500891
Afghan
Old Red Rug: Two figures pre 1989
22 x 33 inches
56 cm x 83 cm
$4500894
Afghan
(exhibited at Miami University Art Museum) Brown (washed) Saph (Runner Dimension Prayer Rug)
32 x 139 inches
81 cm x 353 cm
$6500897
Afghan
Pictorial War Rug with Finely Drawn Planes and Helicopters
48 x 71 inches
122 cm x 180 cm
$1300899
Afghan
Armor Border Prayer Rug
30 x 56 inches
76 cm x 141 cm
$4500900
Afghan
F16 Rug with Floral Design
47 x 80 inches
118 cm x 203 cm
$4000921
Afghan
Kabul City Scene from Airport
34 x 49 inches
87 cm x 124 cm
$4500923
Afghan
Very Fine Rug with Band Imagery
34 x 58 inches
87 cm x 148 cm
$9000943
Afghan
(exhibited at Miami University Art Museum)(listed as 775 in Miami U show) Full View Minaret at Jam war rug
78 x 108 inches
198 cm x 274 cm
$21000948
Afghan
Prayer War Rug
34 x 57 inches
87 cm x 144 cm
$3500957
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
$18000959
Afghan
NO PHOTOS- Progenitor Baghlani War Rug with Autumnal Colors
36 x 72 inches
92 cm x 183 cm
$6500985
Afghan
(exhibited at Miami University Art Museum)Hamid Karzai Rug
23 x 27 inches
59 cm x 69 cm
$4500988
Afghan

43 x 80 inches
109 cm x 203 cm
$01012
Afghan
Motorcycle War Rug with Horsemen
44 x 76 inches
112 cm x 193 cm
$125001016
Afghan
MIG War Rug
32 x 56 inches
81 cm x 142 cm
$175001070
Afghan
Bomb Falling on Column War Rug
37 x 51 inches
94 cm x 130 cm
$40001071
Afghan
Massoud Wagireh (weavers sample) Rug with Afghan Map
29 x 38 inches
74 cm x 96 cm
$65001074
Afghan
15th Century Queen Gowhar Shad Mausoleum and Minarets
40 x 79 inches
101 cm x 201 cm
$01093
Afghan
Amman Ullah Khan Rug with Silk
33 x 56 inches
84 cm x 142 cm
$90001308
Afghan
Friendship Flat Weave (Exhibited at Miami University)
50 x 76 inches
127 cm x 193 cm
$75001380
Afghan
Devils Head War Rug
39 x 60 inches
99 cm x 152 cm
$62501382
Afghan
Turkmen Sumac (exhibited at Miami University Art Museum) Formerly 26.
44 x 68 inches
112 cm x 173 cm
$45001386
Afghan
Double Prayer Rug
47 x 80 inches
119 cm x 203 cm
$45001393
Afghan
Old Herati Mosque (size approximate)
32 x 55 inches
81 cm x 140 cm
$17501401
Afghan
Dostum on Cell Phone at Desk with Land Line
24 x 34 inches
61 cm x 87 cm
$20001402
Afghan
Green Amman Ullah Khan Rug
36 x 58 inches
91 cm x 148 cm
$85001421
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
$25001423
Afghan
(exhibited at Miami University Art Museum)
45 x 73 inches
114 cm x 185 cm
$45002003
Afghan
Horsemen and Tanks (size approximate)
44 x 82 inches
112 cm x 208 cm
$75002017
Afghan
Small Medallion Rug (Kowdani)
0 x 0 inches
0 cm x 0 cm
$30006000
Afghan
Shanama War Rug about April 1979 Uprising in Heart
54 x 94 inches
137 cm x 239 cm
$3750010010
Afghan
Amman Ullah Khan
0 x 0 inches
0 cm x 0 cm
$700010122