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Double Minaret War Rug
This rug is in excellent condition. The border design is unique with its North American Native looking blocky designs. The flatness of the border contrasts nicely with the depth of the landscape, sky and planes.
This rug appears older than the USA reference would suggest, but it also includes a Mig 29-M which harkens to the Soviet Era.
Of all the Jam Minaret rugs, this one has the best drawin of the brickwork. Similarly, this is the most realistic rendering of the Ghazni minaret. It is also interesting the two historical minarets are geographically separate but brought together in this rug.
The top right helicopter appears to be a Hind Mi-24 with its bubble glass cockpit.
Excellent condition. Very short pile. Slightly dusty and one broken warp on right hand edge of large minaret below uppermost green window.
The age of this rug is unspecified, but it is a unique and compelling design if you like pictorial rugs.

2008 Jam Minaret Rug
Condition is excellent, as one would expect form a new rug. The landscape drawing is strong in this rug. The 13th Century Ghurid minaret is beautifully depicted. The middle ground is red and tan marled wool. Signed Tareeq 2008

Double Jam Minaret War Rug
An abstracted landscape is repeated on this rug; a minaret (ghazni minaret?) stands tall in the center as trucks drive around and behind the structure. A garden of trees and plants grows on either side of the minaret, woven in pile on sumac. The background features large blue mountains with trees against a dark blue sky in which planes and helicopters fly.
The Guli'Bajista technique continues in the border with bird-shaped figures (peacocks?). The two secondary borders are pile with flower shapes.

(listed as 775 in Miami U show) Full View Minaret at Jam war rug
This large war rug features long decorative fringes and Gul i'Barjista borders containing red and blue peacocks and poppies. The main composition features the Minaret of Jam in Afghanistan and the surrounding landscape of mountains and a river. Tanks and trucks drive down the nearby road up the rug while helicopters and planes drop bombs from above. Figures in the mountains shoot rifles at the helicopter.
The bomb-dropping motif is similar to this rug and the border technique and Jam Minaret imagery is similar to this rug.

Minaret Sajada with Figures
This is a very interesting older rug. The drawing of the figures and weapons is very idiosyncratic. This is an excellent example of Afghan folk art in its woven form. Rare prayer design. Please see photos for documentation of condition problems. The damage does not affect the overall beauty of this rug, but it is notable.
For exhibition at Miami University, museum hired amish sewers to tack on canvas loops through which dowels could be inserted to hang rugs on wall.
Moth Damage: Two quarter-sized areas of moth damage in upper right corner, a few dime-sized spots on the left edges. Very small spots along the bottom right edge.

4 Ducks and 2 Palaces Tower at Jam War Rug
This rug features a very detailed depiction of the Jam Minaret compared to others featuring the same scene. Ducks swim in the river behind the structure at the bottom of the field. Small residential areas and trees make up the center, while helicopters fly above and birds perch atop slender towers. The top of the rug features some text. Bright green and blue accents pop from the background.
Medallions run through the main border with guard strips consisting of multicolored 'x's.

Blue Flowers Tower at Jam Afghan War Rug
This rich rug depicts the Minaret of Jam in Afghanistan. The structure sits in front of tall mountains made up of stipled reds, greens, and browns and sits on a green field. To the right of the structure sits a smaller brown structure with a view inside. Six brightly colored squares sit inside.
The colorful red, blue, and amber tufts along the fringe add a really unique accent to the rug.
Very good. Nice, unusual border.

Tower at Jam with Speckled Background War Rug
The condition of the war rug from around the time of the Soviet exodus from Afghanistan is excellent with some minor tip fading on the face of the rug.
The wool in this rug appears to be spun by hand.
The speckled background gives this rug pictorial depth. Also the border of this war rug is interesting, and the main border color appears to me dark undyed wool.
This war rug shows no wear which suggests it has been hung on a wall somewhere.