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Iraq Rug - Uzbeki


ID#:1363,
2004 Large Iraq Rug (Exhibition #26)
Iraq Rug Large, perfect new condition. Thick soft pile. Note misspelling in ""Welcome""

ID#:1361,
Giant Iraq War Rug
Iraq map showing American weapons and neighboring countries. Border from earlier designs. The attack helicopters and humvee are remarkably well drawn in these rugs. These are the first Afghan war rugs not representing Afghanistan. The vocabulary is constant but the subject has changed. These rugs demonstrate the degree to which war rugs have become an established vernacular in Afghan art.

ID#:1359,
Large Iraq War Rug
Large size war rug. 5x8. Iraq map showing American weapons and neighboring countries. Border from earlier designs. The attack helicopters and humvee are remarkably well drawn in these rugs. These are the first Afghan war rugs not representing Afghanistan. The vocabulary is constant but the subject has changed. These rugs demonstrate the degree to which war rugs have become an established vernacular in Afghan art.

ID#:1358,
Small Iraq Rug (Exhibition #26)
Iraq Rug

ID#:1356,
Small Size Iraq Rug from Early in Iraq War
Iraq map showing American weapons and neighboring countries. Border from earlier designs. The attack helicopters and humvee are remarkably well drawn in these rugs. These are the first Afghan war rugs not representing Afghanistan. The vocabulary is constant but the subject has changed. These rugs demonstrate the degree to which war rugs have become an established vernacular in Afghan art. Note the misspelling in "WELLCOME". Interesting blue accents in some of the figures. For a history of map rugs featuring Iraq, please see this blog post from 2007.

ID#:1353,
Small Uzbek Iraq War Rug
Iraq map showing American weapons and neighboring countries. Border from earlier designs. The attack helicopters and humvee are remarkably well drawn in these rugs. These are the first Afghan war rugs not representing Afghanistan. The vocabulary is constant but the subject has changed. These rugs demonstrate the degree to which war rugs have become an established vernacular in Afghan art. Note the misspelling in "WELLCOME" For a history of map rugs featuring Iraq, please see this blog post from 2007.

ID#:1352,
Iraq Rug with Unique Fringe
Iraq map showing American weapons and neighboring countries. Border from earlier designs. The attack helicopters and humvee are remarkably well drawn in these rugs. These are the first Afghan war rugs not representing Afghanistan. The vocabulary is constant but the subject has changed. These rugs demonstrate the degree to which war rugs have become an established vernacular in Afghan art. Note the misspelling in "WELLCOME". Tips of the red in the border are slightly redder than the orangey bases, indicating that it may have been painted. Tape on the back in the upper right corner may have been applied before the paint, as theres a distinct difference in color between the edges of the tape. For a history of map rugs featuring Iraq, please see this blog post from 2007.

ID#:1143,
Large Painted Iraq Rug
Iraq map showing American weapons and neighboring countries. Border from earlier designs. The attack helicopters and humvee are remarkably well drawn in these rugs. These are the first Afghan war rugs not representing Afghanistan. The vocabulary is constant but the subject has changed. These rugs demonstrate the degree to which war rugs have become an established vernacular in Afghan art. Note the misspelling in "WELLCOME". Iraq has been painted red after the fact, as inspection of the pile indicates that it used to be a yellow wool. For a history of map rugs featuring Iraq, please see this blog post from 2007.

ID#:1076,
Small Size Iraq Rug, 2nd edition
Nice composition. The chobi color is warm and rich. Bold border - field relationship. Uzbek finishes, look at kilim ends. Small bleed under tank.
Rug #801 was the first rug of this group. Examples of the second group are this rug and #1359. A third group can be seen on our blog with this image
Top of the rug reads "WELLCOME UNITEDNATION in IRAQ" with the second 'L' in WELLCOME whited out on both the front and back.
Damage: Some stains and spots from its time at a show, 'Weavings of War: Fabrics of Memory' then to 'City Lore' where it lived in their office for years.
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ID#:801,
First Ever Iraq War Rug
New rug in perfect condition. Excellent wool