War Rug Classics: The Red Rug!

These are like "Bokara" rugs in terms of color, origin and structure, but their designs are contemporary.

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Red Rug with Magenta Accents
This Red War Rug is warm and vibrant. The Kalashnikovs and tanks depicted have pops of a bright fuchsia. Overall, the colors are quite contradictory to the imagery. A single row of rainbow bullets line the edges. The reason for the numbers is not totally understood but are believed to be an arbitrary list of what the Pakistani women hypothesized to be on the sides of Russian tanks.
2'0" x 3'0"
61 cm x 92 cm
$6251579

Red War Rug with Planes Shaped as Human Female Figures
Beautiful rug. Nicely drawn. The range of image sizes works well: large AK47's, medium size helicopters and tanks, and small airplanes in the background. Good colors. How the topmost tank is loosely drawn is excellent. It is more round than most and it has lots of character.
The bottom of this rug flages out, so it's not very square
This rug is in new condition. Red Rugs were woven in Pakistan during the 1990s until the international community forced the Taliban out of Afghanistan in 2001. The weavers of these rugs were Afghan refugees who returned to Afghanistan after the fall of the Taliban. The Red rugs currently available have been sitting in warehouses since they were woven in the 1990's so their condition is excellent and like new.
3'2" x 5'3"
96 cm x 160 cm
$12501557

Red rug with numbered pattern/bullet trim and colored tanks with airplanes throughout
This is a classic example of one group of Red war rugs. The spare field with only Armored Personnel Carriers all simply rendered is consistent with one small production. This rug has unusual abrash throughout the field.
The yellow wool is very unusual on the underside of the APCs just below the middle of the rug. The other pastel greens, pinks, and light blue are also unusual. One note, the two sections of purple "text" near the bottom are aniline dye. Analine dyes are mostly abandoned because they are fugitive. One sees this purple mostly in rural rugs from Afghanistan, and we haven't seen it in Red Rugs previously.

This rug is in new condition. Red Rugs were woven in Pakistan during the 1990s until the international community forced the Taliban out of Afghanistan in 2001. The weavers of these rugs were Afghan refugees who returned to Afghanistan after the fall of the Taliban. The Red rugs currently available have been sitting in warehouses since they were woven in the 1990's so their condition is excellent and like new.
3'2" x 5'6"
96 cm x 168 cm
$15001556

Blue Abrash Helicopter Red Rug
The simple blue helicopter at the center of this rug is really beautiful. Also, the overall composition works well with big AK's, medium sized helicopters and APC's, and small rifles and airplanes. The color combination of red, yellow and dark blue is effective. Lastly, this rug is slightly larger than most red rugs.

This rug is in new condition. Red Rugs were woven in Pakistan during the 1990s until the international community forced the Taliban out of Afghanistan in 2001. The weavers of these rugs were Afghan refugees who returned to Afghanistan after the fall of the Taliban. The Red rugs currently available have been sitting in warehouses since they were woven in the 1990's so their condition is excellent and like new.
3'4" x 5'2"
101 cm x 157 cm
$12501547

AK-74 and Rocket Launchers
This is a second generation AK74 Red Rug. The first ones were woven in the mid 1990's and they were a small sub-group of the red rugs.
3'4" x 4'10"
101 cm x 148 cm
$19501518

Red Tora Bora with Tanks
The wool is better in these second generation Large Tora Bora rugs. The initial group laid flat, but the wool was lesser quality. This wool is fluffier and stands up better. Along with the pattern, there are speckled green mountains.
Text says 'Afghanistan' in tan on red at the top.
3'3" x 4'10"
99 cm x 148 cm
$17501517