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Red Rug with Tanks - Excellent Quality and Drawing
Excellent more than perfect. The colors in this red rug are especially vibrant and bright. Lime greens and cerulean blues pop with deep purples and navies. The bright whites add accents against the red field. The shapes in this rug are especially clear and contrasting.
2090

Best Quality Red Rug
This is a classic red rug with rifles, helicopters, tanks and small flowers. The colorful bullets in border also look like they could be Afghan men in Shawar Khameez, or long tunics. The motifs in the field are outlined by bright greens and blues.
2086

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.
1579

Beautiful Smal Red Rug
This Red War Rug is a rich burgundy tone, with an abrash throughout. The design elements of the different tanks really pop because of the color choices. The AK's are more muted in their mustard and brown tones.
1578

Classic Red Rug (Bullet Border Outlined with Blue)
A Red War Rug that airs on the peachier side, tonally. The images are crisp and clean. Large bullets surround the border. Large planes of yellow brighten the entire piece.
1577

White Red Rug with Grenade
Brighter than other White/Red War Rugs. The color choices for the planes and jets in the border seem almost playful. There is an abrash in the gun metal blue of the AK machine guns. The orange of the gun's stock has a slight abrash as well, giving the imagery a bit of movement.
1576

Red War Rug with Bomb Border
This war rug is in perfect condition. The muted red wool is extremely unique with its marbled dye throughout. The single bullet border spans an array of tones, complimenting the more simple coloring of the large AK machine guns along the length of the rug. Four tanks are stacked cleanly in the center.
1574

White Red War Rug with Airplane Border and Two Large Interior Machine Guns
This small white/red war rug sports common imagery found on Turkman rugs. The most prominent being the two large AK machine guns running the length of the piece. Assorted planes and jets in various colors line the border in single file. War vehicles occupy the center field.
1573

White Red Rug with Female Figure in Middle
A bit busier than other White/Red War Rugs in the collection. The two AK machine guns are still present, as are jets and planes along the border. This time the frame containing these planes is color changing. The large war vehicles continue to loom on the interior. A small female figure is the center point, bookended by the two magazines of the machine guns.
1572

Small Red War Rug with Red Helicopters and RPG's
An overall darker Red War Rug. Slightly different than the rest. The two AK's are still present, joined by three helicopters down the middle. Small designs, that can be read as floral, dot the negative spaces.
1571

Red War Rug with Classic AK's, Tanks and Grenades
This Red War Rug is in excellent condition. The red burgundy tone that spans the rug is very rich. The tanks and helicopters that are in line down the center are depicted with an array of colors, matching the grenade border.
1570

Red War Rug with Green Tanks and Simple Bullet Border
This rug is in great condition. The muted red wool is very unique, with an abrash throughout. The AK's aligning both sides are big and bold, while the tanks down the middle are bit more subdued in color. Colorful bullets line the border.
1569

Red War rug with Starbursts
This rug is in new condition. It has been in a series of rug dealers wharehouses since it was woven in the 1990's. Production of Red Rugs stopped in 2003 after Afghan refugee weavers returned to Afghanistan after the fall of the Taliban.
The Kalashnikovs in this rug are well drawn and very accurate. The patterning arond the helicopters give a nice effect, as does the drawing on the tanks. The starburst flowers are a nice touch.
The harlequin pattern helicopters at the toep of the rug are very unusual. A small group of Red Rugs had this desing -only larger motifs- from the 1998-199.
1561

Red War rug with 8 pointed stars
This rug is in new condition. Red Rugs were woven in the 1990s in Pakistan 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.
Red Rug wool is mill spun and dyed in bulk, so it rarely shows much abrash. This rug though has an unusual and beautiful touch of abrash running across the middle.
1560

Red rug with numbered helicopter, bullet trim, and tank pattern (IN USE)
Excellent new condition. Like the other Red Rugs currently available on WarRug.com these rugs have been in a dealer's warehouse since they were woven in 1990's.
The green and red combination in this rug makes it unique and outstanding. Also the small patterns within the different images tie the whole rug together. Also the small tanks are one of the best images in all red rugs.
1559

Red rug with colored bullet trim, grenade, flower, and air bomber pattern
This is a very unusual Red Rug. The drawing of the images in uniquely simple. The simple helicopters and the APC filled with circles with circle wheels are both unusual. The use of many small tertiary designs throughout the field creates an interesting all over effect. Well drawn classic bullet border.

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.
1558

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.
1557

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.
1556

Red rug with numbered tanks/helicopters and 5 square pattern
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.
This is an unusual example of a red rug. The handle is different, and the border is atypical. Also unusual are the white outlines around the armored personeel carriers. The numbers and script throughout the field is seen is some Red Rugs, but mostly rugs from the early 1990s. The bullet in the AK magazine are a nice touch.
The four images that look like daggers at either end of the green helicopters are actually a trip wire triggered anti-personnell land mines.
1555

Classic Red Rug
This is an idiosyncratic Red War Rug. The text looks distinctly backwards, as opposed to the usual indecipherable text blocks. The arrangement of the helicopters and tanks creates an all-over feel that works well. How the images are colored with random shifts inside a number and as decoration is interesting and works well. The bullet border is unusual in that the bullets are not outlined with contrasting color.
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.
1548

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.
1547

Green AK War Rug
This war rug is in new condition, and it has never been used on the floor. The red in this rug is warmer than most, the red is more fire engine red. The green accents compliment the red well, particularly the green outlined rifle that is on the left side just above the middle.
1523

Najibullah Production Red Rug 1
This rug is in perfect and new condition. It has never been used on the floor.
This rug is interesting because it has features of a Najibullah Rug but the design of a red rug. Specifically the red wool kilim end with one blue stripe indicates Najibullah style. Secondarily, In the foremost stocks of the large AK47's are blue with white diagonal lines, which is typical of patterns in Najibullah Rugs. Thirdly, the planes, at topmost for example, are drawn like Najibullah rug with little rods sticking out of the wings.

This rugs difference with Najibullah rugs are twofold. The classic Najibullah rug from the 1990's is densely knotted with very fine, or 'Beljik' wool. Rug 1522 has better wool than most red rugs but not the 'Beljik' wool of the Najibullah rugs.
1522

Najibullah Production (Coarse) Red Rug 2
This is the mate for rug 1522. Both are woven at the same time and place with same wool and same structure.
1520

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.
1518

Simple Helicopter Red Rug
The bulk of the helicopters offesets well the jets, guns and flowers secondary motifs. Good wool and color. Single bullet border.
1511

Red Rug - Painted Green Helicopters
Excellent condition with the exception of some idiot painting the emerald green helicopters with dark brown. Color is water soluble, but I have left it ""as is"" for the time being. Otherwise, good rug.
1510

Earth Tone Small Red Rug
This is an excellent example of this type of war rug. Good wool, good design, good color.
1509

Last of the Classic Red Rugs
Although more than 10 years old, the rug is in new condition since its never been used and in warrug storage the whole time
1508

Exceptionally Knotted Red War Rug
This rug is different from most Red Rugs in several ways. First, its border shows guard stripes. Its knotting is exceptional - well done and very constituent. Finally, red wool kilim. good color and good wool.
1506

Slate Blue Helicopter Red Rug
New condition, never used. In war rug collection for 10+ years.
1505

Vermillion War Rug
Perfect, new condition. It has been in the warrug.com collection for many years
1504

AK74 - Paratrooper Model - Small Red Rug
Most unusual design for this type of rug, particularly this subtype. Condition is very good. Good drawing, good colors.
1503

Najibullah Production Red Rug
Perfect condition, new condition after spending 15 years in a dealers pile. This rug's knots forma particularly dense pile, with little weft showing on back of rug.
1442

Red Rug with Blue and Burgundy Helicopters
New condition, full pile, not used
1441

Small Classic Red Rug on Wool Foundation
New, overall good condition with slight - old - moth damage in bottom left corner.
1413

Rust Color Small Red Rug with Wool Foundation
Very good. Small bit of old moth damage in bottom left corner.
1411


new
1078

Old Red Rug: Two figures pre 1989
The motifs on this rug are actually upside down according to the direction of the pile. Two helicopters fly upside down at the bottom of the rug, followed by two upside down kneeling soldiers with shoulder mounted RPGs, while at the top of the rug two large black rifles point towards the bottom of the rug. Small flower motifs fill out the negative space on the red field.
894

Red Rug with Afghan Map
In the same group as a rug depicted here. This is an interesting red rug that features the classic rifle motifs (AK-74) on the sides with a large map of Afghanistan in the center. Usually rugs with these two motifs include a large hand raking through the map, however here it is missing.
Inside of the country are various weapons and vehicles, most notably a Scud/Cruiser missile which wasn't typically used in Afghanistan. The negative space around the map is filled with more weaponry and vehicles.
A classic border of colorful tanks runs around the rug. Hidden throughout the rug are single threads of metallic color. White plastic-like threads can ve found throughout.
791

Blue Ground Red Rug
The orangey yellow pops against the deep abrashed (unusual for this rug) blues in the field of this rug and compliments the reds of the motifs. The bright primary color palette creates a playful juxtaposition with the war imagery. A classic multicolored bullet pattern marks the border.
790

Small Red Rug with Green Helicopters`
Perfect and new condition. Exhibited in show curated by Natalie Mash in Denison University
785

Small Red Rug with Blue Abrash AK
This symmetrical red war rug features the classic rifles on either side and between them a line of jets, grenades, helicopters, and other motifs. The dark blues are marled and the light blue features a pretty striated abrash.
784

Early Red Rug with Figure
This rug features a lot of small interesting motifs. A large rifle extends down the length of the left side of the rug while rows of guns, helicopters, rifles, jets, grenades, figures, and small camels and birds fill out the right side. There is a lovely abrash throughout the reds and dark blues that gives the rug real depth.
783

Orange, Red, and Blue Big Rifle War Rug
This red rug features bright red, orange, and teal rifles framing an assortment of weapons and military vehicles on an unusual dark blue field. There is a lot of short text throughout the field and in the helicopters. The multicolored red, orange, blue, teal, green, and pink bullets in the field make them seem almost playful.
One of the last 'red rugs' of this style.
762

3 Green and Red Grenade
New
705

small red rug
new
649

small red rug
new
648

small red war rug
new
646

small red war rug
new
645

small red war rug
new
644

Small Red Rug 643
New
643

Small Red War Rug #639
New
639

Small Red War Rug #638
New
638

Small Red War Rug #637
New
637

Small Red Rug #636
New
636

Small Red Rug #635 - Painted on helicopter
New
635

Small Red War Rug #634
New
634

Small Red War Rug #633
New, excellent
633

small red war rug
new
632

Small Red War Rug
new
631

Small Red War Rug #630
New
630

Small Red War Rug #629
New condition
629

Small Red War Rug #628
Very good
628

Small Red War Rug 627
New
627

Small Red War Rug #626
New, perfect
626

Small Red War Rug
New
625

Small Red War Rug #624
Good
624

Small Red War Rug #623
New
623

Small red rug
new
622

small red war rug
new
620

Small Red War Rug #619
New
619

Small Red War Rug #641
New
618

Small Red War Rug #617
New
617

Small Red War Rug #615
New with bleaching wash.
615

Kalashnikovs with Pink Stocks Small Red War Rug
new
608

Two Green Helicopters with One Brown Tank War Rug
new
607

Kalashnikovs with One Purple APC Small Red War Rug
This classic war rug is characterized by its blue selvedge and electric purple accents. A slightly darker red than the other red rugs, the dark browns and greens contrast nicely with the neon purples and oranges.
This rug would have a lot of other nicely colored accents, however was previously colored, front and back, with a black marker, muting the bright neon accents.
606

Two AK-47 Small Red War Rug with Camouflage Helicopters
new
605

Two Helicopters, Two AKs with One Tank Small Red Afghan War Rug
This brightly colored classic red rug is characterized by bright neon pink wool selvedges. Small four legged figures are present near the top of the rug.
604

Small AK-74 War Rug
New small red rug.
602

Two Helicopters One Tank War Rug
new
601

Two Guns, Two Tanks, Two Helicopters Natural Dye War Rug
New
600

Spare Field Red War Rug
Brand New, Perfect. Strong design.
530

Red War Rug with Kalashnikovs Pointed at Each Other
New perfect condition. The composition of the rifles in this rug is somewhat unusual, for the guns are pointing at each other. Also the green airplanes pointed up are reminiscent of Baghlani war rugs.
529

Red War Rug with Three Helicopters and Two APCs
New condition war rug. Good drawing, nice pile. Bullet border is nice. Bullets have double appearance, for they also look like afghan mujahadeen.
528

Red War Rug with White Bullets in Aks
New condition, nice quality, good design
523

Densely Decorate Field Red War Rug
New rug. The field of this rug is unusually densely decorated with secondary and tertiary motifs.
522

Red Rug with Helicopters and Tanks
This red rug features bright turquoise selvedge which contrasts nicely with the orange in the outlines and rifle parts. Bright white accents pop from the red field. A geometric pattern of oranges, reds, and whites encircles the rug. The war imagery is contrasted with small flowers shown throughout the rug.
Good condition. New rug. This rug is very similar to the first war that the owner of warrug.com ever bought. The border of this rug is nice, and the colors are very rich.
521

Cool Red War Rug
New, perfect. This is a lovely rug, but there is one issue. Some of the light colors have been toned down with supplemental coloration. Not a serious issue, and the true colors will come out with time, but it is worth noting.
520

Beautiful Bright Color Red War Rug
New, excellent condition. This rug has an excellent variety and choice of colors.
519

5 Tanks Brown
This red rug features the classic four large rifles on either side in bright primary colors with green text to the side of their stocks. The marled greens add depth to the colors. Interesting multicolored geometric harlequin pattern in the helicopters. Planes fly upwards in the border.
517

Red War Rug with Grenades
This classic design war rug is new, and in perfect condition. The secondary design motifs are unusual and the drawing in this rug is excellent.
516

Red War Rug with AK's Pointed at Each Other
This war rug is in new condition. This design is unusual because the AK47s are pointed into the center of the rug.
515

Four Helicopter and Six Small Tank Red War Rug
This war rug is in new condition.
514

4 Helicopter 2 Tank War Rug
This rug is in new condition, and it is an excellent design with beautiful colors
513


Excellent, nice design
512

Green Gun War Rug
This war rug is an example of the RPG design red rug. This type is the most elegant design of red rugs with its symmetry on the vertical axis. This is a good example of the type.
511

Green Truck Red Afghan War Rug
This war rug is new, and its condition is perfect.
510

Brown and Green Helicopter War Rug
This war rug is in excellent condition.
509

Red Rug with Two Poppies on Bottom Left
New condition. This is an informative rug. The plants on the bottom left are poppies. The other plants are less distinctly shaped and a motif we see on many rugs. All the flowers look like the two, more clearly rendered examples, on the bottom. From this we can deduce, that common, yet less distinct image, which we see often, is also a poppy.
507

4 Green Tanks
Brand new. Excellent color red. Good drawing
505

4 Green Tanks
Good, nice limited color
504

3 Black Helicopters
Good
503

Rainbow Helicopter
Good
502

Symmetrical RPG Red War Rug
New war rug in perfect condition. Excellent design. Symmetry of RPG's and pineapple fragmentation grenades is very nice.
501

Small Plane
New
500

Two Rows of Tanks and Helicopters without Kalashnikovs Red Afghan War Rug
This new war rug is in perfect condition. This is one of the very best designs we have seen in the Turkmen red war rugs. The composition and use of color is outstanding. We would be remiss to not point out the remarkable use of symmetry by the artist. The alignment of the weaponry is not only horizontal, but vertical as well. Just look at how the grenades are aligned down the center of the rug, and yet they are also used to crossword-like perfection in the tank-grenade- tank rows going across. The bullets are seen only in the helicopter rows, and even then the only time these are used to outline the bottom of the helicopter as well as the top is in the very center row. Even the bullet border has them all pointing inward. Very rarely do we see this type of symmetry, as these rugs usually are in a prayer rug format, with clear delineation of direction. Also, there is a unique and subtle use of the very traditional melding with the contemporary, even within war rug folk art. This rug was made in 2002, and there is the text of USSR on every helicopter, which is typical of soviet-era war rugs. However, a tradition of many of our US helicopter pilots is to have a face painted on the front of the helicopter to scare our enemies and support morale among our troops. There is a mouth woven onto each and every helicopter. A brilliant piece of art, to say the least.
455

Full Army Vegetal Dye Red Afghan War Rug
This new war rug is in perfect condition. This war rug was woven in Peshawar, Pakistan by an Afghan refugee, so it is understandable how this female artist knows and depicts so clearly the inner workings of a Kalashnikov rifle. Peshawar is increasingly becoming Taliban-esque, and the refugees are being forced to relive the nightmare that once ruled Afghanistan. Because of this, Peshawar is becoming known as the place for religious fundamentalists to go and have their firearms altered. This war rug is very relevant and telling of the times in which the artist lives. Many of the refugees are now leaving the camps and returning to Afghanistan, where they are less likely to come across these fundamentalists.
Also of note, is the remarkable use of colors in this rug. Just look at the medium-sized helicopter located just below the centered tank. It is almost as if the artist was depicting the helicopter as being camouflaged. This is a striking addition to war rug folk art.
454

Two Big Guns War Rug
This new war rug is in very good condition. It has been through a special washing process in Pakistan, and the colors will only get more beautiful with time as the wool oxidizes. The composition is quite good in this war rug. The artists use of the space between the two Kalashnikovs is done with exceptional precision, allowing for varying and interesting weaponry. The multiple colors in the bullet border are echoed in the planes, making for an almost pixilated appearance and a wonderful contemporary twist.
453

Red War Rug with Two Pink Helicopters
Very good, new
408

AK-74 Red War Rug with Slate Colored Helicopters
very, good
407

Red Rug with Helicopters Outlined in Ochre, Green and Burgundy Checks
Nice
401

Red Rug with Perfume Bottle Shaped Grenades
Beautiful
400

Red Rug with One White APC
Very good
399

Red Rug with Six Large Blue Grenades War Rug
New, Fair quality
398

Red Rifle with 3 APC War rug
New, Perfect
397

Red War Rug with Green and Tan RPG, Hand Grenades and Land Mines
The condition of this war rug is excellent.
This pattern is one of the most attractive patterns used in red rugs. The large RPG's running down the middle balance the largeness of the AK-47s and provide a symmetry to the whole design.
The color of this rug is a burgundy. The selvedge is a beautiful red color.
The dagger shaped motifs are a form of land mine. They are like a hand grenade on a stick. The stick is mounted in the ground and a trip wire is attached to the top of the grenade part. When the wire is pulled the grenade part explodes, above ground, wreaking terrible damage to anyone around. Simple and brutal.
The octagonal forms with three lines running vertically through the middle is some kind of mine or improvised explosive device one sees occasionally on war rugs. If you know what it is specifically, please contact us.
374

Washed Red Rug with Three Helicopters on Top and Six Grenades on Bottom
The condition of this new war rug is good. This is an Afghan war rug that was washed using a special technique in Pakistan before it was shipped to us. It has a nice abrash to it. The staff at warrug.com all agree that the pattern seen in this war rug is exceptional. The continuity of the mixed geometric colors used in the helicopters, hand grenades, and along the bullet border is lovely. The tribal aspect of small mistake, clearly shows the beautiful juxtaposition and the brilliant traditional appeal of nomadic, tribal weaving versus the perfection of regular Persian city carpets.
373

Red Rug Small Runner
The condition of this new war rug is excellent. The colors are nicely militaristic using tan, olive and brown as well as the typical red commonly seen in Baluch war rugs. The composition is rather interesting, as the layout has only the AK-47s in mirror image. All the other vehicles and weaponry, including the bullet border, are facing in the same direction. This almost lends one to think that it could also double as a prayer rug if need be.
372

Red Rug with Butterflies
This slightly older rug is in very good condition, but has small area of low pile. Excellent design, good drawing. Butterflies are a nice touch.
371

Red War Rug with Small Emerald Green Tanks
The condition of this new war rug is excellent. The colors used in this war rug are absolutely wonderful. Great attention by the weaver has been given to alternating colors, seen throughout this rug in the bullets and along the helicopter. This rug has very nice, simple and stylized emerald green tanks. The drawing of these is very attractive and they are a classic motif on these red war rugs. Not commonly seen, but highly sought after, are the bullets seen in the magazines of the rifles and the internal mechanisms used to fire the gun. This is interesting partly because this war rug came out of one of the Afghan refugee camps located in Peshawar. How an Afghani weaver could know the internal workings of a rifle is not much of a puzzle given the refugees locale. In this north-western Pakistani region, there are many changes occurring right now. Many of the Pashtuns there, (the weavers of our rugs are Turkmen) are creating a Taliban-sequel existence. Interestingly, the changes we are seeing in the war rugs using more internal diagrams of the ammunitions could be directly related to the camps proximity to the shops in Pakistan that make and alter rifles.
370

Red Rug with a lot of Text and Airplane Border
The condition of this war rug is new and perfect. This war rug is a classic example of this type of rug.
The field is nicely filled in with large helicopters with tail rotors intact and if you look closely, you will see the inclusion of two handguns, each located on either ends of this rug. All of the planes found point in one direction, and this rug could be used as a prayer rug as well, with the only two planes located in the main field found in the typical hand positions.
A wonderful use of a variety of colors compliment the interesting dichotomy of war and prayer. A great rug for the experienced collector and beginner alike, sure to be a point of interest for discussion in any home or office.
369

Red Rug with Trucks, RPG and Plane Dropped Land Mines
This war rug is an excellent example of this type of rug. The condition is new. The drawing is spare and the images are diverse. The colors are simple and bold.
Michael Luongo, a New York City journalist who recently visited Afghanistan, brought back an interesting report from the Omar Mine Museum near Kabul. He described a land mine which the Soviets would drop from planes at night, so when the Afghans woke up they would be stranded in their houses, and walking outside would be very treacherous. This type of mine is shown in this rug. It is shown clearly in the sixth photograph down the page. They were bright colors and had a plastic look. Thanks to Michael Luongo for his description and photographs.
368

Red Rug with Medallions and Bullet Skirt Border Only
The condition of this new rug is perfect. This pattern is unusual. At first glance it is not a war rug, but rather looks like a Baluch rug from Iran. On closer inspection it shows one row of bullets along the fringe on top and bottom.
This rug uses nice color in an unusual pattern. It has a nice Turkman border (small white medallions). This rug is well knotted.
367

Red Rug with Bullet Border
The condition of this new rug is perfect, with nice colors. The field is a beautiful fire engine red color and the pink accents are a good contrast
366

Red Rug with Little Plants
The condition of this new war rug is perfect. This war rug has beautiful uses of color with wonderful drawings. The composition of the designs is excellent. The field is densely laid out with images. Often it is boring for a weaver to go long stretches of weaving one solid color, so they will often fill in the area with little Xes. The weaver of this rug, however, fills in the field with a variety of interesting images, including smaller aircraft and munitions with the occasional small plant as an excellent accent.
365

Rust Colored Red War Rug
The condition of this new war rug is good. This is an Afghan war rug that was washed using a special technique in Pakistan before it was shipped to us. This wash gives this war rug very nice colors in beautiful muted tones. The drawings are excellent. The images depicted in this rug in particular are great with the small white RPG below the top helicopter a nice touch. The composition is wonderful and this war rug will only become more beautiful over time.
362

Small Red War Rug with Three Bombers Running Up Middle
This new war rug is in very good condition. It has nice colors which look like vegetable dye. Nice design. AK's are nicely stylized; they are big and boxy. Nice contrast of colors. Nice drawing.
361

Small Red War Rug with Anti-aircraft Truck Between Triggers of AK-47s
The condition of this new war rug is excellent. The color is vibrant and the sheen on this rug is extraordinary. There are images of AK-74s along the sides and wonderful drawings of a battery of anti-aircraft weapons. The rocket launchers are depicted in the likes of childhood toys. The use of colors in the images throughout this war rug is absolutely wonderful with innocence juxtaposed with the harsh reality of military armaments. The bullets along the border continue this color theme.
360

Small Red War Rug with RPG in Middle of Field
The composition of this design. One does not see this design in small rugs. Reminiscent of prayer rug. Everything points towards the top.
Mixture of synthetic and natural dyes.
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Red Afghan War Rug with Green Helicopters
This new Afghan war rug is in excellent condition. The first rug we ever bought was one of this pattern. Rug 315 has good drawing, meaning the overall layout and composition work well together. The helicopters and tanks are nicely laid out down the middle of the field and the AK-47's are accurately drawn and point in the same direction. Some people have wondered if the AK's pointing in the same direction mean it is a prayer rug, this is possible. The airplane border on this rug is simple and attractive. The best thing about this rug though is the color. The red if bright and vivid and the red contrasts the other colors very well.
This type of rug is essentially a Bokara rug with the guls replaced by weapons.
Another nice feature of this rug is the explosions coming out of the cannons on the tank.
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Red Pakistan War Rug with Hand Guns
This new Afghan war rug is in excellent condition. This is a perfect example of this type. The wool is quite good and after it was woven in Afghanistan, it was sent to Pakistan to receive a special wash that softens the wool and ever-so-slightly mutes its colors. This gives this war rug a lovely abrash.
The weapons are classically drawn, suggesting that this weaver has been weaving war rugs since the original Soviet invasion. The helicopters are brilliantly done in the style of tradition (the seats seen in profile inside the helicopter) meeting the contemporary (the blades and the tail rotor). The hand grenades and the bullet border is another example of traditional war rug images, but the hand guns are contemporary and used throughout Afghanistan by American Special Forces in a very unconventional, new type of war as they move through the mountains on a hunt for Osama bin Laden.
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Small Washed Red Rug with Six Grenades on Bottom Row Afghan War Rug
"The condition of this new war rug is good. This is an Afghan war rug that was washed using a special technique in Pakistan before it was shipped to us. It has a nice abrash to it.
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Small Washed Red Rug 3
The condition of this new war rug is good. This is an Afghan war rug that was washed using a special technique in Pakistan before it was shipped to us. There is a little bleeding, which is commonly seen in this type of war rug, located in three of the corners around the dark blue bullets into the surrounding red.
This war rug has a very nice abrash and the drawings are excellent. The images depicted in this rug in particular are rarely used and make this war rug really stand out from the others. An example of these drawings are the hand gun, an AK-74 instead of the usual AK-47 seen, and the RPG with an extra rocket. These are wonderfully done and this war rug will only become more beautiful over time.
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Small Washed Red Rug 2
The condition of this new war rug is good. This is an Afghan war rug that was washed using a special technique in Pakistan before it was shipped to us. It has lovely abrash to it and the wool is finer than most.
The use of a symmetrical pattern is well done with the added touch of grenades only at the bottom suggesting that the weaver miss calculated the size. This lends to the appeal of the traditional tribal form of weaving used by the nomads in Afghanistan. A real plus for collectors and non-collectors alike.
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Small Washed Red Rug 1
The condition of this new war rug is good. This is an Afghan war rug that was washed using a special technique in Pakistan before it was shipped to us. It has a nice abrash to it.
The staff at warrug.com all agree that the pattern seen in this war rug is exceptional. The continuity of the mixed geometric colors used in the helicopters, hand-grenades, and along the bullet border is lovely. The tribal aspect of small mistakes, such as the writing in the tanks all going in one direction except for one tanks text in the bottom left row, clearly shows the beautiful juxtaposition and the brilliant traditional appeal of nomadic, tribal weaving versus the ""perfection"" of common, Persian city carpets.
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Red Rug 15
The condition of this new war rug is excellent. This war rug is one of the staffs' favorite at warrug.com. The color is vibrant and the sheen on this rug is extraordinary. There are images of AK-74s along the sides and wonderful drawings of a battery of anti-aircraft weapons. The rocket launchers are depicted in the likes of childhood toys. The use of colors in the images throughout this war rug is absolutely wonderful with innocence juxtaposed with the harsh reality of subtle military colors. The bullets along the border continue this color theme.
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Red Rug 14
The condition of this new war rug is excellent. The sheen really stands out, as does the uncommon use of planes as the border. The shade of green used in the helicopters and as an accent throughout is gorgeous and rarely seen in war rugs. The consistent use of planes and flowers in small detail along the inner field is nice as is the use of the color white as a highlight. The drawing of the helicopters and tanks is extremely well done. This rug is an excellent example of a classic war rug and sure to be quite the conversation piece in any home or office.
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Red Rug 13
The condition of this new war rug is excellent. The drawing is well done with nice colors throughout,
The alternating pattern of the helicopters and tanks down the center sets off the symmetry with the rifles along the side. An interesting point as well, there are two small fighter planes off the two sides in the very middle of this war rug, with only one facing in the opposite direction of all the other machinery. The colors in the grenades is found throughout the rug with nice repeat of these colors in the bullets found along the border.
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Red Rug 12
The condition of this new war rug is excellent. This red rug is one of the staffs' favorite at warrug.com for many reasons. The first of which is the weavers use of small fighter jets throughout this war rug. This is done in the traditional sense that it is boring to the artist to weave blocks of one color, so she adds the element used in all-over designs, yet replaces the image traditionally seen as flowers with jets. Another point of interest is the nod to the soviet-era war rugs by including illegible text. The characters used is not exactly found in the English language and is a beautiful attempt to show the words that surround her life. Last, but certainly not least, is the unusual border seen in this war rug. Most red rugs depict weaponry or bullets as the border, the use of a benign pattern around the war images is interesting.
216

Pakistan Red Rug
Nice airplane border. More Saturday.
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Red Rug Too
Description soon
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Red Rug Ghazni Wool
This new war rug is in excellent condition. This rug has some of the best quality wool seen in war rugs. It is extremely well-knotted with fabulous use of color giving this rug gorgeous luster rarely seen in new rugs. It is of late design in the stylization of the weapons. Please note the use of a harlequin pattern.
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Red Rug
New
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Red Rug 4
This new war rug is in perfect condition. What makes this rug stand out from other rugs of this style that we offer, is its unusual drawings. Some of the atypical weapons seen on this war rug are Chinese grenade-launchers, pineapple hand-grenades, and Baghlani-styled airplanes bravely juxtaposed with the typical motifs still found on this rug. The use of a much deeper blood-red color is also quite eye-catching.
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Red Rug 3
This new war rug is in perfect condition. The wool is rated above-average and has a very nice abrash. The drawing on this rug is well done, but it is its own incredibly rich colors that truly stand out on this particular war rug.
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Red Rug 2
This new war rug is in perfect condition. It should be noted that WARRUG.com has picked the 10 best rugs out of a pile of 100 rugs of this style to offer to our internet customers only.
This rug in particular has a nice use of a wide range of color including a rare cadmium yellow. There are also well-drawn images, especially, but not limited to, the realistic-looking Kalashnikovs.
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Red Rug 1
This new war rug is in perfect condition with excellent wool.
All of the rugs we offer at WARRUG.com of this style have similar outstanding characteristics, as noted in rug number 124, but please allow us to point out just a few of the unique qualities found in each individual rug.
This war rug has exceptional drawings with a nice border of bullets/Afghan Mujahadeen. The text contained in this rug says BIRM BIRM BIRM.
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Red Rug 5
This new war rug is in perfect condition. This rug is a fascinating rug containing a different lay-out and drawing than the other war rugs of this style that we offer. It is more reminiscent of rug number 121.
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Pink Pakistan
This new war rug is in perfect condition. The wool is quite good with nice abrash. This war rug is host to a rather unusual field color for this style, with interesting accents of chartreuse. The rug also has particularly good drawings of tanks and trucks along with unusual depictions of RPG launchers.
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Chopper, First Rug Afghan War Rug
Classic Pakistani camp rug. Not very original. Many in circulation. Strong Turkoman structure.
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