|Large Tora Bora|
New condition. The big red helicopters make better sense that the floating tanks in the other iteration of this pattern.
|Large Tora Bora|
This is a war rug from shortly after Coalition forces routed the Taliban.
|Large Tora Bora w/ Little Flower|
The condition of this new war rug is good. This rug doesn't quite lay flat which is absolutely perfect for hanging as a great piece of art. The quality of the wool is unsurpassed, it is completely spun by hand and the sheen will become very luxurious over time. This map of Afghanistan is brilliant, with gorgeous mountains depicted by a blue and white speckled pattern and a child-like innocent color use throughout. This war rug is very vibrant, and the inclusion of drawings showing Chinook helicopters and handguns and the unusually drawn F-16s on the bottom makes this rug stand out like no other. Please allow the staff of warrug.com to point out a few more interesting details. Included in the drawing of the tank located on the bottom of this war rug are seats. This pattern is seen in the older Soviet-era rugs and stems from that tradition. There are also images of flowers to the right of the map just above the rifle. The drawing of the Fighter Jets under the Chinook helicopters are particularly nice and give the impression of speed. This is rarely seen in war rugs.
|Large Tora Bora w/handgun and Chinook|
The condition of this new war rug is excellent. Its wool is hand spun and the sheen will be gorgeous as it oxidizes over time.
This map of Afghanistan remarkably highlights the Tora Bora region in the east and the images on the tips of the mountains appear to represent the frequent bombings in the area as the U.S. hunts for Osama bin Laden.
The drawings showcase many of the elements used in the war on terror: tanks, grenades, F-16s, Chinooks, and even a handgun.
This piece of art in the form of a war rug is sure to please collectors and non-collectors alike. To put it in the words of a pilot who flew the jets over Afghanistan and recently called to order a Tora Bora war rug, ""It really gets across what we were doing over there"".
|Large Tora Bora War Rug|
This new war rug is in perfect condition. The unusual wool is clumpy and dense, allowing each knot to keep on its tuft. Out of many war rugs, it almost appears over-dyed at first, but then the viewer is taken in by the beautifully rich colors. The sky blue is particularly succulent, as each color gives way to a completely different texture.
The images are striking. The drawing is well done with a bit of a childish edge in a refreshingly bold way. This is evident in the map and the red ""Afghanistan"" text. So many war rugs contain multiple weaponry, but the juxtaposition of the Soviet armaments of tanks and APC mixed with the American M-16s and Chinook helicopters against the flecked-green mountain is simply gorgeous. A wonderful find for anyone!
There is a rare stripe-like look on the back from a thick wool double weft.