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Late example of ZPU-4 prayer rug. Described in war rug blog post
New condition, full pile,
2031

Late example of ZPU-4 prayer rug. Described in war rug blog post
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2030

Devils Head War Rug #2
A high-quality blue, red, and orange prayer rug with white and red accents. A large blue shape in the center sports 5 rows of text, a tank, and what looks to be a large red anti-aircraft gun coming out the top. Knots create unique pockmarks throughout the rug.
Minarets, hand grenades, armored personnel carriers, helicopters, and other objects fill in the negative space around the center. Very similar in style and possibly woven by the same weavers as rugs 1382 and 900.
The center composition is bordered by two thin black guard stripes, which is then bordered by a main border consisting of a procession of maroon tanks on a red background.
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: Small less-than-a-dime sized line of moth damage on the right side of the rug.
2025

Pink Field \"Hand of Stalin"""" ZPU-4 Prayer / War Rug"
There are two editions of this pattern. This is one of the original rugs from 1991. Eighteen months after public discussion between Nigel Lendon, Max Allen and Kevin Sudeith about these early examples a second edition appeared on the market. Sudeith calls this the ""feedback loop"" where public discussion about special war rugs results in production of new example of the pattern.

Again this is the original example the likes of which we have not seen in many years. The border on this rug is exceptional, but there are some condition issues to note. The most remarkable condition issue is a washing problem. The bottom right corner of the field appears to have been unfortunately bleached. At the heart of this washing issue is a one inch square that has been repiled. The overall effect of the repair and washing is not optimal, but does not necessarily inhibit the beauty of this rug. There is natural abrash in the pink field. It is darker at the top, and lightest in the middle. The range of color in the field is not from wahing because the border color is very consistent. The border appears to be undyed wool with a chance that it is camel's wool.

1480

Devils Head War Rug
Evidence of the feedback loop discussed here. Features a ZPU-4 anti-aircraft weapon which comes to a point in the bottom, indicating its status as a prayer rug. A small brown and green striped figure stands in the bottom left. The bright oranges and greens contrast against the earthy undyed muted brown in the field.
1382

Armor Border Prayer Rug
A high-quality blue and orange prayer rug with white and red accents. A large blue shape in the center sports 5 rows of text, a tank, and what looks to be a large red anti-aircraft gun coming out the top.
Minarets, hand grenades, armored personnel carriers, helicopters, and other objects fill in the negative space around the center.
The center composition is bordered by two thin red lines, which is then bordered by a procession of white and red tanks on a dark blue background.
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.
900