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Crossed Rifle War Rug
This incredible new war rug is in perfect condition. This war rug was made in the year 2000 to commemorate Afghanistan's liberation from the Soviets and to celebrate the Soviets exodus. Warrug.com selects only the very best to offer to our clients, and it is obvious what sets this war rug apart from the rest.
On the top of this war rug is a line of helicopters. Just below them there is a tank on the right and to the left of that tank is a remarkable depiction of a tank in three point perspective. There is another tank like this in the main map of Afghanistan. This is extremely rare and never before seen in these types of Soviet exodus war rugs. It truly illustrates the amazing talent of this artist. There is a battle scene depicted above the map involving fighter planes, as well as a helicopter being shot down within the borders of the map. There is text along the bottom in English saying that this carpet was made in Afghanistan. The text within all of the maps is in Farsi and reads -Afghanistan-.
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Soviet War Story Afghan War Rug with Crossed Arms and Blue in Border
The condition of this new Afghan war rug is excellent. It is densely woven with strong wool.
This rug is an example of the ""Soviet story"" sub style of the small Afghan map war rugs.
The top row of helicopters shows a series of images like an animation sequence. It shows the attack on a Soviet helicopter, probably with a US Stinger missile, and the helicopter catching fire.
This style of rug has been fairly plentiful for the last couple of years, and warrug.com searches for unusual and atypical examples of this kind of rug. This rug is unusual because it is particularly finely knotted, and has a beautiful traditional Turkmen border. The traditional border accentuates the most interesting part of Afghan war rugs, that is the combination of a traditional art form and contemporary motifs.
There is a small number of these yellow map rugs which feature three maps of Afghanistan. One large map centrally located, with two smaller maps in the bottom corners. This is an attractive design. An additional attractive feature are the crossed AK-47s and rocket launchers. The symmetry is nice.
Until the US eliminated the Taliban regime, this style of rug was woven by refugees in Pakistan. After we took out the Taliban these weavers were able to return to their native homes and produce these rugs around Mazar I'Sharif and Sherberghan.
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Soviet Story Afghan War Rug with Three Maps of Afghanistan
The condition of this new Afghan war rug is excellent. It is densely woven with strong wool.
This rug is an example of the ""Soviet story"" sub style of the small Afghan map war rugs.
The top row of helicopters shows a series of images like an animation sequence. It shows the attack on a Soviet helicopter and the helicopter catching fire.
This style of rug has been fairly plentiful for the last couple of years, and warrug.com searches for unusual and atypical examples of this kind of rug for our customers. This rug is unusual because it is particularly finely knotted, and has a beautiful traditional Turkmen border. The traditional border accentuates the most interesting part of Afghan war rugs, that is the combination of a traditional art form and contemporary motifs.
There is a small number of these yellow map rugs which feature three maps of Afghanistan. One large map centrally located, with two smaller maps in the bottom corners. This is an attractive design. An additional attractive feature are the crossed AK-47s and rocket launchers. The symmetry is nice.
Until the US eliminated the Taliban regime, this style of rug was woven by refugees in Pakistan. After we took out the Taliban these weavers were able to return to their native homes and produce these rugs around Mazar I'Sharif and Sherberghan.
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