War Rugs: A Subgroup With Iranian Influence An Exhibition
of a Variant Type by Ron O'Callaghan.
I do not fully agree with Ron's findings, but his work is interesting.
The rugs I have seen, from Afghanistan, with asymmetrical
knots, open right, are the new production of patterns originated
in western Pakistan. The new rugs from around Sherbergan
with yellow fields and maps of only Afghanistan have asymmetrical
knots, open right. This pattern, until the recent repatriation
of Afghans from the camps in Pakistan, was woven around
Peshawar. I propose this knot was learned in the camps and
returned to Afghanistan with the repatriated weavers.