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Afghan War Rugs sold by Warrug.com

Since 1999 these rugs are some sold by warrug.com

Afghan War Rug
Finely Woven Zakini Ewer Rug with Herati "Fish"
This 'two ewer' war rug actually features multiple sets of ewers on tables alternating with imagery of abstracted tanks to create a complex pattern. The colors in this rug, although still bright, are all a bit tip faded which creates an interesting array of colors.
The border is composed of alternating patterned helicopters and tanks and the two guard stripes create a sort of green and orange 'rope'.
49 x 92 inches
124 cm x 233 cm
2601
Afghan War Rug
Red and Green World Trade Center Rug from 2002
Perfect new condition.
24 x 32 inches
61 cm x 81 cm
2100
Afghan War Rug
Blue Dove World Trade Center Rug
Excellent condition. New, unused.
23 x 30 inches
59 cm x 76 cm
2096
Afghan War Rug
Modern City Rug
35 x 58 inches
88 cm x 148 cm
2071
Afghan War Rug
Mushwani Rows of Weapons War Rug
Mushwani production. Mushwani are Pashto weavers who work in quasi Baluchi style
42 x 75 inches
107 cm x 190 cm
2063
Afghan War Rug
Yellow War Rug
33 x 52 inches
84 cm x 132 cm
2056
Afghan War Rug
12 Tanks with Car Border
The best thing about this rug is the colors of the blue. Also, in the border, in between every visible car there is a burgundy colored car the same value as the surrounding blue.
34 x 53 inches
87 cm x 135 cm
2055
Afghan War Rug
Mixed \"Ten Tank"""" and """"Car Style"""" War Rug"
33 x 52 inches
84 cm x 132 cm
2052
Afghan War Rug
Contemporary Eight Lobed Traditional Medallion War Rug
32 x 51 inches
81 cm x 130 cm
2050
Afghan War Rug
Small Pixilated War Rug #2
This rug is one of a pair. The wool is good, the knotting is good. The inter-relation between the large and small motifs works nicely.
29 x 54 inches
74 cm x 137 cm
2047
Afghan War Rug
Small Pixilated War Rug #1
32 x 54 inches
81 cm x 137 cm
2046
Afghan War Rug
Najibullah Afghan Civil War Rug
27 x 38 inches
69 cm x 96 cm
2042
Afghan War Rug
Najibullah Afghan Civil War Rug
27 x 38 inches
69 cm x 96 cm
2041
Afghan War Rug
Exhibited in Miami Universit Art Musuem WTC Rug with Flight Numbers
24 x 31 inches
61 cm x 79 cm
2040
Afghan War Rug
World Trade Center War Rug
24 x 33 inches
61 cm x 84 cm
2039
Afghan War Rug
No Border WTC War Rug with Primitive Drawing
Simple design that begs the question of how exactly designs morph.
21 x 32 inches
53 cm x 81 cm
2038
Afghan War Rug
Old Afghan Map with Provinces and War Motifs War Rug
22 x 30 inches
56 cm x 77 cm
2037
Afghan War Rug
World Trade Center War Rug with Four Helicopters
New, perfect. In the warehouse now for 5 years
23 x 32 inches
59 cm x 81 cm
2036
Afghan War Rug
Beautiful Afghan Province Map Rug
Perfect new condition.
25 x 34 inches
63 cm x 87 cm
2035
Afghan War Rug
Unexploded Ordinance Warning Rug
This rug, and one other we have in the collection, are part of an unexploded ordinance awareness campaign. The text says, ""do not touch or play with, these are very dangerous"" The text is in both Farsi and Pashto. Excellent piece
44 x 78 inches
112 cm x 198 cm
2024
Afghan War Rug
White Chopper F:16 Rug
This is an excellent example of this type of rug. The white helicopters are great. They are very realistic featuring rockets, armor plating, motors, people. Note also that underside of planes says ""F:16"". Missiles on F16 wingtips are well drawn. Classic Herati borders. Excellent rug.
46 x 77 inches
117 cm x 196 cm
2010
Afghan War Rug
Light Field Floral Medallion
This rug is woven by the same artist as this rug The wool and weave of both are very similar, but so is the use of color, border proportions, image scaling. The clincher is the main border designs. Both are great rugs, noteworthy for their color. Price reduced 1/29/2014.
51 x 80 inches
130 cm x 203 cm
2007
Afghan War Rug
Exceptionally Drawn Three Medallion War Rug
Strong triple floral medallion. Design is both soft and floral while maintain an overall geometry. The tertiary motif can also be seen in Diamond Herati Medallion Style rugs like rug #2003
99 x 47 inches
251 cm x 119 cm
2004
Afghan War Rug
Turquoise Rug #1
This rug, and its mate, are beautiful. They are the second and third rugs of this design. The rug features 17 drones. A Global Hawk spans the length of the field.

This rug is one of a pair that uses the same colors and designs very precisely. The border red is really deep and shiny. The withe dots in the inner guard strip sparkle on the deep blue and red.
This rug is thick and dense and will take great wear.
36 x 57 inches
92 cm x 145 cm
1765
Afghan War Rug
Red Drone War Rug
The only large drone rug in red so far.
39 x 57 inches
99 cm x 145 cm
1762
Afghan War Rug
Red, White, & Blue Reaper Drone Rug
We received these drone rugs directly from the weavers, so they are in new and perfect condition. The colors are contemporary vegetal dyes.
The materials and craftsmanship of these rugs is first rate. The wool is best quality, and the knotting is excellent.
Kevin Sudeith has dubbed these rugs "Late Peshawar" because, as the Afghan refugees are forced from Pakistan by the Pakistan military, he expects this "Vegetable Dye Peshawar" type of carpet to stop being produced.
38 x 24 inches
96 cm x 61 cm
1760
Afghan War Rug
Dark Blue Reaper Drone War Rug with Traditional Turkmen Border
This rug received by warrug.com directly from the weavers in Pakistan. It's materials, workmanship, and condition are all excellent.
This rug is a slightly different twist on the other drone rugs with a red, white, and blue palette because it's dark blue field. The planes outlined in red form a central medallion with a few light teal planes outlined in white.
The rug was rotated during photography to show the light and dark side. When the planes' noses are pointed up it's the dark side, when the nose is pointed down it's the slight side. Pile knots, when they are tied, are pulled down and remain oriented down for the life of the rug, and the angle of the threads give the rug a light and dark side. Basically, when the threads are pointed towards the light one sees the dark side.
This is a special rug.
38 x 26 inches
96 cm x 66 cm
1757
Afghan War Rug
Night Sky Armed Predator Drone War Rug
The black field in this rug suggests a different feeling than the others. Black, generally in rugs, is a funerary color. The blue lines around the border really pop out. The orange outlines around the planes give the rug an eerie light.
This is one of the second group of drone rugs. The first group only had three rugs and the second group had 15, so these rugs are unique, rare, and historically important.
39 x 25 inches
99 cm x 63 cm
1755
Afghan War Rug
Peach Drone Rug
Armed predator drone with red body set against rusty pink field, offset with grey-bodied armed predator drones, both of which are trimmed in a saturated off-white. Field bordered in thicker knotted set of triangular shapes
288 x 468 inches
732 cm x 1189 cm
1751
Afghan War Rug
NFS Sky Blue Drone Rug
Perfect new
36 x 56 inches
92 cm x 142 cm
1670
Afghan War Rug
Small Medallion Drone War Rug
Received in new condition. Excellent wool and well knotted. This is one of the first two of this design. Warrug is keeping one for exhibition, and selling this one.
28 x 24 inches
71 cm x 61 cm
1665
Afghan War Rug
Blue Tank Two Ewer War Rug
This two ewer war rug features four bright blue tanks, two teal tanks, and two white tanks with text inside at the center of the rug beside large vases filled with flowers. Multicolored rows of cars split the design into five sections.
Brightly multi colored '#' signs fill out the negative space between the larger motifs. At the bottom and top of the rug are the classic Two Ewers on a table with a small vase between.
44 x 77 inches
112 cm x 196 cm
1658
Afghan War Rug
Stinger Missile War Rug Made from all Undyed Wool.
This is one of seven rugs we received in early 2014. These are the only examples of this pattern. The imagery is an inventory of weapons used in Afghanistan during the past 35 years, ranging from the Enfield 303's used in the early 1980s, through the land mines, grenades, and artillery that later was repurposed for IEDs, to the stealth drones of the past few years.
The condition of this rug is new and excellent. The quality of the materials and craftsmanship is also excellent.
This is one of the last 4 of these rugs, of which only three will be sold so two can be kept for our archive.
48 x 68 inches
122 cm x 173 cm
1586
Afghan War Rug
Stinger Missile War Rug with Enfield 303's
This is one of seven rugs we received directly from the Afghan Turkmen weavers who wove them in Pakistan.
The quality of this rug is excellent both in terms of materials and craftsmanship. Its densely knotted from large threads, so the knot count is high, but not as high as city rugs from Afghanistan or Iran.
The imagery in this rugs is an inventory of the many of the weapons used throughout the last 35 years of war in Afghanistan ranging from the Enfield 303's of the early 1980's to the stealth drones used in 2000's
48 x 69 inches
122 cm x 174 cm
1585
Afghan War Rug
Red White and Blue Drone Rug (first example) -First Batch
This rug was woven in Pakistan during the summer of 2014 and it arrived in USA in November 2014. It is the first of this design we have seen, and it's related to two other rugs received at the same time, Rug #1566, and Rug #1580

Whereas rug #1580 features Predator drones, this rug features Reaper drones.

The weavers use of red, white, and blue is interesting.
24 x 39 inches
61 cm x 99 cm
1581
Afghan War Rug
First Example of Predator Drone Rug - First Batch
This rug features an array of Predator drones used, allegedly, in Pakistan. The drones appear armed given the long rectangels attached perpendicularly to the wings. This is the first rug of this design we have seen or received.

The quality of materials is excellent. The wool is spun by hand and the colors are vegetable dye. The rug sits flat, but there is a slight edge roll (where the wefts are a little to tight) on the top right corner.
25 x 40 inches
63 cm x 101 cm
1580
Afghan War Rug
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.
26 x 32 inches
66 cm x 81 cm
1578
Afghan War Rug
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.
26 x 34 inches
66 cm x 87 cm
1577
Afghan War Rug
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.
28 x 30 inches
71 cm x 77 cm
1576
Afghan War Rug
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.
25 x 32 inches
63 cm x 81 cm
1574
Afghan War Rug
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.
25 x 32 inches
63 cm x 81 cm
1573
Afghan War Rug
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.
24 x 34 inches
61 cm x 87 cm
1572
Afghan War Rug
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.
31 x 36 inches
79 cm x 91 cm
1571
Afghan War Rug
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.
24 x 32 inches
61 cm x 81 cm
1570
Afghan War Rug
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.
26 x 36 inches
66 cm x 91 cm
1569
Afghan War Rug
Contemporary WTC Rug
Contemporary iteration, from after 2010, of the World Trade Center rugs. The old style which was once plentiful is no longer available. The weavers and structure of these rugs are the same as the original WTC rugs, but the design has changed over time to reflect both wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Other examples of Iraq war rugs are here.

NO flag banner
This rug is in perfect condition. There are two panels. The top shows a view of lower Manhattan with Battery Park. Planes are flying into the buildings.
Afghanistan and Iraq are below. 19-03-03 is noted, the date of the invasion of Iraq. US planes b52, f16 are labeled.
Inside the map of Afghanistan is a Tora Bora reference with visual reference to older rugs Tora Bora rugs
25 x 32 inches
63 cm x 81 cm
1567
Afghan War Rug
Blue on Blue with Red Borders War Rug featuring three types of UAV's used in Pakistan. - First Batch
This rug is the first to show three types of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV's), or drones, apparently used in Pakistan during the past few years. This rug features the drones in their relative sizes. The Global Surveyor is a jet powered drone used in surveilance and is the largest shown. The medium sized drones are Reaper drones and the smallest shown are Predator drones.

The colors of this rug are, by all accounts,. beautiful. Ther are three colors of blue with very subtle changes between the drones and the blue field/sky.

The wool in this rug is the best quality hand spun wool from Ghazni Afghanistan, and the colors are all contemporary vegetable colors.
35 x 49 inches
89 cm x 124 cm
1566
Afghan War Rug
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.
38 x 63 inches
96 cm x 160 cm
1557
Afghan War Rug
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.
38 x 66 inches
96 cm x 168 cm
1556
Afghan War Rug
Pink Field War Rug with Tanks Outlined in Red
Great design in very nice quality rug. Knotting is dense with excellent wool. Design is unique with a highly stylized border and lots of SSS shapes on the pink field. One of the best war rugs from western Afghanistan that we have received in a while.
Same weaver as rug #1546
34 x 51 inches
87 cm x 130 cm
1553
Afghan War Rug
Blue rug with brightly colored car trim and "s" shapes throughout
The blue background color is one of the best in the Herat Afghanistan palette. The sprinkling of light blue and red throughout the field enliven the design.This is simply a beautiful rug, and it's price is lowered significantly by the condition issues below.
The car border and central column give the rug a unique design. The use of very small motifs in the panels around the tanks set the field apart from the borders (and central column) in a beautiful way.

One by two inch section of old moth damage where moths have eaten down to the knots. Also, the light blue is a fugitive dye (a common color in Baluchi rugs from western Afghanistan) and it has tip fading.
33 x 54 inches
84 cm x 137 cm
1551
Afghan War Rug
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.
41 x 63 inches
104 cm x 160 cm
1548
Afghan War Rug
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.
40 x 62 inches
101 cm x 157 cm
1547
Afghan War Rug
Red Outlines War Rug
This beautiful subtle rug features a deep blue border, and is complimented by a burnt orange color for the center. In addition, the repeating pattern of the border pairs excellently with the more nuanced beauty of the central shapes and characters.
Same weaver as #1573?
33 x 54 inches
84 cm x 137 cm
1546
Afghan War Rug
Orange Ten Tank Rug
The muted blues of the border and flowers of this rug provide a soothing coolness to contrast the vibrance of the orange thread used in the center. In addition, the brown serves to neutralize the color palette overall, while still allowing the tanks and flowers to have a certain luminance within the composition of the rug.
While this Ten Tank design is similar to other rugs recently available, the structure of this rug is very unusual. It has wool wefts, which is very rare in contemporary Baluchi rugs.
56 x 33 inches
142 cm x 84 cm
1543
Afghan War Rug
Dark Parachutes Stinger Missile Rug
The wool in this rug is all high quality and spun by hand. The colors are all natural dyes. The design is one from 2003 when two examples were woven in full color. This rug is one of seven woven in this earth tone color palette.
These rugs are part of warrug.com's project empowerment. We have helped women in Pakistan set up independent weaving operations, and that is where this rug originates. We work closely with a small group of weavers. This rug came directly from the weavers so the condition is perfect.
The wool is thick, lush and dense. It is soft and susterous. The hand spun wool threads are thick guage so they don't yield the highest knots per inch. The knotting is very dense, as you can see in the photos of the back of the rug, where the design is perfectly clear on the back as on the front.
44 x 71 inches
112 cm x 180 cm
1531
Afghan War Rug
Dark Parachutes Stinger Missile Rug
Perfect new condition. This is one of seven rugs of this design that we received directly from the weavers. It is beautifully made. The wool is the highest quality and it is spun by hand. The colors are all natural. The wool is minimally processed and not bleached. There are no chemical on synthetic dyes.
The design shows various land mines, Enfield 303's, daisy cutter bombs (from parachutes), technical vehicles, and stinger missiles along the sides.
46 x 72 inches
117 cm x 183 cm
1530
Afghan War Rug
Two Red Tanks War Rug
Really good example of a 1980's rug. The pattern (with a series of small medallions with a jagged white outline) is an old one documented in books about antique rugs. There are similar contemporary designs which originate in Khorrassan around Mashad in eastern Iran. The Iranian iterations of this pattern are red and black, typically with a black field, and the medallions a mix of red, orange and white.

This rug is in very good condition but has a couple of noteworthy condition issues: First, a bright pink color used in tertiary images is fugitive, so there is tip fading. Secondly, there is considerable sarnach as well as short lines where the pile is displaced by very depressed warps.
46 x 71 inches
117 cm x 180 cm
1527
Afghan War Rug
Ten Tank War Rug with Beautiful Blue Field
This is a dark take on the 10 Tank War Rug style. The 16 tanks it actually sports are surrounded by first a geometric design then a second, more floral outer border. There are small red and orange planes filling the negative space between the tanks. The colors overall are quite somber.
40 x 77 inches
101 cm x 196 cm
1526
Afghan War Rug
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.
43 x 62 inches
109 cm x 157 cm
1523
Afghan War Rug
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.
41 x 59 inches
104 cm x 150 cm
1522
Afghan War Rug
Pink Red Rug
This is a classic 1990's red rug, just in pink. The wool is pink, not washed to make red wool pink. A nice feature in this rug is how the red outlines around images pop out.
40 x 60 inches
101 cm x 153 cm
1521
Afghan War Rug
White Red Rug with Land Mines
New condition. Good drawing of AK47s. The burgundy images with octopus legs are anti personell mines. Airplane border works well.
39 x 61 inches
99 cm x 155 cm
1515
Afghan War Rug
Three Tank War Rug
The wool and knotting of this rug is excellent. The pile is thick and dense, and the wool is very lusterous. It has some wear, and two well done repairs to what must have been cuts (see photos).
One unusual thing about this rug is the border is dark, not golden colored like most.
76 x 54 inches
193 cm x 137 cm
1514
Afghan War Rug
Najibullah versus the Taliban
This is a Najibullah rug of a different quality from most that I have seen. It is not as finely woven and it does not use the 'Beljik' wool associated with Najibullah rugs.
40 x 56 inches
101 cm x 142 cm
1513
Afghan War Rug
Large Tora Bora
New condition. The big red helicopters make better sense that the floating tanks in the other iteration of this pattern.
42 x 60 inches
107 cm x 153 cm
1512
Afghan War Rug
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.
40 x 62 inches
101 cm x 157 cm
1511
Afghan War Rug
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.
24 x 34 inches
61 cm x 87 cm
1510
Afghan War Rug
Earth Tone Small Red Rug
This is an excellent example of this type of war rug. Good wool, good design, good color.
27 x 40 inches
69 cm x 101 cm
1509
Afghan War Rug
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
37 x 59 inches
94 cm x 150 cm
1508
Afghan War Rug
Symmetrical Pink RPG Rug
Perfect new condition. 10 years old but never used.
40 x 65 inches
101 cm x 166 cm
1507
Afghan War Rug
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.
41 x 60 inches
104 cm x 152 cm
1506
Afghan War Rug
Slate Blue Helicopter Red Rug
New condition, never used. In war rug collection for 10+ years.
43 x 70 inches
109 cm x 178 cm
1505
Afghan War Rug
Vermillion War Rug
Perfect, new condition. It has been in the warrug.com collection for many years
24 x 36 inches
61 cm x 92 cm
1504
Afghan War Rug
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.
28 x 36 inches
71 cm x 91 cm
1503
Afghan War Rug
Green RPG Red Rug - painted bits
Good wool and color, bu5t some jaxk--ass dealer has painted the orange bits with a water soluble brown. I have left it ""as is"", but a light scrub should remove most of the supplemental color.
40 x 60 inches
101 cm x 153 cm
1502
Afghan War Rug
Last White Red Rug
As with all of our remaining red rugs, this one is of better quality. Well knotted, but two inches wider at one end than the other.
37 x 62 inches
94 cm x 157 cm
1501
Afghan War Rug
Tyne River Swing Bridge and Through Arch Bridge Rug with Small Buildings Under Arch
This rug's condition is excellent and apparently new. There are a wide variety of marled colors: tan and green, navy and tan, red and navy. Drawing of this rugs motif is unusually refined and abstracted.
34 x 55 inches
87 cm x 140 cm
1493
Afghan War Rug
Tyne River in Newcastle, Night Bridge Scene
This rug is in new condition and is unused. The wool is shaggy and new. The exact location depicted in these bridge rugs is unknown (if you know please contact us). This rug is the only night time version. The sky is a extremely dark blue which verges on black. The bridge structure is rendered in red on black with dark grey cables. It is an artistically creative way to render an urban night scene. Traditonal Baluchi motifs fill the sky and sparkle like stars.
36 x 54 inches
92 cm x 137 cm
1491
Afghan War Rug
Small Horsemen Rug with Tank, Bus and Helicopters
The horsemen we find in this rug are one of the oldest images in carpets dating back to the oldest rug called the Pazyrik. In the Pazyrik the implication, when combined with the other image , a reindeer, is a hunting scene. In this rug I am reminded of a film interview of Ahmed Shah Masud. The interview was in French and when he was asked his favorite way to get around, ""A horse"", What is his favorite car? ""A horse"". New condition and apparently unused. Rug still has stray extra long pile threads which escaped the shearer's clippers. Moderately abstracted horsemen and images of Afghan buses, one tank, a series of riflesand two helicopters. Natural colored wool border with flower design. Very nice blue field color. Also note the peacocks scattered with guns and abstract designs throughout border.
32 x 56 inches
81 cm x 142 cm
1490
Afghan War Rug
Clock Tower with Helicopters 2 War Rug
This rug, like its mate of similar weave and design, #1484 is the most interesting contemporary rug I have seen. While the helicopters are somewhat non discript, these rugs speak to the International Coalition's actions in western Afghanistan like no other rugs that we have seen.

This rug appears to be woven by the same artist as rug #1484. Besides the similarity of design, the similarity of material is exact. Rug appears new without any floor wear. Fuzz still on back of knots. There is one condition issue of note: a two inch cut that runs above first palm tree on left side, just above red line over palm tree. Four warps are exposed for two inches, but the warps are unbroken. The wefts are broken and two columns of green and yellow marled knots are missing where cut is. Two columns of 11 knots each are missing. (I will repair this or have it repaired and make note here)

33 x 58 inches
84 cm x 148 cm
1489
Afghan War Rug
Dark Blue Ten Tank Rug with Muted Palette War Rug (Exhibition history #26)
The war rug is in like new condition. The olive greens, like ninety nine percent of Baluchi rugs from western Afghanistan has tip fading. The olive green, on back is more vivid, but on face it a lighter more brownish green. The blue filed color has very nice and subtle abrash. The blue color is a slightly tinted Prussian blue. These more recent examples of the Ten Tank design are better executed than the earlier brown ones. This rug is more finely knotted of better wool than examples from the 1990's. The blue field works really well. Also the combination of the large motifs, tanks, and the smaller motifs, birds, rifles, tertiary motifs. There is a good dispersion of colors in the tertiary motifs: olive green, maroon, tan, brown, and burnt sienna. In the earliest example of this rug the word ""Tank Tank"" was clearly written in Farsi script on the sides of each tank. In recent examples though, the script is nearly illegible.

This rug is the mate of #1482
33 x 54 inches
84 cm x 137 cm
1487
Afghan War Rug
Vertical Format Urban Scene
This rug was selected from several examples of similar scenes. This rug is notable and selected for its fine knotting, good colors, funky vehicle running along the bottom and writing. This is perhaps an variation of an excellent shown at Canada's Textile Museum (example). The short pile and dense knotting put this rug in small group of fine pictorial scenes. The red text in the upper right appears to say ""American"" in english text and Farsi is unreadable to this writer except for date. Also notable is the red, outlined in orange, rifle or grenade launcher in the bottom left corner. The vehicles running in a line in middle ground are intersting. They are like vehicles in this land mine war rug (example)
31 x 54 inches
79 cm x 137 cm
1486
Afghan War Rug
2003 Rows of Weapons War Rug
This is a contemporary example of a war rug pattern dating to the mid 1980's. (example). The drawing is simplified and exagerated compared to earlier examples, but the overall effect of this rug is excellent. The tan images are outlined in red which pops from the blue background. Similarly, the maroon images are outline in tan making them pop from navy blue background. The navy color of this rug is particularly beautiful and an unusual specific shade of blue. Tan border functions well framing the field of war images. The border design is found in regular afghan Baluchi rugs from Herat and Farah provinces.
33 x 59 inches
84 cm x 150 cm
1485
Afghan War Rug
Tan Field Peacock and Car War Rug (Exhibition #26)
The color palate of this rug is beautiful and the dispersion of bright red leaves throughout field ads a brilliant sparkle to this design. This is the first rug of this design that we have received since 2000. the field in this rug is darker tan than most. The colors are harmonious with the tan, burgundy, maroon and dark blue haromoniously working together. Also the myriad of small designs scattered throughout field works well.
33 x 55 inches
84 cm x 140 cm
1483
Afghan War Rug
Dark Blue Ten Tank Rug with Light Blue and Pink War Rug
The drawing, colors, and pattern of this rug are excellent. The blue is dark Prussian blue. The light blue is not wool and feels like silk, but it may be mercerized cotton or synthetic. Note, only the light sky blue is not wool. The use of vivid colors is one of the best qualities in tribal rugs. (web blog link to afghan weavers) The freedom of expression and joy of life expresssed in vivid colors, like the light blue and pink in this rug (or the flourescents in other rugs and bags) give this rug a vitality not found in workshop and city rugs. The scattering of small areas of bright colors on dark field works very well, and has a n overall most beautiful effect.
34 x 54 inches
87 cm x 137 cm
1482
Afghan War Rug
Abstract Victoria St Landscape War Rug
After much debate, two viewers of warrug.com have convinced me of the origin of this image. It is the Blue Mosque on Victoria Street in Singapore.

I created warrug.com to foster discussions about war rugs and to solicit input from people with knowledge diverse from mine, so I am happy to be corrected. Please keep the suggestions, corrections, and ideas coming.


Previous description

This rug appears to be an abstract version of a rug like this (example) which Max Allen has suggested is Victoria Station in Melborne Australia. The background urban skyline is really beautiful. The similarity between the helicopters at the bottom and the helicopters on the right side is interesting. The main border of this rug is a very old pattern found in antique rugs from the Caucuses to the Afghanistan. The color and wool are reminiscent of Mushwani rugs from before the Afghan Soviet war.
35 x 57 inches
89 cm x 145 cm
1481
Afghan War Rug
Beautiful Color Tank Rug
The best quality of this rug is it exceptional color. First of all, the variety of blues used in the field are all lovely and contrast beautifully in simple horizontal bands. Secondly the sage green outlined in orange pops beautifully from blue field. Border is traditional design from Herat / Farah region. The birds between the columns of tanks ads a more gentle and traditional accent image.

Overall condition excellent. Full pile, good sheen. This rug is above average for contemporary rug.
31 x 60 inches
79 cm x 153 cm
1479
Afghan War Rug
Tanks, Helicopters and Stylized Fighter Jet War Rug
Very good quality and excellent condition. The border design, color and wool suggests this rug is closely related to classic ""10 Tank"" rugs in spite of difference in field design. The more brighly colored field images: red tanks, green tanks, red fighters give this rug a refreshing brilliance uncommon in ""10 Tank"" rugs. Blue wool is good quality as is blue dye.

The three columns of skinny images on each side and center of field are fighter jets, which have suffered what Nigel Nendon calls ""progressive abstraction"". Example, examle.
36 x 58 inches
92 cm x 148 cm
1478
Afghan War Rug
Helicopter Border Version of Tank, Bomber Helicopter Style War Rug
This rug appears to be the latest iteration of the Tank, Helicopter, Bomber Style War Rug. The tank and helicopter motifs are reminiscent of Tank, Heli, Bomber style, but more importantly the pile wool, specific shade of blue used in field color, and most indicatively, the warp threads. The design has changed a bit and it is very interesting watching it change.

The overall design of this rug is successfull, particularly for the dispersion of small areas of colors and a variety of motif sizes. The poorly defined border of somewhat inarticulate helicopter is not particularly effective, but it does show will to innovate. One of best design element is the top row of helicopters treads where blue squares are outlined in red. Beautiful.
36 x 55 inches
92 cm x 140 cm
1476
Afghan War Rug
Small Ten Tank Style War Rug Featuring Black Tanks. (Exhibition #26)
The wool and knotting of this rug is not like Ten Tank rugs while the design is quite similar. The design difference is the use of different colors in rows of tanks. The sue of black, red, and golden yellow on tanks sets them off very effectively from blue field and blue and tan border. Its difficult to say absolutely, but this rug appears not to be a ""Ten Tank"" rug in spite of its design. Ten Tank rugs tend to have a straight fiber slightly sharp pile wool, and ropey brown warps. This rugs pile wool is curly and soft and its warps are very fine quality blond wool. As mentioned above also, the colors in this rug are not usual. Typically Ten Tank rugs are brown, tan, and blue. This rug has black, red, golden yellow, as well as tow browns.
31 x 57 inches
79 cm x 145 cm
1475
Afghan War Rug
Two Geometric Medallions War Rug with Helicopter Border
Warrug.com has not had a ""Geometric Medallion"" style war rug for ten years. Example. This is still in new condition. There is still the fuzz on the back that shows rug has never been used on the floor. Besides the fact this style rug is remarkably rare, the most remarkable feature of this rug its helicopter border. This rug was not immediately recognized as a war rug because its border did not stand out. On second viewing it is quite remarkable. The arches drawn in the body of the helicopter are surprising. This is the only rug we have seen which uses this border.
33 x 57 inches
84 cm x 145 cm
1474
Afghan War Rug
White Field War Rug (Exhibiton #26)
This is an very nice example of a contemporary rug. The contrasting pictorial masses of the different images makes nice drawing. The border of cars is one of the new border motifs developed since 2001. The most artistic touch of this rug are the red cannons and red line on the tanks and helicopters in the middle of the rug.

Light field Baluchi rugs are really rare, and light field war rugs are the most rare.
31 x 50 inches
79 cm x 127 cm
1472
Afghan War Rug
2007 City Scene Sumac
Gul I'Birjista is the name of this type of carpet which combines sumac and pile. Parsons says it originated in Afghanistan during the 1960s. In our regular rug stock we currently have two sizes Gul I'Birjista rugs, each size originating from a unique town. Of the scores of these rugs, this is the only one featuring war motifs; specifically, an airplane in the top right corner. The background of most Gul I'Birjista rugs is an off white sumac, usually woven in a medium quality. The pile is dense and compact. This rug features very old fashioned style kilim skirts of red and blue horizontal stripes. Of the 100's of Gul I'Birjista rugs I have seen, less than one percent are pictorial. This is an unusual and collectible rug at a good price because of its recent vintage.
50 x 73 inches
127 cm x 185 cm
1468
Afghan War Rug
Golden Border War Rug with All Over Tank and Airplane Field
Like new condition. Light border wool clumpy with lanolin. The pattern of this rug is unique. Typically golden border rugs are either all over fighter jet designs, rows of tanks, or two ewer designs. This rug uniquely combines fighter jets, tanks, and
45 x 68 inches
115 cm x 173 cm
1467
Afghan War Rug
Lion Rug
This older rug shows some wear. Also, knotting is atypical, knots are small and compact, but look oddly pixilated from back. The color blue is exceptional, ant typical of rugs like this with good wool and fine knotting.

This rug was woven by the same weaver as rug #883 (sold).
33 x 58 inches
84 cm x 148 cm
1466
Afghan War Rug
Herat Traffic Circle Rug
New condition with residue of cutting: various stray longer threads. . Nice sheen.
36 x 57 inches
92 cm x 145 cm
1465
Afghan War Rug
Vase rug with Armor Border
For an 1980s rug this war rug is in good condition. The field blue is oxidized at tips. Pile is still full and complete. Excellent madder red in body of vases. Border tan color appears undyed, as does darker browns, light tans and whites. The drawing
32 x 66 inches
81 cm x 168 cm
1464
Afghan War Rug
Post 2001 Style War Rug
This is a style of rug which appeared after the boom of interest in war rugs after 2001. This style features a combination of styles found here on warrug.com: 10 Tank style, Car Style, and Rows of Weapons style. I've seem my competition offer these as
34 x 54 inches
87 cm x 137 cm
1461
Afghan War Rug
Small Pixilated Weapons War Rug with Medallions
New condition. Full pile, still has fuzz from shearer's clippers. The lighter cobalt blue inside medallions contrasts beautifully with darker Prussian blue in rug's field.
31 x 63 inches
79 cm x 160 cm
1460
Afghan War Rug
1980's Pixilated Weapons Rugs
Very good condition. The “Pixilated Weapons Design” war rugs are a very small distinct group of war rugs. This is the classic example with dark brown border, tanks with clearly drawn machine guns on tanks, stylized rockets or fighter jets, pointy topped
47 x 79 inches
119 cm x 201 cm
1459
Afghan War Rug
Brightly Colored Rows of Tanks War Rug
Perfect new condition. Rug apparently never left a dealers piles. Still shows unkempt fringe from shearer's clippers.
45 x 77 inches
114 cm x 196 cm
1458
Afghan War Rug
2008 Jam Minaret Rug
Condition is excellent, as one would expect form a new rug. The landscape drawing is strong in this rug. The 13th Century Ghurid minaret is beautifully depicted. The middle ground is red and tan marled wool. Signed “Tareeq 2008”
35 x 52 inches
89 cm x 132 cm
1454
Afghan War Rug
Najibullah Rug 2
New condition, excellent quality, good drawing of figures and animals.
40 x 56 inches
101 cm x 142 cm
1444
Afghan War Rug
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.
39 x 58 inches
99 cm x 148 cm
1442
Afghan War Rug
Red Rug with Blue and Burgundy Helicopters
New condition, full pile, not used
40 x 62 inches
101 cm x 157 cm
1441
Afghan War Rug
Three Panel War Sajada
Good condition. This rug appears not to have been blocked when it was washed after being woven, so it has a slightly bumpy lay. The border is a pattern one sees in published rugs from the 19th century.

This design is a later version of rugs like 1090 (Plate 25 in Pictorial War Rug Book) Plate 25 is from the early 1980s while this rugs is from the mid to late 1990s. Canada's Textile Museum in Canada exhibited an early example of this design which is also interesting because of its unusually large size.
33 x 50 inches
84 cm x 127 cm
1438
Afghan War Rug
"Victoria St Landscape Rug"
This rug is in new condition,and it was purchased in 2003.

The origin of this image has been debated considerably, but my conclusion is that it is the Blue Mosque on Victoria Street in Singapore. Here is a blog post about it..

The clarification of the origin of this design came from a viewer of warrug.com. Getting feedback and community driven input is the reason I started this site in the 1990's, so if you have any ideas, input, corrections or suggestions, please contact me.

Previous and outdated description:
Max Allen, in his descriptions in Canada's Textile Museum Exhibition, describes this image thus:
""Flinders Street Station in Melbourne was built in 1854. It is the oldest urban railway station in Australia, and the busiest station in the southern hemisphere.""
. I was told by an Afghan friend that it is the Sultan Hussein Shrine, but I suspect Max is correct.
36 x 58 inches
92 cm x 148 cm
1437
Afghan War Rug
Red Rug with Green Helicopter
New condition, full pile, not used
39 x 60 inches
99 cm x 153 cm
1432
Afghan War Rug
Flower Border City Rug
32 x 57 inches
81 cm x 144 cm
1430
Afghan War Rug
Tan War Rug
Good mid 1990s small Baluchi
34 x 60 inches
87 cm x 152 cm
1419
Afghan War Rug
Cutaway APC Border Ghazni Red Rug
New condition, excellent material and well knotted
43 x 61 inches
109 cm x 155 cm
1418
Afghan War Rug
Horsemen with Swords Al Kouwaja Rug
This is an excellent rug, while not technically a war rug, it informs intimately war rugs of the Ali Kouwaja type. The figures on this rug are noteworthy, the Wizard of Oz-sequel winged figures, as well as the little Picachu type figures. The figuration in the field: horsemen, lions tackling deer, falcons, and other birds are beautifully arranged
46 x 72 inches
117 cm x 183 cm
1417
Afghan War Rug
Blue Ten Tank Rug
This good rug is in unused condition, but it has been in our pile for almost 10 years.
44 x 79 inches
112 cm x 201 cm
1416
Afghan War Rug
Flames WTC Rug
Excellent, new condition, condition. New, unused.
23 x 31 inches
59 cm x 79 cm
1415
Afghan War Rug
Leela Rug
Overall condition is excellent. Base color has faded from that light orange to natural buff color.
35 x 48 inches
89 cm x 122 cm
1414
Afghan War Rug
Small Classic Red Rug on Wool Foundation
New, overall good condition with slight - old - moth damage in bottom left corner.
25 x 34 inches
63 cm x 87 cm
1413
Afghan War Rug
Rust Color Small Red Rug with Wool Foundation
Very good. Small bit of old moth damage in bottom left corner.
27 x 36 inches
69 cm x 91 cm
1411
Afghan War Rug
Green Diamond Medallion Rug - Best
This is a rug I would really like to keep.
48 x 76 inches
122 cm x 193 cm
1404
Afghan War Rug
18 Jet Fighter War Rug with Golden Border
Best example of this type of rug. Formerly the owners office rug. Shapes of cars is nice. Bright color on light border strong. This rug is a good deal.
51 x 68 inches
130 cm x 173 cm
1403
Afghan War Rug
Dostum on Cell Phone at Desk with Land Line
new
24 x 34 inches
61 cm x 87 cm
1402
Afghan War Rug
Uzbeki War Rug
Chobi wool is processed to be super soft and lustrous.
24 x 37 inches
61 cm x 94 cm
1399
Afghan War Rug
Uzbeki War Rug with Triangle Border
Chobi Similar drawing to Rons style. This chobi wool is apparently worsted.
24 x 37 inches
61 cm x 94 cm
1396
Afghan War Rug
Chobi War Rug
Perfect. Grey undyed chobi. Very nice.
29 x 38 inches
73 cm x 96 cm
1395
Afghan War Rug
War Rug with Flower Border
Perfect. Chobi means ""undyed wool""
28 x 39 inches
71 cm x 99 cm
1385
Afghan War Rug
Small Fighter Jet Rug
34 x 46 inches
87 cm x 117 cm
1379
Afghan War Rug
War on Terror Rug (Exhibition #21) Sold to Miss Kathy Guild March 2012 Formerly sales status 21
Ghazni wool, undyed, spun by hand coupled with vegetable color. This rug's pile is much thicker than regular Afghan Kazak. (Regular Afghan Kazak are clipped very short). Nice drawing of weapons, unusual variety of images. tank at bottom middle is good. text on top and bottom really great. predator drones, FDNY, NYPD.
The unity of the Afghans and the US is symbolized by the crossed AK-47 and the M-16 (both weapon types noted on stock).
42 x 47 inches
106 cm x 118 cm
1367
Afghan War Rug
Large Iraq War Rug
Large size war rug. 5x8. Iraq map showing American weapons and neighboring countries. Border from earlier designs. The attack helicopters and humvee are remarkably well drawn in these rugs. These are the first Afghan war rugs not representing Afghanistan. The vocabulary is constant but the subject has changed. These rugs demonstrate the degree to which war rugs have become an established vernacular in Afghan art.
60 x 101 inches
152 cm x 257 cm
1359
Afghan War Rug
Red, White, and Blue Drone War Rug (2017)
Woven in 2016, received in 2016, and posted in 2019. This is the last piece of the red, white, and blue Reaper drone rugs. Perfect, new condition.
41 x 25 inches
104 cm x 63 cm
1168
Afghan War Rug
Final Blue Predator Drone Rug
Perfect. Great example of this pattern which bears structural differences from the Reaper drones (1151, 1156, 1158).

The border on this rug is Turkmen with the colors altered to fit the palette of this red, white, and blue rug.
25 x 39 inches
63 cm x 99 cm
1164
Afghan War Rug
Red Eyed Reaper #4
New, perfect condition. Classic Turkmen red rug with Reaper in undyed wool at center. This group of rugs is defined by red fields, white Reaper drones with a red spot at the front. This is #4 of 4.
25 x 41 inches
63 cm x 105 cm
1163
Afghan War Rug
Red Eyed Reaper with Four Blue Drones
New, perfect condition. Classic Turkmen red rug with Reaper in undyed wool at center. This group of rugs is defined by red fields, white Reaper drones with a red spot at the front.
25 x 52 inches
63 cm x 132 cm
1162
Afghan War Rug
Reversed Red Eye Reaper Drone Rug
New, perfect condition. Classic Turkmen red rug with Reaper in undyed wool at center. This group of rugs is defined by red fields, white Reaper drones with a red spot at the front.
24 x 40 inches
61 cm x 101 cm
1161
Afghan War Rug
White Eyed Reaper Drone
New, perfect condition. Classic Turkmen red rug with Reaper in undyed wool at center. 3/4 this group
24 x 40 inches
61 cm x 101 cm
1160
Afghan War Rug
White Eye Reaper with Fifteen Drones in All
New, perfect condition. Classic Turkmen red rug with Reaper in undyed wool at center. The optical package in some of these rugs is white, like this one, in others it is red.
23 x 40 inches
59 cm x 101 cm
1159
Afghan War Rug
Red Reaper Drone Rug
New. Final piece of this series. White field, red Reaper drone, with thin border.

The structure of this rug is noteworthy, for it is woven with the Turkish or symmetrical knot, whereas nearly all the rugs on warrug.com are asymmetrical open left.
25 x 42 inches
63 cm x 107 cm
1158
Afghan War Rug
Blue Predator Drone War Rug (2/3)
Perfect. One of three rugs (2/3) of this pattern which bears structural differences from the Reaper drones (1151, 1156, 1158).

The border on this rug is Turkmen with the colors altered to fit the palette of this red, white, and blue rug.
24 x 37 inches
61 cm x 94 cm
1157
Afghan War Rug
Red Reaper Drone War Rug
New. White field, red Reaper drone, with thin border. This is from the first group of drone rugs to be woven in Afghanistan. Notice the red, white, and blue design.

The structure of this rug is noteworthy, for it is woven with the Turkish or symmetrical knot, whereas nearly all the rugs on warrug.com are asymmetrical open left.
25 x 41 inches
63 cm x 104 cm
1156
Afghan War Rug
Blue and Alizarin Drone Rug
New, perfect condition. Signed dated 1395. One of a group of three rugs in the 2015 batch. Beautiful abrash in the blue field. Strong color comes out from the shiny wool on the border.

The group is defined by longer proportions, cooler color red, and the field color being used on the selvedge.

36 x 59 inches
92 cm x 150 cm
1155
Afghan War Rug
Blue and Alizarind Rug #2
New, perfect condition. Signed dated 1395. Last of three rugs from 2015 series. Strong color comes out from the shiny wool on the border. Beautiful abrash that will look great over time.


The group is defined by longer proportions, cooler color red, and the field color being used on the selvedge.

36 x 59 inches
92 cm x 150 cm
1154
Afghan War Rug
White Eyed Reaper Drone
New, perfect condition. Classic Turkmen red rug with Reaper in undyed wool at center. 1/4 this group
24 x 39 inches
61 cm x 99 cm
1153
Afghan War Rug
Red, white, and blue Drone Rug with Turkmen Border
New. Great border. Final example of this series.
25 x 38 inches
63 cm x 96 cm
1152
Afghan War Rug
Red, White, and Blue Drone Rug
This is the exemplary drone rug, with a clear red, white and blue design. White field, red Reaper drone, with thin border.

The structure of this rug is noteworthy, for it is woven with the Turkish or symmetrical knot, whereas nearly all the rugs on warrug.com are asymmetrical open left.
24 x 30 inches
61 cm x 77 cm
1151
Afghan War Rug
Red Eyed Reaper Drone War Rug
New, perfect condition. Classic Turkmen red rug with Reaper in undyed wool at center.

with Reaper in undyed wool at center. This group of rugs is defined by red fields, white Reaper drones with a red spot at the front. This is #1 of 4.
24 x 41 inches
61 cm x 104 cm
1150
Afghan War Rug
Nice Abrash Blue Drone Rug
New, perfect condition. Signed dated 1395. One of a group of three rugs in the 2015 batch.

Beautiful abrash in the blue field. Strong color comes out from the shiny wool on the border. 2/3

This group is defined by more square proportions, different - more even - abrash in the field, a warmer red in the border, and the border color on the selvedge.

1148
39 x 54 inches
99 cm x 137 cm
1149
Afghan War Rug
Blue and Vermilion Drone War Rug #2
New, perfect condition. Signed dated 1395. One of a group of three rugs in the 2015 batch. 2/3

Beautiful abrash in the blue field. Strong color comes out from the shiny wool on the border. 2/3

This group is defined by more square proportions, different - more even - abrash in the field, a warmer red in the border, and the border color on the selvedge.

1149
39 x 53 inches
99 cm x 135 cm
1148
Afghan War Rug
Red Border Long Blue Drone
New, perfect condition. Signed dated 1395. One of a group of three rugs in the 2015 batch. Beautiful abrash in the blue field. Strong color comes out from the shiny wool on the border. The drama of the abrash in this rug makes it unique, and distinct.
36 x 59 inches
92 cm x 150 cm
1147
Afghan War Rug
Light Blue Drone Rug
New condition. The cerulean blue is very unusual color in rugs, and the red outlines of the planes make the drawing pop.
38 x 56 inches
97 cm x 142 cm
1145
Afghan War Rug
Najibullah \"Soviet Puppet"""" War Rug"
Najibullah shown beset on all sides. This rug is very nice quality: good wool, well knotted, good drawing.
28 x 39 inches
70 cm x 99 cm
1086
Afghan War Rug
Classic Bomber Copter War Rug
This is an exemplary example of rugs that sold before warrug.com existed. The pile was thick and dusty. The blue a particular indigo. The teriary motifs are charming, and nicely drawn.
45 x 75 inches
114 cm x 190 cm
1084
Afghan War Rug
Sold at Flea
new
26 x 35 inches
66 cm x 89 cm
1079
Afghan War Rug
Tow Ewer with Two Rows Each of Three Helicopters and Two Tanks
Excellent. Artistic use of fluorescent colors. Borders: 1 main with one outside guard stripe. Lots of nice greens and grays. Around light helicopter is natural fields with jade outline over grey outline. Different color, also natural. Thirteen separate colors: beautiful.
45 x 74 inches
114 cm x 188 cm
1060
Afghan War Rug
Special WTC Rug - Amateur
New, perfect
24 x 30 inches
61 cm x 77 cm
1055
Afghan War Rug
Really Excellent World Trade Center War Rug
Perfect condition, new war rug. Good drawing, good wool, very well knotted. Like all rugs of this type, they are very hard wearing and make an excellent heirloom.
24 x 31 inches
61 cm x 79 cm
1053
Afghan War Rug
World Trade Center War Rug with Striped Explosions - Used in Barnard Lecture
24 x 30 inches
61 cm x 77 cm
1041
Afghan War Rug
Karghai Tora Bora Rug
The condition ot this 2002 Tora Bora rug is perfect. This type is Karghai quality with 'Belgique' wool.
24 x 30 inches
61 cm x 76 cm
1040
Afghan War Rug
Very Nice WTC War Rug \"Commercial Bank""""";;0;1; 1035;3;4;37;2002;2;2.54;12;12;3;"Full warp depression
Very short pile in places. Cutting error.
24 x 32 inches
61 cm x 81 cm
1034
Afghan War Rug
Soviet Exodus with Afghan Provinces War Rug GOOD ID#
This war rug is in new condition. It has nice wool and is well knotted. It has some pronounced sarnach around the Kalashnikov on the bottom. The sarnach can be seen in the photos as white spots running in horizontal lines parallel with the parallel of the AK. Where two threads are tied together to make one longer warp thread, there is a little tuft of warp, or weft, thread that sticks up into the pile.
27 x 34 inches
69 cm x 87 cm
1032
Afghan War Rug
Soviet Exodus with Little Birds
test
31 x 40 inches
79 cm x 101 cm
1031
Afghan War Rug
Really Excellent World Trade Center War Rug
The condition of this new war rug is perfect. This World Trade Center war rug is probably the highest quality we have had here at warrug.com. It is finely knotted.
We must point out that it does have a person falling.
24 x 31 inches
61 cm x 79 cm
1030
Afghan War Rug
WTC with Four Different Colors
This new war rug is in perfect condition. The pile is a little shorter than most, especially on the left hand side.
24 x 30 inches
61 cm x 77 cm
1029
Afghan War Rug
WTC war rug with Blue Fighter Jets on Aircraft Carrier
This new war rug is in perfect condition. It is an excellent example of this type. There is text describing the events of that day. The over all composition is nice. It is an accurate depiction of that day's events with the towers crumbling. Of note, our offices at the time over looked the World Trade Center. This war rug accurately depicts that days events.
25 x 33 inches
63 cm x 84 cm
1028
Afghan War Rug
Blue World Trade Center
This new war rug is in perfect condition. There is some very minor bleeding around some red, typical in this type of war rug
30 x 24 inches
77 cm x 61 cm
1027
Afghan War Rug
M-16 Tora Bora War Rug with Five Grenades in Row on Top
Good M-16 rendering. One minor issue is spot to the left of Chinook helicopter in blue sky.
25 x 34 inches
63 cm x 87 cm
1025
Afghan War Rug
Light Blue Shiny Wool Soviet Exodus War Rug
Front and back are not same color, looks like a washing problem. Very minor bleeding around reds. Excellent rug
28 x 41 inches
71 cm x 104 cm
1024
Afghan War Rug
Soviet Exodus War Rug with Blue and Green AK
New and Perfect. Good condition war rug. Full pile. Very nice colors
23 x 29 inches
59 cm x 74 cm
1023
Afghan War Rug
Soviet Exodus War Rug
This war rug is new, but has a condition issue worth consideration. The weft threads were pulled too tight in the top third, which has caused some lines of puckering when viewed from the back. When the pile is cut, the puckers cause the pile to end up very short, to the foundation in places. It is a combination of a weaving error and a cutting error.
Otherwise the rug is new, and woven of good materials.
25 x 32 inches
63 cm x 81 cm
1022
Afghan War Rug
Tora Bora with Cerulean Blue Dove - Shown at Davidson College
This new war rug is in perfect condition. Excellent
24 x 31 inches
61 cm x 79 cm
1021
Afghan War Rug
Large Tora Bora War Rug
Perfect condition new war rug. Well knotted, good wool. In listing of countries around Afghanistan it lists Kashmir in red, which we have not seen before. Woven in Sherberghan by former Afghan refugees. It has the ""To create freedom in Afghanistan your local leaders have come with American forces"". Good rug, very rare size.
29 x 48 inches
74 cm x 122 cm
1020
Afghan War Rug
(exhibited at Miami University Art Museum)Old Car Style Herat Rug
Classic fine, lustrous and translucent wool found in good car style war rugs. The border is a traditional Baluchi one from around Herat. The wool is gorgeously oxidized
47 x 80 inches
119 cm x 203 cm
1014
Afghan War Rug

Good quality example of this kind of rug. Best example we have received in years. Not especially finely knotted, but good wool and good color.
43 x 80 inches
109 cm x 203 cm
1012
Afghan War Rug
Unusual Three Medallion War Rug with Little Helicopters
Very good, especially for age. Full pile, little bit of sarnach, damage on kilim ends, little wear on selvedge in one spot. Basically very good.
42 x 72 inches
107 cm x 183 cm
1011
Afghan War Rug
Red Vegetable Dye War Rug #2
This new war rug is in excellent condition. These vegetal dye Peshawar rugs are simply beautiful, and this war rug is no exception. This wool is hand-spun from Ghanzi in Afghanistan where only the finest of wool comes from and only dyed with all natural vegetable dyes. The wool and wash is gorgeous, the colors are rich and lush and have nice abrash, and it has very rich luster. In addition there is a nice variety of color, and the grenade border frames the rug well. The use of hand guns is not very common, and makes this rug truly stand out. The war motifs are attractively laid out throughout the composition, with a variety of images and the difference in scale, this war rug is sure to please collectors and non-collectors alike.
40 x 59 inches
101 cm x 150 cm
1005
Afghan War Rug
Chocolate Brown Vegetable Dye War Rug
This new war rug is in excellent condition and made with the finest of wools from Ghanzi, Afghanistan. The wool is spun entirely by hand and the dyes used to create these rich, lustrous colors are all natural, and indigenous to the area. Rarely do we ever see this gorgeous chocolate brown used, and it really makes this war rug unique, as it is not used as an accent color, but in the entire field. This fits well with the beautiful landscape of Afghanistan, rich in colors like greens and browns and reds. It is interesting that after the weavers voice was silenced by the Taliban, she emerges to tell her tale not in a covert, subtle way, but with the boldness that her story deserves after such oppression. This war rug leaves no doubt in the mind of the observer, as to what her life has been like, and what she now continues to endure.
40 x 57 inches
101 cm x 145 cm
1003
Afghan War Rug
Natural Dye Red Peshawar War Rug #1
New Perfect
39 x 59 inches
99 cm x 150 cm
1001
Afghan War Rug
Beige Field War Rug with Vases of Flowers and Four Helicopters.
Excellent, very good wool, full pile, good sheen, minor well done repair in the field. Little bit of sarnach. Densely knotted. Good thick pile, on scale of 1-100, a 95.
Price reduced on 1/29/14
46 x 83 inches
117 cm x 211 cm
980
Afghan War Rug
Large Pixilated Weapons with Dark Golden Border
new
44 x 81 inches
112 cm x 206 cm
975
Afghan War Rug
Pixilated Weapons
1980s example of Pixilated Weapons rug. Very good condition. Low pile in one corner
34 x 58 inches
87 cm x 148 cm
974
Afghan War Rug
Pixilated Drawing War Rug Number 2
Very good condition, even full pile, no damage, nice tight selvedge
44 x 76 inches
112 cm x 193 cm
970
Afghan War Rug
Two Ewer War Rug with Retreating Tanks and Troop Carrying Helicopter Border
This new war rug is in good condition. This Beluchi war rug was woven with very curly hand-spun wool. The best quality about this war rug is the artists use of traditional Beluchi design juxtaposed with contemporary war images. The colors are typical of this tribe, and the borders in this war rug contain simple and clean designs. Centered in this rug is a tank, above and below it is a table and two ewers, commonly used in ritual cleansing. Along the outer border, the artist alternates tanks and helicopters. A glimpse into the world in which the artist currently lives.
43 x 77 inches
109 cm x 196 cm
967
Afghan War Rug
Car Style War Rug with Civil War Era Rockets
Low pile in area, but not worn to knots, lost kilim ends, sarnach. Color is excellent, Super Duper rug = Rocks the hard jams. Good selvedge.
42 x 76 inches
107 cm x 193 cm
942
Afghan War Rug
10 Tank War Rug with Four Petal Flowers
New, full pile.
47 x 78 inches
119 cm x 198 cm
928
Afghan War Rug
Ten Tank,
Good, new
45 x 80 inches
114 cm x 203 cm
927
Afghan War Rug
10 Tank Rug
Good quality and condition. Best quality for this type
44 x 74 inches
112 cm x 188 cm
926
Afghan War Rug
Workshop Map Rug with Musalla
28 x 49 inches
71 cm x 124 cm
919
Afghan War Rug
Three Beluchi Medallion War Rug
This new war rug is in excellent condition. This is a classic example of folk art at its finest. For centuries, the Baluch have woven the same three medallion pattern seen in this rug. Inside the medallions are poppies. The traditions of the rich blue color, the multiple, alternating sized borders, and the medallions have been passed through time from generation to generation. This nomadic Baluchi weaver didn't stop there, however. She dated this rug by images she sees on a daily basis, and thereby changed a pattern used and seen for centuries. Throughout this war rug, there are images of helicopters and tanks. They are stylized and cleverly juxtaposed with the traditional elements of their rug weaving designs. An example of this unique way of juxtaposition can be observed with a traditional motif seen in rugs, a comb used in the weaving process, incorporated into the tail of the stylized helicopter. A guaranteed conversation starter, this war rug is perfect for a home or office.
44 x 77 inches
112 cm x 196 cm
911
Afghan War Rug
Lion Border War Rug with Eight Tanks
The condition of this war rug is good This is a Beluchi war rug with exceptional images. Surrounding the entire rug is the traditional image of lions. These lions are used to symbolize strength and courage. The main field of the rug has rows of Soviet-era tanks and rifles. Interestingly, to protect the city of Kabul, the Afghans built, centuries ago, a tall wall surrounding the city in protection. This wall is the pride of all Afghans and is responsible for three defeats over the British. However, the Soviets were able to permeate the wall and entire the city of Kabul. To further take down the pride of the Afghans, the Soviets destroyed two lion sculptures that marked the entrance to the city.
The artist of this war rug almost was telling a story in the weaving of this rug. That the Soviet tanks permeated the center. Interesting, she drew the traditional Afghan symbolism of poppies inside the tanks, almost as if she is suggesting that that was what the Soviets truly desired. However, even with the conflicting images of the lions meaning strength and courage and the tanks representing force, the traditional symbol of the tree of life still manages to run down the center of this war rug. Proving, once again, that although they may be ravaged by war, life continues for the Afghan people.
This war rug is in good condition, with some very minor issues. There is some sarnach and some slightly irregular knotting not too uncommon in tribal folk art.
42 x 76 inches
107 cm x 193 cm
909
Afghan War Rug
Ten Tank
Good, new
42 x 82 inches
107 cm x 208 cm
904
Afghan War Rug
Pictorial Rug with Tank Border
Excellent, really fine
50 x 76 inches
127 cm x 193 cm
903
Afghan War Rug
Red Ten Tank with Good Writing (Exhibited Denison Art Museum)
32 x 58 inches
81 cm x 148 cm
884
Afghan War Rug
Thin Border War Rug with Lions
This older pre-Taliban war rug is in excellent condition. This war rug was woven by a woman of Zakini Beluch descent. This sub-tribe is known mainly for their excellent weaving, clever design patterns, and use of the finest, high-quality wool. This is a wonderful example of a Zakini Beluch war rug.
The colors used throughout this rug are traditional and beautiful, with outstanding combinations. The wool used is the finest wool in all of Afghanistan and will only improve over time, ensuring enjoyment from generations to come. This war rug is rich with traditional Beluchi symbolism and motifs, and the center two rows of lions makes this rug truly stand out. This war rug is sure to please any collector of fine art.
43 x 77 inches
109 cm x 196 cm
883
Afghan War Rug
Brightly Colored Two Ewer Rug with Brightly Colored Tank and Helicopter Border
This new war rug is in perfect condition. This artists work is spectacular; the rug is excellently knotted, the wool used is extremely lustrous, and the colors are phenomenal. Even the fringe is gorgeous. This is one of the finest examples of contemporary Afghan folk art. It is full of traditional motifs and symbols passed down through generations. Motifs such as hearts and poppies, symbols such as the two ewers representing cleanliness and rituals. Had the artist lived in peaceful times, she may have stopped there. Instead, she filled her art with images from her daily life. With things we can not imagine seeing, things generations before her never could have laid eyes upon. Images of tanks, helicopters, and rifles. Even in this war torn nation, weavers before her would have only occasionally seen swordsmen ride through her nomadic village. Certainly, the daily barrage of tanks and rifles became part of her story, and now that the Taliban is silenced, her voice can be heard.
47 x 85 inches
119 cm x 216 cm
882
Afghan War Rug
Two Ewer with Border of Helicopter (concentric ring tail) and Tanks (flags on both ends)
This new war rug is in perfect condition. This piece of Afghan folk art was woven by the same weaver who wove the war rug above, #882. Her skills as an artist are highly developed and sought after, and warrug.com searches for only the very best artists.
The wool used produced a wonderfully thick and dense pile. Some of the qualities of this war rug that set it apart is the use of a wool foundation and kilim ends. Also of note, she is one of the only artists we have seen who draws two flags on each end of the tanks.
46 x 87 inches
117 cm x 221 cm
881
Afghan War Rug
Pineapple Mine War Rug
New production rug
40 x 74 inches
101 cm x 188 cm
840
Afghan War Rug
First Ever Iraq War Rug
New rug in perfect condition. Excellent wool
47 x 68 inches
119 cm x 173 cm
801
Afghan War Rug
Small Red Rug with Green Helicopters`
Perfect and new condition. Exhibited in show curated by Natalie Mash in Denison University
26 x 34 inches
66 cm x 87 cm
785
Afghan War Rug
Green Tanks, Helicopters, Cream Rug
New
38 x 54 inches
96 cm x 137 cm
707
Afghan War Rug
3 Green and Red Grenade
New
24 x 34 inches
61 cm x 87 cm
705
Afghan War Rug
6 Tank War Rug
New
24 x 34 inches
61 cm x 87 cm
704
Afghan War Rug
Compass Map Rug with Tanks
Nice rug. Writing and two square, compass, design very nice. Pseudo veg dye.
22 x 32 inches
56 cm x 81 cm
703
Afghan War Rug
Afghan Map War Carpet with Two AK's
Brand new. This rug brought to you by our buyers in the American Special Forces! Thanks to our men and women in uniform.
25 x 33 inches
63 cm x 84 cm
702
Afghan War Rug
\"Made in Afghanistan"""" Soviet Exodus War Carpet"
Brand new. Special Forces collection.
23 x 32 inches
59 cm x 81 cm
701
Afghan War Rug
Afghanistan Map Rug with Province Names and Soviets Departing.
Brand new. Purchased from US soldier.
21 x 33 inches
53 cm x 84 cm
700
Afghan War Rug
small red rug
new
23 x 36 inches
59 cm x 91 cm
649
Afghan War Rug
small red rug
new
28 x 37 inches
71 cm x 94 cm
648
Afghan War Rug
small red war rug
new
23 x 36 inches
59 cm x 91 cm
646
Afghan War Rug
small red war rug
new
26 x 35 inches
66 cm x 89 cm
645
Afghan War Rug
small red war rug
new
26 x 35 inches
66 cm x 89 cm
644
Afghan War Rug
Small Red Rug 643
New
26 x 38 inches
66 cm x 96 cm
643
Afghan War Rug
Chobi war rug
New
24 x 32 inches
61 cm x 81 cm
642
Afghan War Rug
Small White War Rug
New
24 x 32 inches
61 cm x 81 cm
641
Afghan War Rug
Small Blue War Rug
new
26 x 38 inches
66 cm x 96 cm
640
Afghan War Rug
Small Red War Rug #639
New
24 x 33 inches
61 cm x 84 cm
639
Afghan War Rug
Small Red War Rug #638
New
24 x 36 inches
61 cm x 91 cm
638
Afghan War Rug
Small Red War Rug #637
New
28 x 32 inches
71 cm x 81 cm
637
Afghan War Rug
Small Red Rug #636
New
24 x 31 inches
61 cm x 79 cm
636
Afghan War Rug
Small Red Rug #635 - Painted on helicopter
New
23 x 34 inches
59 cm x 87 cm
635
Afghan War Rug
Small Red War Rug #634
New
24 x 35 inches
61 cm x 89 cm
634
Afghan War Rug
small red war rug
new
22 x 34 inches
56 cm x 87 cm
632
Afghan War Rug
Small Red War Rug
new
35 x 33 inches
89 cm x 84 cm
631
Afghan War Rug
Small Red War Rug #630
New
26 x 36 inches
66 cm x 91 cm
630
Afghan War Rug
Small Red War Rug #629
New condition
25 x 37 inches
63 cm x 94 cm
629
Afghan War Rug
Small Red War Rug #628
Very good
25 x 36 inches
64 cm x 91 cm
628
Afghan War Rug
Small Red War Rug 627
New
25 x 38 inches
63 cm x 97 cm
627
Afghan War Rug
Small Red War Rug #626
New, perfect
26 x 36 inches
66 cm x 91 cm
626
Afghan War Rug
Small Red War Rug
New
27 x 32 inches
69 cm x 81 cm
625
Afghan War Rug
Small Red War Rug #624
Good
26 x 32 inches
66 cm x 81 cm
624
Afghan War Rug
Small red rug
new
26 x 38 inches
66 cm x 96 cm
622
Afghan War Rug
small red rug
new
27 x 36 inches
69 cm x 91 cm
621
Afghan War Rug
small red war rug
new
29 x 39 inches
74 cm x 99 cm
620
Afghan War Rug
Small Red War Rug #619
New
27 x 38 inches
68 cm x 96 cm
619
Afghan War Rug
Small Red War Rug #641
New
29 x 36 inches
74 cm x 91 cm
618
Afghan War Rug
Small Red War Rug #615
New with bleaching wash.
28 x 35 inches
71 cm x 89 cm
615
Afghan War Rug
Kalashnikovs with Pink Stocks Small Red War Rug
new
26 x 34 inches
66 cm x 87 cm
608
Afghan War Rug
Two Green Helicopters with One Brown Tank War Rug
new
24 x 32 inches
61 cm x 81 cm
607
Afghan War Rug
Two AK-47 Small Red War Rug with Camouflage Helicopters
new
23 x 34 inches
59 cm x 87 cm
605
Afghan War Rug
Small AK-74 War Rug
New small red rug.
24 x 30 inches
61 cm x 77 cm
602
Afghan War Rug
Two Helicopters One Tank War Rug
new
23 x 30 inches
59 cm x 77 cm
601
Afghan War Rug
Two Guns, Two Tanks, Two Helicopters Natural Dye War Rug
New
24 x 33 inches
61 cm x 84 cm
600
Afghan War Rug
World Trade Center USA War Rugs
World Trade Center Rug
24 x 31 inches
61 cm x 79 cm
559
Afghan War Rug
War on Terror War Rug
Condition of this war rug is new and perfect.
24 x 105 inches
61 cm x 267 cm
558
Afghan War Rug
War on Terror War Carpet
Condition of this war rug is new and perfect. It has good dark colors and clear drawing. Text is clear, origin Sherberghan, Afghanistan.
23 x 30 inches
59 cm x 77 cm
556
Afghan War Rug
2002 Afghan War Rug
Condition of this war rug is new and perfect. It has good colors and clear drawing. Text is clear, origin Sherberghan, Afghanistan.
24 x 32 inches
61 cm x 81 cm
554
Afghan War Rug
World Trade Center Blue War Carpet
World Trade Center Rug
23 x 31 inches
59 cm x 79 cm
552
Afghan War Rug
Embossed WTC War Rug
World Trade Center War Rug
25 x 31 inches
63 cm x 79 cm
551
Afghan War Rug
APC Border War Rug
new
35 x 41 inches
89 cm x 104 cm
548
Afghan War Rug
City War Rug
new
36 x 60 inches
91 cm x 152 cm
547
Afghan War Rug
Brown Airplane Tora Bora War Rug with Three Flag Banner
new
24 x 31 inches
61 cm x 79 cm
546
Afghan War Rug
Red and Blue Tank and Helicopters War Rug
Excellent example of a new rug. Unusual pictorial design.
35 x 53 inches
89 cm x 135 cm
545
Afghan War Rug
Pink Highway War Rug
New Taimani Baluch production featuring city scene. This rug demonstrates the development of the mechanized designs in that the cars have become highly stylized.
35 x 48 inches
89 cm x 122 cm
543
Afghan War Rug
Big Light Blue Helicopter Tora Bora Map Rug (Exhibition history #21)
new
24 x 30 inches
61 cm x 77 cm
542
Afghan War Rug
Bright Blue Tora Bora War Rug with US / Afghan Flag Banner
new
23 x 32 inches
59 cm x 81 cm
540
Afghan War Rug
Brown Dove War Rug with Full Field
new
24 x 30 inches
61 cm x 77 cm
539
Afghan War Rug
Blue River War Rug
Good condition. Very nice wool. Lots of natural undyed colors. This is a great example of a pictorial rug with a stream running through a town, most likely Qala I'Nau. Please not rockets in stream, this is a small subset of pictorial rugs with streams that feature the ""rockets in water"" motif. Perhaps they store their Stinger missiles in streams?
33 x 53 inches
84 cm x 135 cm
537
Afghan War Rug
City with Small Helicopters War Rug - Vehicle Border
New production Taimani Baluch. Indicative of the new Taimini rugs with city scenes, often mischaracterized as ""Twin Towers""
34 x 48 inches
87 cm x 122 cm
535
Afghan War Rug
Spare Field Red War Rug
Brand New, Perfect. Strong design.
36 x 60 inches
91 cm x 152 cm
530
Afghan War Rug
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.
35 x 55 inches
89 cm x 140 cm
529
Afghan War Rug
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.
38 x 62 inches
96 cm x 157 cm
528
Afghan War Rug
RPG Red War Rug
New, but during inventory we noticed a small whole near middle. Please see photos. Priced accordingly.
41 x 59 inches
104 cm x 150 cm
527
Afghan War Rug
Blue War Rug with Multi Launch Rock System
New war rug. The blue examples of this kind of rug are somewhat rare. The structure and design are definitely Turkmen from Pakistan and not the similar colored Baluchi rugs from western Afghanistan.
40 x 62 inches
101 cm x 157 cm
524
Afghan War Rug
Red War Rug with White Bullets in Aks
New condition, nice quality, good design
40 x 61 inches
101 cm x 155 cm
523
Afghan War Rug
Densely Decorate Field Red War Rug
New rug. The field of this rug is unusually densely decorated with secondary and tertiary motifs.
38 x 67 inches
96 cm x 170 cm
522
Afghan War Rug
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.
37 x 60 inches
94 cm x 152 cm
520
Afghan War Rug
Beautiful Bright Color Red War Rug
New, excellent condition. This rug has an excellent variety and choice of colors.
37 x 60 inches
94 cm x 152 cm
519
Afghan War Rug
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.
38 x 59 inches
96 cm x 150 cm
516
Afghan War Rug
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.
38 x 59 inches
96 cm x 150 cm
515
Afghan War Rug
Four Helicopter and Six Small Tank Red War Rug
This war rug is in new condition.
39 x 58 inches
99 cm x 148 cm
514
Afghan War Rug
4 Helicopter 2 Tank War Rug
This rug is in new condition, and it is an excellent design with beautiful colors
39 x 60 inches
99 cm x 152 cm
513
Afghan War Rug
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.
40 x 60 inches
101 cm x 152 cm
511
Afghan War Rug
Green Truck Red Afghan War Rug
This war rug is new, and its condition is perfect.
39 x 63 inches
99 cm x 160 cm
510
Afghan War Rug
Brown and Green Helicopter War Rug
This war rug is in excellent condition.
40 x 62 inches
101 cm x 157 cm
509
Afghan War Rug
Big Red Helicopter War Rug
Good condition, excellent use of color. This rug has the night vision look
40 x 58 inches
101 cm x 148 cm
508
Afghan War Rug
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.
38 x 64 inches
96 cm x 162 cm
507
Afghan War Rug
2 Green Helicopter
Excellent, good color
41 x 66 inches
104 cm x 167 cm
506
Afghan War Rug
4 Green Tanks
Brand new. Excellent color red. Good drawing
41 x 64 inches
104 cm x 162 cm
505
Afghan War Rug
4 Green Tanks
Good, nice limited color
42 x 61 inches
106 cm x 155 cm
504
Afghan War Rug
3 Black Helicopters
Good
43 x 63 inches
109 cm x 160 cm
503
Afghan War Rug
Rainbow Helicopter
Good
36 x 66 inches
91 cm x 167 cm
502
Afghan War Rug
Symmetrical RPG Red War Rug
New war rug in perfect condition. Excellent design. Symmetry of RPG's and pineapple fragmentation grenades is very nice.
40 x 61 inches
101 cm x 155 cm
501
Afghan War Rug
Small Plane
New
43 x 64 inches
109 cm x 162 cm
500
Afghan War Rug
Symmetrical AK's War Rug
Very good
0 x 0 inches
0 cm x 0 cm
499
Afghan War Rug
Afghan Map with Abstract Al Buraq
Good condition showing minimal wear, essentially new
46 x 78 inches
117 cm x 198 cm
496
Afghan War Rug
Birds War Rug
Very good, older rug, some wear
35 x 53 inches
89 cm x 135 cm
472
Afghan War Rug
Baluchi Medallion Rug with Grenades
New condition, unused
42 x 74 inches
107 cm x 188 cm
466
Afghan War Rug
Red Tanks War Rug
This fabulous war rug was woven in 1993. The colors are stunning, to say the least. The overall composition is lovely. One of the nicest things about this war rug is the artists use of an intriguing, rare pattern. Located in the border found just outside the very inner part of the rug is a pattern made up of grenades and poppies. The use of the grenades in this form makes the imagery almost hidden in plain site. Another example of the artists clever use of pattern can be found in the text. Usually, the Farsi text in these types of war rugs say -tank-, however, she took Farsi letters and instead wove them as part of the overall pattern. The same letters, which do not translate or spell anything, can be found throughout the rug, used in much of the same way that the birds and flowers are used. Another thing we would be remiss not to point out, and never before seen in this type of war rug, are the black rockets on either side of the tanks. There are two ewers found at the top and bottom of this war rug. These ewers are used in ritualistic cleansing before prayer. Please note the very interesting and stylized helicopters along the outside border which are only found in this two ewer style of war rugs. Needless to say, the artist of this war rug was extremely talented in not only design, but color use as well.
47 x 84 inches
119 cm x 213 cm
462
Afghan War Rug
Mountain War Rug
new, good
30 x 49 inches
77 cm x 124 cm
461
Afghan War Rug
Small Village Afghan War Rug
This war rug was woven in 1997 in Herat, Afghanistan. It stems from an interesting tradition of Herati pictorial war rugs. An example of this can be seen on our collectors page, war rug I.D. number 7. This is made in the same style and tradition and incorporates similar images. Rugnumber 7 is loaned to museums and galleries throughout the world. The border of this rug has beautiful color. This border pattern is indicative of a particular group of rugs made outside Herat. Note the similarity to the main border of rug 7, as well as this rug #227, and #263
The main structure in this war rug found on the left is a mosque. In the mountains, on the right, is an anti-aircraft piece. Just to the left of that are two red and blue geometrical images. These represent the Mujahadeen hiding out in so-called pill boxes, where they dig out an area to safely protect themselves from detection as they fight. There is text written in Farsi throughout this war rug. This is a beautiful rug with outstanding colors and forms. Sure to be treasured and an interesting conversation starter, to boot.
34 x 56 inches
87 cm x 142 cm
460
Afghan War Rug
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-.
25 x 32 inches
63 cm x 81 cm
457
Afghan War Rug
Beautiful Soviet Exodus Yellow Map Afghan War Rug
This war rug was made in the year 2000 and is in perfect condition. This war rug commemorates the Soviet exodus. The bright red used in the map of Afghanistan provides a sharp contrast to the military colors also used throughout this rug.
This is an excellent example of tribal folk art. This traditional war rug pattern was most likely used as a practice tool by the inexperienced artist. Often, it is boring for a weaver to have large areas of only one color, so they fill in the space with Xes, thereby breaking up the monotony. The artist clearly practiced writing text in English and making curves and points by including the oh-so-rare-in-a-war-rug heart symbol. Typically, poppies are used by traditional artists in Afghanistan, and this weaver used many, probably to refine her technique in weaving them. The helicopters are childishly stylized, although the attempt at three point perspective in the tanks clearly shows that this weaver had a very good mentor. As far as folk art, there are few examples available as cherished as this war rug.
23 x 30 inches
59 cm x 77 cm
456
Afghan War Rug
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.
39 x 63 inches
99 cm x 160 cm
455
Afghan War Rug
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.
30 x 37 inches
76 cm x 94 cm
454
Afghan War Rug
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.
26 x 38 inches
66 cm x 96 cm
453
Afghan War Rug
Four Helicopter on Top Row Soviet Exodus Yellow Map War Rug
This new war rug is in perfect condition. This rug, though having the date of 1989, was made in 2002 and commemorates the year of the Soviet exodus. The writing is a beautiful addition to this war rug. The artist proudly recalls the feeling of the times and has written that the forces of USSR is coming out from Afghanistan. Also, she displays her wonderful understanding of the English language by naming various objects such as the Afghanistan map, tanks and rocket, and calls hand grenades hand bombs. For the artists homeland, she includes the blessing of long life among the depicted explosions within Afghanistan.
25 x 30 inches
63 cm x 77 cm
452
Afghan War Rug
Cerulean Blue Map Soviet Exodus Yellow Map War Rug
This new war rug, woven in 2002, is in excellent condition with some minor bleeding that is typical in all tribal war rugs. It is quite rare that this shade of blue is ever used in this type of rug commemorating the 1989 Soviet exodus. This blue provides a striking background to the imagery of tanks, planes, helicopters, and explosions. The two different grenades right next to each other is a very nice touch and it, unfortunately, speaks of a life where it is not uncommon that a woman can accurately draw different types of hand grenades.
25 x 32 inches
63 cm x 81 cm
426
Afghan War Rug
Soviet Exodus Yellow Map War Rug
This new war rug, woven in 2002, is in perfect condition. The text in Farsi reads that The Army of the Soviets are Leaving Afghanistan, commemorating the 1989 Soviet exodus. The use of many different colors like the pale blue and grey along side the militaristic shades of green and brown is refreshing. The border is a traditional Afghan border of poppies. The addition of the tanks being bombed as they return home is a nice editorial by the artist.
26 x 31 inches
66 cm x 79 cm
425
Afghan War Rug
Three Fighter Jet War Rug with Tora Bora and Flag Banner PSYOP Motifs
This new war rug is in excellent condition with only some minor bleeding that is common in this type of tribal folk art. The text is incredibly simple in language and yet astonishingly profound in meaning. The phrase beneath the nation-building banner of peace reads to the terrorists Terrors, the freedom of Afghanistan our local leader has come with American Forces. Not commonly seen in Tora Bora war rugs is the ethnicity of the artist written along side of the text reading Made in Afghanistan Turkmen. The labeling of all the countries that share a border with Afghanistan is nice, as well as the Tora Bora mountain range. Of note is the particular attention this artist paid to the beautiful emblem in the flag of Afghanistan.
22 x 31 inches
56 cm x 79 cm
423
Afghan War Rug
To Create Freedom in Afghanistan - Flag Banner War Rug - Sherberghan
This new war rug is in perfect condition. This is a fascinating piece of folk art that not only couples a traditional art form, such as weaving, with contemporary images, tanks versus flowers, but also adds the traditional to the contemporary in terms of war rugs in particular. The image of the American and Afghan flags united by a dove carrying an olive sprig came directly from leaflets dropped on Afghanistan by our Special Forces, as well as the images of the pick-up trucks found inside the map. However, the trucks are usually also found in complete depictions on the leaflets, that is to say, next to the Tora Bora mountain range. The artist of this war rug took the traditional use of the Afghan map containing helicopters, tanks, and planes as well as the blessing for a long life to Afghanistan from the Soviet-era war rugs and added the contemporary image of the trucks to the scene. Where the term USA 2002 now stands, it once read USSR 1989. This war rug almost stands as a testimony to the history of Afghanistan starting from the Bolshevik years and ending in the 21st century.
22 x 31 inches
56 cm x 79 cm
422
Afghan War Rug
Scattered Flag War Rug
very good, new
24 x 30 inches
61 cm x 77 cm
421
Afghan War Rug
Gray Plane Tora Bora Map Rug - Made in Sherberghan
very, good
26 x 33 inches
66 cm x 84 cm
420
Afghan War Rug
Green Map Tora Bora Map Rug with Nice Flag Banner with White Dove
very, good
24 x 30 inches
61 cm x 77 cm
419
Afghan War Rug
Big Plane Tora Bora War Rug with White Dove Flag Banner
new, good
25 x 31 inches
63 cm x 79 cm
418
Afghan War Rug
Classic PSYOP War Rug - Tora Bora and Flag Banner with White Dove
new, good
24 x 31 inches
61 cm x 79 cm
417
Afghan War Rug
4 Scattered Flags Tora Bora War Rug
very good new
24 x 32 inches
61 cm x 81 cm
410
Afghan War Rug
Red War Rug with Two Pink Helicopters
Very good, new
36 x 60 inches
91 cm x 152 cm
408
Afghan War Rug
AK-74 Red War Rug with Slate Colored Helicopters
very, good
42 x 61 inches
107 cm x 155 cm
407
Afghan War Rug
Baluchi Pictorial
New
34 x 58 inches
87 cm x 148 cm
404
Afghan War Rug
12 and a Half Tank War Rug
This rug is in good new condition. This rug features particularly nice borders for the type.
45 x 79 inches
114 cm x 201 cm
403
Afghan War Rug
Red Rug with Helicopters Outlined in Ochre, Green and Burgundy Checks
Nice
39 x 61 inches
99 cm x 155 cm
401
Afghan War Rug
Red Rug with Perfume Bottle Shaped Grenades
Beautiful
39 x 59 inches
99 cm x 150 cm
400
Afghan War Rug
Red Rug with One White APC
Very good
40 x 63 inches
101 cm x 160 cm
399
Afghan War Rug
Red Rug with Six Large Blue Grenades War Rug
New, Fair quality
43 x 60 inches
109 cm x 152 cm
398
Afghan War Rug
Red Rifle with 3 APC War rug
New, Perfect
39 x 59 inches
99 cm x 150 cm
397
Afghan War Rug
World Trade Center
The condition of this new Afghan war rug is new. We offer a variety of these war rugs at many different prices, depending on the quality of the wool and the weavers' drawings. The burgundy color on the right sides of the towers is particularly nice wool. This rug is thinner and stiffer than most of the type.
. The drawing is simple with literate text describing which plane hit first and second, which shows an eerie understanding by the weaver of what those of us who witnessed that horrible day (specifically from our office windows) will continually be haunted by. There are no people falling out of this one, and the drawing is not as graphic as most 9/11 war rugs. This would be a good rug for someone who likes the idea of the commemoration, but has a difficult time with some of the other war rugs. The symbolism of peace with the two flags and the white dove holding an olive branch is nice.
24 x 30 inches
61 cm x 77 cm
396
Afghan War Rug
No Flag Banner World Trade Center War Rug with Green Outline of Afghan Map
new
26 x 33 inches
66 cm x 84 cm
385
Afghan War Rug
World Trade Center War Rug with Brown Towers and People Falling
new
24 x 31 inches
61 cm x 79 cm
384
Afghan War Rug
World Trade Center War Rug with PSYOPS Flag Banner
The condition of this new war rug is perfect. The entire staff at warrug.com have agreed that this is one of the best 9/11 war rugs that we have seen. The colors are absolutely outstanding with a variety not commonly seen ever before. An example of this is in the flames. The use of red, blue, yellow, black, and gold shows unparalleled attention to detail by the weaver. The drawing in this war rug is on a completely different level. The flags with the dove is extremely well drawn, with the American flag and the emblem in the center of the Afghani flag crystal clear. This is an impressive piece and should be passed on through generations.
There is some minor bleeding of dark into light colors which is common in these types of new war rugs.
24 x 30 inches
61 cm x 77 cm
383
Afghan War Rug
World Trade Center War Rug
The condition of this new war rug is perfect. This is an incredible piece of folk art that accurately speaks of the times in which we live. The text along the top gives the date of the event and the reason for the resulting bombing of Afghanistan by the US reading,- The Terrors were in Afghanistan-. This is interesting, because shortly after the destruction in the US, our Special Forces in Psychological Operations began dropping leaflets in Afghanistan by the million. The leaflets explained, by using text and imagery of the burning towers, and a map of Afghanistan with missiles launching, the events that had and would unfold and the reasons behind this. They soon launched what is known as nation-building images of our two flags united, telling the people of Afghanistan that we were there for a specific reason and would help them, letting them know that our governments were united in this cause.
23 x 31 inches
59 cm x 79 cm
381
Afghan War Rug
World Trade Center September 11, 2001 War Rug without PSYOPS Flag Banner
New. classic, minimal bleeding.
24 x 32 inches
61 cm x 81 cm
380
Afghan War Rug
World Trade Center with Orange USA Between Towers
The condition of this new war rug is perfect. The use of militaristic colors gives this rug a sharp contemporary twist on traditional war rug weaving. We think of war rugs as being the typical Baluch red or blue, or of having subtle imagery if not of those types. There is no confusion as to the theme or resulting consequence of September 11th. Although we see the burning towers and people falling, the artist also clearly shows the American aircraft carrier and missile launching with a map of Afghanistan in the background. The nation building image of the American flag united with the Afghani flag by a dove carrying an olive sprig gives a nice focal point to the surrounding atrocities.
24 x 31 inches
61 cm x 79 cm
379
Afghan War Rug
World Trade Center War Rug with Dark Colors
This is the most densely knotted of these rugs we have seen. They are usually around 100 knots per inch, but this one is 210!
The colors of this rug are particularly nice also. The palate is dark, the colors are muted. The color sits well in the wool as well.
24 x 30 inches
61 cm x 77 cm
377
Afghan War Rug
World Trade Center Rug with Blocky Grid on Trade Center
Nice war rug. Very sturdy build. Bolder graphic drawing than most. White dove is very nice.
23 x 31 inches
59 cm x 79 cm
376
Afghan War Rug
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.
42 x 62 inches
107 cm x 157 cm
374
Afghan War Rug
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.
27 x 36 inches
69 cm x 91 cm
373
Afghan War Rug
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.
24 x 67 inches
61 cm x 170 cm
372
Afghan War Rug
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.
40 x 70 inches
101 cm x 178 cm
371
Afghan War Rug
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.
37 x 60 inches
94 cm x 152 cm
370
Afghan War Rug
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.
39 x 61 inches
99 cm x 155 cm
369
Afghan War Rug
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.
41 x 64 inches
104 cm x 162 cm
368
Afghan War Rug
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
40 x 67 inches
101 cm x 170 cm
366
Afghan War Rug
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.
39 x 64 inches
99 cm x 162 cm
365
Afghan War Rug
Soviet Hand Rug with Red Water Buffalo and Man Leading Two Camels
The condition of this new war rug is excellent. This is a wonderful example of an Afghani pictorial war rug. The hand represents the Soviet-puppet government and its invasion of Afghanistan. The images of the women and children seeking refuge is beautifully depicted and accurately shows all the faces of war, from the tanks and fighter jets displaying USSR logos, to the mujahadeen fighting Najibullah with the red hammer and sickle painted on his forehead, to the families being forced to leave and few to return, some with nothing, others with only their animals. The child riding a donkey and the inclusion of a never-before-seen red water buffalo makes the drawing on this war rug incredible, to say the least. Its colors and images are provoking and honest and the Farsi text is dramatic. This war rug is a remarkably old way of telling a story.
38 x 60 inches
96 cm x 152 cm
364
Afghan War Rug
World Trade Center
New, Perfect.
23 x 31 inches
59 cm x 79 cm
363
Afghan War Rug
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.
27 x 36 inches
69 cm x 91 cm
362
Afghan War Rug
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.
28 x 36 inches
71 cm x 91 cm
361
Afghan War Rug
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.
24 x 37 inches
61 cm x 94 cm
360
Afghan War Rug
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.
26 x 37 inches
66 cm x 94 cm
359
Afghan War Rug
Blue Red Rug with Turquoise Grenades and Flower Border
Very good, this new rug is excellent condition. The blue field is an unusual color for this type of rug. Nice colors. Field is a deep Prussian blue, with nice accent colors. Unusual weapons. Dark color palette nicely harmonized.
42 x 68 inches
107 cm x 173 cm
357
Afghan War Rug
Soviet Hand Rug with Woman on the Bottom Leading Two Camels with Two Children on Each
Excellent super tightly woven, this is the one we gave your brother.
39 x 56 inches
99 cm x 142 cm
356
Afghan War Rug
Floral Medallion with Checkered colors Zakini Baluch War Rug with Two Helicopters
This older rug is in good condition. There are two caveats to this. First, the color of the face of the rug has changed. On the back the field color is deep blue, but on the front is has faded to a deep charcoal blue. Secondly, it has a repair that is roughly 3x4 inches. The repair is well done.
This is a rare pattern. The colors are very nice. It is desirable how the two helicopters are hidden in the design.
Nice rug
43 x 76 inches
109 cm x 193 cm
355
Afghan War Rug
Kabul Kazak - War Against Terrorism
The condition of this new war rug is perfect. It is made with the finest wool in all of Afghanistan, called Ghazni wool from the region from which it hails. The wool is entirely spun by hand. This war rug has excellent color and much thicker pile than most Kazak rugs which tend to have very short pile.
We at warrug.com are proud to introduce to our customers the very first of this type of war rug anyone here has ever seen. These rugs just arrived from weavers in Kabul, Afghanistan. The staff at warrug.com have begged our boss to let us keep one here in the office, to no avail. In fact, those in customer service have all agreed unanimously that this new type of war rug is our absolute favorite war rug EVER!
First of all, the wool and colors are simply luscious. This rug has the most unusual war images ever seen. Just look at the inclusion of an ATV and the amazing predator drone flying over the mountains of Afghanistan. This weaver was unbelievably talented with her drawings of the Blackhawk helicopter and accurate depiction of our tanks. The text on top reads - War against Terror - and the text along the bottom reads -Made in Kabul Afghanistan -. Other text located throughout this incredible Afghan war rug reads - FDNY - WTC - PENTAGON - NYPD - , just to name a few.
This war rug really brings a true contemporary twist into the world of traditional Afghan Kazak rugs, which were so popular in American homes during the end of the last century.
43 x 48 inches
109 cm x 122 cm
352
Afghan War Rug
Kabul Kazak - War Against Terror 2
Perfect, new, Ghazni wool, spun by hand, excellent color, much thicker pile than most Kazak rugs which tend to be very short pile. Nice drawing of weapons, unusual variety of images. THESE ARE THE FIRST RUGS OF THIS TYPE WARRUG.COM HAS EVER SEEN. tank at bottom middle is good. text on top and bottom really great. predator drones, FDNY, NYPD.
The unity of the Afghans and the US is symbolized by the crossed AK-47 and the M-16 (both weapon types noted on stock).
43 x 50 inches
109 cm x 127 cm
351
Afghan War Rug
Red Ghazni 6
This new war rug is in excellent condition. This rug has some of the best quality wool seen in war rugs. It has been described by the staff at warrug.com as super excellent wool. The wool is Ghazni, which is the best wool available in all of Afghanistan. It is completely spun by hand. This war rug is extremely well-knotted with fabulous use of color giving this rug gorgeous luster rarely seen in new rugs. Its color comes from all natural dyes and the quality of the pile is top notch, as is its wool foundation.
This is really an excellent example of this style of war rug. These rugs are about the Afghan uprising against the Soviet -Puppet Government in 1978-79.
36 x 60 inches
91 cm x 152 cm
324
Afghan War Rug
Red Ghazni Wool 4
Beautiful
36 x 60 inches
91 cm x 152 cm
323
Afghan War Rug
Red Ghazni Wool
New beautiful
36 x 48 inches
91 cm x 122 cm
322
Afghan War Rug
Ghazni Red Rug 3
New, excellent
36 x 60 inches
91 cm x 152 cm
321
Afghan War Rug
sold to Melissa and Paul
The condition of this new war rug is perfect. This is made with Ghanzi wool, the finest wool in Afghanistan and completely hand-spun. This is a pictorial Afghani war rug depicting the Soviet-puppet government during their invasion. The image of the hand dripping blood and reaching into the depths of Afghanistan is beautifully done as the hand turns subtly into the hammer and sickle. Some of the finer points of this rug, besides its super quality wool, would be the rug's nice colors and its Farsi text.
36 x 60 inches
91 cm x 152 cm
320
Afghan War Rug
Ghazni Wool Red Rug
New, Perfect
36 x 60 inches
91 cm x 152 cm
319
Afghan War Rug
Camel Medallion Herati Afghan War Rug with Tank Border
This newish rug is in very good condition. This is an excellent rug. The wool is soft, fine and dense. It is well knotted. It has a most pleasurable sensation underfoot. The sheen is silky and lustrous. It represents the best kind of Baluchi rug from western Afghanistan.
The pattern of this rug is unique and does not fit into any style. The tank border is reminiscent of ""Two Ewer"" rugs or ""Golden Border"" rugs, but the we have never seen this kind of medallion in any Afghan Baluchi rug, war or otherwise.
The main camel medallion color is undyed wool, probably camel wool. The smaller square medallions are very unique, and the brown outer portion is again undyed wool. The colors, from the camel to the green centers are beautifully keyed together.
The different sized motifs throughout the rug make a strong composition. The large motifs, the camel medallions, contrast well with the small motifs in the field and the medium sized tank motifs on the border.
Simply, a great rug.
41 x 72 inches
104 cm x 183 cm
318
Afghan War Rug
White Baluchi Afghan War Rug with Blue Medallions, Tanks, Trucks and Animals
This newish Afghan war rug is good. The pile is full and the wool is very nice, and the white wool is looks to be hand spun. The colors go well together. The white offsets the blue particularly well. The best thing about this rug is the images. The childishly drawn trucks at the top and the bottom are really great. The tanks are stylized, and the guns are pointed up in retreat. The animals and the urns and the dotted lines are the best, they accent the war motifs and locate them in a more traditional environment.
This rug has a flaw one finds in some tribal rugs, which is that some weft threads are pulled too tight and the rug puckers a bit and does not lay perfectly flat.
44 x 75 inches
112 cm x 190 cm
317
Afghan War Rug
Bomber, Helicopter, Tank War Rug with Two Non-Weapon Border
The condition of this somewhat older rug is excellent. Gauging the age of this rug is difficult. On the one hand the condition is very good and the back is not very burnished (older rugs get shiny on the back, and extraneous fuzz from the pile wool gets worn off). On the other hand the pile shows some wear, but still is full pile, and the sheen is very developed and warm. Also the bottom fringe looks like it has been reduced, where some of the kilim was damaged and the wefts removed.
This style of rug was plentiful about 5 years ago, but the structure was different than this rug. The pile was very thick an pointed straight up, the wool was dry and the rugs were noticeably dusty. This rug has thin pile that lays more flat than straight up and down, and it is not dusty at all. The rugs five years ago were new production.
This design is one that people to not recognize immediately as a war rug. At the flea market people would look at them for a minute, then say, ""Oh my! Those are tanks!""
The colors are classic Baluch from western Afghanistan, dark with a touch of white for accent and the dominant color is dark blue.
45 x 72 inches
114 cm x 183 cm
316
Afghan War Rug
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.
39 x 61 inches
99 cm x 155 cm
315
Afghan War Rug
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.
40 x 63 inches
101 cm x 160 cm
314
Afghan War Rug
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.
27 x 32 inches
69 cm x 81 cm
313
Afghan War Rug
World Trade Center September 11 Afghan War Rug - Grey Towers
The condition of this new war rug is excellent. This rug is extremely well knotted and truly stands out as such. The colors are exceptional in this rug and are used very nicely in the flags as well as the dove. The helicopter is nice in this war rug as well. The tower on the left is haunting while interesting at the same time because on the very top rear it is drawn with the steel melting and peeling back.
24 x 30 inches
61 cm x 77 cm
312
Afghan War Rug
September 11, World Trade Center Afghan War Rug - Grey and Ochre Towers
24 x 32 inches
61 cm x 81 cm
311
Afghan War Rug
September 11 World Trade Center Afghan War Rug with Green Border
The condition of this new war rug is excellent. This rug is extremely well knotted and truly stands out as such. This will be a long lasting and hard wearing rug. The colors and drawing are exceptional in this rug and the colors are used very nicely in the flags as well as the dove. The helicopter is very well drawn in this war rug as well. The tower on the left is haunting while interesting at the same time because on the very top rear it is drawn with the steel melting and peeling back. There is the image of people falling in this 9/11 war rug.
24 x 32 inches
61 cm x 81 cm
310
Afghan War Rug
Grey H-46 Sea Knight (thanks Bruce) Helicopter Afghan War Rug
Thanks to reader, Bruce, for a correction. He informed us that the we have misidentified a H-46 Sea Knight as a CH-47 Chinook. He points out that the Sea Knight only has three wheels and that the windows are different.
This new Afghan war rug is in perfect condition. This rug is particularly thick with dense and strong wool. It will be very hard wearing.
This rug has an all grey Chinook. The drawing of the helicopter is a playful and animated.
This is the oldest of the Chinook rugs we have seen, it is dated 2001
This rug is one of a small number of rugs in the ""Chinook Helicopter"" sub-group of the ""Rout of Terrorism"" Afghan war rugs. The Chinook style features many of the same image as the rest of the ""Rout of terrorism"" rugs, like the Afghan map with a scene of the Tora Bora battle inside, variety of flags and weapons, names of the surrounding countries, as well as English or Farsi text. This particular sub-style shows a simply but elegantly drawn US Chinook helicopter.
Please note the red image to the right of the tail of the Chinook, it looks like a chess rook. Interesting.
26 x 31 inches
66 cm x 79 cm
309
Afghan War Rug
Sea Knight with Dragon's Teeth Afghan War Rug with US and Afghan Flags over Tora Bora
This new Afghan war rug is in perfect condition. This rug is one of a small number of rugs in the ""Chinook Helicopter"" sub-group of the ""Rout of Terrorism"" Afghan war rugs. The Chinook style features many of the same image as the rest of the ""Rout of terrorism"" rugs, like the Afghan map with a scene of the Tora Bora battle inside, variety of flags and weapons, names of the surrounding countries, as well as English or Farsi text. This particular sub-style shows a simply but elegantly drawn US Chinook helicopter.
This rug has a camouflaged Chinook with a grey front. The drawing of the helicopter has a playful anthropomorphic quality.
The union of the Afghans and Americans is depicted by the two countries flags joined in the sky above the Tora Bora mountains.
This rug features a armament not often seen in war rugs: Dragon's teeth anti tank mine. Several years ago an Air Force family was purchasing a rug from us and gave us some assistance deciphering this rug. The retired airman said the jagged things running horizontally in several places across this rug are ""Dragon's Teeth"" anti tank mines. In this rug, #308, the object running vertically along the border in the top left appears to be the same weapon.
This is one of the first rugs we have seen dated 2003.
24 x 31 inches
61 cm x 79 cm
308
Afghan War Rug
\"Rout of Terrorism"""" Afghan War Rug with Scattered Flags and Tora Bora Map in light colors"
This new rug is in very good condition. This rug features the unusual text ""AMERICAN ARMY"" as well as ""Rout of terrorism with the help of America and Britian."" The weavers of this war rug lived for years in western Pakistan in refugee camps, and after the fall of the Taliban regime at the US' hands, were able to return to their native homes in northern Afghanistan. They had been weaving the Soviet story war rugs in the same format and technique in Pakistan, and brought this style with them back to Afghanistan where they recreated the pattern with American weapons and war on terrorism motifs.
An unusual feature of this particular rug is the light colors inside the map of Afghanistan where the Tora Bora battle, Operation Anaconda, is depicted.
This particular rug is part of the ""Scattered Flags"" sub style of these small format yellow map rugs. The vast majority of these rugs feature a banner along the top with the American and Afghan flags, as well as sometimes the British Flag. The ""Scattered Flags"" design give the rug a more all over look.
26 x 31 inches
66 cm x 79 cm
304
Afghan War Rug
F-16 Afghan Map War Rug with Scattered Flags and Three Hearts in Corner
This new Afghan war rug is in perfect condition. Out of the many Tora Bora map rugs we have seen at warrug.com, this is one of our favorites. The weaver of this war rug is exceptionally talented. The images depicted are strong and powerful, as she has weaved them with unparalleled accuracy. An example of this is her use of colors to demonstrate different parts of an object that she sees. Instead of an outline of a pickup truck, she uses multiple dyed yarns to showcase the wheels, hubs, windows, and even a person in the cab of the vehicles. A small, but interesting point is the weavers naming of what she has drawn with absolute clarity. She has taken the time to expertly label the ""air plane"", ""rocket"", and ""cars"".
Another interesting point is the inclusion of so many different flags, including Pakistan's. Not only does the weaver label the locals of the countries of Afghanistan and Pakistan, she also points out the border of Pakistan, of which we have never seen before. This is a crucial element in the War on Terror, since the US has often speculated that Osama bin Laden and his followers have been going back and forth between Pakistan and Afghanistan. Many of these types of war rugs have all of the surrounding countries listed, but not this particular rug. It only points out Afghanistan and Pakistan and the border between them, with a nod to the original invasion by the soviets with naming Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. Almost suggesting what our boys over there have known all along. That the terrorists we are looking for and its war is not just in Afghanistan, but they have been busy searching them out, cave by cave, in Afghanistan, along the border, and into Pakistan.
Lastly, although this is only theorized by the staff of warrug.com, is the meaning of a small symbol of a heart. We have seen a heart before, actually, on rug # 277, and it stuck out as odd then. However, we have known that many weavers add a sort of 'signature' on their rugs. Sometimes, it is an actual name, other times, it is an ambiguous marker. Unfortunately, even we are sure many 'signatures' have gotten by us, although we spend a lot of time inspecting each and every war rug. There are three hearts located on the bottom right of this rug. It is in a distinct pattern. We have seen a similar symbol, of the same size, color, and area in rug #277. That war rug was clearly not woven by the weaver of this rug, and there is a variation of the 'signature', Our guess is that perhaps the weaver of this rug either mentored the weaver of #227, was in the same family, or maybe in the same refugee camps. Either way, the weaver of #277 clearly tried to emulate this weaver. That is a wonderful example of an art being passed down through generations.
24 x 31 inches
61 cm x 79 cm
303
Afghan War Rug
Scattered Flags Sub style of F-16 Map Rug with Three F-16s in formation
The condition of this new Afghan war rug is excellent. There is some abrash in the field color as well as the usual minimal light bleeding of dark into light colors. The depiction of the F-16 Fighter Jets in formation is rare. The red images below the jets appear to be bombs being dropped in the war on terror. This Tora Bora rug with caves in the mountains also has drawings showing multiple people in the cabs of the pickup trucks.
The colors are nicely used in this war rug, as is the text ""for brinking peace in Afghanistan your local leader became union with American army"".
25 x 30 inches
63 cm x 77 cm
302
Afghan War Rug
Afghan Map Rug with Compass but without Weapons - in Farsi
The condition of this new Afghan rug is excellent. By all technical means, this has no commonly known ""war"" images of weapons. However, we feel they are important art forms to be included in a war rug collection. This is because these rugs are derived from war rugs, and also because many maps were first charted for reasons either for war, or as a result of war. Territories and borders are often the only, and oldest, reasons for war.
This map rug showcases a compass, flag of Afghanistan, and a map with the Provinces written in Farsi. Also in Farsi are the names of the surrounding countries. In fact, the only text written in English is ""Made in Afghanistan"" and ""2002"". Please allow us to point out the flowers in the corners of the rug.
There is some minimal, typical bleeding of dark into light colors.
24 x 30 inches
61 cm x 77 cm
299
Afghan War Rug
Afghan Map rug with Sun Rising Over Mountains - No Weapons
The condition of this new Afghan rug is perfect. This rug showcases the beautiful Tora Bora mountain region with the sun seen between two peeks and various wildlife and flowers. The colors used are wonderfully vivid and the two shades of blue used next to each other are particularly nice.
By all technical means, this has no commonly known ""war"" images of weapons. However, we feel they are important art forms to be included in a war rug collection. This is because these rugs are derived from war rugs, and also because many maps were first charted for reasons either for war, or as a result of war. Territory and border disputes are often the only, and oldest, reasons for war.
24 x 31 inches
61 cm x 79 cm
298
Afghan War Rug
Abstracted World Trade Center Afghan War Rug with Yellow Map of Afghanistan
The condition of this new Afghan war rug is excellent. There is, however, some of the usual minimal bleeding of dark into light colors.
The images depicted in this war rug are fascinating. You have the planes driven by the terrorists drawn like missiles going into the World Trade Center in the US with the text saying 'September 11th the attack on America in New York by terrorist' coupled with the images of the United States' attack on terrorists and the Taliban in Afghanistan with missiles being dropped by our planes into the Tora Bora region with the text 'rout of terrorism with help of America and Britain'. The drawing of the American flag is done exceptionally well.
24 x 32 inches
61 cm x 81 cm
295
Afghan War Rug
Scattered Flags \"Rout of Terrorism"""" Afghan War Rug #4"
This new Afghan war rug is in excellent condition. Some of the attractive features of this rug are the blue sky over the Tora Bora caves and the variety of flags. These ""Route of Terrorism"" rugs are very finely knotted and this war rug is no exception.
The only flaw in this rug is a common one, very slight bleeding particularly around the red colors in the yellow field.
24 x 30 inches
61 cm x 77 cm
294
Afghan War Rug
Scattered Flags Sub style of F-16 \"Rout of Terrorism"""" Afghan War Rug with """"CARS""""";"ny pk dealer
This new Afghan war rug is in excellent condition. Some of the attractive features of this rug are the light blue sky over the Tora Bora caves and the wide variety of flags, including Pakistan, Great Britain, the US, and Russia?. These ""Route of Terrorism"" rugs are very finely knotted and this war rug is no exception.
This rug has a minor problem with the clipping of the pile. Just above the large F-16 the text is blurred by this problem.
The layout of the flags is particularly nice in this rug, as are the light colors
23 x 31 inches
59 cm x 79 cm
293
Afghan War Rug
F-16 Afghan War Rug with US / Afghan / UK Flag Banner
This new Afghan war rug is in excellent condition. This rug features a three country flag banner at the top. Most rugs like this feature only the US and Afghan flags, but this one features Britain too.
The text on this Afghan war rug is unusual, it seems to say something about making peace in union with the USA army. The rocket above the F-16 is nicely drawn.
There is some abrash in the red color inside the map of Afghanistan. The top is a brighter red than the lower rust color. Also, there is minor bleeding around the bottom border.
25 x 32 inches
63 cm x 81 cm
292
Afghan War Rug
Scattered Flags \"Rout of Terrorism"""" Afghan War Rug (""""American Army"""")"
This new Afghan war rug is in excellent condition. This rug is much is much thicker than most of the rugs in this group. The wool singles used to knot the pile are thicker gauge which give the rug a more pixilated look. This rug is extremely dense and the handle is very firm. This is an extremely hard wearing rug.
This rug has a bit of unusual text. On the left side towards the bottom it says ""AMERICAN ARMY"". It is worth noting that the people who wove rugs like this in refugee camps in Pakistan during most of the eighties and nineties returned to their native homes in Afghanistan after the AMERICAN ARMY et al took out the Taliban.
24 x 33 inches
61 cm x 84 cm
290
Afghan War Rug
Abstract WTC 9-11 Afghan War Rug #3
The condition of this new Afghan war rug is excellent. This type of rug is a different take on the World Trade Center Afghan war rug. The first rug of this type we saw was this rug. We thought it was an anomaly but we recently discovered several more. They are very interesting. The simplified approach to the drawing of the twin towers to moderates the tone of the rug, making it less dramatic. Not to say that the tail of a plane sticking out of the building doesn't bring back memories.
This rug has different text than most World Trade Center rugs. This rug mentions New York by name, and also has the ""Rout of Terrorism"" text.
This style of rug, with the Soviet story not WTC motifs, was woven in Peshawar before the fall of the Taliban. After the US toppled the Taliban regime these weavers returned to their native homes in Afghanistan and began weaving these rugs.
24 x 31 inches
61 cm x 79 cm
289
Afghan War Rug
Transitional Soviet Afghan War / War on Terrorism Rug
The condition of this new Afghan war rug is perfect. It is densely knotted with good quality wool.
This is the original pattern of the yellow war rug. It features the Soviet / Afghan war story. It depicts the Soviet forces retreating from whence they came via Uzbekistan. This kind of rug features Soviet APCs and Helicopters under attack and on fire. This particular rug is a transitional piece, showing the Soviet withdrawal, but also the American flag joined with an Afghan flag. The US / Afghan flags are seen in the later ""Rout of terrorism"" rug, so this rug is a very recent example of the Soviet story map rug. Before the fall of the Taliban these rugs were made in western Pakistan, but they are now woven in northern Afghanistan, the traditional home of these Turkman weavers. The main production centers are Mazar I'Sharif and Sherberghan.
23 x 31 inches
59 cm x 79 cm
287
Afghan War Rug
All Yellow Soviet Story Afghan War Rug
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. This rug is a transitional piece between the Soviet story rugs and the ""War on Terrorism"" rugs. This is clear from the oxymoronic text saying ""USSR 2002"". Funny.
The Farsi text on the top of this rug says 'The army of the Soviets is leaving Afghanistan"".
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. One of the unusual features of this rug is that the map of Afghanistan is the same color as the field. This gives the rug a more unified composition, and the pattern more of an ""all over"" look. The war motifs in this rug are nicely arranged throughout the field. It is particularly attractive.
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.
25 x 30 inches
63 cm x 77 cm
286
Afghan War Rug
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.
23 x 28 inches
59 cm x 71 cm
285
Afghan War Rug
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.
24 x 30 inches
61 cm x 77 cm
284
Afghan War Rug
\"The army of al qaeda is leaving Afghanistan"""" War Rug"
The condition of this new Afghan war rug is excellent. It is densely woven with strong wool.
The Farsi text on the top of this rug makes it extremely rare, to the point this is the only one we have seen. The older rugs of this style said in Farsi, ""The army of the Soviets is leaving Afghanistan."" There are a few rugs from 2002 that said, ""The army of the Taliban is leaving Afghanistan."" But this rug appears to say, ""The army of al qaeda is leaving Afghanistan.""
This rug is an example of the Soviet story sub style of the small Afghan map war rugs. This rug is a transitional piece between the Soviet story rugs and the ""War on Terrorism"" rugs.
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. The Farsi text on this rug makes it extremely unusual.
Until the US eliminated the Taliban regime, this style of rug was woven by refugees in Pakistan. After we drove al qaeda and the Taliban back to the age of the Cave Man, these weavers were able to return to their native homes and produce these rugs around Mazar I'Sharif and Sherberghan.
25 x 31 inches
63 cm x 79 cm
283
Afghan War Rug
World Trade Center 9/11 War Rug w/ Neon Planes
The condition of this new war rug is excellent. This rug is extremely well knotted and its use of colors is very well done. There is the image of melting steel at the top of the World Trade Center on the upper left of this rug. In the background of this war rug is the outline of a map of Afghanistan. The flags of the two countries are well drawn, as is the dove carrying an olive branch.
23 x 29 inches
59 cm x 74 cm
281
Afghan War Rug
World Trade Center 9/11 War Rug w/ Turquoise Aircraft Carrier
"This new war rug is in excellent condition. The colors are extremely nice throughout, and the images are hauntingly clear. The rug contains various scenes letting your eyes move and zero in on one area and the meaning behind each, or just to take in the overall theme as a whole.
25 x 31 inches
63 cm x 79 cm
280
Afghan War Rug
World Trade Center 9/11 War Rug w/ White Dove
The condition of this new war rug is excellent. The colors were beautifully used with a rare, vivid red, and the drawings and text are crystal clear. The fire coming out of the missile in the bottom right is impressive. The emblem in the Afghani flag is one of the best we have seen at warrug.com. The use of the symbolic dove between the two flags and the well drawn planes carefully aligned on the aircraft carrier makes this war rug quite the collectors' item.
24 x 31 inches
61 cm x 79 cm
279
Afghan War Rug
Large Soviet Hand War Rug w/ Livestock #2
" The condition of this new war rug is perfect.
38 x 56 inches
96 cm x 142 cm
274
Afghan War Rug
Large Soviet Hand War Rug w/ Livestock #1
This new war rug is in excellent condition. This is a Soviet Hand Rug with Najibullah (the puppet leader of Afghanistan in the early 90Æs). This is a fabulous war rug that has a map of Afghanistan with a hand reaching into the top with a soviet hammer and sickle, representing the communist puppet government. There is some text on this rug in Farsi naming the surrounding countries of Afghanistan. The images throughout are incredibly detailed, with sharp, colorful drawing of tanks, rocket launchers, hand guns, AK-74s, and helicopters, just to name a few. Another interesting point is its use of contemporary images with the traditional mixed in.
39 x 56 inches
99 cm x 142 cm
273
Afghan War Rug
Vegetal Dye Peshawar w/Hand Guns being Fired War Rug
This new war rug is in excellent condition. These vegetal dye Peshawar rugs are simply beautiful, and this war rug is no exception. This wool is hand-spun and only dyed with all natural vegetable dyes. The wool and wash is gorgeous, the colors are rich and lush and have nice abrash, and it has a rich luster. In addition there is a nice variety of color, and the grenade border frames the rug well. The use of hand guns is not very common, and makes this rug truly stand out. The war motifs are attractively laid out throughout the composition, with a variety of images and the difference in scale, this war rug is sure to please collectors and non-collectors alike.
41 x 60 inches
104 cm x 152 cm
271
Afghan War Rug
Large Soviet Hand w/Farsi Countries
The condition of this new war rug is excellent. There is some very minor bleeding on 3 bullets in bottom right corner.
The hand represents the Soviet-puppet government and its invasion of Afghanistan. The images of the women and children seeking refuge is beautifully depicted and accurately shows all the faces of war, from the tanks and fighter jets displaying USSR logos, to the mujahadeen fighting the communist leader with the red hammer and sickle painted on his forehead, to the families being forced to leave and few to return, some with nothing, others with only their animals. The drawing on this war rug is incredible, to say the least. Its colors and images are provoking and honest. This war rug is sure to evoke the thoughts and wonderment of collectors and non-collectors alike. A guaranteed conversation starter.
40 x 55 inches
101 cm x 140 cm
270
Afghan War Rug
Large Soviet Hand Najibullah
This new war rug is in excellent condition. This is a Soviet Hand Rug with Najibullah (the puppet leader of Afghanistan in the early 90Æs). This is a fabulous war rug that has a map of Afghanistan with a hand reaching into the top with a soviet hammer and sickle, representing the communist puppet government. There is some text on this rug in Farsi naming the surrounding countries of Afghanistan. The images throughout are incredibly detailed, with sharp, colorful drawing of tanks, rocket launchers, hand guns, AK-74s, and helicopters, just to name a few. Another interesting point is its use of contemporary images with the traditional mixed in.
39 x 56 inches
99 cm x 142 cm
269
Afghan War Rug
Vegetal Red Rug #2
This new war rug is in excellent condition. This rug has some of the best quality wool seen in war rugs. It has been described by the staff at warrug.com as ""super excellent wool."" The wool is Ghazni, which the best wool available in all of Afghanistan. It is completely spun by hand. This war rug is extremely well-knotted with fabulous use of color giving this rug gorgeous luster rarely seen in new rugs. Its color comes from all natural dyes and the quality of the pile is top notch, as is its wool foundation.
The different colors of the rifles is a wonderful touch. The weaver certainly had an artistic flair and expressed herself well.
38 x 54 inches
96 cm x 137 cm
266
Afghan War Rug
Pictorial War Rug w/Tanks in Middle Ground
Older rug excellent condition there is nice use of the flecking (where two colors are plied together in one thread tan color seems to be hand spun excellent sheen nice oxidation it has been well cared for nice pattern in the foreground of stars and trees good view of the war rolling down your street
32 x 52 inches
81 cm x 132 cm
265
Afghan War Rug
All Over Jets w/ Floral Border
This war rug is in good condition. It has a lovely, full pile. A common occurrence in tribal Baluch folk art, there is some minor bleeding in light shades in a few places. This is a wonderful design in which it cannot fit under the category of subtle because the images of the fighter jets and abstract cars are obvious, however, it could definitely be thought of as hiding in plain sight. This is the type of design that you could have in your home or office in which the same people could see it on a daily basis, yet never really look at it. Quite a conversation starter as you point out the war images so expertly hidden by the artist
44 x 76 inches
112 cm x 193 cm
264
Afghan War Rug
Small Herati Landscape War Rug
This is an older war rug in excellent condition. This rug has a beautiful sheen on the wool. The use of very nice colors in addition to the border's natural wool can be seen in various colors throughout. This war rug is wonderfully drawn and the weaver was quite the artisan. There is also the wonderful illegible text on this war rug that is seen consistently in older soviet-era war rugs.
33 x 55 inches
84 cm x 140 cm
263
Afghan War Rug
Small Soviet Hand Afghan War Rug with English Text
This new Afghan war rug is in good condition. It is densely knotted with some undyed wool. The bullet border is nice.
This rug depicts the story of the Soviet puppet government headed by Najibullah, the large human figure with the hammer and sickle on his forehead. He is held by the Soviet hand reaching down through Uzbekistan.
26 x 36 inches
66 cm x 91 cm
259
Afghan War Rug
Small Pictorial #6
The condition of this older pictorial rug is very good with one caveat: there is a two inch by 1.5 inch section on the top near the fringe with moth damage. The wool is excellent and the design a classic. The image is an armored column rolling through the streets of a town, probably the old city of Herat. There is foliage and a chicken in the foreground, then a road with abstracted armor, then a city scene with a mosque. Behind the city are mountains with anti aircraft positions, and above the mountains is the sky with airplanes.
32 x 56 inches
81 cm x 142 cm
227
Afghan War Rug
Small Soviet Hand Rug 2
The condition of this new war rug is excellent. This is a pictorial Afghani war rug depicting the Soviet-puppet government during their invasion. The image of the hand reaching into the depths of Afghanistan onto the Soviet leader is beautifully done as the top right of the hand turns subtly into the hammer and sickle.
27 x 41 inches
69 cm x 104 cm
226
Afghan War Rug
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.
25 x 31 inches
63 cm x 79 cm
225
Afghan War Rug
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.
25 x 31 inches
63 cm x 79 cm
224
Afghan War Rug
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.
28 x 36 inches
71 cm x 91 cm
223
Afghan War Rug
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"".
38 x 59 inches
96 cm x 150 cm
221
Afghan War Rug
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.
43 x 63 inches
109 cm x 160 cm
220
Afghan War Rug
White Red Rug 2
The condition of this new war rug is perfect. War rugs in this style and pattern are most commonly seen with a red field so rugs whose background is natural wool are a rare delight and make up only 1 in every 50 or so. A rare addition in the colors is a muted, almost fuscia shade in 2 of the helicopters and a couple of the tanks, as well. The deep, rich navy blue along the outlying rifles and in 2 of the helicopters is lovely. The weaver of this war rug was quite the remarkable artist, with strong use of extraordinary symmetry in colors as well as design. The tanks are particularly well drawn.
38 x 58 inches
96 cm x 148 cm
219
Afghan War Rug
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.
39 x 64 inches
99 cm x 162 cm
218
Afghan War Rug
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.
41 x 58 inches
104 cm x 148 cm
217
Afghan War Rug
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.
39 x 59 inches
99 cm x 150 cm
216
Afghan War Rug
Afghan Victory over Soviets 2
This pattern is no longer available in quantity like it was a couple of years ago. These rugs celebrate the Afghan victory over the Soviets (with substantial American assistance.) Rug is probably not woven in 1989, but instead celebrates the 1989 victory and the end of the war (and the beginning of the civil war).
Good drawing. Nice weapons.
23 x 30 inches
59 cm x 77 cm
214
Afghan War Rug
Afghan Victory over Soviets rug 1
This pattern is no longer available in quantity like it was a couple of years ago. These rugs celebrate the Afghan victory over the Soviets (with substantial American assistance.) Rug is probably not woven in 1989, but instead celebrates the 1989 victory and the end of the war (and the beginning of the civil war).
This rug is also atypical in its quality. It is unusually finely knotted.
23 x 30 inches
59 cm x 77 cm
213
Afghan War Rug
Pakistan Red Rug
Nice airplane border. More Saturday.
39 x 72 inches
99 cm x 183 cm
211
Afghan War Rug
Soviet Hand #7
The condition of this new war rug is excellent. This is a wonderful example of an Afghani pictorial war rug. The hand represents the Soviet-puppet government and its invasion of Afghanistan. The images of the women and children seeking refuge is beautifully depicted and accurately shows all the faces of war, from the tanks and fighter jets displaying USSR logos, to the mujahadeen fighting the communist leader with the red hammer and sickle painted on his forehead, to the families being forced to leave and few to return, some with nothing, others with only their animals. The drawing on this war rug is incredible, to say the least. Its colors and images are provoking and honest and the text is dramatic. This war rug is sure to evoke the thoughts and wonderment of collectors and non-collectors alike. A guaranteed conversation starter.
56 x 38 inches
142 cm x 96 cm
208
Afghan War Rug
WTC
The condition of this new war rug is good. This is a simpler 9/11 war rug, but it is this somewhat tribal aspect that appeals to many of us at warrug.com. The navy blue in the flags is quite lovely, as is the dye of red used. The sky blue in the helicopter and highlighting the top of the World Trade Center and the olive sprig is refreshingly light. The fire in this war rug is not as harsh and dramatic as in the other 9/11 rugs, so the actual architecture and the symbol of peace seems to stand out more than in other war rugs of this design.
24 x 30 inches
61 cm x 77 cm
205
Afghan War Rug
WTC
The condition of this new war rug is good. The pile is thicker on one end than on the other, but not by look, only by examination by hand. The drawing is simple and the only literate text is USA. There are no people falling out of this one, and the drawing is not as graphic as most 9/11 war rugs. This would be a good rug for someone who likes the idea of the commemoration, but has a difficult time with some of the other war rugs. The symbolism of peace with the two flags and the white dove holding an olive branch is nice.
24 x 30 inches
61 cm x 77 cm
204
Afghan War Rug
Square Shaped World Trade Center, September 11, War Rug
The condition of this new war rug is excellent, and a full description will be added soon. One not is that there is bleeding around black letters on the top of the rug.
25 x 28 inches
63 cm x 71 cm
200
Afghan War Rug
Blue Red Rug Wool Foundation
Ghazni wool foundation nice drawing Baghlani airplanes
44 x 67 inches
112 cm x 170 cm
199
Afghan War Rug
World Trade Center 9-11 War Rug with Spare Field
A full description of this war rug will be added soon. One note this rug has minor bleeding into the bottom fringe.
24 x 30 inches
61 cm x 77 cm
198
Afghan War Rug
World Trade Center 9/11 War Rug with Black Aircraft Carrier
The condition of this new war rug is excellent. This rug is extremely well knotted and truly stands out as such. The colors are exceptional in this rug and are used very nicely in the flags as well as the dove. The helicopter is nice in this war rug as well. The tower on the left is haunting while interesting at the same time because on the very top rear it is drawn with the steel melting and peeling back.
23 x 32 inches
59 cm x 81 cm
192
Afghan War Rug
World Trade Center 9/11 War Rug with White Dove 2
This new war rug is in perfect condition. The wool is soft and fine and the sheen is beautiful. Quite interestingly, the artist was trying to convey a thought in text that is rarely seen. In the map of Afghanistan found in the background, you see in the bottom left some text. The bottom word is clearly meant to be Afghanistan, but the two words located above that are illegible. The staff at warrug.com can not even guess as to the artists intentions, as we have never seen any other words associated with the naming of their country in the World Trade Center rugs. This type of writing is a nod to the older, soviet-era war rugs, where there would often be Cyrillic lettering with no meaning clearly understood.
25 x 30 inches
63 cm x 77 cm
190
Afghan War Rug
World Trade Center 9/11 War Rug
The condition of this new war rug is excellent. This rug, like most war rugs of this style, is extremely well knotted and truly stands out as such. The only flaw is very minor. There is minor bleeding into the kilim and fringe at the top of the rug.
23 x 32 inches
59 cm x 81 cm
189
Afghan War Rug
World Trade Center
The condition of this new war rug is excellent. This rug contains the very best drawing of the actual Twin Towers of any rug that has ever come through our doors at warrug.com. The precision and accuracy of the windows and the shading of the sides is so clear that it is eerie to anyone who was familiar with the WTC on a daily basis. This is sure to be quite a collectible and will only look better over time as the wool oxidizes.
26 x 31 inches
66 cm x 79 cm
186
Afghan War Rug
World Trade Center
The condition of this new war rug is excellent. The drawing of the airplanes is unlike anything we have seen depicted before at warrug.com, with well drawn lines and angles and extreme attention to detail. The fire is crystal clear with good use of color and the steel melting in the top of the tower on the left is very haunting. This war rug will appeal to collectors and non-collectors alike.
26 x 31 inches
66 cm x 79 cm
184
Afghan War Rug
World Trade Center
The condition of this new war rug is excellent. This rug is extremely well knotted and truly stands out as such. The colors are exceptional in this rug and are used very nicely in the flags as well as the dove. The helicopter is very well drawn in this war rug as well. The tower on the left is haunting while interesting at the same time because on the very top rear it is drawn with the steel melting and peeling back. There is the image of people falling in this 9/11 war rug.
26 x 31 inches
66 cm x 79 cm
183
Afghan War Rug
World Trade Center
The condition of this new war rug is excellent. The staff at warrug.com has seen many 9/11 war rugs, and everyone of us who witnessed the events that day from our office windows agrees that this rug is the most accurate depiction of the terror ever used in any art form to date.
26 x 31 inches
66 cm x 79 cm
182
Afghan War Rug
World Trade Center
The condition of this new war rug is excellent. This is one of the best 9/11 rugs warrug.com has ever seen. The drawing is exceptionally done throughout the rug with extremely clear images. The aircraft carrier is like no other, the jets remarkably accurate, as is the entire ship. The water drawn in the lower edges is done by only the most experienced of weavers with great attention to details. This war rug is sure to be one that will be passed on generation to generation. A haunting testimony of the time.
26 x 31 inches
66 cm x 79 cm
181
Afghan War Rug
World Trade Center
The condition of this new war rug is excellent. This rug is extremely well knotted and its use of colors is very well done. There is the image of melting steel at the top of the World Trade Center on the upper left of this rug. In the background of this war rug is the outline of a map of Afghanistan colored in brown. The flags of the two countries are well drawn, as is the dove carrying an olive branch.
26 x 31 inches
66 cm x 79 cm
180
Afghan War Rug
World Trade Center
The condition of this new war rug is excellent. The military colors throughout is not very common, and the use of these colors makes the aircraft carrier especially nice with an almost camouflage appeal/reference on our jets. There is all natural un-dyed wool in the far right of the Afghani flag and this is wonderful tribal element appeals to many collectors. The Xs seen throughout the rug is a pattern that many weavers will use to fill in long stretches of boring weaving with only one color. This is not usually found in 9/11 war rugs because of its detailed images.
26 x 31 inches
66 cm x 79 cm
178
Afghan War Rug
World Trade Center
The condition of this new war rug is excellent. This rug is extremely well knotted and truly stands out as such. The colors are exceptional in this rug and are used very nicely in the flags as well as the dove. The helicopter is nice in this war rug as well. The tower on the left is haunting while interesting at the same time because on the very top rear it is drawn with the steel melting and peeling back.
24 x 31 inches
61 cm x 79 cm
177
Afghan War Rug
World Trade Center #9
The condition of this new war rug is excellent. This rug is extremely well knotted and truly stands out as such. The colors are exceptional in this rug and are used very nicely in the flags as well as the dove. The two contrasting blues are extremely beautiful. The spelling in this 9/11 rug is one of the clearest in all the war rugs we have at warrug.com. This is very rare and quite a collectible.
24 x 31 inches
61 cm x 79 cm
175
Afghan War Rug
World Trade Center #8
The condition of this new war rug is excellent. This rug is well knotted and the colors seem to match the child-like drawing in this rug. The water is shown in blue dots in the lower left corner and one gets the feeling this weaver is trying very hard to mimic the normally well-drawn 9/11 rugs because water is usually shown in only the finest examples of these war rugs. This is an example of a less experienced weavers work. The staff of warrug.com finds beginners tribal works wonderfully charming, and the juxtaposition of the haunting reference of that day combined with the innocent artistry makes this WTC war rug extremely unique.
23 x 31 inches
59 cm x 79 cm
174
Afghan War Rug
World Trade Center #7
The condition of this new war rug is excellent. This rug is extremely well knotted and truly stands out as such. The colors are exceptional in this rug and are used very nicely in the flags as well as the dove. The helicopter is nice in this war rug as well. There is a beautifully drawn outline of the map of Afghanistan very subtlety in light blue.
24 x 30 inches
61 cm x 77 cm
173
Afghan War Rug
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.
38 x 58 inches
96 cm x 148 cm
155
Afghan War Rug
Tora Bora Chechen w/ Red Field
The condition of this war rug is new. Please also read the description for rug #153 for a lesson on just how special this war rug is since it uses the same Chechen style.
This war rug has a very nice double map motif. The use of American weaponry, the M-16s rather than the AK-47s seen in the Soviet-era war rugs, and the wonderfully drawn border tanks makes this rug a fascinating find to the collector and non-collector alike. The drawing of the jets being the same as the drawing of the jets in the red rugs makes this war rug an interesting study. It suggests that the tribal, nomadic weavers are familiar with one another's patterns.
41 x 56 inches
104 cm x 142 cm
154
Afghan War Rug
Tora Bora Chechen w/ Light Field
The condition of this war rug is new. This rug is very unusual and this, along with rug #154, is something that even the staff at warrug.com has rarely seen.
The pattern in this war rug is somewhat unusual while at the same time, it is one that may be familiar looking. This is because of its realization of the classic Chechen structure, wool, and colors. Chechens are a mill-spun wool, synthetic-dyed version of the Afghan Kazak. You may recognize certain colors such as the rust red, navy blue, and abrashed light blue commonly found in Kazaks but until now, never seen in war rugs. Other similar qualities are the wavy weft threads with a grey wool warp and the unmistakable red kilim skirt. Most Chechens have a strong geometric pattern. The unique use of these two styles, the traditional Chechen juxtaposed with the new war themes makes this war rug outstanding.
40 x 60 inches
101 cm x 152 cm
153
Afghan War Rug
Red Rug American Weapon 2
This is a new war rug in good condition. These rugs have only started to appear late this year and warrug.com is proud to introduce the public to these designs containing this sort of mixture of weaponry. The pieces of Soviet-era remnants right along side the American weapons is a sign of the traditional morphing into the contemporary. A true testament of the times as two worlds of drastically different development stages collide in this new war. Sure to be a collectors prize in the years to come as the soviet weapons are completely fazed out of this art form and the American weapons reign. You will definitely pass these new war rugs on for several generations.
38 x 66 inches
96 cm x 168 cm
152
Afghan War Rug
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.
40 x 70 inches
101 cm x 178 cm
151
Afghan War Rug
Red Rug American Weapons Ghanzi Wool
The condition of this new war rug is excellent. It is made from the very best Ghazni Afghan wool and is superior to the wool found traditionally in tribal war rugs. Some of the other nice touches that sets this rug apart from the other war rugs is its use of M-16s instead of AK-47s and the fact that it contains added human figures. A real treat in war rugs of this format and design.
38 x 67 inches
96 cm x 170 cm
150
Afghan War Rug
Red Rug American 1
The condition of this rug is new. The wool is traditionally of good quality and the weavers did definitely not disappoint.
This is one of the first of the red Turkmen rugs with American weapons in this format. The tank borders is really nicely done and the addition of Chinook helicopters makes this an extraordinary piece for collectors and non-collectors alike.
40 x 65 inches
101 cm x 165 cm
149
Afghan War Rug
Red Baghlani w/ Men in Tanks
The color of this Baghlani rug is unusual, in that it is red instead of blue or black. The secondary colors, mint green and ochre, are also unusual. The figurative element in this rug makes it unique. The rows of poppies are also significant.
33 x 74 inches
84 cm x 188 cm
148
Afghan War Rug
Black Tank Border Runner w/ Airplane Burka
This rug is one of a pair of war rugs in a runner format from the Soviet era. Both are very beautiful and in good condition given their age. Both rugs have all the best qualities on looks for in war rugs. They have super wool, excellent sheen, interesting and unique patterns, interesting structural elements, and rich colors.
The overall condition of this rug is very good, particularly given its Soviet era vintage. The condition issues are: there are a couple spots where a single knot is missing (see pictures), mostly from ""sarnach"" (means ""head of the tread, sarnach are spots where warp of weft threads have been tied to extend there length and there is either a small bump where the knot is or a tuft of foundation thread sticking up through pile.), there is low pile on one end, some of the ornamental fringe is missing (see pictures), and there is minor bleeding on one corner.
These issues taken into consideration, this is a super rug. Beautiful wool, well knotted, interesting design, nice structural elements, gorgeous sheen. The color has softened from a blue black to a charcoal and purplish black. It has nice abrash. The white trucks in the border exemplify the beautiful wool used in this war rug. The design is very unusual with the clunky trucks and APCs in the borders and the artistically drawn airplanes on the inner guard stripe. The planes appear to be both fighters and bombers.

Some war rugs feature a figure of a woman in a burka. These are mostly seen in the ""Golden Border"" style. This rug has the best example seen with one airplane showing the lattice face piece of the Afghan style burka. It is depicted in a grid of dots where the face is. This type of double imagery shows the craftiness of these Afghan folk artists to illustrate their human position in the world.
This rug really demonstrates the benefit of an older rug, as well as how beautiful and older war rug can be.
31 x 125 inches
79 cm x 318 cm
147
Afghan War Rug
Rare Baghlani War Rug (Price reduced 1/27/15)
Condition of this Baghlani war rug is very good. It has full pile, and no damage or repairs. Wool is thick and dense. Wool is a little dry, so perhaps it has been harshly washed. Rug has dense feel, like felt. This rugs handle is hard and stiff, consistent with type.
This rug shows lovely birds.
31 x 70 inches
79 cm x 178 cm
145
Afghan War Rug
Blue Camp Zakini
Fair quality, good condition
30 x 43 inches
76 cm x 109 cm
144
Afghan War Rug
Small Baghlani w/ Cotton Warp
Good, somewhat worn
24 x 40 inches
61 cm x 101 cm
143
Afghan War Rug
Red Baghlani w/ 2 Types of Helicopters
Excellent
41 x 74 inches
104 cm x 188 cm
142
Afghan War Rug
2 Ewer w/ small stain
Excellent
48 x 76 inches
122 cm x 193 cm
141
Afghan War Rug
Dark 2 Ewer w/ Car Style Helicopters
This war rug is thick pile and of excellent design. It is a hybrid of the ""Two Ewer"" style with light borders and the ""Car Style"" with helicopter tails filled in with concentric rings. This rug has rich dark colors where the lightest color is olive green.
46 x 72 inches
117 cm x 183 cm
140
Afghan War Rug
Veg Dye with AK and Birds
In the trade this kind or rug is called a vegetal dye Peshawar. With the exception of a few small productions this style does not come with war motifs.
These rugs are modern vegetal (rug word for vegetable) dye and the wool from Ghazni and is spun by hand. These rugs are intensely washed to bring out the abrash and give the rugs a more antique look.
34 x 44 inches
87 cm x 112 cm
133
Afghan War Rug
Bright Colored Beluch Medallion with Four Heavy Trucks.
This war rug is in new condition. It has a very bright color palate. It has an even blue field which is brighter than most Beluchi blue fields. He secondary and tertiary colors are brighter than usual as well. Some of these brighter colors are: pink, chartreuse, turquoise, and electric blue. These vibrant colors give this rug a lot of vitality. The peach colored guard stripes (small borders inside and outside main border.) provide a strong contrast for the blue field. Very artistically done.
There is a nice variety of small motifs like birds and animals throughout the field.
The war images consist of 4 vehicles, which look like either heavy military trucks or the highly decorated trucks you one sees in Afghanistan.
Please note in the pictures there is some slight puckering seen on the back of the rug.
42 x 70 inches
107 cm x 178 cm
131
Afghan War Rug
World Trade Center W/O Flag
New Perfect
24 x 31 inches
61 cm x 79 cm
127
Afghan War Rug
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.
37 x 61 inches
94 cm x 155 cm
126
Afghan War Rug
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.
36 x 56 inches
91 cm x 142 cm
125
Afghan War Rug
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.
42 x 61 inches
107 cm x 155 cm
124
Afghan War Rug
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.
40 x 56 inches
101 cm x 142 cm
123
Afghan War Rug
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.
44 x 64 inches
112 cm x 162 cm
122
Afghan War Rug
Soviet Hand Rug
The condition of this new war rug is perfect.
Some of the finer points of this rug, besides its super quality wool, would be the rug's nice colors and its lovely Farsi text.
This is really an excellent example of this style of war rug. These rugs are about the Afghan uprising against the Soviet -Puppet Government in 1978-79.
40 x 58 inches
101 cm x 148 cm
121
Afghan War Rug
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.
37 x 61 inches
94 cm x 155 cm
120
Afghan War Rug
All Over Tanks
This war rug is extremely well knotted. The wool has a very good, soft feel to it with an even pile. There are several factors in this rug that any one of them alone would make this quite the collectors' item, but combined, really sets this war rug apart from the pack. The figures in the bottom left are of Afghan women in burkas, presenting an almost asexual human form. These silent testimonies of oppression along with the expertly drawn tanks are juxtaposed with the symbolic forms of the birds seen throughout this dynamic war rug.
41 x 75 inches
104 cm x 190 cm
114
Afghan War Rug
World Trade Center #6
This new war rug is in excellent condition. The color is very good throughout and the map of Afghanistan behind the scene is extremely well done. The air craft carrier with the planes all in a row is done with extraordinary precision. The inconsistent text in this 9/11 war rug is reminiscent of the confusing text seen in older war rugs.
There is the painfully haunting image of people falling between the two towers in the area above the dove uniting the two flags.
23 x 31 inches
59 cm x 79 cm
113
Afghan War Rug
World Trade Center #5
This new war rug is in good condition with some creases in the pile from being folded in transit. This will come out. This 9/11 rug, like the others we carry at WARRUG.com, has excellent use of color and is extremely well drawn. The text is clear and offers a contemporary, important commentary on the times.
24 x 31 inches
61 cm x 79 cm
112
Afghan War Rug
World Trade Center #4
The condition of this new war rug is excellent. This rug is extremely well knotted and truly stands out as such. The colors are exceptional in this rug and are used very nicely in the flags as well as the dove. The helicopter is nice in this war rug as well. The tower on the left is haunting while interesting at the same time because on the very top rear it is drawn with the steel melting and peeling back.
24 x 30 inches
61 cm x 77 cm
111
Afghan War Rug
World Trade Center #3
The condition of this new war rug is excellent. The colors were beautifully used and the drawings and text are crystal clear. The fire coming out of the missile in the bottom right is impressive. The use of the symbolic dove between the two flags and the well drawn planes carefully aligned on the aircraft carrier makes this war rug quite the collectors' item.
23 x 33 inches
59 cm x 84 cm
110
Afghan War Rug
World Trade Center #1
This new war rug is in excellent condition. The colors are extremely nice throughout, and the images are hauntingly clear. The rug contains various scenes letting your eyes move and zero in on one area and the meaning behind each, or just to take in the overall theme as a whole.
The sharp drawing of the missile launching in the bottom right is particularly well done, as are the drawings of the planes in this war rug. Please allow us to also point out that there is an image in this one that may be a little hard to take, although rare in most 9/11 themed rugs and not as pronounced in this rug as in rug number 109, between the two towers near the top portion is a person falling.
25 x 28 inches
63 cm x 71 cm
108
Afghan War Rug
2002 USA Yellow Map 8
This is a new war rug with some minor bleeding around the border. These map rugs are wonderfully drawn, but the drawings on this one in particular truly stands out because of its reminiscence of Soviet-era war rugs. This creates an interesting culmination of the contemporary and traditional.
24 x 32 inches
61 cm x 81 cm
107
Afghan War Rug
2002 USA Yellow Map 7
The condition of this new map war rug is very good with only some minor bleeding around the red lettering. The wool is of good quality, the pile is wonderfully consistent, and its glossy appearance is like a work of art.
It should be noted that of all the 2002 Map war rugs we have seen at WARRUG.com, this rug is the best overall example of one. The drawing is clear and concise and this is by far one of the best flags we have seen drawn on a rug.
24 x 30 inches
61 cm x 77 cm
106
Afghan War Rug
USA 2002 Yellow Map 6
This is a new map war rug with only some minor bleeding around the color black. The U.S. and British flags are interesting in and of themselves with the contemporary war rugs, but this rug is, simply put, fascinating. It is the rare depiction of caves that makes this one so and is a true account of Afghanistan's strength in the war. Take note of the nicely placed touch of purple cotton pile at the uppermost cave.
23 x 32 inches
59 cm x 81 cm
105
Afghan War Rug
2002 US Yellow Map 5
The condition of this new map war rug is perfect with only the usual minor bleeding around some of the red letters.
This rug has some really nice imagery and the text reads as BY ORDER OF YALOAJAN.
24 x 30 inches
61 cm x 77 cm
104
Afghan War Rug
2002 Yellow Map 4
This war rug is in new condition with some bleeding around the black letters.
The map is well drawn and the Afghan and Pakistan flags. This is one of the most interesting map/WTC rugs. In the context of the other rugs of this era and style, the two rectangular solids above the map can only be a reference to the WTC. In addition, you have the red speckles on two sides of the left tower and one side of the other tower. It is understated.
I like the plain field
because it accents the images. The map functions as an abstract form and has strong graphic presence. The variety of drawing techniques is varied and unique in this rug. There are geometric solids, with blocks of red speckles on the sides. The map is an amorphous blob, and yet it functions as a window onto the Tora Bora scene which looks like it sits behind the field color. The color of the F-16 flattens what is otherwise a realistic representation. There is text. The flags function as a flat emblem which is recognizable. All of these different techniques of representation are situated in the plain field which permits each technique to accent itself.
While the drawing may appear a unusual or awkward at a glance, I think this is one of the most interesting and engaging rugs not just of the map type or the WTC type but on the whole site.
It is also nice to have the name of the city where it is woven included.
26 x 30 inches
66 cm x 77 cm
103
Afghan War Rug
2002 Yellow Map 3
This 2002 Map war rug is in new condition with some common minor run of the color red into yellow at the top and bottom.
Each and every map war rug has something that makes that particular rug unique, and the thing that really stands out in this one is the nice text.
23 x 30 inches
59 cm x 77 cm
102
Afghan War Rug
2002 Yellow Map 2
This map war rug is in perfect, new condition.
The colors are exceptionally nice. What sets this apart from the other map war rugs is the unique addition of the flags representing the different countries of the U.S., Britain, Afghanistan and the Tora Bora region. These countries are rarely represented together on the same rug.
24 x 30 inches
61 cm x 77 cm
101
Afghan War Rug
2002 Map Rug 1
This is a new rug in perfect condition. The rug has a beautiful US and Afghan flag, united by a symbolic white dove. It is made in the town of Sherberghan in Afghanistan.
25 x 32 inches
63 cm x 81 cm
100
Afghan War Rug
Banana with Grenades Only
This is a very good rug in a very unusual pattern. The very old Baluchi design centered in this rug is only used and seen in the very finest of rugs that come from western Afghanistan. This historical design features one very long six-sided medallion. But this rug incorporates more than this traditional symbol. It is a testimony of the times in which this artist lived. Subtly and hidden among the poppies and outside the lines of the featured medallion are several perfectly rendered small hand grenades. We can only speculate, as perhaps it was meant that although she has seen and experienced much more than most of us ever will, the strength of her inner core, her large medallion, will persevere in spite of the world around her changing. Much thought can be given as to what this artist was trying to say, and as with all art, interpretation is left to the one experiencing this beautiful rug.
43 x 90 inches
109 cm x 227 cm
95
Afghan War Rug
12 tanks with 3 vertical vines
This simple war rug appears to be a beginners work. The knots are very uneven and there are several design glitches. An example is the vertical vine motif. There is a wide range of warp depression, which indicates someone with limited technical experience. The rug is charming in its simplicity. The design is reminiscent of a ""Two Ewer"" rug, without the ewers. The Farsi writing on the side of the tanks, usually reads ""tank tank"" but this example is beyond illegible. There is edge roll on the left corners. This happens when the weft are pulled too tight and corners roll under. This example is not serious.
The color is pleasing. It is muted and harmonious.
49 x 69 inches
124 cm x 175 cm
94
Afghan War Rug
4 Solid medallions with small grenades
This rug is in perfect condition. The pile is evenly trimmed, and the rug lays flat. The border is even and the guard stripes are very nice. The pattern is particularly attractive. The variation of colors used in medallions is a nice touch. . There is a nice variety of densely placed field motifs. A light turquoise is used as an beautiful accent to the rest of the colors. This is an attractive rug as well as being well knotted. Rug is slightly wider on bottom than top.
48 x 81 inches
122 cm x 206 cm
92
Afghan War Rug
Hunting Rug with Cars
The condition of this rug is excellent. It is the best quality of rugs from Herat. On a scale of one to 10 it is a 9.5. Rug is soft and supple with a felt like feel. The felt like feel is what we consider the best. Rug shows many colors throughout a broad range. There is some expected tip fading in the lightest of the four blue colors. This is typical for this color in these rugs. It has a nice oxidation shown in color and sheen. Thin border is common in hunting rugs, and the bands of pattern on top and bottom are very nice. There are tree of life motifs in corners of field. Imagery includes the eagle attacking a lamb motif.
46 x 76 inches
117 cm x 193 cm
91
Afghan War Rug
Light Field Runner with Stylized Helicopters
This is an older war rug in good condition. There is some minor tip fading in the dark blue and a small, dark mark 1inch wide by 9 inches long running diagonally up towards the bottom right helicopter. The weft threads are wool and the back of this rug is brinish-looking. Both of these are consistent with older rugs.
This war rug has the most understated of patterns, with the helicopters blending nicely into the pattern, essentially camouflaging them. This rug has an overall beautiful and light palette. The wool has a smooth and yet slightly sharp feel to it with excellent sheen.
30 x 117 inches
77 cm x 297 cm
82
Afghan War Rug
Short Pile Bomber/Copter/Tank
This war rug is in excellent condition.
This pattern was common in war rugs from1997-98, but the wool, structure, and color were all slightly different. The earlier rugs have long, thick pile made from dry and very dusty wool. They also had longish, natural colored plain weave ends with long, brown fringe. This new war rug keeps the wonderful pattern, but little else. This rug has short pile made from soft and lustrous wool which is nicely oxidized and has a very lovely sheen. The colors in this one are more muted with sienna and olive green and a field that is a cooler color blue than the older rugs. Simply put, this is an excellent war rug.
44 x 81 inches
112 cm x 206 cm
81
Afghan War Rug
White Field with Humvees
This extraordinary war rug is in very good condition with some minor bleeding throughout into the light field color, as seen in the photographs.
This war rug is a wonderful piece with beautiful wool, attractive colors with a very broad range, and a magnificent story design element. This rug is highly recommended by the staff at WARRUG.com because of its unique feature of Humvees. This is the first we have seen of a well-proportioned Humvee with a turret and is sure to be a delight to collectors and non-collectors alike.
44 x 77 inches
112 cm x 196 cm
80
Afghan War Rug
4 Medallion Baghlani
War rugs of this type typically depict weapons only arranged in rows, sometimes with secondary motifs of flowers or people. This war rug is different because it has medallions. There are some design elements of this war rug that make it look Baghlani: one knot wide yellow lines around border, the helicopters, the colors used. But the definitive element to the Baghlani attribution is the structure. The knot structure, size and dimension are typical of rugs from Baghlan. The condition of this war rug is new and perfect. The pile is dense and short.
40 x 56 inches
101 cm x 142 cm
79
Afghan War Rug
Burka-Style War Rug with 2 Tanks
Good
40 x 76 inches
101 cm x 193 cm
73
Afghan War Rug
Pictorial with Grey River War Rug
The strong and beautiful dark colors in this rug set a somber tone for the occupied town depicted. The field is a deep navy blue and the border is primarily black. These two hues, while similar values (light and dark) offset each other nicely chromatically.
This is a subtle and tasteful rug with subtle motifs.
I have seen rugs with this sort of river motif which come from Qala-e Nau, north of Herati, in western Afghanistan.
33 x 54 inches
84 cm x 137 cm
70
Afghan War Rug
Sumac with Plane Border War Rug
This one of two sumacs I found recently. Very unusual. I have never seen a rug like this before. The traditional field diamond motifs is lovely. The plane border gives movement and direction. Colors are great.
This rug has a couple of charming idiosyncrasies. First is the pattern modulation on one end. The second is a change in field color where the weaver must have run out of orange-red and shifted to a vermillion. The vermillion is used though out the rug as an accent.
This rug is estimated to be from the late eighties. There is a subtle fade to the colors on the top (see picture). Very minor wear.
Good quality and condition for vintage rug.
85 x 106 inches
216 cm x 269 cm
69
Afghan War Rug
Old Herati War Rug with Candy Cane Helicopters
47 x 76 inches
119 cm x 193 cm
67
Afghan War Rug
Old War Rug with Burkas
Very unusual and excellent rug. Vintage and shows some age.
This rug is an excellent argument for the figures on the top and bottom being women in burkas. The shape is not unlike airplane motifs, but some of these have two definite eyes, and the central figure on the bottom even has a flat red mouth. These figures, especially the one with the sad expression contextualize the war in a way not seen often in rugs. This rug places people emotional reaction in the context of the wars.
The composition of this rug is beautiful. The two tanks function like irregular medallions. The strong pattern of Kalashnikovs and grenades in the field are beautiful. The small size of the guns and grenades are effectively juxtaposed with the larger form of the tanks, as well as the medium sized mechanized armor motifs in the border.
Color: The colors are lime yellow and almost black brown. Black is a traditional Muslim color of mourning which jibes with the sad face. There is some fading in the yellow, it is more saturated lime green / yellow on the back. Nice geometric guard stripe on the outside.
Condition note: please see photos. There is some bleeding of the brown into the yellow border. This is mostly noticeable only from the back. Short pile allover, with very short pile in places, with knots showing. Some colors seem to have oxidized. These things noted, the condition is good. Rug is clean and strong. It still has a lot of life.
This is a great piece for a collector, particularly one who is interested in the reality of women in Afghanistan.
45 x 75 inches
114 cm x 190 cm
66
Afghan War Rug
Ten Tank, Brown Field, White Stars
This rug is a good example of this style. The large size is nice. Its condition is perfect. . Short and even pile. Beautiful long brown fringe. It is typical Baluch with the overall dark palette with a touch of white for accent.
44 x 78 inches
112 cm x 198 cm
65
Afghan War Rug
Bomber War Runner (Light Border)
This rug is one of a pair. The differ primarily in their border designs. Both rugs feature two shades of blue, two shades of sienna, two reds and white.
The top 30 inches of this rug has a dark blue field color.
This rug features a secondary design element that is not seen in its companion. Running down the middle are small burgundy armored personnel carriers. Nice touch.
Both of these rugs are very attractive. The design is dense so the war motifs do not immediately jump out. Also, the kilim ends and fringe are particularly attractive. Condition is perfect.
Rugs are traditionally made in pairs. It is highly unusual to have both available simultaneously.
30 x 140 inches
77 cm x 355 cm
64
Afghan War Rug
Bomber War Runner (Gul Border)
This rug is one of a pair. The differ primarily in their border designs. Both rugs feature two shades of blue, two shades of sienna, two reds and white.
This rug represents the ""Bomber/Tank/Chopper"" motif. These were quite common a couple of year ago, but never in the runner format. When I sold these at the flea market, people inevitably stared for a minute then said, ""OH my gosh! Those are helicopters! Are not they?""
The field is deep ultramarine, which makes the cobalt blue pop out where it is used on helicopters, bombers and details.
The combination of the grid layout of the armaments juxtaposed to the more fanciful motifs of combs, plants, and flowers in vases is very nice. In the center, lengthwise, of this rug the floral motifs turn to a crimson color for one foot. Some of the burgundy has very mildly bled, which is hard to notice except from the back.
The pattern is very attractive. Contrasts are set up by white on the dark field. Each part of the pattern employs the white differently, creating a the attractive contrast. The outermost border is a light, detailed and linear motif. The main border features white hooked medallions. The field is dominated by the irregular shapes of the weapons (large) and the floral motifs (small).
It would be nice to keep these two rugs together, so if you have an interest in both, we can give a bulk discount.
32 x 140 inches
81 cm x 355 cm
63
Afghan War Rug
Armored Column & Mosque (dark foreground)
Like rug number 61, this rug depicts the city of Herati with an armored column rolling into town and jets with anti-aircraft fire over the mountains to the north of town.
This appears to be a night scene. The colors are much darker than rug 61.
This rugs colors are very nice. The foreground grey looks to be natural undyed wool, and it has very nice abrash. This grey has a very nice speckling of light and dark grey. The tan color in the mountains is natural wool of a different color. It too has very nice, subtle variations of tone. Both of these low hue colors contrast beautifully with the primary red and blue in the mosque.
Like rug 61, the patterns of the objects depicted is excellent. The round red trees and their trunks, the rectilinear armored column, the pointed arches of the mosque, the jagged mountains and the fanciful airplanes all contrast beautifully. These different shapes set up an attractive rhythm in the rug.
36 x 56 inches
91 cm x 142 cm
61
Afghan War Rug
Armored Column & Mosque War Rug (light foreground)
This rug depicts the mosque in Herati with an armored column rolling into town and jets over the mountains to the north.
The colors are simple and strong. The contrast of the red jets in the blue sky is very nice, as is the abstracted quality of the jets. The mountains are undyed wool which is a very nice color.
The variety of drawn pattern is good. The two rows of round trees in the foreground, the boxy images of the column, the arches of the mosque, the jagged mountains and the jets in the sky all contrast one another well. The variety has a very pleasing effect.
35 x 50 inches
89 cm x 127 cm
60
Afghan War Rug
8 Tank War Rug #3
An excellent example of this style of rug. Knots are consistent sizes, pile is very even, and the wool is good quality.
The colors are rich and the design is very nice. I think the starburst motifs are more attractive than the 4 leaf clover patterns seen on similar rugs. Also the field is more sparely decorated, which is nice.
The details are good too. The warp wool is very good quality and the selvedge is very strong and the warps are fully covered by the goat hair overcast. The kilim end and finishing knots are well done too.
The overall drawing and depictions of the tanks are beautiful.
36 x 54 inches
91 cm x 137 cm
59
Afghan War Rug
Speckled Blue and Tan Afghan War Rug
This rug features an unusual speckled blue and tan center. The X forms in the middle are vividly colored. The X uses 6 colors gradating between sage green and burnt sienna. The use of understated war motifs is very nice, as is the Herati border. The overall color scheme is good.
47 x 78 inches
119 cm x 199 cm
55
Afghan War Rug
Vegetable Dye Small Afghanistan War Rug
This is an example of a type of vegetable dye rug which was common in 1999 and 2000. This rug had unusually good drawing and composition. These seem to be antique washed as seen in the very dark wool fringe. Dense wool. Nice quality. A lot of these rugs had the circular motif in the upper left.
21 x 42 inches
53 cm x 107 cm
54
Afghan War Rug
Brown Medallion Afghan War Rug
These Herati medallion rugs are very nice. They use good wool, nice colors and are tightly woven.
44 x 87 inches
112 cm x 221 cm
53
Afghan War Rug
Jet / Bomber Small Afghan War Rug
Good example of a nice pattern.
45 x 82 inches
114 cm x 208 cm
52
Afghan War Rug
Grid Pictorial Afghan War Rug
Nice example of Hazara weaving. These are supposedly made in Quetta Pakistan
31 x 61 inches
79 cm x 155 cm
51
Afghan War Rug
Chopper, First Rug Afghan War Rug
Classic Pakistani camp rug. Not very original. Many in circulation. Strong Turkoman structure.
42 x 79 inches
107 cm x 201 cm
50
Afghan War Rug
Herati Runner Afghan War Rug
First war rug sold. Tip faded. Pool and Mosque design. Very unusual. Nice soft colors.
32 x 138 inches
82 cm x 351 cm
48
Afghan War Rug
2 Ewer 4 Tank Afghan War Rug
Good colors.
41 x 78 inches
104 cm x 198 cm
47
Afghan War Rug
2 Ewer 2 Tank Afghan War Rug
Nice Design
41 x 77 inches
104 cm x 196 cm
46
Afghan War Rug
Gold Border, Bright Colors, Burkas Afghan War Rug
Interesting pattern for the depiction of what look like women in Burkas. Very bright synthetic colors.
43 x 79 inches
109 cm x 201 cm
45
Afghan War Rug
Large Car Style Afghan War Rug
Perfect. Rugs of this style typically are woven from very soft wool, fine in texture. Nice palette of colors. More pedestrian imagery. It is not all intensely warlike.
51 x 90 inches
130 cm x 229 cm
44
Afghan War Rug
Large 10 Tank blue Afghan War Rug
Perfect, New
48 x 72 inches
122 cm x 183 cm
43
Afghan War Rug
Yellow Map Afghan War Rug
Good example of common design. These rugs are made of better wool and are much more finely knotted than the red Kalashnikov rugs.
32 x 57 inches
81 cm x 145 cm
40
Afghan War Rug
Yellow King Afghan War Rug
Good design. King Zahir Shah.
32 x 58 inches
81 cm x 148 cm
38
Afghan War Rug
12 Tank Afghan War Rug
I was told these rugs came out of Mazar I Sharif in the mid 1990s. They show the tendency away from realistic depiction of war motifs towards abstraction and traditional motifs. It is the beginning of the mannerization of war motifs. Good subtle pattern.
41 x 78 inches
104 cm x 198 cm
37
Afghan War Rug
F-16 Green with tanks Afghan War Rug
This is a contemporary design. We have seen 6 per year the past 3 years. The jets are distinctly American F-16s which makes this rug particularly interesting. This rug predates the 9-11-2001 attack, and definitely has nothing to do with the Soviets.
81 x 86 inches
206 cm x 218 cm
36
Afghan War Rug
3 Medallion w/ Taliban Rockets Afghan War Rug
Another beautiful traditional rug with slight war accents. The rockets are ""Taliban Rockets"" which denote a later rug from the civil war. Densely knotted. Very fine quality.
42 x 78 inches
107 cm x 198 cm
35
Afghan War Rug
Pictorial Beginner Afghan War Rug
This seems like a beginner rug. Edges are irregular, and the back is uneven. Its lines are not smooth and composition and rendering are simple. Nonetheless, it has an informal punch. Imagery pops from very deep indigo field. Cars are nice.
32 x 50 inches
81 cm x 127 cm
31
Afghan War Rug
Pictorial 3 panel blue Afghan War Rug
Nice pattern and drawing. Excellent abrash in blue field. Nice border and guard stripes. Colors go well together. Double wefted, one strand grey wool one strand green or purple wool.
36 x 60 inches
91 cm x 152 cm
28
Afghan War Rug
Pictorial 3 panel black Afghan War Rug
This rug has longer pile. About 5/16 inch. Drawing or helicopters on bottom is very nice. Weft is very odd. Mostly brown wool, double wefted. In some places second weft is white cotton, some baby blue cotton, some purple. Some weft goat hair.
30 x 52 inches
77 cm x 132 cm
27
Afghan War Rug
Older 4 Frame Pictorial Afghan War Rug
Condition is fair, but design is very nice. There is a hole, missing pile, worn pile, and crease wear. Colors are very soft and nice. Great combination of images: pictorial cityscape with tanks and APCs but also hand guns way out of scale. Birds too.
33 x 50 inches
84 cm x 127 cm
26
Afghan War Rug
Large Chechen Pakistani War Rug
This rug is somewhat irregular. The border is of uneven thickness. This type of rug is typified by dense knots, depressed warp, and wool foundation
75 x 85 inches
190 cm x 216 cm
25
Afghan War Rug
Golden Border with Burkas Afghan War Rug
Very good. Some weft knots popping through pile. Some bleeding of dark brown into natural wool color. Blue in field is very nice with some abrash. Two rows of figures on top and bottom that look like women in burkas.
44 x 77 inches
112 cm x 196 cm
24
Afghan War Rug
AK with Long Pistol Afghan War Rug
Good. New. Never used. Some irregularities in pile length.
32 x 45 inches
81 cm x 114 cm
23
Afghan War Rug
AK with Short Pistol Afghan War Rug
Good. New. Never used.
30 x 44 inches
77 cm x 112 cm
20
Afghan War Rug
AK all APCs Afghan War Rug
Good, new, never used.
32 x 46 inches
81 cm x 117 cm
19
Afghan War Rug
Blue Turkoman helicopters tanks Afghan War Rug
Condition is very good. Beautiful blue field contrasted by fire engine red and grey. Turkoman border. Tightly knotted with thick singles.
41 x 73 inches
104 cm x 185 cm
18
Afghan War Rug
AK Diagonal Helicopters / Red bomb Afghanistan War Rug
Good, new, never used. Nice Turkmen pattern on bottom and top.
32 x 42 inches
81 cm x 107 cm
17
Afghan War Rug
2 ewer damaged Afghan War Rug
This rug has the benefits and foibles of age. The wool has good color and sheen, but there is low pile in the top right corner, and on the upper right tank. Also, there is a repair which is also a black spot on the rug. See photos. Not immediately apparent
48 x 80 inches
122 cm x 202 cm
15
Afghan War Rug
Hazara Pictorial burgundy Pakistan War Rug
Nice quality rug, good depiction.
37 x 55 inches
94 cm x 140 cm
14
Afghan War Rug
8 tank small Afghan War Rug
Perfect. Like new. . A Pakistani friend told me these rugs are made by refugees from Mazar I Sharif who live in NWFP Pakistan. This style shows a more abstract approach to war imagery. The simplified tanks verge on Bokara. Unusual size. Tribal.
35 x 55 inches
89 cm x 140 cm
13
Afghan War Rug
Small 3 Medallion - Grenades Afghanistan War Rug
Like new. Lays flat. Square. Dense medium length pile. Good example of traditional Balouch rug with war accent. Subtle use of war imagery. Tree of life imagery on sides with Balouch imagery of flowers, stars and plants.
35 x 54 inches
89 cm x 137 cm
12
Afghan War Rug
Bright Colored Hunting Afghan War Rug
Very unusual design. Hunting rugs are a common Afghan style but helicopters make it unusual. Very fine wool and keen attention to abstract design.
45 x 84 inches
114 cm x 213 cm
5
Afghan War Rug
Herati Medallion Afghan War Rug
Traditional Herati design with war elements. Unusual touch is the winged lions, which are traditionally seen in old hunting and warrior rugs. Jet fighters are nicely drawn and unusual style. 2 repairs. One 4x2 inches. We did not notice either from front.
51 x 96 inches
130 cm x 244 cm
4
Afghan War Rug
White Medallion Afghan War Rug
This rug is the first of this style we have received. The type is typified by a light field, Beluchi 8 lobed medallions and subtle war motifs. This rug has suffered some damage not seen in the photos. The brown has run into some of the white field and about 4 inches of selvedge has been damaged, which can be easily repaired. Please contact us if you are interested.
45 x 84 inches
114 cm x 213 cm
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