Red Rug with Trucks, RPG and Plane Dropped Land Mines
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John Jay College of Criminal Justice, President's Gallery
|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.
|Wool: Good, very dense. ||Sheen: Good || Handle: Firm and springy. ||Selvedge: Three cord bright pink wool|
|Fringe: Short kilim, overhand knots, short fringe. ||Pile: 6mm||Warp: White cotton||Weft: Red Wool|
|Warp Depression:Most warp depression is 75 degrees|