|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.
|Small Fighter Jet Rug||1379|
|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.
|6 horses war rug|
(Also marked with tag 1631) This horseman rug is a great contrast to rug 2017 and shows the evolution of pattern from detailed and realistic to simplified and abstracted. The horses are headless and the figures riding them look more like cricket bats. The other animals are as abstracted, the deer have lizard-like spiked backs and teeth, and the goats and other animals stand alert with their tails stiff.
|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