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Rug

Object Name: Rug
Place Made: Asia: Central Asia, Afghanistan
Period: Late 20th to early 21st century
Date: 1980 - 2007
Dimensions: L 150 cm x W 92 cm
Materials: Wool
Techniques: Knotted pile; weft-float; fringed
ID Number: T2008.1.11
Credit: Gift of Max Allen

This pastoral scene includes a man playing a flute in the lower left, and a hunter on horseback in the centre. Scenes like this have been depicted on oriental rugs for five centuries, except that here, hidden among the animals and plants, is a modern assault rifle.