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Rug

Object Name: Rug
Place Made: Asia: Central Asia, Afghanistan
Period: Early 21st century
Date: 2001 - 2007
Dimensions: L 100 cm x W 71 cm
Materials: Wool; cotton
Techniques: Knotted pile; plain woven; fringed
ID Number: L2008.167
Credit: Promised Gift of Max Allen

President Najibullah resigned in 1992 and took refuge in the U.N. compound in Kabul. In 1996 he was seized by the Taliban, castrated, killed and his body hanged in public. He is shown here with a noose around his neck, messing his pants.