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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 144 cm x W 86 cm
Materials: Wool
Techniques: Knotted pile; plain woven; fringed
ID Number: T2008.1.50
Credit: Gift of Max Allen

A garden complex with a pool in the centre has, in its four corners, depictions of the Buraq. The Buraq is the winged creature upon which the prophet Muhammad visited Heaven during his Night Journey from Mecca. Below the pool is a peaceful scene, but above it a tiger is killing a deer, and a man is aiming his rifle at an ibex.