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Rug

Object Name: Rug
Place Made: Asia: Central Asia, Afghanistan
Period: Late 20th to early 21st century
Date: 1970 - 2007
Dimensions: L 145 cm x W 83 cm
Materials: Wool
Techniques: Knotted pile; plain woven; twined; fringed
ID Number: L2008.283
Credit: Promised Gift of Max Allen

Fractured scenes with multiple images and subtitles appear on war rugs, just as they do on the 24/7 television news broadcasts that show the past and the present, the near and the far, the real and the imaginary all jumbled together. (Presenting fourteen different things simultaneously in a single visual field is also the approach of Canadian broadcasters like CP24. The technique is used worldwide. )