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Rug

Object Name: Rug
Place Made: Asia: Central Asia, Afghanistan
Period: Late 20th century
Date: 1980s
Dimensions: L 158 cm x W 83 cm
Materials: Wool
Techniques: Knotted pile; plain woven; fringed
ID Number: T2008.1.103
Credit: Gift of Max Allen

The legendary warrior-hero Rustam battles a subterranean dragon. The combat is surrounded by a border of butterflies symbolizing the mortal danger that can explode from butterfly landmines buried in the earth.