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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 81 cm x W 61 cm
Materials: Wool
Techniques: Knotted pile; plain woven; fringed
ID Number: L2008.426
Credit: Promised Gift of Max Allen

Simple little rugs like this, commissioned from weavers in and around Herat, were first offered for sale on eBay in 2007. They are among the most eloquent and disturbing of war rugs. Three are in this exhibition: The pony and the deer are trapped by tanks, and the lady with the lute is sad beyond words.