War rug

This war rug depicts the reality of conflict-ridden Afghanistan. Over the past 30 years, weaponry replaced traditional Afghan floral designs. Look at the images of warfare: hand grenades, tanks, fighter jets, missiles and helicopters. Afghans weave such rugs during times of conflict but the individuals who make them are unknown, their stories forever hidden.


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What does it mean to be surrounded by images of war – do you have any objects decorated with war imagery?

responded: May 12, 2010

Posted by Frank

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I think the answer to this question is very dependent on one's personal experience with conflict and war. For some, who have suffered through the trauma of war, images of war could bring back painful memories. For others, these images could have a variety of effects depending on one's beliefs and sensitivities. For me, a person who has lived all my life in Canada, the images remind me of how fortunate I have been not to have experienced war on a personal level. These images remind me of the importance of protecting peace. The question is: What is the best way to protect peace?

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