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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