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Afghani War Rugs on NPR

“Afghanistan has suffered through long decades of war; conflict with the Soviet Union, civil war and 13 years of a U.S.-led NATO combat mission. Among the political, economic and cultural impacts of this violence, there’s an artistic transformation: the history of violence is reflected in the country’s ancient art of rug making.

Kevin Sudeith, a collector, tells NPR’s Arun Rath that he has long been impressed by the craftsmanship of Afghan rugs.

‘The thing that awed me about the war rugs … is the combination of a very ancient tradition and ancient designs and patterns that are tied to specific towns and regions of Afghanistan … coupled with the most contemporary subject matter,’ Sudeith says. ‘And the war rugs document that unselfconsciously, succinctly and beautifully.'”

Above from NPR.org

http://www.npr.org/2015/02/07/384576113/war-rugs-reflect-afghanistans-long-history-with-conflict

Here’s another great read on hand knotted Oriental rugs made by Afghani refugees.

http://www.rugrag.com/post/Textile-Museum-Features-Afghan-War-Rugs.aspx

http://www.rugrag.com/post/Afghan-War-Rugs-3dCultural-Artifacts–Terrorist-Rugs-3d-Ignorance.aspx

War Rug AK47

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