Afghanistan Chobi rug, ink blue field with peachy gold, terra cotta, and gray blue allover flora, 6' 5" x 5' 3." This rug was purchased in Afghanistan about five years ago just after the war began and is in perfect condition. Hand woven by women.
Kazak wool rug, blue field with geometrics war motifs, 4' 5" x 2' 10". This Afghan carpet was woven in 2001 by a female weaver. Subtle army jeeps can be seen woven into the rugs design.This rug and others like it were consigned to us by an academic directly connected to the womens rights movement in Afghanistan. These "war rugs" clearly illustrate how the turmoil of war seeps into the artistic traditions of a people.