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Afghan "War" rug

Belouch, North East Afghanistan


1.4 m by 2.1 m

Afghan "War" rugs have been a startling developement in the weaving culture of the tribes of Western Afghanistan. Since the Soviet invasion in 1979 these pieces have documented the strife and chaos of the political situation alongside a long tradition of tribal carpet design and culture. This piece is finely woven with silky Belouchie wool.

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