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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    2010,6013.10

  • Description

    Woven Afghan war rug with a beige ground, navy and orange borders and beige tassels. Predominant colours include shades of pink, green, blue and brown. The main design features a building, possibly a mosque with two tower minarets, and a large vase with flowers. Also included are stylised felines, quadrupeds (gazelles and horses?) and a convoy of military vehicles. A border of multi-coloured flowers frame the whole design. Apart from the vehicles and a three helicopters, there is very little else on the rug connected to war.

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  • Date

    • 1979-2005
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 159 centimetres (excl. tassels)
    • Length: 171 centimetres (incl. tassels)
    • Width: 92 centimetres
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Condition

    Fair with a couple of worn patches.

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2010

  • Acquisition notes

    Part of a collection donated on 4 April 2010 when they were placed on deposit (Deposit no: 789).

  • Department

    Middle East

  • Registration number

    2010,6013.10

Woven Afghan war rug with a beige ground, navy and orange borders and beige tassels. Predominant colours include shades of pink, green, blue and brown. The main design features a building, possibly a mosque with two tower minarets, and a large vase with f

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