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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Woven Afghan war rug with an indigo blue background, two olive green borders with orange zigzag patterns and beige tassels. The design on the main ground consists of repeated rows of helicopters and tanks predominantly in shades of brown with highlights in bright pink and green. Red patterns of straight and zigzag lines resembling tank tracks fill in the areas around the main designs. Multicoloured abstract patterns are woven in between the two green borders.


  • Ethnic name

  • Date

    • 1979-1989
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 192 centimetres (excl. tassels)
    • Length: 204 centimetres (incl. tassels)
    • Width: 95 centimetres
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Condition


  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • 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



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