Woven Afghan war rug with a beige ground and brown and blue borders. Designed in the form of a prayer-rug with a niche (mihrab) design which is placed on the ground in the direction of the holy Ka'ba at Mecca. The central field is replete with helicopters, fighter jets, tanks and fragmentation grenades. Weavers' combs (a tool used to pack the weft by beating down the rows of pile knots to give a dense knotting to the rug) and stylised flowers and trees are used as space fillers in the main design. Four decorative borders with geometric and floral patterns frame the central panel.

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2010,6013.11

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Woven Afghan war rug with a beige ground and brown and blue borders. Designed in the form of a prayer-rug with a niche (mihrab) design which is placed on the ground in the direction of the holy Ka'ba at Mecca. The central field is replete with helicopters, fighter jets, tanks and fragmentation grenades. Weavers' combs (a tool used to pack the weft by beating down the rows of pile knots to give a dense knotting to the rug) and stylised flowers and trees are used as space fillers in the main design. Four decorative borders with geometric and floral patterns frame the central panel.

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  • Woven Afghan war rug with a beige ground and brown and blue borders. Designed in the form of a prayer-rug with a niche (mihrab) design which is placed on the ground in the direction of the holy Ka'ba at Mecca. The central field is replete with helicopters, fighter jets, tanks and fragmentation grenades. Weavers' combs (a tool used to pack the weft by beating down the rows of pile knots to give a dense knotting to the rug) and stylised flowers and trees are used as space fillers in the main design. Four decorative borders with geometric and floral patterns frame the central panel.

    Full: Front

  • Woven Afghan war rug with a beige ground and brown and blue borders. Designed in the form of a prayer-rug with a niche (mihrab) design which is placed on the ground in the direction of the holy Ka'ba at Mecca. The central field is replete with helicopters, fighter jets, tanks and fragmentation grenades. Weavers' combs (a tool used to pack the weft by beating down the rows of pile knots to give a dense knotting to the rug) and stylised flowers and trees are used as space fillers in the main design. Four decorative borders with geometric and floral patterns frame the central panel.

    Front:Top

  • Woven Afghan war rug with a beige ground and brown and blue borders. Designed in the form of a prayer-rug with a niche (mihrab) design which is placed on the ground in the direction of the holy Ka'ba at Mecca. The central field is replete with helicopters, fighter jets, tanks and fragmentation grenades. Weavers' combs (a tool used to pack the weft by beating down the rows of pile knots to give a dense knotting to the rug) and stylised flowers and trees are used as space fillers in the main design. Four decorative borders with geometric and floral patterns frame the central panel.

    Front:Middle

  • Woven Afghan war rug with a beige ground and brown and blue borders. Designed in the form of a prayer-rug with a niche (mihrab) design which is placed on the ground in the direction of the holy Ka'ba at Mecca. The central field is replete with helicopters, fighter jets, tanks and fragmentation grenades. Weavers' combs (a tool used to pack the weft by beating down the rows of pile knots to give a dense knotting to the rug) and stylised flowers and trees are used as space fillers in the main design. Four decorative borders with geometric and floral patterns frame the central panel.

    Front:Bottom

  • Woven Afghan war rug with a beige ground and brown and blue borders. Designed in the form of a prayer-rug with a niche (mihrab) design which is placed on the ground in the direction of the holy Ka'ba at Mecca. The central field is replete with helicopters, fighter jets, tanks and fragmentation grenades. Weavers' combs (a tool used to pack the weft by beating down the rows of pile knots to give a dense knotting to the rug) and stylised flowers and trees are used as space fillers in the main design. Four decorative borders with geometric and floral patterns frame the central panel.

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  • Woven Afghan war rug with a beige ground and brown and blue borders. Designed in the form of a prayer-rug with a niche (mihrab) design which is placed on the ground in the direction of the holy Ka'ba at Mecca. The central field is replete with helicopters, fighter jets, tanks and fragmentation grenades. Weavers' combs (a tool used to pack the weft by beating down the rows of pile knots to give a dense knotting to the rug) and stylised flowers and trees are used as space fillers in the main design. Four decorative borders with geometric and floral patterns frame the central panel.

    Front:Section(Textile)

  • Woven Afghan war rug with a beige ground and brown and blue borders. Designed in the form of a prayer-rug with a niche (mihrab) design which is placed on the ground in the direction of the holy Ka'ba at Mecca. The central field is replete with helicopters, fighter jets, tanks and fragmentation grenades. Weavers' combs (a tool used to pack the weft by beating down the rows of pile knots to give a dense knotting to the rug) and stylised flowers and trees are used as space fillers in the main design. Four decorative borders with geometric and floral patterns frame the central panel.

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  • Woven Afghan war rug with a beige ground and brown and blue borders. Designed in the form of a prayer-rug with a niche (mihrab) design which is placed on the ground in the direction of the holy Ka'ba at Mecca. The central field is replete with helicopters, fighter jets, tanks and fragmentation grenades. Weavers' combs (a tool used to pack the weft by beating down the rows of pile knots to give a dense knotting to the rug) and stylised flowers and trees are used as space fillers in the main design. Four decorative borders with geometric and floral patterns frame the central panel.

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