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Afghan war carpet

0 - 500 EUR

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ref. 28292
80 x 63 cm
2' 7¹/₂" x 2' 0⁴/₅"
warp and weft: cotton
pile: wool
Second half 20th century

Decades of war and military presence have influenced daily life in Afghanistan. Many weavers introduced designs of what had become part of the landscape: weapons, rockets, military trucks, tanks, planes and helicopters as a new decorative elements in their carpets. Sometimes they were very obvious as a main subject, sometimes discreetly hidden in the pattern. Was it a therapy  to exorcise traumas?

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