wanna buy an Afghan Rug?
These modern Oriental rugs were woven during the Soviet Invasion
into Afghanistan from 1979 to 1980. The weavers were the women
and children who fled into the refugee camps of Iran and Pakistan.
The imagery woven into these rugs changed from traditional icons
to images reflecting the military equipment used by the invading
Russian armies; Kalashnikov rifle (AK 47s), armored troop carriers,
attack copters, Mig 27 bombers, hand grenades, RPGs (rocket
propelled grenade launchers), land mines, stingers, etc.
These rugs truly reflect the trauma of the Afghan people and
perhaps create a catharsis of soul as they are woven from deep
impressions to static vision.