Afghan war rugs

0 Posted by - March 6, 2011 - Blog, Visual art

Afghan war rug

This image is one of several from a gallery on Arkitip featuring ostensibly Afghan rugs depicting war imagery. The tapestries include images of tanks, helicopters, kalashnikovs, rocket launchers and other weaponry, as well as maps of Afghanistan and flags of various countries involved in the Afghan conflict.

These photos come without any description, so we are left speculating as to who created them and why. My hypothesis is that these rugs are produced by Afghans with the intention of selling them to foreign military personel.

What do you think? Are these rugs folk art war souvenirs? Or something else altogether?

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