WAR RUGS

War rugs representing the history of war and violence in Afghanistan. Afghani Rug makers make these rugs to express their feelings and show others all the horrific scenes they have experienced throughout their lifetime. For more then 30 years Afghani weavers have incorporated images of war into hand woven rugs. Afghan weavers have been incorporating contemporary image of war into their rugs since 1979, when Soviet forces occupied major areas of the country.Following 9/11 and the invasion of Afghanistan, helicopters, hand grenades and even predator drones have begun to feature in the intricate designs.

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