Afghan Baluch War Rug
|Afghan Baluch War Rugs.
Hand woven rugs depicting symbols of confict in modern times. These rugs are an interesting record of the tragedy of Afghan life. They feature stylized depictions of various kinds of military hardware. Helicopters, bombers, guns and tanks.
|These rugs started to appear in the 1980's, during the Russian occupation of Afghanistan and limited production still continues today. Not what you might think of as ideal decoration for the average living room. These rugs have found an outlet in a niche market and are sought after by collectors. Woven by Baluch weavers the rugs are usually woven in wool on to a wool warp and weft.|
There is very limited production of these rugs and it is becoming less and less. It tends to be Tribal or village weaving and so the weave tends to be rather crudely implemented. If anything this adds to the charm of these interesting rugs that are destined to become historic documents in their own right.