warrug.com is one of the best dealer’s sites, with rugs for sale, archives of rugs sold, and images of rugs in their collection. They have posted a great piece of detective work here which traces the source of the motif of the US Flag and the Afghanistan flag linked by the dove of peace which appears in a number of post S11 rugs and the so-called “War against Terror” rugs.
They show how the motif itself is in fact a reproduction of “Coalition of the Willing” propaganda leaflets distributed to the Afghans during that phase of the conflict. My question is: who can translate the texts on the original pamphlets for us? Please post a comment if you can.