Which way is up?

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Graham Gower says:

The secret of this rug is in the writing, yet to be translated. A visually active rug of good quality. What the design seems to be is an abstraction of weaponry, appearing to be based around an artillery gun which dominates the field of the rug. Along the border runs a series of tanks and armoured vehicles, well detailed in the weaving. Size 5ft. x 2ft. 9inches. (see Lebensbaum und Kalaschnikow, page 73, Rug 18).

Nigel comments: when I rotated this image I discovered the analogue to the “pointed peak” frame we see in the “Portrait” image…

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Updated to add: more posts discussing the “pointed peak” are here.

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