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Graham says:

A map rug of Afghanistan with the names of the provinces. This is an unusual rug and has added interest with the accompanying wording, which gives a name and date. The wording reads ‘AFGHANISTIANS RITBAY GHULAMNABI 13.3.92 TURKMAN CARP’. In other words – made in Afghanistan by Ritbay Ghulamnabi, Turkeman, 13th March 1992.

Also added is the word ‘ICOPTEER’ (Helicopter). No doubt a rug made for the western market with little regards for traditional rug weaving conventions. Although the weaving lacks crispness the rug has a certain boldness. Size 4ft. 5inches x 2ft. 5 inches. With a cotton warp.

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