Gower Collection: cityscape



Graham Gower contributes another image from his collection, (the first, collected in 2001) which he describes as:

A Baluch war rug depicting a town scene. Again the weaver has presented the viewer with a schematic townscape, plus a crude interpretation of Russian writing seen on military vehicles. The centre part of the rug seems to depict a military compound. Not to be left out is the ‘Tree of Life’ design, symbolic in the time of war. Late 1990s, size 4ft 9inches x 2ft 11 inches.


Thank you Graham. The top-to-bottom symmetry of this rug is a very elegant convention to show the same image as you approach the rug from either direction. Can anyone contribute a similar image? Is the text translatable?


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