Najibullah’s Soviet Puppet Masters

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This is a rug bought in Quetta in 1996. It bears a strong resemblance to the representations of Najibullah as a puppet of the Soviets, but in most cases the delineation of the hammer and sickle and the hand are less well defined as in this instance. The bomb/bullets border is common to many rugs of this era, and suggests the origin of a range of images from the same workshop. Has anyone got closer to the origins of this style?

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One Response to “Najibullah’s Soviet Puppet Masters”

  1. Jihad against the Soviets « Says:

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