Writing the Constitution

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Here’s an image of a new work full of interest – both in terms of its political content, its extensive texts, and the innovative use of the map as another kind of framing device for the narrative.

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The texts (in Pashtu and Dari) have been translated to read: “Afghan Islamic Interim Government – people in the making of their constitution” and “The management of the handicraft province of Herat – the village of Faris Qairia” and the ‘solar calendar’ date 1483 (2004).

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On the table is a kind of agenda, signalling the priorities for a national agenda: “national unity and peace, justice, law and the constitution, food and development” etc.

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There are some text elements in the border, but maybe untranslatable?

And now Kevin Sudeith uncovers the source – this poster! The source was an American soldier in Paktika province in Afghanistan from last fall. And are any of the figures identifiable? See Kevin’s comment below…

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2 Responses to “Writing the Constitution”

  1. Luca Brancati Says:

    Well done! When I began collecting in 1985 I were fascinating by those that were piece of history. Still are. I didn’t had the chance to translate all my rugs but now I amvery curious.
    Ciao

  2. Kevin Sudeith Says:

    This type of image comes from printed informational fliers or posters. This rug is an example of a rug image from a poster.

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