This rug from the Graham Gower collection is attributed to the early period of “war rugs” It shows mosque buildings located within a cityscape, permeated by the apparatus of war. Graham comments:
A superb example of an Afghan War townscape rug. Visually well constructed and full of detail. Probably representing Kabul or a similar large town in Afghanistan. Note the antenna and the various architecturally styles and buildings. This rug shows an amount of wear, particularly a worn pile, however it is in very good condition and woven with a quality wool. This rug is probably a first generation rug, woven during the early 1980s, and carries border design of military equipment, a style seen on a number of early war rugs. Size 4ft 10 inches x 2ft 10 inches.