Archive for April, 2008

Battleground database

April 27, 2008

On this link you will find all the war carpets included in Max Allen’s Battleground exhibition at the Textile Museum of Canada.

what? where?

April 26, 2008

Do any of our readers recognise the subject of this carpet?

Another Battleground review

April 24, 2008

Read the response to Max Allen’s exhibition here.

Threads of War

April 23, 2008

Here’s a National Post article about Max’s show at the Textile Museum in Toronto. Bravo!

Victory rug

April 20, 2008

This carpet, which has just appeared on internet dealers’ sites, references the memorial monument at Darb Qandahar, a busy street intersection in Herat. On evidence provided by Nasser Halimi, the monument was created in 2002 on the instigation of the then Governor of Herat Ismail Khan. Nasser has discovered that the figures were sculpted by a local mason, trained in Iran, named Khalifa Rahman, who now lives in Zeyarat Jah, in Herat province. The monument memorialises the defeat of the Soviets, which (it could be said) began with the Herat uprising in March 1979.

the site’s looking strange

April 17, 2008

because we’re in the process of switching to a new site, and repairing the archives. Please be patient!


April 6, 2008

is the name of Max Allen’s exhibition in Toronto.

More coverage once we see it!