Archive for May, 2010

textile reference in contemporary war-related art

May 21, 2010

see the post concerning a portrait of Saddam Hussein by Gordon Bennett at Iconophilia

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the place of allegory in war carpets

May 21, 2010

It has been suggested that the inclusion of legends like Rustam and the White Div in war carpets was always understood by Afghans as a contemporary reference to white invaders from the north. Is there any evidence for this assumption?