buying a “gun” rug on Chicken St

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Tatiana Divens alerted us to this video of Rachel Maddow visiting Chicken Street in Kabul and buying a “gun” rug for $20. It was actually one of the “defeat of the Soviets” rugs first mass-produced in the 1990s, which were still being mass-reproduced (below see the warp being separated and trimmed) in 2007, and now made and dated 2010. Maddow’s the perfect exponent of the market for “tourist art” or “souvenir art”, or now, “carry-on art”…

One Response to “buying a “gun” rug on Chicken St”

  1. Luca Brancati Says:

    Thanks Tatiana and Nigel for this … no words for the rest

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