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Rug Burn

July 10, 2009

As Strange Mats points out, a rug can really tie a room together!


Apparently, these types of war rugs go back a long way in Afghani culture. This one seems to be generally triumphant about driving out both the Taliban and the Soviets, and is actually taken from an old template from the Soviet invasion days.

An interesting afterthought: in weaving recent history into mats, these Afghan artisans are unwittingly imitating the tapestry-as-news school of carpetry that had its most famous early example in the Bayeux Tapestry, which detailed William the Conqueror’s usurpation of the English throne.

Lots of insightful comments beneath the post (who knew this blog was so smart and popular?), including a link to this rug:


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  1. July 1, 2010 1:06 AM

    If you are looking for a way to make any room in your home more attractive, then you may want to invest in some oval rugs. You can use an oval rug in the living room, dining room, bedroom or outside, even if you get the type of carpet.*

    *-I’m leaving this spam here because it’s hilarious. Email is disabled -John

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