In December 2012, I created a small war rug, Avtomat Kalashnikova, at What It Is Gallery in Chicago. It depicts an AK-47 assault rifle, designed by the Soviets at the conclusion of WW2 and highly prevalent in Afghanistan ever since the Soviet invasion of 1979.
Mujahedeen captured them, Taliban carry them, there are 100 million AK-47s in the world. Women weave prayer rugs depicting them, no doubt highly valued by their warriors.
This recreation is oriented to Mecca. It was made from spices and sugar, with fringe made of popper firecrackers.
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