Afghanistan’s rugs reflect the culture of war

    You won’t find pleasant, colorful abstracts on rugs woven in Afghanistan in recent years. The tension, violence and war that have tainted the region have also affected the commerce of rug collecting.

    WHYY’s Peter Crimmins talked to the curator of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology latest exhibit: Afghan rugs depiciting scenes and symbols of war.

    Brian Spooner explains the reason for the shift in design, but why so little else is known about the rugs.

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