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allahu akbar

Allahu Akbar
War rug: collage of 10 paintings from the series 'Weapon: Other', unusual murder weapons.
War rugs were first woven when Russia occupied Afghanistan in the eighties, visualising tanks, helicopters, hand grenades, kalashnikovs, etc. The distinctive characteristic of these rugs is their capacity to convey their makers' experiences and interpretations of the circumstances and politics of war and conflict in the region. At the same time, this rug can be seen as a prayer rug.

Wall tapestry, 100% cotton, 60 x 80 inches (150 x 200 cm), 2017