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    'Kalashenkoof', Made by UNCR refugees from post Soviet civil war. (Photo: Eva Gonzalez)
    'Kalashenkoof', Made by UNCR refugees from post Soviet civil war. (Photo: Eva Gonzalez)

     

    Title of Textile:“Kalashenkoof”.
    Maker: UNCR refugees from post Soviet civil war
    Country of Origin: Afghanistan
    Year Produced: 1995c
    Size (cm):
    Materials: Natural fibres
    Type of Textile: Memorabalia
    Description:

    Afghan rug made by UNCR refugees from post Soviet civil war, near Peshawar, Pakistan, circa 1995. The AK-74 depicted is the third generation in the family of firearms designed by Soviet weapons engineer Mikhail Kalashnikov and is a common motif used by carpet makers. The rifle and its variants have been used by many Soviet and later Russian troops since 1974.

    Owner: Colin Peck collection
    Location: Northern Ireland
    Original / Replica: Original
    Photographer: Eva Gonzalez



    Textile exhibited at: Textile Accounts of Conflicts, 17/11/2014 - 18/11/2014
    Textile Accounts of Conflicts, 6/02/2015 - 7/03/2015



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