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A subjugation of warring elements

Reconciling impulses exterior and interior

King Amanullah woven in an Afghan wool carpet from the late 20th century. King Amanullah woven in an Afghan wool carpet from the late 20th century.
By Cate McQuaid
Globe Correspondent / October 20, 2010

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Afghan women have been weaving rugs for centuries. “Afghanistan: Weaving the Texts of War,’’ a sobering exhibit at the Robert Lehman Art Center at the Brooks School, features 18 handwoven rugs. Most of them were made between 1979 and 1989, the years of the Soviet occupation. The artists, responding to the world around them, studded their designs with military motifs. ... (Full article: 839 words)

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