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Co-curated by Dr. Annemarie Sawkins and Enrico Mascelloni, “Afghan War Rugs: The Modern Art of Central Asia” brings to the United States one of the most distinct collections of Afghan war rugs in the world. War rugs are a unique product of Afghanistan and its rich, albeit bellicose, history. Weavers abandoned traditional nonfigurative styles and revolutionized an ancient craft, producing knotted rugs with rich pictorial images of maps, weapons, and portraits of kings, khans and military leaders.