Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Mysterious Afghanistan Rug
Eastern Market, May 2009. This rug has been on sale for some time - and, as far as I know, it still remains unsold. I'm actually not sure who would want to buy a rug like this; it's made in Afghanistan and apparently depicts the US-led war in that country. Whoever made the rug is evidently not a native speaker of English (e.g., CHNA and MADE IN AFGHANSIAN).
Anyone out there in cyberspace have any insight into the non-English inscriptions (i.e., script, language, meaning, etc.)?
P.S. For more about this item, see this discussion on the Omniglot blog.