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Tim Bonyhady and Sabur Fahiz interviewed on ABC’s Mornings with Adrienne Francis on I weave what I have seen: War Rugs of Afghanistan

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I weave what I have seen: The War Rugs of Afghanistan is a testimony to the creativity and resilience of Afghan weavers who have faced the devastating effects of war for more than forty years.

From the very start of the conflict, Afghan weavers began developing a striking new form of war art involving a complex imagery of armaments, maps, monuments, texts and portraits which soon began to find an international audience.

Emerging out of a research project undertaken at the Australian National University by Tim Bonyhady and Nigel Lendon, this exhibition investigates the history, iconography, production and distribution of these extraordinary rugs.

Mornings presenter Adrienne Francis chats with co-curator Tim Bonyhady and Canberra rug dealer Sabur Fahiz who came to Australia from Kabul in 1978, leaving just before the revolution.Duration: 14min 28secBroadcast: Mon 28 Jun 2021, 8:30am

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