The Afghan History Carpet, designed by Erbil Tezcan of Wool & Silk Rugs, is on display at the Smithsonian’s Freer-Sackler gallery through to the end of October, 2017.

The carpet, at 17.5 square metres is composed of twenty-five colours and forms a mosaic representing twenty-five traditional Afghan design motifs. It helps connect past and present through designs associated with Baluch, Turkmen, Arab, Uzbek and Hazara tribes, but in a contemporary palette.

“The intention was always to create one spectacular piece that tells the history of Afghan rug weaving but also helps to tell a story about another side of contemporary Afghanistan that speaks of beauty, craftsmanship, creativity and heritage.” ~ Scott Liddle

The Afghan History Carpet has recently been featured in Hali and Cover magazines.