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Unravelling the Yarns:
War Rugs and Soldiers


September 11, 2010- January 31, 2011

THIS EXHIBITION IS AT THE MILITARY MUSEUMS ONLY
4520 CROWCHILD TRAIL SW

The Founders Gallery at The Military Museums


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A collaborative exhibition featuring selections from the Fyke Collection of Afghan war rugs in the collections of The Nickle Arts Museum and pieces from the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry Museum and Archives. Curated by Michele Hardy, PhD and Sgt Chris Mavin.

Complimenting this exhibition is the launch of a new online collection showcasing the entire Fyke Collection. The site features commentary by Michele Hardy as well as links to the 2006 catalogue, "Made in Afghanistan: Rugs and Resistance, 1979-2005".





Image: Red Rug with Guns and Tanks, circa 1980, wool, knotted pile woven, The Fyke Collection of Afghan War Rugs in the collection of The Nickle Arts Museum.

 


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