Contemporary art is sometimes bizarre, but images of weapons appearing on traditional Afghani rugs may be the strangest change in modern art. The tradition was started during the Soviet occupation started in 1979, and these items are still made by most of the local ethnic groups.
After the US invasion of Afghanistan and the fall of the Taliban it became the tool of the public response to these changes. The online store WarRug.com is curating and collecting the best of these works, and about hundred rugs are available to buy there.
A Three Tank rug, by Baluchi people, Afghanistan, 1980s
Military vehicles and a Kalashnikov, Baluchi people, Afghanistan, 1980s