| 1. ||Qurban ||War rugs--Afghanistan--History--20th century ; War rugs--Afghanistan--History--21st century ; Afghanistan--Social life and customs ; Military weapons ||These tiny rugs are often suggested to be “practice” rugs woven by refugee children. This one depicts a Soviet Makarov semi-automatic pistol beside a tank, a helicopter, and what may be a butterfly mine (PFM-1). The inscription “Qurban” refers to sacrifice. Afghan rugs with this mustard yellow colour are also referred to as ‘chobi’ referring to yellow wood. The colour actually comes from isparak, a local plant that produces a yellow dye.