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mahmoodi S K. The Rhythms of Life as Elements of Providing Space in Afghanistan War Rugs on the Basis of Henri Lefebvre’s Theories. goljaam 2021; 17 (40) : 5
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Department of Art Research, Faculty of Art and Architecture, Sistan and Baluchestan University. Iran
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Afghanistan war rugs are of distinct features among the contemporary folk arts and that’s why they are considered very distinguished. Establishing a dialogue with the world about war as a catastrophe is regarded as the most significant feature of such works. Playing a major role in transferring mental ideas of artists, the extant space and rhythms in these hand-woven artifacts constantly fluctuate between two main concepts of war and life, or the imposed and the desired. The present research aims at demonstrating the representation of space and rhythm in Afghanistan war rugs on the basis of Henri Lefebvre’s theory. Accordingly, the main questions of the research would be as follows: How life and war spaces are represented in the Afghanistan war rugs? How the related rhythms of such phenomena have been demonstrated? Having been carried out in analytical-descriptive methodology and on library studies, the results of the essay show that representing the space in Afghanistan war rugs are actually considered an attempt to express self-assertion in power relations. The most important way to fulfill this purpose was offering contrast in the act of representation. While the military elements constitute the dominant rhythm in the rugs, their contrast with other motifs such as flowers, trees and plants, which are indicative of hesitation, tranquility and change in the rhythm, confronts the domination of war.
 
Article number: 5
     
Type of Study: Research |
Received: 2022/11/17 | Accepted: 2023/08/13 | Published: 2023/10/27

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