SILVER TONGUE WAR RUGS & EXOTIC SUPPLIES LTD
WE ARE BACK IN ACTION.
HALF THE NEW RUGS ARE UPLOADED, THE REST WILL BE SOON.
AUSTRALIAN SHIPPING IS NOW £9
UK SHIPPING IS £35 (SZ)
ALL OTHER SHIPPING CHARGES ARE THE SAME AS ALWAYS (USA, CANADA, GERMANY ETC ETC ETC)
PS: NEW OPTION FOR "EXPRESS SHIPPING" AVAILABLE ON CHECKOUT.
ALSO ORDERING LARGER RUGS AND MORE RUNNERS XX
FEEL FREE TO MAKE OFFERS ON ORDERS OF MORE THAN ONE X
Welcome to our site.
It features predominantly Afghan War Rugs alongside a growing range Ukrainian themed rugs , Original Soviet posters, interesting Antiques and vintage Soviet treasures.
We have selected and imported everything ourselves, they are all one of a kind, genuine and handmade.
All rugs are made by families that have been designing and making rugs for generations.. x
as you will know if you follow this site we aim to provide the cheapest Afghan War Rugs while still providing donations to the people who need it.
We donate approx 10% sales to Unicef.
at least 25% of Ukrainian themed War Rug sales goes to Ukraine.
All donations can be viewed on our Instagram page in the highlights.
Offers and discounts on bulk orders are an option x just send a message here or Instagram.
**FREE TSHIRT OR TOTE BAG WITH EVERY PURCHASE (if available), PLEASE SPECIFY SIZE AND COLOUR ON CHECKOUT**
available options can be viewed under "Tshirts"-)
MORE INFO about these Rugs, the DRONE RUGS CASE and us towards the bottom of this home page.
We began in London and have recently relocated to Melbourne Australia with ALL the rugs.
I work in film set construction while Alexia my partner looks after our TWINS born on her birthday in November 2022! and our four.5 year old! and (heroically), the shipping etc.
I accidentally found one of these rugs online while looking for something completely unrelated about five years ago, ordered one.. then 30.. then 45.. and about 30-40 a month since.
then we have sold over 500 rugs to people all over the world.
It's been an incredible adventure, including an OTT dramatic and serious legal near miss with an angry American "rug dealer" with a claim to a "copyright" over one of these designs (read more below).
We all love the great people we've met and the suppliers we have grown to know over this time.
We are now lucky enough to have some very good friends in Pakistan and Afghanistan that can responsibly source the best quality Afghan War Rugs and designs available.
We use two different suppliers and both of them assure us there is a fair trade between rug maker and supplier.
We always pay a fair price and are assured this is passed on to all the cogs involved in the making and distribution. Im sure you agree with me these rugs are pretty neat and we have met so many great people while selling these, very grateful to all of you for following, ordering and sharing all of the items we get, we appreciate them just as much as you do.
ABOUT DRONE RUGS:
To people after Drone Rugs: ALL DRONE RUGS were removed from the this site and put into STORAGE because an AMERICAN RUG DEALER OWNS THE COPYRIGHT ON THESE (yes that is correct).
We were threatened with some pretty ridiculous legal nightmares if we sold these.
It's a long story and you can now read about it in full!
There is a brilliant article written on the entire DRONE RUG case, FINALLY published on the 26/06/2022
the full story is available to read in our "Drone Rugs" section in a series of screen-shots or you can go here,
to The Verge website:
.AN EXTREMELY BRIEF HISTORY OF
AFGHAN WAR RUGS.
War rugs represent the history of the war in Afghanistan. Afghani Rug makers make these rugs to express their feelings and show others some of the scenes they have experienced through life in a country that has suffered decades of conflict. Since around the Soviet invasion in 1979 Afghan weavers have been incorporating the contemporary image of war into their rugs. Following 9/11 and the invasion of Afghanistan, the twin towers, helicopters, hand grenades, poppies and even predator drones have begun to feature in the intricate designs.
Highlights of these Rugs/Kilims:
All Natural Fibres
All Natural Organic Colours