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Root of Wild Madder : Chasing the History, Mystery, and Lore of the Persian Carpet
by Brian Murphy




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Told in exquisite prose befitting one of the world's loveliest art forms, Brian Murphy eloquently chronicles how carpets embody humanity's endless striving for unattainable perfection.

Every Persian carpet has a story to tell--from the remote villages of Afghanistan and Iran, down the ancient trade routes traveled for centuries, to the bazaars of Tehran and the markets of the Western world.

Carpet-making is one of this tumultuous region's few constants, an art form that transcends religious and political turmoil. Part travelogue and part exploration into the meaning and worth of these mystical artifacts, The Root of Wild Madder presents practical information about carpets while exploring the artistic, religious, and cultural complexities of these enigmatic lands.

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Overview

Told in exquisite prose befitting one of the world's loveliest art forms, Brian Murphy eloquently chronicles how carpets embody humanity's endless striving for unattainable perfection.

Every Persian carpet has a story to tell--from the remote villages of Afghanistan and Iran, down the ancient trade routes traveled for centuries, to the bazaars of Tehran and the markets of the Western world.

Carpet-making is one of this tumultuous region's few constants, an art form that transcends religious and political turmoil. Part travelogue and part exploration into the meaning and worth of these mystical artifacts, The Root of Wild Madder presents practical information about carpets while exploring the artistic, religious, and cultural complexities of these enigmatic lands.

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9780743264211
  • ISBN-10: 0743264215
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • Publish Date: August 2006
  • Page Count: 328
  • Dimensions: 9.14 x 6.74 x 0.81 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.8 pounds


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