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The Carpet Wars: A Journey Across the Islamic Heartlands, Christopher Kremmer

Author Name    Christopher Kremmer

Title   The Carpet Wars: A Journey Across the Islamic Heartlands

Binding   Trade Paperback

Book Condition   Good Condition

Jacket Condition   No Dust Jacket

Publisher   Australia Flamingo 2002

ISBN Number    0732268567 / 9780732268565

Seller ID   246580

In 1990, Christopher Kremmer arrived in Afghanistan to interview the doomed communist president, Dr Najibullah as rampaging factions of mujahideen massed on the outskirts of Kabul. He found himself intrigued by the politics and culture of the land, and his book provides revealing, often first-hand portraits of warlords such as Ahmad Shah Masood, "the Lion of Panjsher", of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and of Pakistan's President, General Pervez Musharraf. The real stories of the lands of the ancient silk route, however, are accessed through Kremmer's obsession with the carpets of the region. Initiated into the wonders of the craft through the stunning classic design and pomegranate dyes of the filpai or elephant's foot in Dr Najibullah's office, Kremmer is hooked, and thus tells the tales of his lasting friendships with nomads on portable handlooms to managers of mechanised production units to the merchants in the souks and bazaars. This journey into an ancient, violent, often tragic, but little understood region is also an impassioned plea for the breaking down of the barriers of paranoia, ignorance and hate that continue to divide the world of the 21st-century. 450 pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Travel::Travel & Exploration; Travel & Places; ISBN: 0732268567. ISBN/EAN: 9780732268565. Inventory No: 246580. Paperback

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