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Who created it? Badkhen, Anna, 1976-
What's it called? The world is a carpet : four seasons in an Afghan village / Anna Badkhen.
Who published it? New York, New York : Riverhead Hardcover, 2013.
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Location Call No. Status
 DOWNTOWN Nonfiction  305.409581 Bad  AVAILABLE
What's it like? 271 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
What's it about? "Anna Badkhen first traveled to this country in 2001, as a war correspondent. She has returned many times since, drawn by a land that geography has made a perpetual battleground, and by a people who sustain an exquisite tradition there. Through the four seasons in which a new carpet is woven by the women and children of Oqa, she immortalizes their way of life much as the carpet does--from the petal half-finished where a hungry infant needs care to the interruptions when the women trade sex jokes or go fill in for wedding musicians scared away by the Taliban. As Badkhen follows the carpet out into the world beyond, she leaves the reader with an indelible portrait of fates woven by centuries of art, war, and an ancient trade that ultimately binds the invaded to the invader"-- Provided by publisher.
Helpful subjects! Afghanistan -- Social life and customs.
Women -- Afghanistan -- Social conditions -- 21st century.
Women weavers -- Afghanistan.
Rugs, Oriental -- Afghanistan.
Carpets -- Afghanistan.
Weaving -- Afghanistan.
Badkhen, Anna, 1976-
Special numbers! 9781594488320 (hardback)
1594488320 (hardback)
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