Tying a Knot

Tying a knot

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Baluch Nomads

Balouch nomads near Iran and Afghan border

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Hospitality of a Turkoman Host

Having a wonderful meal with my Turkoman host somewhere in the Khyber Pass. Note: no utensils or chairs but an old carpet on the floor and in an ancient building.

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Iranian Carpet Designer

Iranian carpet designer

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Tibetan Man with Spindle

Tibetan Man using a primate drop spindle to spin wool, mainly for clothes but also small rugs. Tibet is a harsh but beautiful land.

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Selecting Afghan Rugs

Selecting my rugs at an Afghan warehouse

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Busy on a Loom

Busy on a loom. Large rugs will have 3 or more weavers tying knots. The curved knife is used to cut the yarn once knotted.

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Afghan Rug Warehouse

In an Afghan rug warehouse awaiting buyers and shipped worldwide.

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Dyed Yard Drying

Dyed Yarn drying in the sun

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Afghan Weavers on Large Loom

Afghan weavers on a large loom. The tool they hold, a comb, is used to beat down the waft thread which runs side-to-side on top of each row of knots.

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