The Root of Wild Madder

The Root of Wild Madder

Chasing the History, Mystery, and Lore of the Persian Carpet

Book - 2005
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"Told in prose befitting one of the world's loveliest art forms, The Root of Wild Madder chronicles how carpets embody humanity's endless striving for unattainable perfection. Here are stories of the weavers and their dreams, the "mules" who move the carpets from place to place, the tradesmen who sell them in the bazaars, and the refugee compelled to trade a carpet he believes contains the soul of his grandmother - because his family must eat."--BOOK JACKET.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, c2005
ISBN: 0743264193
Branch Call Number: 746.755 MUR
Characteristics: xix, 297 p., [8] p. of col. plates : ill., map ; 25 cm

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DexterBelgrave
Oct 16, 2013

This book springs from an interesting idea-concept, but the writing is pedestrian and the author and his editors are not equal to the task of weaving (pun not intended) together the strands of what ought to have been a much better tale.

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