The Root of Wild Madder
Chasing the History, Mystery, and Lore of the Persian CarpetBook - 2005
"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
Branch Call Number: 746.755 MUR
Characteristics: xix, 297 p.,  p. of col. plates : ill., map ; 25 cm