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A carpet ride to khiva : Seven Years on the Silk Road. / Christopher Alexander.

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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2010.

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Summary, etc.: Chris Alexander originally travelled to Khiva, a remote walled city in Uzbekistan on the route of the ancient Silk Road, to write a guidebook. But he stayed, mesmerized by a world of silk and forgotten 15th-century carpet designs - discovering indigo blue, madder red, pomegranate gold and the subtle shades of life in a desert oasis. Alexander's entrancing travelogue sees him stripped naked at a former Soviet youth camp, crawling through silkworm droppings, tackling a carpet-thieving mayor, distinguishing natural dyes from sacks of opium in Northern Afghanistan, bluffing his way through My Heart Will Go On for Uzbek TV and seeking sanctuary as an anti-Western riot consumed the Kabul carpet bazaar. The result is an unforgettable true story of a journey to the heart of the unknown.
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. New York : Icon Books, 2010. Requires .
Subject: Nonfiction.
Antiques.
Art.
Travel.
Genre: Electronic books.

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