My opinion - Fruits of the loom: picking up the threads of an ancient story
Fruits of the loom: picking up the threads of an ancient story
The author of an evocative new book A Carpet Ride To Khiva, Chris Alexander recounts his efforts to establish a self-sufficient carpet workshop in Uzbekistan, transforming the lives of a community and reviving the lost arts and forgotten traditions of the Silk Road.
When I first told friends and relatives that I planned to leave England and move to Uzbekistan, people would either look blank, or assume that I’d said Pakistan or Afghanistan.
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Very interesting story and it is sad to read that, at times it is a global phenomenon by ruling authorities to control progressive measures benefiting the local communities, tradition and lifestyle.
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