culture under threat: historic iraqi crafts almost extinct

May 17, 2012 by
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culture under threat: historic iraqi crafts almost extinct
The ones that still remain include copper polishing, blacksmithing, traditional syrup makers, rug makers and arts related to Turkish baths. According to Safawi, it is the huge amount of low-cost imports that are driving traditional craftspeople out of …
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Globo-chic lets you travel the world without leaving home
Photos provided by Kohl's KILIM: A 52-inch-wide leather settee from Vanguard Furniture boasts a back made from a kilim rug. The legs are maple with a fruitwood finish. / Photo provided by Vanguard Furniture IKAT: The Swivelette, a Mid-Century Modern …
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If you Blog, Tweet, Pin, Link, and Friend, who has time to design?
Some 40 guests gathered at the Needham showroom of K. Powers & Company, Decorative Carpets and Rugs, which generously sponsored the event, and found answers from two social networking pros: Kristin Bedard, formerly of The Boston Globe and boston.com …
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The Graceful Art Of Embroidery
The sizes can start from small decorative rugs to very large sized ones but the popular ones come in a size of 1 yard x 1.5 yard and a single piece of this fully embroidered piece can take a worker up to 20 days to make. A prayer rug or Jainamaz is …
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