AFGHANISTAN. 2004. Voting during Afghan Presidential Elections
by Christoph Anderson
Picked up a #collection of 200+ #rugs today
#Contemporary #rug by #Pakistani #artist #sold @sothebys #london #symbolism #kaaba
Real Detail Down to its intricate fringe, the Persian-style tile “carpet” in the loggia, above and left, was conceived for the house by William Handley, a designer for Malibu Potteries. The elaborate pattern, which includes more than 670 tiles, was created using cuerda seca glazing.
I got this weird book on rugs upstate while I was living in Queens in May when I first moved back to NY from Portland. I had left almost all of my beloved books back West since I could only bring with me what I could carry, and that amounted to the bare essentials. It’s tough letting material possessions go, especially ones with such nostalgic emotion. I left much artwork, many beloved magazines, and countless books that are now in the hands of the universe, and our very own cosmicspread. One of my first weekends here I found a few books for 99 cents and knew I would be tender with the collage hands since my material was sparse and let’s be honest, there is usually never any time in this town to do anything other than commute. I hadn’t gotten around to using this strange one on cool carpets until now. It feels right. Timing is everything. More coming soon, to a breath of crisp fall air near you.
#arab #arabic #niqab #design
Hipsters (Kuwait, 1970s) #kuwait #kuwaiti #arab #arabic
Leila Al Marashi #queen #queenelizabeth #arab #arabic #niqab #bling #uk
Portrait of an Allied Bedouin soldier of the Arab Legion. The Arab Legion was the regular army of Transjordan (Jordan). The Emirate of Transjordan was an independent state under military and financial control of U.K. The legion took part in the Allied British war effort against pro-Axis forces in the Middle East and Mediterranean. Amman, Muhafazat al-Asima (Capital Governorate), Transjordan (Jordan). November 1941. Image taken by George Rodger.