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Want to Buy a Carpet?

Our globe shopping hosts explore the world of carpet making as they tour markets and bazaars to find out more about one of the planet’s most practical and popular souvenir objects.

Megan McCormick heads to China to learn about silkworms before visiting nomadic carpet makers in Central Asia where nomads still weave silk carpets by traditional methods.

Holly Morris visits the Silk Road bazaars of Bukhara, in Uzbekistan, to find out more about the carpet trade while Flora Montgomery explores the famous Istanbul bazaar where she picks up some handy tips on what to look out for when buying a carpet.

Iran produces more carpets than any other country and many now find their to Dubai where we find Megan in search of a bargain.

Holly samples some unique patchwork designs the shops in imperial Jodhpur, in India’s Rajasthan, and to round off our carpet shopping tour, we learn about the rich symbolism behind North African Berber carpet motifs in the market at Ghardaia in Algeria.

Credits

Narrator:

Kate Comer

Contributors:

Nedjar Hocine

Presenters:

Holly Morris

Flora Montgomery

Justine Shapiro

Megan McCormick

Titles and graphics:

Simon Ross

Facilities:

Guiltfree Post

Dubbing Mixer:

John Purcell

Editor:

Helen Walker

Online Editor:

Danny Davis

Music By:

Amanda Kramer

Colin Winston-Fletcher

Malcom Laws and Nainita Desai

Michael Conn

Paul Mounsey

Simon Hill

Sitting Duck

Post Production Coordinator:

Emilia Crudo

Production Accountant:

Win Win

Production Manager:

Maria Ventura

Produced and Directed by Ian Cross

produced by Pilot Film and TV Productions

Pilot Productions MMXXI

Places Mentioned - Algeria, China, India, Iran, The Silk Road, Turkey, Uzbekistan

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