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.
Titles and graphics:
Malcom Laws and Nainita Desai
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Produced and Directed by Ian Cross
produced by Pilot Film and TV Productions
Pilot Productions MMXXI