Tuesday, October 18, 2005


We got this wonderful carpet from a carpet shop in downtown Nairobi. It's the same place where we bought a carpet during our Kenya Life One: Turkoman Carpets.

Anyway, this one is from the Baluch area of Pakistan. I would like to visit there someday. Alas, travel is not cheap. We'll be doing well if we can save the chunk of change it will take to fly all of us back to the States when our Kenya Life Two is over.

I imagine a shop where some Baluchis (if that is how they refer to themselves) were weaving this very rug. There might have been a single bare bulb in the center of the ceiling. Windows with bars on them to keep out thieves. Dirt floors. (I doubt if they can use any of their own handicraft.) And a break for tea mid-morning.

All of that so we could enjoy some beauty in our living room.

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