Tag: silk road

Rugs, ropes and rivets.

What do you want? Need? Make? Sell? Buy? Whatever your answer is, the Silk Road’s oasis towns have a market with your name on it. The guy below? He’s making rivets out of tiny pieces of metal he has cut into triangles. He pushes one corner of the triangle into a hole in the mold…

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It’s a deal.

In the Kashgar livestock market. The guy in the tall hat is the broker, the guys on either side the seller and buyer. The tallest guy is always the broker, we were told. And evidently, if they aren’t tall enough the hat can make up the difference. Which I will be signing at 2pm on…

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