Carpet traders in Afghanistan face wolves, bandits and insurgents as they hunt down the last antique rugs on journeys full of peril

//Carpet traders in Afghanistan face wolves, bandits and insurgents as they hunt down the last antique rugs on journeys full of peril

Carpet traders in Afghanistan face wolves, bandits and insurgents as they hunt down the last antique rugs on journeys full of peril

In his quest to track down the last of Afghanistan’s antique rugs, Chari Allahqul has weathered high-country blizzards, suffered beatings from armed robbers and skirted fighting with insurgents.Often on horseback with donkeys in tow, he travels deep into the jagged badlands of northern Afghanistan searching for hand-woven carpets made by the country’s nomadic tribes.“The roads are dangerous, full of wolves and full of enemies. We have to spend nights in the forests or in the desert,” explains…

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