The Hair Carpet Weavers

But why? Andreas Eschbach's mysterious, poignant space opera explores the absurdity of work and of life itself.

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Author: Andreas Eschbach

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780241454725

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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In a distant universe, since the beginning of time, workers have spent their lives weaving intricate carpets from the hair of women and girls. But why? Andreas Eschbach's mysterious, poignant space opera explores the absurdity of work and of life itself. 'A novel of ideas that evokes complex emotions through the working out of an intricate and ultimately satisfying plot, with echoes of Gene Wolfe, Ursula K. Le Guin, and Isaac Asimov' The New York Times Book Review

The Carpet Makers

With an Introduction by Orson Scott Card, this imaginative work is by Andreas Eschbach, "incontestably the shooting star of the German SF scene" ("Heyne Science Fiction Yearbook").

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Author: Andreas Eschbach

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0765314908

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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With an Introduction by Orson Scott Card, this imaginative work is by Andreas Eschbach, "incontestably the shooting star of the German SF scene" ("Heyne Science Fiction Yearbook").

Statutory Instruments

... as from_that date the Hair , Bass and Fibre Wages Council ( Great Britain ) ... loom weaving or carpet weaving ) -Weaver , Dyer , Starcher , Hair Carpet ...

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Author: Great Britain

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105062850354

Category: Delegated legislation

Page: 25

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Encyclopedia of China

CARPETS (ditan or ti-t'an) Large, thick floor-coverings woven from sheep or goat wool or camel hair. Carpet weaving in China dates back to the Eastern Han ...

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Author: Dorothy Perkins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135935627

Category: Reference

Page: 684

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Presents a representative cross-section of entries on all aspects of the history and culture of China. Alphabetically organized, the entries include* major cities and provinces* historical eras and figures* government and politics* economics* religion* language and the writing system* food and customs* sports and martial arts* crafts and architecture* important Chinese figures outside of mainland China* important Westerners in China.

Statutory instruments

... Miller , Sorter ; HAIR WEAVING ( Power loom weaving , damask seating hand loom weaving or carpet weaving ) -Weaver , Dyer , Starcher , Hair Carpet ...

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ISBN: UCAL:B4958543

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The Carpet Weaver

But destiny seems to have different plans in store for him. Intimate and powerful, The Carpet Weaver is a sweeping tale of a young gay man's struggle to come of age and find love in the face of brutal persecution.

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Author: Nemat Sadat

Publisher: Penguin Random House India Private Limited

ISBN: 9789353055639

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Afghanistan, 1977. Kanishka Nurzada, the son of a leading carpet seller, falls in love with his friend Maihan, with whom he shares his first kiss at the age of sixteen. Their romance must be kept secret in a nation where the death penalty is meted out to those deemed to be kuni, a derogatory term for gay men. And when war comes to Afghanistan, it brings even greater challenges-and danger-for the two lovers. From the cultural melting pot of Kabul to the horrors of an internment camp in Pakistan, Kanishka's arduous journey finally takes him to the USA in the desperate search for a place to call home-and the fervent hope of reuniting with his beloved Maihan. But destiny seems to have different plans in store for him. Intimate and powerful, The Carpet Weaver is a sweeping tale of a young gay man's struggle to come of age and find love in the face of brutal persecution.

The Helmand Baluch

Despite this, some places still use chemical dyes; the predominant color in their carpets is blue. Rug weaving is a very difficult and extremely tedious ...

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Author: Ghulam Rahman Amiri

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781800730434

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

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In the 1970s, in his capacity as government representative from the Afghan Institute of Archaeology, Ghulam Rahman Amiri accompanied a joint Afghan-US archaeological mission to the Sistan region of southwest Afghanistan. The results of his work were published in Farsi as a descriptive ethnographic monograph. The Helmand Baluch is the first English translation of Amiri’s extraordinary encounters. This rich ethnography describes the cultural, political, and economic systems of the Baluch people living in the lower Helmand River Valley of Afghanistan. It is an area that has received little study since the early 20th Century, yet is a region with a remarkable history in one of the most volatile territories in the world.

Chinese Carpets and Rugs

The materials employed for the weaving varied according to the purpose for which the carpet was intended, being either of sheep's wool, goat or camel's hair ...

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Author: Adolf Hackmack

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9781462911646

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 122

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This guide to chinese rugs is a classic work of art history and of enormous importance to collectors, artists and casual readers alike. First published in the famous rug-making city of Tientsin more than fifty years ago in a limited edition, Chinese Carpets and Rugs has unjustly been out of print for far too long. It has been the object of eager and futile search by many collectors, and its reappearance here in a faithful photographic reprint is certain to be welcomed by all discerning students of carpet weaving in one of its most famous and delightful forms. The book presents valuable essays on the development of carpet weaving, the colors of Chinese carpets, and the weaving process. The enduring worth of this book is proved by its continuing high reputation among collectors.

The Employments of Women

Some old women buy of junk dealers the rags they sell to weavers . A woman whose husband was a carpet weaver in New York , continues the business since his death , employing two old men to She charges eighteen cents a yard for weaving .

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Author: Virginia Penny

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044087368825

Category: Women

Page: 500

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Five Hundred Employments Adapted to Women

Some old women buy of junk dealers the rags they sell to weavers . A woman whose husband was a carpet weaver in New York , continues the business since his death , employing two old men to She charges eighteen cents a yard for weaving .

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Author: Virginia Penny

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951002102818T

Category: Sexual division of labor

Page: 500

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"The object of this work is to show women where the productive fields of labor are, and to enable every one to find the kind of employment best adapted to her tastes. It embraces the results of over three years' constant labor in perfecting its details. -- Miss Penny."--Title page.

The Ark Sakura

PENGUIN CLASSICS SCIENCE FICTION Flatland Edwin A. Abbott The Ark Sakura Kōbō Abe Driftglass Samuel R. Delany The Hair-Carpet Weavers Andreas Eschbach ...

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Author: Kobo Abe

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141993188

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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'One of Japan's most venerated writers' David Mitchell In this unnerving fable from one of Japan's greatest novelists, a recluse known as 'Mole' retreats to a vast underground bunker, only to find that strange guests, booby traps and a giant toilet may prove even greater obstacles than nuclear disaster. 'As is true of Poe and Kafka, Abe creates an unexpected impulsion. One continues reading, on and on' New Yorker 'Abe's depiction of the deadly game of survival is hilarious but at the same time leaves us with a chilling sense of apprehension about the brave new world that awaits us' Los Angeles Times

Driftglass

PENGUIN CLASSICS SCIENCE FICTION Flatland Edwin A. Abbott The Ark Sakura Kōbō Abe Driftglass Samuel R. Delany The Hair-Carpet Weavers Andreas Eschbach ...

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Author: Samuel R. Delany

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780241510582

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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'Delany's works have become essential to the history of science fiction' New Yorker Samuel Delany is one of the most radical and influential science fiction writers of our age, who reinvented the genre with his fearless explorations of race, class and gender. Driftglass is the definitive volume of his stories, featuring neutered space travellers, telepathy, Hells Angels and genetically modified amphibious workers. 'Delany's books interweave science fiction with histories of race, sexuality and control. In so doing, he gives readers fiction that reflects and explores the social truths of our world' The New York Times

Star Maker

PENGUIN CLASSICS SCIENCE FICTION Flatland Edwin A. Abbott The Ark Sakura Kōbō Abe Driftglass Samuel R. Delany The Hair-Carpet Weavers Andreas Eschbach ...

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Author: Olaf Stapledon

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141992914

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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'A prodigious novel ... Stapledon's literary imagination was boundless' Jorge Luis Borges A lasting influence on successive generations of science fiction writers and on the physicist Freeman Dyson, this poetic, philosophical tale of one man's unexpected voyage through the universe is imbued with a sense of mystery and vast cosmic loneliness. 'The most wonderful novel I have ever read ... Star Maker remains light years ahead' Brian Aldiss 'Probably the most powerful work of imagination ever written' Arthur C. Clarke 'A unique genius' Doris Lessing 'One of the most creative thinkers of our time' Greg Bear

Warm Worlds and Otherwise

PENGUIN CLASSICS SCIENCE FICTION Flatland Edwin A. Abbott The Ark Sakura Kōbō Abe Driftglass Samuel R. Delany The Hair-Carpet Weavers Andreas Eschbach ...

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Author: James Tiptree Jr.

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141996516

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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'Tiptree's narratives of alien worlds and alienation make up one of science fiction's most vivid and influential bodies of work' The New York Times This landmark collection of short stories shows the feminist pioneer James Tiptree Jr. at her most inventive and daring. Here a fake girl becomes a living advertisement, women choose alien invaders over the men of Earth, a creature discovers that love means death and a pandemic engulfs the planet. 'Feminist dystopian fiction owes just as much to this woman - who wrote as a man - as Margaret Atwood' Vox

Untouched By Human Hands

PENGUIN CLASSICS SCIENCE FICTION Flatland Edwin A. Abbott The Ark Sakura Kōbō Abe Driftglass Samuel R. Delany The Hair-Carpet Weavers Andreas Eschbach ...

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Author: Robert Sheckley

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141994604

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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'The greatest entertainer ever produced by science fiction' J. G. Ballard These surreal, elegantly witty tales from one of the most esteemed writers of science fiction encompass indignant aliens, stranded space explorers, shapeshifters, a company that manufactures designer planets and a deadly hunting game in far-future New York. 'Robert Sheckley is one of the great funny writers' Douglas Adams 'A writer not quite like any other whose forte is his own brand of strange and wonderful humour' The New York Times 'Genuinely funny SF' Neil Gaiman

Robot

PENGUIN CLASSICS SCIENCE FICTION Flatland Edwin A. Abbott The Ark Sakura Kōbō Abe Driftglass Samuel R. Delany The Hair-Carpet Weavers Andreas Eschbach ...

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Author: Adam Wisniewski-Snerg

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141995359

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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The first English-language publication of one of the greatest Polish science fiction novels of all time 'We have given you life ... so that you could discover a fraction of the great secret.' Is BER-66 a human or a robot? His controllers, known as 'the Mechanism,' tell him he is a living machine, programmed to gather information on the inhabitants of the strange underground world he finds himself in. But as he penetrates its tunnels and locked rooms, encountering mysterious doppelgangers and a petrified city, he comes closer to the truth of his existence. Considered one of the most important Polish science fiction novels of all time, Robot is a haunting philosophical enquiry into the nature of our reality and our place in the universe. 'An instant classic which catapulted Snerg to the rank of Poland's best sf authors' Science Fiction Encyclopedia

Mughal Rule in India

His influence was likewise felt in the shawl and carpet - weaving industries , the shawls , which were woven mainly from hair and originated in Kashmir ...

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Author: Stephen Meredyth Edwardes

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 8171565514

Category: India

Page: 374

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The Book Attempts To Offer Within The Convenient Compass Of Single Cover, A Comprehensive Record Of The Main Facts And Subsidiary Details Of Mughal Sover¬Eignty Which Are To Be Found Both In Original Sources And In The Numerous And Occasionally Costly Works Of Modern Writers.As Regards The Political And Administra¬Tive Features Of The Period, The Account Is Primarily Based Upon Well-Known Origi¬Nal Sources - The Memoirs Of Babur, The Memoirs Of Jahangir, The Immortal Work Of Abul-I-Fazl, And So Forth. It Shows Incidentally That Religious Intolerance, Which Is Usually Supposed To Have Had Its Origin In The Bigotry Of Aurangzeb, Was Not Wholly Unknown In The Reigns Of Jahangir And Shah Jahan. The Later Chapters Make Use Of The Records Of Early European Merchants And Travellers In Respect Of The General Circumstances Of The Mughal Empire.The Book Will Be Found Of Great Use For The Students Of The Medieval History Who Do Not Have The Time To Read The Original Works. It Will Also Be Great Interest To The Layman Interested In History Of Mughal Empire.

Humanizing work and work Environment HWWE 2016

This article presents the need of ergonomically correct design of hand tools for carpet weaving. Seventy-Ninerandomly selected female weavers participated ...

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Author: Dr Lakhwinder Pal Singh

Publisher: GIAP Journals

ISBN: 9789383006816

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 670

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Proceedings of 14th International Conference on Humanizing work and work Environment

Diplomatic and Consular Reports on Trade and Finance

I saw one pair of carpets in process of weaving , which I was told when finished would be worth 1001 . The Prince has set up carpet weaving on his own account . They were making carpets with designs after some of the processions in the ...

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Author: Great Britain. Foreign Office

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112086540918

Category: Consular reports

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