The Rugman of Doha... Atlas Obscura - "... The Kashmir Handcrafts Emporium looks like any other unassuming purveyor of Middle Eastern trinkets ... Up its rickety steep staircase however, hides a sultan’s bounty of finely crafted Arabian carpets, and the trade of Doha’s notorious Rug Man. ... Bhat will unfold the 1600 knot-per-square-inch silk rugs ... tell you the tales of origin for every intricate design ... tell you of his adventures through Kashmir – interchangeable license plates, millions of rupees in cash, and international smuggling through some of the world’s riskiest places. ... And if you’re looking to buy, be prepared to spend a lot – they may be worth every penny, but these hard-earned treasures are not traded for cheap. ..." more:
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