a bright orange and gold rug


Foundations & Rationale

a blue and gold rug woven depicting animals

A Framework for Reading

Textile Rhetoric & Narrative

a multi-color geometric rug

Warp & Weft

Rugs as Stories, Women Weavers as Agents

a dark blue rug depicting trees and birds


Commodification of Tribal Rugs

a light gold rug depicting war planes

The Rug Man

Tribal Textile & Culture Expert Riyaz Bhat

a red and blue rug depicting the tree of life

Tribal Lives & Tools

Tradition, Creation, Function

the Shirin rug depicting a woman's portrait being painted

The Shirin Rug

A Sample Reading

a bright blue, gold, and red geometric rug

Binding Off

Conclusions, Applications