There is a spirit to this book reaching out to both the novice and the collector.
Rather, it is the story of a man's quest for understanding how Persian culture is represented by the intricacies of their exquisite carpets.
I rarely read a book more than once BUT this has drawn me to do so because of the rich text and the author's compassion for his subject.
I always get lost in this book. Mr Murphy is an excellent storyteller, and his carpet explorations gave him plenty of stories to tell! Read morePublished 7 months ago by K. A. Sanders
A rare non-political book that takes the reader to Iran and Afghanistan on a lovely journey. If you are a lover of carpets, this is a must read. Read morePublished 8 months ago by J. Green
Love/Own/Collect Middle Eastern Textiles or Carpet?
Then you are certain to fall in love with this highly enjoyable work. Read more
This is a unique and informative book on perisan rugs. I highly recommend it to anyone seriously curious about persian rugs as something beyond floor coverings.Published on May 5, 2009 by William P. Griffiths
This is a brilliant read. The author's love of Persian Carpets is infectious. His book is full of colorful anecdotes and sympathetic vignettes about carpets, carpet sellers,... Read morePublished on May 20, 2008 by J. Arthur
The Root of Wild Madder -- Chasing the History, Mystery, and Lore of the Persian Carpet definitely delivers that in the first half of the book. Read morePublished on December 22, 2007 by Roseanne E. Freese
If you are hooked on oriental carpets this is a fantastic book. It is a journal of a man's travels through the old carpet weaving countries.Published on October 25, 2007 by William L. Frech
Brian Murphy's book begins rather slowly but then picks up in interest and even excitement. It is a rich and well documented history, replete with intricacies and exciting... Read morePublished on August 8, 2007 by John Gueriguian
This book is low-brow and poorly written. It could have been such a wonderful narrative, but Mr. Murphy fell so short. Read morePublished on July 19, 2007 by R. Pierce