Weaving value: Selling carpets in the liminal space of Istanbul's Grand Bazaar

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All around the world, places of trade are typically conceived as places of deceit, if not outright danger: the plight of the carpet seller in Istanbul might be likened to that of the used car salesman in the West, for instance. But Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar is a particularly well‐known centre of (perceived) deceit – the home of the trickster par excellence – and carpet sellers are the iconic bearers of this reputation. As a threshold of thresholds, the bazaar is a global crossroads, where a huge diversity of cultures and histories intersect, and carpets are objects that express this perhaps the most magnificently.
Originalspråkengelska
TidskriftAnthropology Today
Volym35
Nummer5
Sidor (från-till)7-10
Antal sidor4
ISSN0268-540X
DOI
StatusPublicerad - okt. 2019
MoE-publikationstypA1 Tidskriftsartikel-refererad

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