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'Prophet carpet' set for auction
news.bbc ^ | 19 March 2009 | Julia Wheeler

Posted on 03/19/2009 7:39:12 AM PDT by JoeProBono

A carpet that was commissioned in India 150 years ago to decorate the tomb of the Prophet Muhammad in Medina is due to be auctioned in Qatar.

The rug, known as the Pearl Carpet of Baroda, was created using an estimated two million natural seed pearls.

It is decorated with hundreds of precious stones, including diamonds, sapphires, rubies and emeralds.

Bidding is expected to start at about $5m but experts say its eventual selling price could be far higher.

Tradition has it that the Pearl Carpet of Baroda was commissioned by India's wealthy Maharaja of Baroda as a gift to sit at the tomb of the Prophet Muhammad.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Religion
KEYWORDS: carpet

The Pearl Carpet was created in the late 1860s

1 posted on 03/19/2009 7:39:12 AM PDT by JoeProBono
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2 posted on 03/19/2009 7:43:44 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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Let’s buy it, and burn it during halftime of the superbowl.


3 posted on 03/19/2009 7:44:56 AM PDT by NowApproachingMidnight (Sell the left short this cycle.)
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To: JoeProBono

My dog needs something to drag its a$$ on.

I’ll bid a dollar.


4 posted on 03/19/2009 7:50:32 AM PDT by WakeUpAndVote (Fump!)
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To: JoeProBono

Wow, great beadwork.


5 posted on 03/19/2009 7:52:12 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("Even for a thin-skinned solipsistic narcissist, Obama seems a frightful po-faced pill." ~Mark Steyn)
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6 posted on 03/19/2009 7:52:32 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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More like a Profit Carpet.


7 posted on 03/19/2009 7:56:24 AM PDT by Melinda
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8 posted on 03/19/2009 7:56:59 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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Now, now.

I’d love to hang it on the wall of a nice barbecue restaurant.


9 posted on 03/19/2009 7:57:51 AM PDT by Constitution Day ('Cause this is nothing like we'd ever dreamt / Tell Sir Thomas More we've got another failed attempt)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

That’s mighty Taliban of you.


10 posted on 03/19/2009 8:04:17 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: JoeProBono

The Mall of the Americas will probably buy it for its Muzzie Appeasement Center.


11 posted on 03/19/2009 8:14:58 AM PDT by Dionysius (Jingoism is no vice in these troubled times.)
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The Maharaja of Baroda, as an infidel, sure was a kiss-ass Dhimmi.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maharaja_Sayajirao_Gaekwad_III


12 posted on 03/19/2009 8:22:52 AM PDT by MyTwoCopperCoins (I don't have a license to kill; I have a learner's permit.)
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Hey!   I got all the
rocks out of your rug!


13 posted on 03/19/2009 9:15:59 AM PDT by Lady Jag (Where is MY bailout???)
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14 posted on 03/19/2009 9:23:53 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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15 posted on 03/19/2009 9:25:49 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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Bidding is expected to start at about $5m but experts say its eventual selling price could be far higher.

Sounds like a "profit carpet" to me.


16 posted on 03/19/2009 9:44:39 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Can't get enough of my snarking? http://twitter.com/slingsandarrows)
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I'M IN!



17 posted on 03/19/2009 10:04:08 AM PDT by Lady Jag (Where is MY bailout???)
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18 posted on 03/19/2009 10:10:34 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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Hey, we got the rocks off.





19 posted on 03/19/2009 10:43:51 AM PDT by Lady Jag (Where is MY bailout???)
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Exquiste.


20 posted on 03/19/2009 11:16:50 AM PDT by Daffynition ("Beauty is in the sty of the beholder." ~ Joe 6-pack)
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21 posted on 03/19/2009 11:22:25 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bul_tZhB710
22 posted on 03/19/2009 4:18:04 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Barack Obama: in your guts, you know he's nuts!)
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