Category Archives: Kashgar

Chinese Turkistan

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Kashgar, Xinjiang Province, China 2003 Uighur men take the opportunity to get their faces and heads shaved at the Kashgar Sunday Market. Every hair was shaved down to the skin except the luxuriant flowing mustaches.  

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Weavers

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Kashgar, China 2003 Women weave silk carpets in a workshop in Kashgar. Their knots were fine and tight. The carpets felt like the fur pelt of an animal.

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Uighur Man with Chopsticks

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Kashgar, Xinjiang Provence, China 2003 This reminds me of an ancestor painting. Those are formal poses and this one is rather quotidian, but this Uighur man has gravitas as they say now in political circles. He sits in an outdoor … Continue reading

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Factory Girl

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Xinjiang China 2003 Hundreds of sewing machines filled the huge room. Hundreds of young women bent to their task: pushing miles of bright-colored fabric under the needle. I wanted a photograph, but the forelady shook her finger at me. Undeterred, … Continue reading

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The Outcast

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Kashgar, China 2003 Animals behave as we do in many ways. They form cliques, a pecking order, and the low man in the herd has a miserable time of it. At feeding time, the outcast must gobble his  food because … Continue reading

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The Blacksmith of Kashgar

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Kashgar, Xinjiang Province, China 2003 A Uyghur farrier readies a supply of horseshoes. His shop was in the back streets of old Kashgar. Somnolent donkeys lined up to be shod. Donkeys are still the main transporters of goods. Many small … Continue reading

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Kashgar

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Kashgar, Western China 2003 Young Uyghur men at work baking a bagel like bread. They use a tandoor oven as do bakers in India and Central Asia. Culture oozes across borders affecting food, clothing, crafts and just about everything. The … Continue reading

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Kashgar Entrepreneurs

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China, Xinjiang Province 2003 At first I imagined that these young men were selling the brooms that their mothers made, but after looking at the photo I got the idea that they had purchased them from a factory of sorts. … Continue reading

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Kashgar Bazaar

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Kashgar, Xinjiang Provence, China 2003  Kashgar was a main Silk Road city and the famed Kashgar Bazaar could still impress Marco Polo with its exotic markets and people: Uigar women go about with faces obscured by a knitted head covering. Now … Continue reading

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Baby Buddha

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Baby Buddha Kashgar, Xinjiang Provence, China 2002 A chubby cheeked child rests in his mother’s arms outside a mosque in Kashgar, Western China. We saw many beautiful children, but the beauty of this little boy stole our hearts. We were … Continue reading

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