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Building a Bed, Kabul, Afghanistan, 1977

Kabul, Afghanistan's capital, was fairly quiet, without the hustle and bustle of such larger cities on the overland route as Istanbul, Teheran, or Delhi. Again I explored the bazaars, amazed at the myriad of items from beds to tire shoes being hand manufactured in the streets. Shown here, men weave the fibres for rope beds, which are common in this region. Behind is a completed bed, which has a wood frame.

1977, 2002 Richard McGuire