This question is unique in the history of Carpetblog and it comes from a Mark Adkins, of Phoenix, Arizona:
My question is, who is the gorgeous woman pictured at the top left just below the "ABOUT" link? The one in the painting? Who is that, and where can I find bigger pictures? I think I'm in love...
(I reserve the right to do a complete about-face if and when I see a larger picture -- I can't see much in the way of detail at present.)
And don't think you can just ignore this. I'll keep pestering you until I find out. Really.
Pester all you want, Mark! The story of this lovely lady is here. She is Afghan, and was a special present from a friend who wanted to make sure he brought a carpet I didn't have already! I can totally see why you've fallen in love. Right now, however, the Producer has custody. If you are in Baku, you could challenge him to a duel for her.