Joshua R. Berkenpas

Rug Fixers (cover)

1800s Orientalists inspired paintings showing the humble daily life of a rug fixer's family with the father, head of the household, doing his job of fixing rugs for living along with his sons whom are helping him, and their sister feeding the pigeons. Notice the simple tools used in this job, the needle and thread in this case, and other household supplies, like the jar and cups, and the "Nirgilla," a hose hooked to a pipe like jar that is used as a tobacco smoking pipe.