KASHAN, Central Persian, 4ft 7in x 7ft 1in, Circa 1920. NEW ARRIVAL! A city carpet with the whimsicality of a village rug, this masterful vintage Kashan rug is certain to excite. Its subtle arabesque extends through its ample reserve into its fluid cornerpieces for an aesthetic that is playful and refined at the same time. The shape of its central medallion is elegant and highly original, with an intentional asymmetry more often encountered in village weavings.
The African Penguin is the only penguin breeding in Africa, and it's possible the first penguin that Europeans encountered. It's future, however, has been jeopardized due to oil spills that has put this species in danger of extinction.
Bushmaster (genus Lachesis), the longest venomous snake in the New World, found in scrublands and forests from the Amazon River basin north to Costa Rica. Three species of bushmaster (L. muta, L. stenophrys, and L. melanocephala) are known to exist, and they normally measure 6 feet long but may grow to as long as 10 feet. Although seldom encountered, the bushmaster is dangerous, with a potentially lethal venom.
The Seventh Doctor – Sylvester McCoy portrayed the seventh incarnation of the Doctor from 1987 to 1989, when the program was cancelled. Fun fact: According to McCoy, some of the seventh Doctor’s stories were intended to satire or protest the rule of then Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. He once said, “Our feeling was that Margaret Thatcher was far more terrifying than any monster the Doctor had encountered.” Today, McCoy can be seen as Radagast the Brown in the film adaptations of “The…