‘Flying Carpet’ Artist Inspired by
a Half-Century of Chelsea Life


Maya Rajamani,
August 4, 2016

CHELSEA — In a small old-law tenement on West 15th Street, Stanley Bulbach sits at his loom and weaves flying carpets.

Ever since taking a trip to Morocco in the late 1970s, Bulbach, 69, has spent years crafting the Near Eastern-style carpets — spinning his own yarn, boiling dyes in his kitchen and weaving on a loom in the one-bedroom apartment he has lived in for nearly five decades.

“That kind of carpet, of course, doesn’t exist in reality,” he
said of the moniker. “But it’s part of the tradition, the ‘flying
carpet,’ so I make them, too.” .  . . . [more]