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The History of the Patchwork Quilt: Origins, Traditions and Symbols of a Textile Art
The History of the Patchwork Quilt
Origins, Traditions and Symbols of a Textile Art
Paperback      ISBN: 0887401368
Silks For Thrones and Altars
Silks For Thrones and Altars
Paperback      ISBN: 2951883617
SILKS FOR THRONES AND ALTARS presents 77 Chinese textiles from the 14th through the 18th century, divided into three groups. The first group consists of clothing and furnishing fabrics made for and used by the ruling elite of China. Regardless of their dates or the ethnic origins of various dynastic rulers, these trappings of nobility served the political and social goals of those in power. The second group contains Chinese silks found beyond the borders of the empire, specifically in Tibet, Japan, and Western Europe. The presence of Chinese luxury in a foreign context, whether the result of commerce or diplomacy, affected local ideas of status and prestige. The last group presents textiles made for Taoist and Buddhist liturgical use. Within the Buddhist traditions of Tibet and Japan, secular textiles found new uses without losing the prestige with which they had originally been imbued. A catalog of ancient silks and robes from the collection of Myrna and Samuel Myers. Includes full-page color plates of all the pieces.
Southeast Asian Textiles: Indonesia's Exquisite Diversity
Southeast Asian Textiles
Indonesia's Exquisite Diversity
Hardcover      ISBN: 0764318101
Textiles and Text: Re-establishing the Links Between Archival and Object-based Research: Postprints
Textiles and Text
Re-establishing the Links Between Archival and Object-based Research: Postprints
Paperback      ISBN: 1904982263
The 3rd conference volume from the AHRC Research Centre for Textile Conservation and Textile Studies, Textile Conservation Centre, University of Southampton.
The Carpet: Origins, Art and History
The Carpet
Origins, Art and History
Hardcover      ISBN: 1552094383
From the perspective of Western culture, it is not always easy to understand the complexities of the antique Oriental carpet. Part of the fascination lies in its dual nature as a simple, even humble artifact intended to be used in a variety of ways as well as a sophisticated artistic object with ancient designs unfamiliar to us. Providing the tools to understand the decorative and technical aspects of a carpet, including its geographic area of production, The Carpet: Origins, Art and History is a handsome reference book for lovers of art and antiques who are eager to deepen their knowledge of this intriguing world. Intentionally neither a manual nor a guide, this book aims to inform and captivate. The Carpet celebrates its subject with clear and concise text as well as photographs and design diagrams that illustrate the most important ancient carpets. The stunning photographs capture the beauty and intricacy of this extraordinary art and play an important role in the critique and analysis of the various carpet specimens. With diagrams and drawings, this book provides an inspiring study of the carpet in all its dimensions, from decoration and its interpretation to the layout system, the ornamental motifs and their symbolic meaning and origin.
Check Points on How to Buy Oriental Rugs
Check Points on How to Buy Oriental Rugs
Paperback      ISBN: 0804816271
The Essential Thread : Tapestry on Wall and Body
The Essential Thread : Tapestry on Wall and Body
Paperback      ISBN: 0912964367
Turkmen Carpets: Masterpieces of Steppe Art, From the 16th to the 19th Century; The Hoffmeister Collection
Turkmen Carpets
Masterpieces of Steppe Art, From the 16th to the 19th Century; The Hoffmeister Collection
Hardcover      ISBN: 3897903423
Discover the fascination of Turkmen knotted works with the masterpieces of the Hoffmeister Collection. Brilliant illustrations and well-informed texts demonstrate the cultural significance of the collection.
Oriental Rugs: A Buyer's Guide
Oriental Rugs
A Buyer's Guide
Paperback      ISBN: 0500275173
A guide to modern oriental rugs, explaining the techniques, materials, and tools used in making them, and discussing quality, design, color schemes, and resale values
Oriental Rugs Today: A Guide to the Best New Carpets from the East
Oriental Rugs Today
A Guide to the Best New Carpets from the East
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1893163466