Rugs of the Caucasus
Hardcover ISBN: 0915977842
The catalogue and companion is for an exhibition at the Museum from January to April 2014. The introduction by Berbrugge sets the geographical, historical and cultural context. The 11 rugs made during the 19th century, are from Azerbaijan, Armenia, southwestern Persia, and elsewhere in the Caucasus Mountains of Central Asia. Each article includes one color photograph of the whole rug and another showing details of the pattern. The approximate date and place of origin are noted, along with size and material or materials. Then features of the rug are described and their significance discussed. Annotation ©2014 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Traditional Textiles of Cambodia
Cultural Threads and Material Heritage
Hardcover ISBN: 1932476067
The beautiful photographs show why Cambodian textiles may be regarded as works of art in Western terms, but Green's scholarly text goes deep into the fabric of Cambodian life to explain the essential role that textiles and costume play in tradition, society, and religious practice. She places the evolution of the textiles into the context of significant events from the Angkorian period forward and explains weaving and decorative processes, tools, implements, and meanings from the preparation of silk to the wearing of costumes for classic and rural dance. Green is a scholar and curator based in Australia whose 2002 master's thesis at the Australian National U. looked at the origins of Cambodian textile and costume. Oversize: 8.75x11.3. Annotation
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.
History. Pattern. Technique. Identification
Hardcover ISBN: 0500511381
The dhurriefor centuries a widely used floor covering in Indiais becoming increasingly popular in Western decoration. Its striking colors and the powerful simplicity and variety of its designs are the perfect accompaniment to twenty-first-century interiors. Just as the great wave of enthusiasm for kilims in the last twenty years ended forever the hegemony of the oriental carpet, these cotton flatweaves are repeatingand to an extent replacingthe sales success of the kilim. This is the first thorough guide to the dhurrie, incorporating over 240 examples, most specially photographed. Each design pattern, whether of main field or border, figurative or geometric, is carefully analyzed and illustrated. Materials, spinning, dyeing, and the techniques of weaving are clearly explained, and there is a map, a glossary, a select bibliography, and an index. The history of the dhurrie stretches from the Ajanta cave paintings to the present day, and readers will see here the earliest surviving dhurrie, from the seventeenth century, originally in the Amber Palace in Rajasthan. No one is better placed than Nada Chaldecott to trace this history from the royal workshops of the Mughals and the Maharajahs, to impressive local cottage industries, and even the workshops attached to state penitentiaries. For collectors and would-be collectors, for textiles aficionados and for everyone interested in a vital source of ideas for design and color, Dhurries is indispensable. 265 illustrations, 248 in color.
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.
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.