Carpets and Rugs
Imperial Threads: Motifs and Artisans from Turkey, Iran and India
Imperial Threads
Motifs and Artisans from Turkey, Iran and India
Hardcover      ISBN: 8836636179

Imperial Threads brings a new perspective to Islamic art by exploring the connection between four major dynasties--the Ottoman (1299-1923), Timurid (1370-1507), Safavid (1501-1736) and Mughal (1526-1857) empires--that mark the start of the early modern period.

(Due to the development of firearms during that period, these dynasties are commonly referred to as the "Gunpowder Empires.") Focusing on carpets as the primary medium, the volume also features manuscripts, metalwork, ceramics and more. Across a wide range of mediums, we find a selection of recurring motifs, some of which have maintained their original form or evolved stylistically to conform with cultural and artistic trends. These objects are contextualized within the politics and artistic production of their time.

Tribal Rugs
Tribal Rugs
Paperback      ISBN: 156656218x

This book is regarded as the most authoritative work on tribal rugs. It paints a fascinating picture not only showing superb examples of tribal rugs, but also the way in which they are woven and the life of the tribes themselves.

Visions of Nature: The Antique Weavings of Persia
Visions of Nature
The Antique Weavings of Persia
Hardcover      ISBN: 1884167233
A superbly illustrated and handsomely crafted book of antique Persian textiles from the collection of James D. Burns.