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

Oriental Rug Repair: Step-by-Step Reknotting and Reconstruction, Care and Preservation
Oriental Rug Repair
Step-by-Step Reknotting and Reconstruction, Care and Preservation
Hardcover      ISBN: 0500515212
A definitive, step-by-step guide to the reknotting,reconstruction, care,and preservationof oriental rugs
Oriental Rugs: An Illustrated Lexicon of Motifs, Materials, and Origins
Oriental Rugs
An Illustrated Lexicon of Motifs, Materials, and Origins
Hardcover      ISBN: 0804843732
This monumental reference work—long awaited by collectors and scholars—fills an important gap in the available literature on oriental rugs. Lavishly illustrated with over 1000 photographs and drawings, it offers clear and precise definitions for the rug and textile terms in use across a broad swath of the globe—from Morocco to Turkey, Persia, the Caucasus region, Central Asia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and China. Covering priceless museum-quality rug traditions as well as modern centers of production, Oriental Rugs draws on classical scholarship as well as current terminology in use among producers and traders in these areas today. It focuses primarily on the rich hand-knotting and hand-weaving traditions of the Near East and Central Asia, but also includes some examples of Scandinavian and Native American weavings. Rugs are receiving ever-increasing attention and recognition in the field of art history. Tribal weavings especially have become a focus for new research, and Oriental Rugs provides a new understanding of many distinctive traditions that were previously understudied, such as the weavings of southwest Persia, Baluchistan and Kurdistan. A concise reference, this volume is a must-have for serious collectors and scholars.
Persian Carpet Designs
Persian Carpet Designs
Paperback      ISBN: 0880450053
Qarajeh to Quba: Rugs and Flatweaves from East Azarbayjan and the Transcaucasus
Qarajeh to Quba
Rugs and Flatweaves from East Azarbayjan and the Transcaucasus
Hardcover      ISBN: 1898113610

Rugs & Art/ Alfombras y arte: Tribal Bird Rugs & Others: A Buenos Aires Collection/ Alfombras tribales de aves y otras: una coleccion de Buenos Aires
Rugs & Art/ Alfombras y arte
Tribal Bird Rugs & Others: A Buenos Aires Collection/ Alfombras tribales de aves y otras: una coleccion de Buenos Aires
Hardcover      ISBN: 1898113572
Stars of the Caucasus: Silk Embroideries from Azerbaijan
Stars of the Caucasus
Silk Embroideries from Azerbaijan
Hardcover      ISBN: 1898113599

Tribal Rugs: Treasures of the Black Tent
Tribal Rugs
Treasures of the Black Tent
Hardcover      ISBN: 1851498567
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.