Books

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Keshte: Central Asian Embroideries, The Marshall and Marilyn R. Wolf Collection

The Marshall and Marilyn R. Wolf Collection of these textiles including suzani and Lakai work. Examples include large covers, saddlecloths, embroidered belts, bags and hair ornaments. The Marshall and Marilyn R. Wolf Collection of these textiles including suzani and Lakai work. Examples include large covers, saddlecloths, embroidered belts, bags and hair ornaments.

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A Catalogue of Turkoman and Beluch Weavings from a Bygone Era

Noted oriental rug dealer exhibition catalog by a seasoned handler of antique tribal rugs including those by the Turkmen and Baluch. The highlights of this collection includes Central Asian rugs collected by German businessman and amateur photographer, H.C.A.W. Hummel in the 1890s in Turkmenistan and black and white photographs taken from that area.

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Oriental Carpets From the Tents, Cottages, and Workshops of Asia

GWO 1059. American edition of the ICOC IV exhibition. Similar to the 1983 UK edition “Carpet Magic”. Jon Thompson’s guide to the world of rugs and carpets received enthusiastic acclaim from general readers and students alike as the best introduction to the subject yet published. By discussing carpets in the context of the people who weave them, the book makes this complex and often jargon-ridden subject easily accessible. Using a scheme for dividing all carpets into four categories – tribal, cottage industry, workshop and court – Jon Thompson immediately makes plain for the less knowledgeable carpet-lover how to begin to trace the likely origins of carpets, to understand how they are made, and to appreciate how and why patterns differ. For he firmly believes that a real grasp of the subject depends not on learning names but on a much broader understanding. Written with unusual clarity and avoiding all use of jargon, this invaluable book contains more than 180 outstanding color illustrations. There are maps, a glossary, and a detailed guide for buyers and sellers – a humorous and often irreverent review of the trade that contains much valuable advice.

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Carpets of the People of Central Asia of the Late XIX and XX Centuries

English translation of the classic work with color plates.Originally published in Russian, Moshkova’s Carpets of the People of Central Asia is the most important book published on Central Asian rugs. It represents 20 years of direct field research among Uzbek, Kyrgyz, Arab and Turkmen weavers by the author. It includes chapters on the history of weaving techniques, dyes, and designs. Specific chapters are devoted to Uzbek, Kyrgyz, and Arab rugs. Five chapters cover rugs of Salor, Saryk, Tekke, Yomud, Choudor, and Ersari Turkmens.This English translation includes color illustrations of rugs from the Uzbekistan State Museum of Art and Museum of History in Tashkent, Samarqand Museum, Magaki Attari Mosque Museum in Bokhara, and the Turkmenistan National Carpet museum in Ashgabat. Moshkova acquired many of the rugs for these museums, and they served as the basis of her studies. Commentaries on each chapter by the editors include information on current attributions and critical remarks on the text. Special sections focusing on Karakalpak, Eagle-gol, Arabachi, and Kizyl Ayak-type rugs have been added.This edition serves as a guide to the rug collections in Central Asian museums. Most of the illustrations are of rugs that have never been published in color. Some are of rugs illustrated in black and white in the original edition. A description and technical analysis are provided for most of the rugs.Limited to 1000 numbered copies.

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Oriental Rugs Volume 5: Turkoman

Extensive illustrations of these Central Asian rugs from auction houses and museums.

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Oriental Rug Review – Persian Pack

Eight issues of Oriental Rug Review Magazine with a heavy emphasis on Persian rugs. Includes articles: “Walks Among the Nomad: Visits to a Baktiari encampment in the Zagros and a Qashqa’i camp outside Shiraz” by Murray L. Eiland, Jr.; “Arabesque Themes in 19th Century Bidjar Carpets” by John J. Collins, Jr.; “Deconstructionism in Afshar design Some Salt Bags From Kerman Province” by John T. Wertime; “A Very Old Baluch Bird Korjin” by Steven Price; “Notes on Origins of Bakhtiyari Motifs” by Carl Strock; “Themes in Afshar Weaving” by Murray Eiland; “A Group of Veramin Weavings: Were the majority of 113 Veramin pieces woven by the Qajar?” by Michael Craycraft; “Animal Figures in South Persian Rugs” by James Opie. Issues 8-3, 9-6, 12-2, 12-6, 12-4, 13-6, 14-2, 14-6.

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Persian Art and Design Influences from the Near and Middle East

8 tipped in color plates, 4 mounted fabric swatches, numerous black and white illustrations and figures 48 pp. 11 x 14.5 (37 cm) Paperback in Good condition. Edgewear.

Published in conjunction with American Fabrics. Shows the influence of Persian design on contemporary taste. Much of the text is Islamic poetry (Rumi, et al.)

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Matt Camron Rugs and Tapestries

Full color dealer catalog of large antique decorative carpets. The collections feature Turkish rugs, rare Oushaks, Persian rugs, old tribal pieces and needlework, flatweaves, which include kilims and dhurries, and fine old European tapestries and carpets, which include Savonnerrie and Aubusson. The new rugs in the collection are produced by Matt Camron exclusively for its showrooms. The collection features re-creations of classic and unusual antique rugs. These rugs can be made in custom colors and sizes to meet special needs.

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Bausback, Peter: Alte und antike Meisterstücke chinesischer Teppichknüpfkunst

43 Color Plates 64 pp. 6 x 8.5 Paperback in Very Good condition.

GWO 1687. German dealer catalog of Chinese rugs.

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Oriental Rug Review – Turkish Pack

Four issues of Oriental Rug Review Magazine with an emphasis on Turkish and Anatolian rugs. They include articles: “Rug Farming in Anatolia, Cultivating a Crop of Naturally Dyed Rugs” by George Jevremovic; “A Weaver’s View of the Çatal Hüyük Controversy: Contradiction between Mellaart’s early texts and current work indicates more than a runaway kilim theory” by Marla Mallett; “Weftless Soumak Bags from Eastern Anatolia: Woven without ground wefts, these bags are thick and pliable” by George W. O’Bannon; “Carpet Studies in Central Anatolia, A practical approach” by Birsen Aksoy, Michael Bischof, and Jasmin Hofmacher. Issues 8-4, 10-6, 11-5, 15-6.

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Turkish Carpet Art

96 Color Plates 96 pp. 8 x 10 Paperback in Very Good condition.

Colorful, informative overview of Turkish rugs including many museum examples and some current production.

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