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ORIENTAL RUGS: AN ILLUSTRATED LEXICON OF MOTIFS, MATERIALS AND ORIGINS. Peter F. Stone. Tuttle Publishing, North Clarendon, 2013. 320 pp. with 958 ills. (843 col.). 31 x 24 cm. LC 2013-944449 ISBN 9780804843737 In English.
Publisher's description: 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 handknotting 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.
Indexing: Non-Western (Traditional/Native Arts), Non-Western in Several Regions (Traditional) — Textile/Fiber Arts
Plans: 73,30
Worldwide Number: 154065
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