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THE ENCYLCOPEDIA OF ANTIQUE CARPETS: TWENTY-FIVE CENTURIES OF WEAVING. Abraham Levi Moheban. Princeton Architectural Press, Inc., New York, 2015. Two volumes. 336 pp. with 1100 col. ills. 30 x 22 cm. ISBN 9781616893873 In English.
Publisher's description: The Encyclopedia of Antique Carpets cover the diverse forms that the art and craft of the handwoven carpet has taken over twenty-five centuries from the Far East to North Africa, from Europe to India, and within both hemispheres of the New World. The focus is on the Classic Asiatic sources in the "Rug Belt": Persia (Iran), Anatolia (Turkey), the Caucasus, China, India, and Central Asia. The encyclopedia includes over six hundred entries on all areas of historic carpet production, ranging from village to city, and style to weaver. Each entry provides the reader with a photograph and information on the history, location, weaving period, technique, quality, design, coloration, size, and marketability of carpets produced around the world. This beautiful clothbound, two-volume box set is a comprehensive collection that will pique the interest of anyone who has an eye toward the antiques market or the cultural heritage of one of the oldest forms of artwork.
Indexing: Western, Non-Western (Traditional/Native Arts), International (Western Style), Non-Western in Several Regions (Traditional) — Several Periods — Textile/Fiber Arts
Plans: 73,58,56
Worldwide Number: 167700
Hardcover $250.00x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

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