Washington D.C. The Textile Museum, 1987.
352 pp. 32 color plates 170 black and white. 11 x 8.5 Paperback in Good condition. Cracked spine. Item #BOOKS000105I
GWO 2412. The most important book on Persian textiles published in English in the last 50 years. Textile Museum exhibition catalog of Persian rug and textile patterns. Essays include "Textiles and Society" by Carol Bier; "Image and Metaphor: Textiles in Persian Poetry" by Jerome W. Clinton; "Sericulture and Silk: Production, Trade and Export under Shah Abbas" by Linda K. Steinmann; "Economy and Society: Fibers, Fabrics, Factories" by Willem Floor; "Vesture and Dress: Fashion, Function, and Impact" by Jennifer M. Scarce; "Patterns and Weaves: Safavid Lampas and Velvet" by Milton Sonday; "Visual and Written Sources: Dating Eighteenth Century Sources" by Layla S. Diba; "Court and Commerce: Carpets of Safavid Iran" by Carol Bier; "Production and Trade: The Persian Carpet Industry" by Leonard M. Helfgott; "City and Country: Rural Textile Production in Northeastern Iran" by Mary Martin.