San Francisco: International Conference on Oriental Carpets, 1990.
244 pp. 230 color plates 51 black and white. 9 x 12 Hardback in dustjacket in New condition. Item #BOOKS000867I
GWO 337. This substantial book documents the superb pile rugs, kilims and trappings exhibited during the 6th ICOC in San Francisco in 1990. As a major center for collectors and dealers since the 1960s, the Bay Area contains numerous world-class private and museum collections. Eiland's essays are useful additions to the wide range of mostly tribal, village and classical pieces. There are several extraordinary Central Asian weavings from the Russian Ethnographic Museum. The private collections show strong tribal interest.