Danville, Ca: International Conference On Oriental Carpets, 1999.
136 pp. 9 x 12 Paperback in New condition. Item #BOOKS003310I
Well illustrated in color and black and white illustrations. Conference papers presented at the 8th International Conference on Oriental Carpets. This compendium of academic sessions discusses along-controversial subject for the origins of the so-called "Salting carpets" and makes an important contribution to settling the question.
"The Salting Group: a History and Clarification" by John Mills
"Review of A. U. Pope's 'The Art of Carpet Making," in A. U. Pope and P. Ackerman 'A Survey of Persian Art, Vol. IV, London, 1939' by Kurt Erdmann
"Analysis of Metal Threads: New Light on the Salting Problem" by Murray Lee Eiland, III
"Dye Research on the Prayer Rugs of the Topkapi Collection" by Nevin Enez
"Topkapi Palace Prayer Rugs" by Hulye Tezcan
"Some Wool Pile Persian-Design Niche Rugs" by Michael Franses.
"...serves to underline the importance of combining aesthetic and chromatic considerations with archival research...(Michael Franses') paper is painstakingly researched (with) and illustrated catalogue, structural analyses, C-14 dating and translations...of the inscriptions."Susan Day, HALI #110, May-June 2000, pp. 74-75.