New York: Thames and Hudson, 2004.
350 pp. Over 1600 color illustrations. 8.5 x 11 Hardback in dustjacket in Very Good condition. 1.5-inch tear to back of jacket. Item #BOOKS005983I
An indispensable resource for all collectors and scholars of Oriental rugs and carpets. ****** "Drawing on the rich weaving traditions of the Near East and Central Asia, the clearly presented text is divided into six major regional and tribal groupings, covering Anatolian, Baluchi, Caucasian, Kurdish, Persian and Turkmen motifs. These are further subdivided into more precise attributions and motif types, examining the derivations and uses of medallions, field repeats and borders and the relationships between them. Pattern recognition has long been used to determine the origin and age of rugs, and this detailed analysis of designs and their component elements provides a vital key to accurate attribution. Striking diagrams illustrate the way in which individual motifs may be adapted and reinterpreted over time, their evolution crossing historical, cultural and geographic boundaries." -Publisher.