Buchanan: Thames and Hudson, 2010.
232 pp. 37 color plates 363 black and white. 8.5 x 11 Hardback with concealed wire-o binding in New condition. Item #BOOKS008291I
Comprehensive guide to all kinds of repair, cleaning and care of Oriental rugs. Revised and expanded edition of the 2000 publication. Includes a glossary and bibliography. "An indispensable owner's manual and an invaluable sourcebook for collectors and dealers. This comprehensive book covers all the essential techniques, materials and tools you will need to repair and maintain oriental rugs. The accessible text is accompanied by clear step-by-step diagrams and illustrations that teach you how to: • assess damaged areas • understand rug structure • select yarn • reknot • reconstruct warp and weft • use patches • repair selvage and edges • repair ends and flatweaves • wash rugs, remove stains and carry out general maintenance. Oriental Rug Repair is a must-have reference for beginners and a useful sourcebook for dealers and collectors." -Publisher.