[Baku]: Heydar Aliyev Foundation, 2011. 56 color plates. Heydar Aliyev Foundation publication of mostly early 20th century Azeri rugs from the Latif Karimov Azerbaijan State Carpet and Applied Arts Museum. Included is a "multimedia" CD with 154 pages and 148 color images not seen in the printed book as well...
Caucasian Rugs and Textiles
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[Washington D.C.]: Luther W. Brady Art Gallery, . 60 color illustrations. Exhibition checklist of these utilitarian Persian and Caucasian woven bags from area collections exhibited at the 10th International Conference on Oriental Carpets.
Moscow: 1952. 77 color plates. GWO 1357. Scarce. A catalog of rug designs produced in Azerbaijani factories. Illustrations are cartoons for rugs. Russian text.
(New York): AMTORG Trading Corp. 1960. 3 color plates, 16 black and white. GWO 1363? New York dealer Vojtech Blau's promotional catalog probably prepared in the 1930's to bolster Soviet exports.
Leningrad: Aurora Art Publishers, 1978. 16 color plates. GWO 1370. "Postcards" of rugs in the Azerbaijan Carpet Museum.
[Yerevan]: History Museum of Armenia, 2010. 69 examples illustrated in color with a close-up of the inscriptions. "Carpets with Armenian inscriptions comprise a special group in the rich collection of carpets kept at the History Museum of Armenia. Putting an Armenian lettered commemoration and a dating on an artistic work...
Hamburg: Paul Hartung, 2001. 232 Color Plates. This collection's focus is on Oriental rugs and carpets from Azerbaijan and the Caucasus mountains. Most examples are late 19th and early 20th century.
Moscow: Iskusstvo, 1971. 80 color plates 33 black and white. GWO 2345. The Azerbaijan History Museum collection of these textiles. Russian text with English plate captions.
Torino: Battilossi, 1996. 20 color plates 9 water colors of rugs. Beautiful book on Caucasian rugs and textiles. Numbered and limited to 150 copies. Minimal Italian text.
London: Raymond Benardout, 1978. 48 color plates 18 black and white. GWO 1373. Sales and exhibition catalog by noted dealer in tribal rugs and carpets. Includes one of the few poems ever written on the subject of Caucasian rugs.
United Kingdom: Oriental Textile Press, 1981. 340 color plates, 154 black and white. This classic is clearly written, informative and has the most illustrations of any book on Caucasian rugs. First edition. [GWO 1374. SORB Ca-39].
Beirut: Editions Terre Du Liban, 2003. 114 color plates 140 color details. Nicholas Sursock Museum exhibition catalog. French/English text. 106 pieces were on display, 62 of which came from Dr. Aziz Bassoul's own collection. The others were loaned by the international rug-dealer Serge Nalbandian, and by Dimitri Trad. Ian Bennett...
Haifa: Museum of Music and Ethnology, 1992. 45 color plates 60 black and white. GWO 1375. Museum exhibition catalog of the material culture of Jews and Muslims in this region of the Southeastern Caucasus. Illustrations include 6 color plates of rugs and 26 of textiles, and 6 black and white...
Clermont-Ferrand: Association Francaise Culturelle et d'Amite Avec Le Peuple Georgien, 1997. 119 color plates of rugs and flatweaves 38 color design patterns. Well illustrated museum exhibition catalog of rugs, carpets, and flatweaves museums in Tblisi. Most pieces are illustrated here for the first time. French text.
Oakland: Amtorg Trading Corp. (1929). 3 color plates 16 black and white. GWO 1363. Early Northern California dealer sales catalog of the type of rugs on the market at the time along with great photographs of weavers and spinners at work. A pamphlet printed by the Soviet state trading company...
Firenze: Karta, 1986. 32 color plates 26 black and white illustrations and figures. GWO 1377. One of the most thorough treatments of this mostly Caucasian flatweave in which every color illustration is of a different design type. Italian-English text.
Melbourne: The Australian Society for Antique Rugs, 1974. 22 black and white. GWO 1378. Early Australian exhibition catalog of Caucasian rugs.
Ontario: Royal Ontario Museum, 1986. 23 color plates 137 black and white. Museum exhibition catalog of rugs and textiles of a religious colony who migrated to Canada from the Caucasus Mountains. Their work includes 8 color plates and 1 black and white of piled rugs plus 3 color plates and 9 black and white illustrations of kilims.
Seattle: Court Street Press, 1987. 67 color plates. GWO 1379. Wonderful collection of Jim Burns' piled and flatwoven Caucasian rugs.
New York: Jack Cassin, 1990. 17 color plates. GWO 1380. Beautiful examples of mainly flat-weaves from the Caucasus Mountains. Limited to 125 copies.
Paris: L'Institut de Monde Arabe / Textile Art Publications, 1994. 47 color plates. Condensed French language exhibition catalog for the Institut de Monde Arabe of Chenciner's monumental work on the embroidery of this Caucasian region.
London: Textile Art Publications, 1993. 80 color plates, over 180 black and white plates, drawing and a map. Historic embroidery from a small district in the Caucasus Mountains. "In his text, Robert Chenciner has skilfully combined Kaitag history, philology, ethnography, material culture and textile technology to provide a context for...
London: Ziya Bozoglu, 2007. 84 color plates. A collection of 82 embroideries from Daghestan. "Kaitag art speaks to people of diverse cultural traditions. French art-lovers respond to a proto-Matisse style; in Sweden they see ancient Scandinavian art; Australians are reminded of Aboriginal art and in the US they see Abstract...
Moscow: Sovietsky Khudozhnik, 1971. 53 color plates 100 black and white. GWO 1382. 13 rugs and 6 other textiles in color. 13 black and white illustrations are of carpets. Most illustrations are full page. Russian/French/English text.
Milan: Umberto Allemandi, 1984. 31 full page color plates 16 full page black and white plates. GWO 1383. Dealer exhibition and sales catalog of this type of Caucasian rug. One of the few publications devoted to Kazak carpets. Minimal Italian text.