Beijing: Heritage Press, 1991. 120 color plates 48 black and white. A massive publication showing ceramics, wood carvings, paintings, metalwork, calligraphy, jewelry and textiles. 38 color plates are of old silk road textiles. Chinese Museum Series No. 9. Chinese text.
Silk Road Textiles
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Shanghai: Donghua University Press, 2011. 969 color illustrations. Second part of a systematic and comprehensive scientific study of all the known silk textiles from the Mogao Grottoes (Caves of the Thousand Buddhas) in Dunhuang, an oasis strategically located at a religious and cultural crossroads on the Silk Road. These works...
Shanghai: Donghua University Press, 2007. 2287 color and 58 black and white illustrations. A systematic and comprehensive scientific study of all the known silk textiles from the Mogao Grottoes (Caves of the Thousand Buddhas) in Dunhuang, an oasis strategically located at a religious and cultural crossroads on the Silk Road...
London: Francesca Galloway, 1998. 31 color plates. Dealer exhibition of sales catalog. 11 color plates on ancient Silk Road and other antique textiles.
Ankara: Kultur Ve Turizm Bakanligi, 2002. 280 color plates. Design motifs of the Turkic world, from Xinjiang to Bosnia. Most illustrations are of rugs and textiles. Turkish text with English summary and list of plate captions in English.
New York: The Needle and Bobbin Club, 1989. Contents include the major article on Chinese skirts with 17 plates and minor articles on "Notes on the Use of Flat Metallic Strips in Central and East Asian Textiles" by Alan Kennedy and Lucy Maitland with 16 illustrations and "Loop Stitch Embroidery...
Tokyo: Kyureitazu, 2005. 335 color plates. Museum exhibition catalog of Silk Road artifacts from regional museums. With a major section on carpets, textiles and costume. Includes jewelry and ancient gold. Japanese text with some Russian.
Riggisberg: Abegg-Stiftung, 2001. 74 color plates 41 black and white 50 figures. Important exhibition catalog from Abegg-Stiftung of textiles from the Silk Road.
San Francisco: China Books and Periodicals, 1973. 64 color plates. GWO 2811. Chinese text. Two page English summary and list of illustrations of ancient silk fragments.
New York: Hacker, 1975. Hacker Art Books reprint of the 1907 Oxford publication. Massive tome documenting Stein's 1900-01 Silk Road archaeological expedition. 620 pages of text and 119 pages of black and white plates of photographs, plans, and antiquities. With beautiful folding map tipped in back.
Kyoto: Kyoto Shoin, 1984. Issue #30. Focus on Silk Road textiles. Profusely illustrated in color. Japanese text with English plate captions.
Urumqi: Xinjiang People's Publishing House, 1999. 140 color plates. "An introduction to the 14 historical monuments and cultural relics under state protection in Xinjiang." Several brocades are illustrated. English and Chinese text.
Chicago: British Library, 2004. 51 color illustrations. Abbreviated version of the 2004 exhibition catalog. "For over two thousand years the Silk Road has attracted those wishing to make money, converts, diplomatic deals, conquests- or those simply looking to find a quiet place of retreat. Today the name continues to beguile...
Beijing: Wenwu, 2010. 140 color plates. Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region Museum catalog of mostly Silk Road textiles. Includes jewelry. Chinese text with an English preface and plate captions.
Shanghai: Shanghai Ancient Books Publishing House, 2011. Hundreds of color illustrations. This book details recent research and archaeological evidence of western influences on 67 textiles found at Silk Road sites in China. Chinese text with English plate captions, contents and glossary.