Kathmandu: Adventure Nepal, 1991. Adventure Nepal Carpet Special Vol. 1 No. 3. Articles on the emerging Nepalese carpet industry. Two articles by Tom Cole inlcuding one on Antique Tibetan carpets. Illustrated in color and black and white.
Tibetan Rugs and Himalayan Textiles
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Bangkok: White Orchid, 1984 (1986). 184 color plates. Both antique and contemporary examples are illustrated showing the floating weft technique of which Bhutan is famous.
Trumball: Weatherhill, 2002. 188 color plates. A thorough study of the weaving traditions of Rupshu. These textiles from the Himalaya show practical tribal uses, saddle bags, rugs and blankets. This important title was the 2002 winner of the R.L. Shep Ethnic Textiles Book Award.
Tokyo: Shikosha, 1985. 101 color plates. Bartholomew collection of Bhutanese textiles. English-Japanese text.
Mannheim: Franz Bausback, 2000. 34 color plates. German dealer exhibition catalog of Lamaist meditation rugs. Examples of antique carpets and mats from China, Tibet and East Turkestan.
Mannheim: Franz Bausback, 1989. 40 color plates. GWO 1685. Dealer sales and exhibition catalog of old Tibetan rugs. Minimal German text.
Bombay: Taraporevala, 1969. 6 color plates 84 black and white. GWO 1829. A historical summary and survey of contemporary Indian carpet weaving. Includes Nepal.
Singapore: Marshall Cavendish, 2004. 68 full page color plates with details. Tom Cole takes readers through the tribal tradition of the Tibetan weaving aesthetic. The tribal tradition, on which he speculated more than 10 years ago, is validated through the interesting synthesis of ideas and sources, and is discussed in...
New York: Rubin Museum of Art, 2010. 60 color plates 8 historical black and white photographs. "For centuries Tibetans have used carpets for decorative and functional purposes, favoring colorful dyes and lively designs to enrich their homes and monasteries. Not bound by the codified rules governing the creation of religious...
Hong Kong: Altfield Gallery, 1989. 8 color plates 28 black and white. Scarce dealer exhibition and sales catalog.
Rome: Textilia, 1995. 53 color plates. Quality dealer catalog of Tibetan rugs.
Chiang Mai: The Greensmith Collection, 2012 (2013). 194 color plates. A collection of Tibetan carpets and textiles with illustrations of weavers and dyers. Chapters include *The Origins of Tibetan Weaving *Looms and Techniques *The Making of Tibetan Rugs *Chequer Rugs (Shomig) *Cushions *Gampa Dzong Carpets *Gyantse Carpets *Horse Trappings *Wangden...
Warminister: Aris and Phillips Ltd, 1974. 24 color plates, 85 black and white. GWO 1697. First printing of the first book devoted to Tibetan rugs. Factually written and sound. Errata taped to free endpaper.
[London]: Land Resources Development Centre, 1983. 32 small color plates 72 black and white figures. Costume and other textiles from the Kosi Hills in eastern Nepal. The items illustrated are now part of the collection of the Museum of Man, London.
Kathmandu: Tisa Enterprises and Naso, 1977. 70 black and white figures. Printed on handmade paper from Nepal. Illustrations are of symbols found in Tibetan and Chinese rugs. No illustrations of rugs. Uncommon.
New York: Kodansha, 1981. 60 color plates. GWO 1703. Both 19th century and modern rugs from China, Tibet and East Turkestan.
Zürich: Völkerkundemuseum, 1995. 8 loose color plates 27 black and white 1 map. Uncommon University of Zurich Ethnographic Museum exhibition catalog/folder of Bhutanese textiles and costumes. German text.
New Delhi: Indus Publishing Company, 1998. 81 color plates 75 black and white figures. Uncommon. Scholarly. "In the present study, an attempt has been made to present a kaleidoscopic view of the whole ethno-cultural scenario fo the western Himalayan region through the traditional textiles, costumes and ornaments of the people." -Jacket.
Innsbruck: Pinguin, 1987. 108 color plates. GWO 1715. A general guide to old and contemporary Tibetan rugs from three authors with experience in Tibet. German text.
Milano: Illulian, 1997. 27 color plates. Dealer exhibition and sales catalog of Tibetan saddle covers and small rugs. Minimal Italian text. [SORB CET-180].
Bangkok: White Orchid, 1982 (1988). 258 Color Plates. GWO 1723. One of the most extensively illustrated books of these carpets from Tibet. Sound text based on field experience.
Oslo: Kuntindustrimuseet I Oslo, 1989. 1 color plates 111 black and white. GWO 1722. Oslo Museum of Applied Arts loan exhibition catalog of a variety of carpets from Tibet. Norwegian-English text.
Boston: Shambhala, 1989. 177 mostly color plates. GWO 1728. A general survey of antique to contemporary Chinese, East Turkestan and Himalayan rugs.
Manila: Daniel Miller, 2009. 94 color plates 22 color and 23 black and white anthropological photographs. Quoted extensively in Thomas Wild's excellent article on Tibetan rugs in Carpet Collector 2/2017. Articles by Thomas L. Guta, Ted Worcester, Daniel Miller, Rupert Smith, Bob van Grevenbroek and Charles Gay. "More than just...
Washington, D.C. The Textile Museum, 1984. 6 color plates 70 black and white. Textile Museum exhibition catalog of the rugs of Tibet including several very early pieces. [GWO 1749, SORB CET-156].