Palo Alto: Armenian Rugs Society, 2013. Two lectures from the Armenian Rugs Society conference held in February 2013. The first is from Lauren Arnold on Oriental rugs in paintings (34:28 min) and the second is from master weaver Hratch Kozybeyokian (16:36 min). Also includes a slideshow from the conference.
Armenian Rugs and Textiles
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Moscow: 1952. 53 full-page color plates. GWO 1356. Scarce catalog of rug designs produced in Armenian factories. Illustrations are cartoons for rugs. Russian text.
Yerevan: Hayastan, 1986. 227 color plates. GWO 1371 and 1448. A mixture of 19th and 20th century rugs and paintings of rugs some of which are from Armenian museums. Russian/Armenian/English text.
Ft. Worth: Kimbell Art Museum, 1984. 68 color plates. GWO 1386. An important book that brings together old Caucasian rugs with Armenian inscription from present day Turkey and the former USSR. Sound text.
Ft. Worth: Kimball Art Museum, 1984. 68 color plates. GWO 1386. An important book that brings together old Caucasian rugs with Armenian inscriptions from collections in Turkey and the former USSR. Solid text.
San Francisco: Armenian Rugs Society, 2002. 150 color plates 5 black and white. Exhibition catalog of Oriental rugs from private collections published by the Armenian Rug Society Bay Area chapter.
Los Angeles: Editions Erebouni, 1988. 234 color plates. GWO 1406. Important book showing five Russian and Armenian museum collections of these Caucasian rugs. Armenian/English text. "What I write about Manya Ghazarian’s work is neither a preface or a critique: it is just a remark on the occasion of the publication...
Yerevan: Armenian State Ethnographic Museum, 1984. Uncommon. Unillustrated. 832 entries. Text in English, Armenian, and Russian.
Moscow: Sovietsky Khudozhnik, 1985. 62 full page color plates. Scarce catalog of Armenian rugs. From the Institute of Arts, The Academy of Sciences of the Armenian SSR Administration for the Preservation and Use of Historical and Cultural Monuments of the Armenian SSR Council of Ministries. English/Russian text. Not in O'Bannon's bibliography.
Newton, MA: Gregorian, 1986. 1 color plates, 45 black and white. GWO 1413. Exhibition catalog of carpets from the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersberg, Fl. loaned from the author's collection.
Yerevan: Near East Museum, 1999. 22 color plates. Modern carpets designed and woven by Marcos Grigorian. Signed presentation copy. English-Armenian text.
Wien: Druck Und Verlag Der Mechitharisten-Buchdruckerei, 1937. 2 color plates 12 black and white and drawings. GWO 1418. Scarce monograph on Armenian rugs. Originally issued as a paperback, it has been handsomely rebound in half leather with marbled boards, endpapers and edges. German text.
Nicosia: Marie Manna Kazandjian, 1995. 74 color plates 61 black and white. Doll clothes inspired by traditional regional Armenian costumes along with doilies, needlework and lace flowers.
(Washington): Near Eastern Art Research Center, 1994. 99 color plates. James Mark Keshishian, a founding member of the Armenian Rug Society and rug dealer from a storied family, describes and analyzes his own collection of these Caucasian rugs. "The collection is historical, self documenting and very timely. Dr. Lucy Der...
Marseille: Edite Par La Maison Armenienne, 1991. 131 color plates, 28 black and white. GWO 1439. Exhibition catalog of Armenian rugs and textiles. Includes early Armenian Apostolic Orthodox/Gregorian Church religious and clerical textiles. French text.
Watertown: Armenian Library and Museum of America, 2004. 22 black and white. An introduction to old Armenian folk costumes identified by region. New and uncolored. Includes a bibliography.
Istanbul: Citlembik Publications, 2011. 175 color illustrations. "The first-ever detailed presentation of historic and sacred Armenian textiles found in treasury of the Armenian Patriarchate in Istanbul. Text accompanied by 175 color photographs (many full-spread) of the selection of artifacts, exquisite pieces dating from the past three hundred years that were...
Yerevan: Armenian Rugs Society, 2015. 56 color illustrations of needlework and embroidery and 14 color illustrations of rugs and bags. Hovhannes Sharambeyan Centre of Popular Creation exhibition catalog of Armenian embroidery, lace, and needlework, carpets, piled and flatwoven bags and trappings. The exhibition coincided with the Hali tour to Armenia in 2015.
Yerevan: Imported Pubn, 1985. 134 color plates. Armenian embroidery and needlework from the city of Ourha (Sanliurfa) in the Armenian State Art Gallery. Armenian/English/Russian text.
New Rochelle: Anatol Sivas, 1960. 32 black and white. GWO 1464. A dealer's interpretation of sources and meaning of patterns in Armenian rugs.
New Rochelle: Anatol Sivas, 1960. 32 black and white. GWO 1464. A dealer's interpretation of sources and meaning of patterns in these Caucasian carpets.
Paris: Syria, 1928. 6 black and white. GWO 1470. An offprint article from "Syria" on the Armenian origin of dragon rugs and specific consideration of the Gohar carpet. French text.
Chevy Chase: Armenian Rugs Society, 1981. 13 color plates. GWO 1368. Calendar of old, inscribed Armenian carpets from which the seminal 1984 exhibition at the Kimbell Art Museum was based. Can be used again in 2021.
New York: Ulrich Schurmann, 1982. 1 color plate 43 black and white. Paper presented to Armenian Rug Society about a 2,500 year old knotted rug found in an ice tomb in Siberia with evidence of an Armenian, Caucasian origin. This monograph is about one of the world's oldest known rugs. [GWO 1011, SORB SP-25A].