Oriental Rugs: An Illustrated Lexicon of Motifs, Materials and Origins
This monumental reference work-long awaited by collectors and scholars-fills an
important gap in the available literature on oriental rugs. Lavishly illustrated with
over 1000 photographs and drawings, it offers clear and precise definitions for the
rug and textile terms in use across a broad swath of the globe-from Morocco to
Turkey, Persia, the Caucasus region, Central Asia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India
and China. Covering priceless museum-quality rug traditions as well as modern
centers of production, Oriental Rugs draws on classical scholarship as well as
current terminology in use among producers and traders in these areas today. It
focuses primarily on the rich hand-knotting and hand-weaving traditions of the Near
East and Central Asia, but also includes some examples of Scandinavian and
Native American weavings.
|Dimensions||229 × 305 mm|
Peter F. Stone is one of the world's foremost scholars regarding oriental rugs, central Asian art, rug art, tribal rugs, and rug repair. He has authored many books on the subject including the acclaimed Oriental Rug Repair.