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Starting to collect Antique Oriental Rugs

Starting to collect Antique Oriental Rugs


Presents rugs from Persia, Turkey, the Caucasus, Afghanistan, China, and India.

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Artikelcode: 5377

 

192 pages
170 color and 8 B&W photos
Hard cover with dust jacket
25 x 20 cm
English

Novice collectors are in good hands here, for the author takes them through the initial problembatical areas - where to buy, what to look for, care and restoration, before turning his attention to the materials and techniques, dyes and designs, involved in the manufacture of rugs. In subsequent chapters on the output of different rug-producing locations, Dr. Eiland considers these area by area, so that, for instance, Persian rugs are discussed under eighteen area subheadings, including the Aegean region, Gördes, and the Anatolian coast. Within eachc hapter he considers the typical structure, size, designs and colours found in the area, together with any other significant features which will aid the new collector in identification. The body of the book presents and illustrates rugs from Persia, Turkey, the Caucasus, Afghanistan, China, and India, the areas conventionally associated with 'oriental' rug production, but Dr. Eiland, aware that comparisons with other rug-producing areas can be useful, complements his text with examples from Europe and Africa. He also includes chapters on flatwoven and modern rugs. In a work of this nature, where important points must be brought out succinctly and clearly, images are of primary interest, and some 170 carefully selected full colour illustrations show not only the richness and variety of these beautiful onjects, but also the salient features from which collectors can learn to know their subject.

*An exciting new title in a series designed specifically to arm the novice collector with reliable knowledge.
*Presents rugs from Persia, Turkey, the Caucasus, Afghanistan, China, and India.
*Deals with the problematic areas of oriental rug collecting such as what to look for, care and restoration and identifying dyes and designs.
*Includes a full glossary of terms, a bibliography and maps.