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Title: The Book of Carpets. First english edn., transl. after the orig. german 1964 by K. Watson.
Description: London, 1971. cloth, with pict. col. dj. 346pp. Over 100 plates and text-ills, of which 29 colour plates, diagrammes in text (depict. various knots), 2 sketch-maps on a plate at end, depict. the spread of carpets in the Near East, sketch-maps on a fold. plate at end, with captions at tail listing carpet manufacture centres, index with explanations of the most important technical terms, list of carpets in Museums, bibliogr., list of owners. Early history and the spread of the knotted carpet, production, structure and material, colours and dyeing, design and pattern, names and terms for Turkish, Caucasian, Persian(Iranian)Turcoman, East Turkestanian, chinese carpets. A well-illustrated and excellent technical manual. Very good copy. (some minor tears in dj. skilfully restored with acid-free paper).

Keywords: carpets

Price: EUR 115.00 = appr. US$ 124.99 Seller: Antiquarian Booksellers Gemilang
- Book number: 38322