Harper and Row. 9.2 x 11.3", xiv, 192 pp., 102 color plates, b/w line drawings, glossary, bibliography, index, map on endpapers, cloth, d.j., New York, 1978. (o.p.; sm stain mark front cover, inscription signed by author on inside endpaper page ow text near fine). Item #6608
The authors lay a historical foundation for each rug-producing area - Persia, Turkey, the Caucasus, Central Asia, and China - and then presents photographs of rugs with descriptions that challenge the reader to appreciate each rug with a trained eye. There are thorough explanations of knotting and weaving, the cleaning and are of Oriental rugs, and buying and selling of rugs.
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