Oriental rugs, antique and modern
Best general account in English describes history of rug-making; special knots used to fasten pile; hidden symbolism in carpets; techniques used. Distinguishing characteristics of Turkish, Persian, Caucasian, Indian, Chinese, more (size, color, patterns, fringes, etc.). 91 plates -- 11 in color.
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CHAPTER PAGE I Introduction
Physical Features and History of RugProducing Lands
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appears artistic Asia Minor Asia Minor rugs Baku rugs beautiful Bergamos Bijar blue Bokharas border stripe brown carpets Caucasian Caucasian rugs centre Century conventionalised cotton Daghestans district double overcasting drawing dyes equally prominent F F F feet Feraghans field floral forms flowers frequently geometric Ghiordes green Hamadan Herati inch horizontally ivory Kashan Kazaks Kermanshahs kilims knot is equally Knots to inch Kulah Ladik large number latch-hooks medium length minor quantities Mosul narrow nomadic occasionally octagonal old pieces palmettes pattern perpendicularly Persian rugs pile Plate F prayer rugs rarely represented resemble rosettes rows of knots Sarouks seen Sehna selvage Shiraz Shirvan shown in Plate sides Soumaks Tabriz Texture thread of weft threads encircled threads of warp three stripes tones tribes Turkoman Type Characteristics Usual length Usual width vine warp and weft warp fringe Weave at back weavers weft crosses twice wool woven yarn yellow Yomuds Yuruks