European and American carpets and rugs
A fascinating account, written in the late 1920s and now with an additional 100 colour plates. Includes the history and development of carpet making skills in all the major European countries and America and contains many important contemporary Art Deco designer rugs.
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RUGS OF SPAIN
Spanish Rug of Eighteenth or Nineteenth Century
RUGS OF FRANCE
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19th century Alexander Morton alpujarra rugs artistic Aubusson aubusson rugs axminster Bayeta beautiful became Bessarabia blanket blue border brussels carpet carpets and rugs chenille cloth Colonial Colour Plate cotton Courtesy Sotheby's decorative design and color dyeing Early American eighteenth century embroidery England entire fabric factory feet fibres fifteenth century flat weave floor coverings floral flowers France French furnishings hand-tufted rugs hand-woven Hispano-Moresque hooked rug important industry ingrain interesting inventions kelims king linen loom Louis XIV machine-made carpets manufacture modern motifs Museum native Navajo Needlepoint old rugs Oriental ornament palaces pattern period Persian Persian Rug pieces Poland power-loom produced rug weaving rugs woven Sarkoy savonnerie savonnerie rug seventeenth shows Sotheby's Spain Spanish rugs spinning square inch strips tapestry tapestry weave technique textile Tismana tufted usually warp threads weavers weaving weft weft threads Wilton wool woolen worsted yarn York