Kings, Heroes, and Lovers: Pictorial Rugs from the Tribes and Villages of Iran
This beautifully produced and comprehensive volume presents for the first time the depth and variety of the pictorial Persian rugs made by the villagers and nomadic tribeswomen.
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Chapter One Kings
Chapter Two Stories from Classical Persian Literature
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Afshar Ahmad Shah animals Arab Armenian Bakhtiyari balanced plain weave Baluchi blue-black buff carpets dark blue dark green dervishes example fairly Farhad Fath Ali Shah figures Firdawsi flexible Sides groups horse Iran Iranian Isfahan Islamic Jamshid Kerman Khamsah Khan Khurasan Khusraw and Shirin king Knot count Layla and Majnun level Weft light blue light brown light green lion rugs Malayir missing Colours motifs Muhammad Nasir al-Din Shah nomadic orange paintings parallel wrapping Persepolis Persian photographs pictorial rugs pink plain weave portrait province Qajar qalamkar Qashqa'i region Reza rug weavers rug weaving rugs woven Rustam Safavid Saruq scene second undulating Pile seen semi-depressed Shah Abbas Shahnamah Shahsavan Shapur Shapur rugs Shaykh shoots soft stiff Sides straight Pile Sufi Suhrab Tehran Texture thin throne tribes undyed cotton undyed dark undyed dark brown undyed ivory village warps Ends weft-faced plain weave wool yellow Z2 loosely plied