Oriental Rugs: The carpets of Afghanistan

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Oriental Textile Press, 1989 - Antiques & Collectibles - 196 pages
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Richard Parsons treats the reader to not only a veritable feast of carpets and rugs, but also to a fascinating journey through the history of a diverse, colourful, multi-racial country. He shares his respect and admiration for Afghanistan's stoical people, who somehow, despite political upheavals, forced resettlement, a harsh climate and often primitive nomadic living conditions, manage to produce exquisite works of art which reflect great pride in their many-faceted heritage. Afghan rugs are instantly appealing due to their traditional colours and bold designs, from sumptuous piled purdahs to flat woven prayer rugs.

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About the author (1989)

Richard D. Parsons is the author of approximately 19 books including several Wadsworth titles: 'Educational Psychology: A Practitioner-Researcher Model of Teaching' (with Stephanie Hinson and Deborah Sardo-Brown) and 'Teacher as Reflective Practitioner and Action Researcher' (with Kimberlee Brown). Parsons has co-authored over 60 professional articles and book chapters. He is a licensed psychologist and certified school psychologist. In addition to his professional membership, Parsons has been named a member of American Men and Women of Science and American Catholic Who's Who and received the Pennsylvania Counseling Association's Counselor of the Year award.

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