Antique Collector - Antique Carpets and Rugs


Rugs and Carpets from around the world.
Carpet weaving is among the oldest domestic crafts documented in history.
The fascination for collecting oriental rugs has waxed and waned over the centuries, but anything oriental will always be regarded with interest and are eagarly collected today.

One of the most amazing things about rugs and carpets, besides the fact that they can be works of art, is the knot count, 50 thousand up to a million knots per square metre. These, where not made in commercial town and city based workshops in Persia, for example, were likely made by nomadic tribal people or small village communities on small easily transported looms.

The major rug producing countries that are of most interest to antique rug collectors are, Turkey, Persia, Caucasus, Turkestan, India and China.


Antique Carpets and Rugs


Oriental Carpets: A Complete Guide
Murray L. Eiland
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Product details
Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: Bulfinch Press; 4 edition (Nov 1998)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0821225480
ISBN-13: 978-0821225486
Dimensions: 31.2 x 24.4 x 3.8 cm


Oriental Carpet Design: A Guide to Traditional Motifs, Patterns and Symbols
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All the types, from the Balkans to Peking - are here, not by place of manufacture but by design, illuminating the history of each pattern. The author shows the vital influence of the ethnographic backgrounds of the carpet-producing centres over all important designs. An account of the history and essential features of oriental carpets contributes to this volume's usefulness as a reference guide.



A guide to modern oriental rugs, explaining the techniques, materials, and tools used in making them, and discussing quality, design, color schemes, and resale values.


Oriental Rugs: A Buyer's Guide
Lee Allane
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From fleece, yarn, dyeing, looms and weaves, to the visual language, tribal weavers, and meaning, origins and aesthetics of the kilim, this book provides an ideal introduction to the subject. Over 80 examples, many in full colour, with ethnographic photographs, and drawings that explain structural features, designs, and the latest developments in the origins of the Anatolian kilim.


Antique Kilims of
Anatolia

Peter Davies
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The Splendor of Antique Rugs and Tapestries
Parviz Nemati
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Product details
Hardcover: 408 pages
Publisher: Rizzoli Publications (May 2001)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0847857948
ISBN-13: 978-0847857944
Dimensions: 33.9 x 25.9 x 3.8 cm


Oriental Rugs:
Persian Vol 2

Erich Aschenbrenner
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Product details
Hardcover: 272 pages
Publisher: Antique Collectors' Club Ltd (Feb 1982)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 090746212X
ISBN-13: 978-0907462125
Dimensions: 25.8 x 21.8 x 2.5 cm



A comprehensive survey of Persian flatweaves, and in particular floor covers. Since the late 1960s, growing attention has been paid to the best known type of flatweave, the gelim, revealing both its quality and variety. Other flatweaves, such as the palas, have scarcely been mentioned in any of the literature published so far, yet are shown in this work to be objects of great beauty and diversity.



Persian Flatweaves
Parviz Tanavoli
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The focus of the catalogue is on the collection of Chinese ceramics, which ranges from earthenware and stoneware to polychrome procelain, with a concentration on pieces from the Qing dynasty (1644-1722). The carpets from Lynnewood Hall, P.A.B. Widener's home in Pennsylvania, are also catalogued and published here for the first time.


Far Eastern Ceramics,
Paintings, Persian & Indian Rugs & Carpets Pt.2
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Starting to Collect Antique Oriental Rugs
Murray L. Eiland
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Product details
Hardcover: 192 pages
Publisher: Antique Collectors' Club Ltd (Jan 1999)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1851494065
ISBN-13: 978-1851494064
Dimensions: 28.7 x 19.6 x 2 cm


Oriental Rugs: An Introduction
Gordon Walker
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The rugs and carpets of Persia and Turkey, and many other countries of Muslim Asia consitute one of the richest seams of art anywhere in the world. But is is an art that can be part of your domestic environment. Although popular the rugs of the orient are also a nightmare of complexity where the inexperienced would-be-buyer is concerned.

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