Oriental Rug Books

List of Books Cited by the Author

Oriental Rug Books Authors Beginning with A

Abrahamian, Valentina. Arts and Crafts in Armenia, IX-XVI Centuries, Erevan, 1946.

Acar, Belkis, Kilim-Cicim Zili-Sumak Turkish Flatweaves, Eren, Istanbul, 1983

Acar, Belkis.  Kilims and Flat Woven Covers. Istanbul: Akbank, 1975.

Not rated yet. Kilims

Acar, Belkis. Kelim and Cicim Weaves. Istanbul 1975. Turkish language edition.

Not rated yet. Kilims

Acar, Belkis. Kelim and Cicim Weaves. ; Istanbul: 1975.

Not rated yet. Kilims

Acar, Belkis Balpinar: Kilim-Cicim-Zili-Sumak, Turkish Flatweaves ; Istanbul: 1983. 8 x 11, Excellent basic work on Turkish flatweaves. Includes glossary., 30 CP.

Achdjian & Fils. Tapis D'Orient Anciens. 1979,

Not rated yet.

Achdjian, A. Le Tapis / The Rug. 1949,

Not rated yet.

Achdjian, Berdj. "Some Flatweaves and Textiles in the Historical Museum, Erivan." Hali, Vol. 4, No. 1 (1981). pp. 20-22.

Not rated yet.Armenian Rugs

Ackerman, Phyllis: Guide to the Exhibition of Persian Art. NY: 1940.

Not rated yet. Persian Art

Adahl, Karin. A Khamsa of Nizami of 1439. Uppsala, 1981.

Adamec, Ludwig H., Historical Gazetteer of Iran, 4 volumes, Graz, 1976-89

Adamian, Martin S. and Klem, Daniel Jr. A Field Guide to the Birds of Armenia. Yerevan: American University of Armenia, 1997.

This is the definitive field guide to the birds of Armenia and is helpful in bird questions in the entire Caucasus and Iranian Azerbaijan. Armenian Birds

Link: The Birds of Armenia Project

Adamova, A.,"Repetition of Compositions in Manuscripts: The Khamsa of Nizami in Leningrad." In Timurid Art and Culture: Iran and Central Asia in the Fifteenth Century, ed. Lisa Golombek and Maria Subtelny. Supplements to Muqarnas. Leiden, 1992. Pp. 67-75.

Not rated yet. Persian Art

Adamova, A., T., and L. T. Guzalian. Minyaturi Rukopisi Poeiny 'Shakhnama'i333 Goda. Leningrad, 1985.

Not rated yet. Persian Art

Adamova, A., and T. Greck. Miniatures from Kashmitian Manuscripts. Leningrad, 19

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Adams, B. Traditional Bhutanese Textiles. 1984.

Not rated yet. Bhutan

Adams, B. Traditional Bhutanese Textiles. 1984 (1986 printing).

Not rated yet. Bhutan

Adelson, L. & Takami, B. Weaving Traditions of Highland Bolivia. 1978,

Not rated yet.

Adler, P. & Barnard, N. African Majesty, The Textile Art of the Ashanti and the Ewe. 1992,

Not rated yet. African Art

Adrosko, Rita J. Natural Dyes and Home Dyeing. New York: Dover Publications. 1971,

Practical guide with over 150 dye recipes only a few of interest to Oriental Rug studies. Dyes.Lib

Aero, Rita. Things Chinese. Garden City: Doubleday Dolphin, 1980.

An interesting general guide to Chinese Art and Culture in a dictionary format.

Afghan Carpet Export Guild: Afghan Carpets ; Kabul: 1971.

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AGA-OGLU, MEHMET. "The Khusrau Wa Shirin Manuscript in the Freer Gallery." An Islamica 4 (1937): 479-81. -. "Preliminary Notes on Some Persian Illustrated Mss. in the Topkapu Sarayi Milzesi - Part I." Ars Islamica I (1934): 183-99.

Aga-Oglu, Mehmet Exhibition of Islamic Art, M H de Young Memorial Museum San Francisco 1937. 7 x 9.5, Mostly classical carpets with many well known international lenders., 26 b/w of rugs & textiles.

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Aghdashloo, Aydin: A Selection from the Collection of Mohammad-Ali Mass'oudi Specimens of Iranian Calligraphy Since the 9th Century A.D. ; Esfand: 1978. 8 x 11, Catalog of the Reza Abbasi Cultural and Arts Centre. English/Farsi text., 16 CP.

Akbil, Fatima. Samples of Turkish Handicraft. Istanbul: 1970. 9.5 x 6.5, Catalog of Prof. Ozbel's rug and textile collection., 37 b/w.

Not rated yet. Turkish Art

Akimushkin, O. F. and Ivanov, A. A. " Une ecole artisique meconnue Boxara au XVIle siecle." In Art et sociiti dans le monde iranien, ed. Chahriyar Adle. Paris, 1982. Pp. 127-39.

Aksit, Ilhan, Topkapi. Istanbul: Aksit Culture and Tourism Publications, 1983.

An interesting look at some of the art treasures of the Topkapi. Light on rugs but good background. Turkish Art

AKURGAL, EKREM, ed. The Art and architecture of Turkey. New York, 1980.

Albers, Anni: On Weaving ; Middletown: 1965. 8 x 10, 112 b/w.

Alkim, U.B.: Anatolia 1 ; Geneva: 1968. 6 x 9 Hardback in dust jacket, 61 CP 97 b/w.

Allard, Mary: Rug Making, Technique and Design ; Philadelphia: 1973. 7 x 10, 116 b/w.

ALMAGRO CARDENAS, ANTONIO. Estudio sobre las insciipciones drabes de Granada. Granada, 1879. Spain and Maghreb

Albertsson, I. & P. Wilborg. Vavd Magi / Woven Magic. 1992,

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Aldred, C. Akhenaten and Nefertiti. Brooklyn Museum, 1973,

Not rated yet. Egypt

Aldred, C. Middle Kingdom Art in Ancient Egypt. London UK: A. Tiranti, 1956,

Not rated yet. Egypt

Aldred, C. Old Kingdom Art in Ancient Egypt. London UK: A. Tiranti, 1949,

Not rated yet. Egypt

Alexander, Christopher. A Foreshadowing of 21st Century Art. New York: 1993.

I looked at this book and decided that Alexander seemed a little too far out to spend my money. Maybe I am just not bright enough to get his points. Turkish Rugs

Alexander, Christopher. Notes on the Synthesis of Form (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1964).

Alexander, Christopher. "A City is Not a Tree", Architectural Forum 122 April (1965): No. 1, pages 58-61 and No. 2, pages 58-62. (Reprinted in: Design After Modernism, Edited by John Thackara, Thames and Hudson, London, 1988; and in: Human Identity in the Urban Environment, Edited by G. Bell and J. Tyrwhitt, Penguin, 1992).

Alexander, Christopher.  S. Ishikawa, M. Silverstein, M. Jacobson, I. Fiksdahl-King and S. Angel, A Pattern Language (New York: Oxford University Press, 1977).

Alexander, Christopher.  H. Neis, A. Anninou and I. King, A New Theory of Urban Design (New York: Oxford University Press, 1987).

Alexander, Christopher.  The Nature of Order (New York: Oxford University Press, 1998).

Ali-Sami,Translated by Rev, R. Sharp and M. A. Cantab Persepolis. Shiraz: Musavi Printing Office, 1954 sixth ed. 1970.

An excellent look at Persepolis. This covers an era earlier than I have really been interested in heretofore. On the other hand it seems well done and scholarly. Persian History

Allan, J. W. "Abu'l-Qasim's Treatise on Ceramics." Iran I I (I 973): 111-20.

Not rated yet. Persian Art

Allan, J. W. "From Tabriz to Siirt - Relocation of a Thirteenth-Century Metalworking School." Iran z6 (1978): '8z-3.

Not rated yet. Persian Art

Allan, J. W. "Sha'ban, Barquq, and the Decline of the Mamluk Metalworking Industry."Muqarnes 2 (1984): 85-94.

Not rated yet. Egyptian Art

Allan, J. W. "The Survival of Precious and Base Metal Objects from the Medieval Islamic World." In Pots and Pans: A Colloquium on Precious Metals and Ceramics. Oxford Studies in Islamic Art. Oxford, 1985. PP. 57-70.

Not rated yet. Persian Art

Allan, J. W. Islamic Metalwork: The Nuhad Es-Said Collection. London, 1982.

Not rated yet. Persian Art

Allane, L. Tribal Rugs a Buyers Guide. 1996,

This is a very nice introductory guide to Tribal Rugs.

Allane, L. Kilims, a Buyers Guide. 1995,

This is a very nice introductory guide to Kelims

Allane, Lee: Chinese Rugs, A Buyers Guide. New York: 1993.

Not rated yet. Chinese Rugs

Allen, Terry. "Byzantine Sources for the Yami' al-Tawarikh of Rashid Al-Din." Ars Orientalis 15 (1985): 121-36.

Not rated yet. Persian Art

Allgrove, Joan. Qashqai of Iran. Manchester UK: World of Islamic Festival 1976.

Not rated yet. Qashqai

Altay, Fikret: Kaftanlar, 3 Topkapi Museum Caftans. Istanbul: 1979.

Not rated yet. Turkish Textiles

Altman, B. A Collection of Antique Carpets. New York: 1923.

This is a classic and is of use to scholars because it is cited often rather than for it's content.

Ames, Frank. The Kashmir Shawl and its Indo-French Influence. 3rd ed., 1997,

This is considered one of the very best books on Kashmir shawls but as of yet I have no interest so I skiped it. Shawls

Amini, Majid: Oriental Rugs: Care and Repair ; NY: 1981. 7.5 x 11, 23 CP, 39 b/w, 68 figures.

Not rated yet. Shawls

Amirian, Lemyel. "History and Legend." The Armenian Review, Vol. XXXV, No. 4-140 (1982), pp. 390-398.

Not rated yet. Armenian Rugs

Amirian, Lemyel. "On the Origin of the Dragon and Phoenix Rug in Berlin." Hali, Vol. 4, No. 1 (1981), p. 31.

Not rated yet. Armenian Rugs

Amirian, Lemyel. "The Village of Khondzoresk." Oriental Rug Review, Vol. 4, No. 2 (1984), pp. 56-57.

Not rated yet. Armenian Rugs

Amiranashvili, S.: Georgian Metalwork from Antiquity to the 18th Century ; Prague: 1971. 8 x 11, Crosses, icons and jewellery from Georgian museums in Tbilisi, 109 CP.

Not rated yet. Shawls

Ammoun, Denise, Crafts of Egypt, The American University in Cairo Press, Cairo, 1991

Not rated yet. Egyptian Art

Ampe, P. & Ampe R. Textile Art Textielkunst. 1994,

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Amsden, C.A. Navaho Weaving, Its Technique and history. Reprint of the 1934 ed.,

Not rated yet. Navaho Rugs

Amtorg Trading Co.: Oriental Rugs, Caucasus, Turkestan ; New York: 1929.

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Anavian, Rahim and George: Royal Persian and Kashmir Brocades. Kyoto: 1975.

Not rated yet. Persian Textiles

Anderson, June: Return to Tradition, The Revitalization of Turkish Village Carpets. San Francisco: 1998.

Not rated yet. Turkish Rugs

Andrews, Peter, and Mugal: Turkmen Needlework, Dressmaking and Embroidery Among the Turkmen of Iran ; London: 1976.

"1976, Türkmen Needlework, with Mrs Mügül Andrews. Central Asian Monographs no. 2, Central Asian Research Centre, London, 61pp. (Pt.1)."Tübinger Atlas des Vorderen Orients. Wiesbaden (L.Reichert). http://fir.njnet.edu.cn/rrz/rrz/phil-fak/voelkerkunde/institut/andrews.htm

Not rated yet. Turkmen Textiles

Andrews, Peter Nomad Tent Types in the Middle East. Part I: Framed Tents. 1977, 8 x 11, Two volume scholarly report on tents, mainly from Afghanistan. 93 b/w plates.

1997, Nomad Tent Types in the Middle East, Part I: vol.1, Framed Tents (543 pp.);Vol.2. Illustrations. Beiheft Nr. B 74, Tübinger Atlas des Vorderen Orients. Wiesbaden (L.Reichert). http://fir.njnet.edu.cn/rrz/rrz/phil-fak/voelkerkunde/institut/andrews.htm

Not rated yet. Turkmen Tents

Andrews, Peter and M. Andrews. The Turcoman of Iran. Kendal: Abbot Hall Art Gallery and Museum 1971,

A catalogue of a travelling exhibition of Turkoman art.

"1971, The Turcoman of Iran, exhibition catalogue, with contributions by J.Allgrove, M. Beattie, M. Burkett, Abbot Hall Art Gallery and Museum, Kendal, 123 pp. (Exhibition shown at Kendal, Newcastle, Manchester, Oxford, Lewes, and London)." http://fir.njnet.edu.cn/rrz/rrz/phil-fak/voelkerkunde/institut/andrews.htm

Not rated yet. Turkmen Rugs

Andrews, Peter, Azadi, S.U., Rautenstengel, A. & U., Sienknecht, H. Ch. Wie Blumen In Der Wuste. 1993.

Not rated yet. Turkmen Rugs

Andrews, Peter , and Mugal: The Turkoman of Iran. Kendal: 1971.

Not rated yet. Turkmen Rugs

Andrews, Peter et al.: Wie Blumen in Der Wuste ; Hamburg: 1993. 8 x 12, Outstanding Turkoman rug exhibit at 7th ICOC. German text., 127 CP.

"1993, "Glossar turkmenischer Begriffe", pp.11-15 in Wie Blumen in der Wüste, exhibition catalogue for VIIth ICOC), Hamburg." http://fir.njnet.edu.cn/rrz/rrz/phil-fak/voelkerkunde/institut/andrews.htm

Not rated yet. Turkmen Rugs

Anglo Persian Carpet Co. Fine and Rare Oriental Rugs and Weavings from the 17th to early 20th Century. London UK: 1976.

Anonymous. Die Wiener Gobelins-Sammlung. Osterreisches Verlagsges. Ed. Holzel u. Co., N.d.,

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Anthes, R. Die Buste Der Konigin Nofretete. 1960, Verlag Gebr. Mann,

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Anton, F. Brucken. In Die Zukkunft Textile Kunst Vor Kolumbus. 1992,

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Arastoo, Dr. Seyed M. The Essence of Persian Carpets-Woven in Oriental History. Kobe: 1994.

Not rated yet. Persian Rugs

Arberry, A. J., et a]., eds. The Chester Beatty Library: A Catalogue of the Persian Manuscripts and Miniatures- 3 vols. Dublin, 1959-62.

Not rated yet. Persian Art

"Archeology in India". 1958 Government of India, Faridabad, 1967

This book deals with a period too early to be of much use to me. There was virtually no tangible link between tools of the pit dwellers and Oriental carpets. Indian Art

Archer, W. G. Indian Painting in Bundi and Kotah. London, UK: Her Majesty's Stationary Office, 1959.

This was a help to me in trying to understand the slightly later non-Mughal painters. This as well as other books were important not in what I found but rather that it allows me to eliminate possible sources for art. For instance how can I attribute the fighting elephants to 1630 unless I eliminate other time periods and parts of India as well. Indian Art

Arfa, General (Prince) Hassan: Under Five Shahs London: John Murray, 1964

A brilliant book by a great Persian Patriot. Prince Arfa was involved in the tribal wars under Reza Shah so there is information in a number of tribes. In 1946 Arfa saved Iran from the Sovietrs by arming the Shahsavan and cutting of the attack on Teheran.

Arnold, Anthony. Afghanistan's Two-Party Communism. Stanford: Hoover Institution Press, 1983.

A useful guide through Afghanistan's fractious politics during the Russian Afghan war and the preceding build-up.

Arnold, Thomas W.  Bihzad and his Paintings in the Zafar-Namah Ms. London UK: Quaritch, 1930.

Arnold, Thomas W. C.I.E., F.B.A., Litt.D. Painting in Islam. New York: Dover Publications, Inc. 1965 reprint of a 1928 Oxford University Press Book.

Arnold, Thomas W. This is a tremendously important book in the study of miniature painting in Islamic Art. Arnold bases much of his book on his own translations of important manuscripts. Arnold had such piercing insight that it stays fresh after 70 years. The availability of inexpensive Dover Reprints makes it a must read for someone interested in miniature painting.

Arnold, Thomas W.  The Library of Alfred Chester Beatty, A Catalogue of the Indian Miniatures, Vols. 1-3. (London, Oxford University Press, 1936.)

Arseven, Celal E. L'Art Turc. Istanbul: 1939.

Art at Auction, The Year at Sotheby Parke Bernet 1977-78, London: Sotheby Parke Bernet, 1978.

Not much in the way of rugs but it does have one interesting classical era Persian and Peter Stone's famous "Bringing Up Father" rug.

Art Institute of Chicago. Near Eastern Art In Chicago Collections. n.d., c. 1973,

Art Institute of Chicago: Descriptive Catalogue of an Exhibition of Oriental Rugs-Ballard Collection. Chicago: 1922.

"Art Treasures of Turkey", Washington DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1966.

A fair assortment of the usual art objects you see in all the standard books on Turkish art. More recent books offer in color what this book has in black and white.

Aschenbrenner, Erich. Oriental Rugs Volume 2 Persian. Munich: Antique Collector 1981.

Important book on Persian Rugs and Carpets. Good pictures and content.

Ashrafi, M. M. Persian-Tajik Poetry in XIV-XVII Centuries Miniatures. Dushanbe, 1974.

Ashrafi-Aini, M. M. "The School of Bukhara to C. 1550." In Arts of the Book in Central Asia, ed. Basil Gray. Boulder, CO, 1979. Pp. 249-73.

Aslanapa, Oktay One Thousand Years of Turkish Carpets. Eren, Istanbul, 1988.

NNot rated yet. Islamic Art

Aslanapa, Oktay "Iznik'te Sultan Orhan Imaret Camii Kazisi (Die Ausgrabungen der Sultan Orhan Imaret Moschee von Iznik)." Sanat Tarihi Yilligi I (1964-5): 16-31 (Turkish); 32-8 (German). -. Turkish Art and Architecture. New York, 1971.

Not rated yet. Turkish Art

Aslanapa, Oktay "The Art of Bookbinding." Ibid. PP. 59-91.

NNot rated yet. Islamic Art

Aslanapa, Oktay Turkish Arts-Seljuk and Ottoman Carpets Tile and Miniature Painting. Istanbul: 1961.

Not rated yet. Turkish Art

Atasoy, Nurhan, and Filiz Cagman. Turkish Miniature Painting, trans. Esin Atil. Istanbul, 1974.

Not rated yet. Turkish Art

Atasoy, Nurhan, and Julian Raby. Iznik.- The Pottery of Ottoman Turkey. London,1989.

Not rated yet. Turkish Art

Atil, Esin et al. The Age of Suleyman the Magnificent. Washington: The National Gallery of Art, New York: Harry N. Abrahms, Inc. Publishers, 1987.

Esin Atil. An exceptionally good book on the treasures of Turkey. This book makes the links between Ottoman and Timurid art very obvious. Turkish Art

Atil, Esin. The Brush of the Master: Drawings from Iran and India. Washington, DC, 1978.

Important book on Islamic drawing from the classical age. Stands up well after 20 years. Recommended

Atil, Esin. Ceramics from the World of Islam in the Freer Gallery of Art. Washington, DC, 1973.

Not rated yet. Islamic Art

Atil, Esin et al. Islamic Art, Treasures from Kuwait. Washington: The Al-Sabah Collection, 1990

A visually stunning book on Islamic art. Only three rugs but some very good miniatures. The lion headed monster is very interesting. I suspect that the monster should be attributed to Abd as Samad or at least to the school of Abd as Samad. The Al Sabah collection of Kuwait. Islamic Art

Atil, Esin. "Mamluk Painting in the Late Fifteenth Century." Muqamas (1984): 163-9.

Not rated yet. Egyptian Art

Atil, Esin. " Ottoman Miniature Painting Under Sultan Mehmed II." An Orientalis 9 (1973): I03-20.

Not rated yet. Turkish Art

Atil, Esin Renaissance of Islam Atil, Esin. Renaissance of Islam; Art of the Mamluks. Washington: Smithsonian Institution

Not rated yet. Egyptian Art

Atil, Esin and O. Hoare The Unity of Islamic Art. Riyadh 1985.

Not rated yet. Islamic Art

Atlas-e rih'hi-ye Irdn (Road atlas of Iran), Tehran, 1360/1981

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Attenborough, David. The Tribal Eye. New York: 1976.

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Attenborough, David: The Tribal Eye ; NY: 1976. 7.5 x 10, Chap. 5 "Woven Gardens" is on the Qashqa'i tribe. CP's show weavings, while b/w show life of people., 5 CP 15 b/w.

Aubin, Jean. Deux Sayyids de Bam Au XVe Siecle (Contribution a l'Histoire de l'Iran Timouride) Franz Steiner Verlag G.M.B.H. Weisbaden, 1956.

Aubin, Jean. Damiao de Gois et l'archevêque d'Upsal. Paris, s. éd, 1982.

Aubin, Jean. Lombard, Denys  (Editors) Marchand et Hommes D'Affaires Asiatiques dans L'Ocean Indien et la Mer de Chine 13EME-20EME Siecles Paris. 1988. Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales.

Auboyer, Jeannine: The Art of Afghanistan ; Prague: 1968. 9 x 10.5, 34 CP 106 b/w.

Aurora Art Publishers. Azerbaijan Carpets and Rugs. Leningrad: Aurora Art Publishers. 1978.

Not rated yet.Caucasian Rugs

Aurora Art Publishers. Rugs and Carpets of Soviet Central Asia and Kazakhstan. Leningrad: Aurora Art Publishers. 1982.

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Austrian Collections. / Antike Orientteppiche Aus Osterreichischem Besitz. 1986,

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Avery, Charles, Denny, Walter B. et al Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum 1978.

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Ayyildiz, Ugar. Zeitgenossische Turkische Teppiche. (Turkey?): 1981.

Not rated yet.Turkish Rugs

Azadi, Siawosch. Carpets In The Baluch Tradition. Munich: Klinkhardt & Biermann, 1986

If you are interested in Baluch rugs you should have this book. Azadi has done some very important work here and the book is very high quality.

Azadi, Siawosch. "Turkoman Rugs and the Ethnographical Significance of their Ornaments", Wales, 1975, translated by Robert Pinner.

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Azadi, Siawosch. "Persische Teppiche, (with P. W. Meister), Catalogue of the exhibition in Hamburg and Frankfurt, 1971.

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Azadi, Siawosch. Persian Carpets. Vol.1. Inauguration of the Carpet Museum in, Teheran, Iran. Oct.-Nov. 1977. Teheran, Carpet Museum / Hamburg, Hartung, 1977. Translated by Robert Pinner.

Not rated yet. Persian Carpets

Azadi, Siawosch. Andrews, P.A., Rautenstengel, A. & U., Sienknecht, H. Ch. Wie Blumen In Der Wuste. 1993.

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Azadi, Siawosch. and Peter A. Andrews: Mafrash, Woven Transport Pack from the Shahsavan ; Berlin: 1985. 9 x 11, German/English text., 95 CP.

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Azadi, Siawosch. and M. Grothaus: Knotenpunkt. Vienna: 1991.

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Azadi, Siawosch. Mystik Der Gabbeh. 1987,

Not rated yet.Gabbeh

Azadi, Siawosch. Mystik Der Gabbeh. Hamburg 1987. German text.

Not rated yet.Gabbeh

Azadi, Siawosch. and Peter A. Andrews: Mafrash, Woven Transport Pack from the Shahsavan ; Berlin: 1985.

"1985, Mafrash, with S. Azadi, Berlin (Dietrich Reimer) and Munich (Weltkunst), 258 pp. , 44 illns., 96 colour plates. With drawings by Mrs M. Andrews. Text in German and English; German by S.Azadi translated by P.A.A. ISBN 3-496-01022-2." http://fir.njnet.edu.cn/rrz/rrz/phil-fak/voelkerkunde/institut/andrews.htm

Not rated yet. Shahsavan Bags

Azadi, Siawosch. Turkoman Carpets and the Ethnographic Significance of their Ornaments. Fishguard (Wales) Crosby Press Rautenstengel, A. and V. and Azadi,S. Studies on Turkoman Culture Hilden 1990.

Not rated yet. Turkmen Rugs

Azimov, I. Pocnucu Y3bekucmaha. Tashkent: Gafur Gulyam Literature and Art Publishing House, 1987.

I found the pictures of the 19th century mosques very illuminating especially when I compared them to the pictures of Fatehpur Sikri. Central Asian Art

Azizollahoff, J. R. The Illustrated Buyer's Guide to Oriental Carpets:Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. 1999

Oriental Rug Books Authors Beginning with B

Babur, Zahiruddin Muhammad. Baburnama. Early Sixteenth Century, Wheeler Thackston trans. Washington DC Smithsonian Institution, 1996

Babur, Zahiruddin Muhammad. - I have had a chance to read three translations and this is by far the most readable. Professor Wheeler Thackston of Harvard is the translator of the newest version and he has done a pretty good job. I spoke with him in the spring of 1997 to question a mistake he made in translating aymaq. He has it capitalized when it should actually be lower case since he is using aymaq as a word for tribe as opposed to a name of a tribe. Frankly Thackston's translation of tribal terms is the weakest part of the book. In the older King translation King used aymaq, Il and Ulus to make subtle distinctions that seem appropriate in context. Thackston translates most of that as tribe which loses the subtle distinctions. The King index is easier to use as well. But King is out of print and hard to find and Wheeler Thackston is in print and reasonably priced so it will do.

On Second thought:

Wheeler Thackston is a far brighter man than I am and the translation of this book is one of the great achievements of the twentieth century. My life today is richer and fuller because of this gift which Thackston has given to the English speaking world. My fault finding was petty and unwarranted. Mongol Mogul History

Bacharach, Jere L. and Bierman, Irene A. (editors). The Warp and Weft of Islam: Oriental Carpets and Weavings from Pacific Collections. 1978

Not rated yet. General Rug Book

Badeau, John S. ed.: The Genius of Arab Civilization, Source of Renaissance ; Cambridge MA: 1978. 11 x 12, 85 CP.

Baer, Eva. "'Fish-Pond' Ornaments on Persian and Mamluk Metal Vessels." Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 31 (1968): 14-27

Not rated yet. Persian, Egyptian Art

Baer, J. Collecting The Navajo Child's Blanket. 1986,

Not rated yet. Navaho Rugs

Bahari, Ebadollah. Bihzad Master of Persian Painting. London UK.: I. B. Tauris Publishers, 1996.

The single best source on the great Persian artist Bihzad and Shaykh Zadeh.

Baharnaz, M.R.  Eternal Drifters of Plains and Mountains. Tehran: 1991.

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Baialieva, T. D. ed.: "Culture and Life of the Ketman-Tiubin Kirgiz" ; Frunze: 1979. 6.5 x 8.5, Based on materials of the 1973 ethnographic expedition. Russian text., 15 b/w.

Bailey, G. A. "The Dynamics of Chinoiserie in Timurid and Early Safavid Ceramics." In Timurid Art and Culture.- Iran and Central Asia in the Fifteenth Century, ed. Lisa Golombek and Maria Subtelny. Supplements to Muqamas. Leiden, 1992. Pp. 179-90.

Not rated yet. Persian Art

Bailey, J. & Hopkins, M. Through The Collectors Eye: Oriental Rugs from New England Private Collections. Providence: Museum of Art Rhode Island School of Design, 1991

Bailey, Julia. - A very good look at a broad range of rugs and carpets. Draws heavily on the Rudnick, Paquin, and Varteresian, collections. Very good structural analyses included. Autographed by Mark Hopkins, Rug Convention 1995. General Rug Book

Baity, Elizabeth C.: Man is a Weaver ; NY: 1942. 6 x 9, 79 photo 65 draw. & maps,.

Baker, Patricia L. Islamic Textiles. London, England: British Museum Press, 1995

Nice silks. A textile book as opposed to a rug book.

Balfour-Paul, Jenny: Indigo ; London: 1998. 9 x 11, A comprehensive book on blue dye textiles., 150 CP 50 b/w.

Ballard, James F.: Illustrated Catalogue and Descriptions of Ghiordes Rugs. ; St. Louis: 1916. 8.5 x 11, Limited to 100 copies. Ballard's collections of Ghiordes prayer rugs., 36 b/w.

Ballard, James F. Inaugural Exhibition of a Collection of Oriental Rugs. St. Louis 1929

Not rated yet. General Rug Book

Ballard, James F. Illustrated Catalogue and Descriptions of Ghiordes Rugs. ; St. Louis: 1916.

Not rated yet. Turkish Rugs

Baloch, Mir Khuda B. B. M. Searchlights on Baloches and Balochistan. Karachi: Royal Book Co., 1974

This is a highly personal account of the history of one of the tribes leading light in Pakistani politics. I feel it must be considered in a serious search on the Baluch. However it must be taken to some extent with a grain of salt. I just do not think Mir Baloches is a disinterested party. He reads more like a man with a great deal of pride in addition to his political agenda. Baluch Rugs

Balpinar, Belkis. & Hirsch. U. Carpets of the Vakiflar Museum Istanbul / Teppiche Des Vakiflar-Museums Istanbul. 1988,

Not rated yet. Turkish Rugs

Balpinar, Belkis. Kilim-Cicim-Zili-Sumak. 1983,

Not rated yet. Turkish Kilims

Balpinar, Belkis and Udo Hirsch, Carpets in the Vakiflar Museum Istanbul, Verlag Uta Hulsey, West Germany, 1988

Not rated yet. Turkish Rugs

Balpinar, Belkis and U. Hirsch Flatweaves of the Vakiflar Museum Istanbul. Wesel Verlag Uta Hulsey, 1982.

Not rated yet. Turkish Kilims

Balpinar, Belkis and Udo Hirsch: Carpets of the Vakiflar Museum. Wesel: 1988.

Not rated yet. Turkish Rugs

Baltimore: 1973. 11 x 6.5, Baltimore Museum of Art exhibition catalog., Profusely illustrated in b/w.

Bandsma, A. & Brandt, R. Flatweaves Of Turkey. 1995,

Not rated yet. Turkish Rugs

Barber, Edwin A.: Hispano-Moresque Pottery ; NY: 1915. 8 x 5 Paperback, 1 CP, 88 b/w.

Barber. E. J. W. The Mummies of Urumchi. W W Norton & Co; January 1999. ISBN: 0393045218 ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.90 x 9.59 x 7.41, 240 pages,

Barber, E. J. W.  This is an absolutely stunning look at the mummies of Urumchi found in western China. If you are interested in the Tokharians this is a must read.

Barber, E. J. W. Prehistoric Textiles. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1991

Barber, E. J. W.  - If you read Women's Work and want more depth then this is the book. I find this a highly useful reference book for early weaving. This book serves as a very accessible window in the world of archeology for me.

Barber, Elizabeth Wayland. Women's Work. New York: W. W. Norton and Company, 1994

Barber, E. J. W.  - Elizabeth Barber is a wonderful writer and she makes the subject very interesting. This is a good book for people with a general interest in weaving and archeology.

Barfield, Thomas J.  The Central Asian Arabs of Afghanistan. 1981,

Barfield presents a serious study of a group of people in an important weaving area. It is not a book on rugs but if you want to understand the people of Northern Afghanistan then this book is very important.

Barkley, Susan: Adire: Indigo Cloth of Nigeria ; Toronto: 1980. 8.5 x 11, Museum exhibition catalog., 45 b/w.

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Barkan, Omer Lutfi. "L'Orpnisation du travail dans le chantier d'une grande Mosquee A Istanbul au XVIE siecle." Annales 17 (1962): 1093- 106. -. Suleymaniye Camu ve Imareti Insaati (1550-1557), 2 vols. Ankara, 1972-9.

Barnard, N. Arts and Crafts of India. 1993,

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Barnard, N. Living With Decorative Textiles. 1989,

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Barrett, Douglas. Islamic Metalwork in the British Museum. London, 1049.

Barrucand Marianne. L'architecture de la Qasba de Moulay Ismail d Meas. 2 Vols. Casablanca, 1976. Spain and Maghreb

Barrucand Marianne. Urbanisme princier en Islam: Meknes et les villes royales islamiques post-

Barth, Fredrik: Nomads of South Persia, The Basseri Tribe of the Khamseh Confederacy ; Boston: 1961. 5 x 8 Paperback, UNESCO project of 1958 in Fars. Anthropological study of this nomadic band. Few b/w photos show bags and cradles in use., 10 b/w.

The definitive Anthropology book on the Basseri tribe of the Khamseh federation. My principle reaction is that Barth gives a skewed picture of tribal dynamics because he was in at a point in which the tribe had lost it's military functions and power as part of the anti-tribal policies of the Pahlavid Shahs. But a slightly skewed picture is better than none. My copy is the 11th printing so it is common and it often turns up in used book shops in college towns very inexpensively. Persian Tribes

Barthelemy, Anna. Tazra Tapis & Bijoux de Ouarzazate. Aix-en-Provence: 1990.

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Barthold, V.V.: Four Studies on the History of Central Asia ; Leiden: 1962. 7.5 x 5, Volume III.: Mir Ali Shir, A History of the Turkman People.

Bar-Yosef, Ofer: A Cave in the Desert: Nahal Hemar, 9000-Year-Old-Finds ; Jerusalem: 1985. 8 x 7, Israel museum, Jerusalem exhibition catalog of ancient textiles. English and Hebrew text., 12 b/w.

Bashian, Kathleen Ryniker Ph.D. Once Upon A Carpet.

I reviewed this book for Rug News and I loved it. It is was a wonderful introductory book. It is not your usual book about where the rug is from and how it is made. It a book about what rugs mean in our society. The rugs in your home do more than keep your feet warm they make a statement. Do you know what you rug says about you.

I wrote a review of this book that was published in Rug News:

Review - Once Upon A Carpet

Basilov, Ernest V.N. ed.: Nomads of Eurasia ; Los Angeles: 1989. 8.5 x 11, Chapters on rugs, clothing and household furnishings. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles & The Academy of, Sciences, USSR., 99 CP 128 b/w.

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Basset, Henri, and E. Ltvi-Provencal. Chella: une nicropole miainide. Paris, 1923. Spain and Maghreb

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Batari, Ferenec: Alte Anatolische Teppiche aus dem Museum fur Kunstgewerbe in Budapest ; Budapest: 1974. 8.5 x 8.5, German text. Exhibition catalog of very old Anatolian rugs in Budapest Museum., 1 CP, 28 b/w.

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Batari, Ferenc: Five Hundred Years in the Art of Ottoman Turkish Carpetmaking ; Budapest: 1986. 6.5 x 9, paperback, GWO 1172. Museum exhibition catalog from ICOC show in Hungary. English/Hungarian text. Paperback., 2 CP 104 b/w.

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Batari, Ferenc. Ancient Oriental Rugs from Private Collections in Budapest. Budapest: 1986.

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Batari, Ferenc: Ottoman Turkish Carpets ; Budapest: 1994. 8 x 11 Hardback in dustjacket, Collection of Anatolian rugs in the Budapest Museum of Applied Art., 176 CP.

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Batki, John. Traditional Anatolian Kilims. Bronxville: 1986.

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Battilossi Arte Tessili Dell'Azerbadjian Dal 1550-1850 Torino 1996. Italian text.

Battilossi, Maurizio. Tappeti d' Antiquariato. Torino: 1985. Arseven, Celal Esad: Les Arts Decoratifs Turcs. Istanbul

Battilossi, M. Tappeti d' Antiquariato. 1987,

Battilossi. Tappeti d' Antiquariato. 3. l988,

Battilossi. Tappeti d' Antiquariato, 4. 1989,

Battilossi: Arte Tessile dell Azerbadjian dal 1550-1850. Torino: 1996.

Bauman, John. Central Asian Carpets Study Guide. Islamabad: 1984.

Bausback, C. Alte Teppiche Aus Tibet. 1989,

Bausback, F. 1979: Alte Und Antike Orientalische Knupfkunst.

Bausback, F. 1980: Alte Und Antike Chinesiche Knupfkunst.

Bausback, F. 1982: Alte Und Antike Orientalische Flachgewebe.

Bausback, F. Alte Und Antike Meisterstucke Chinesicher Teppichkunst. 1974,

Bausback, F. Alte Und Antike Orientalische Knupfkunst. 1981,

Bausback, F. Anatolische Knupfkunst Aus Vier Jahrhunderten. 1978,

Bausback, F. Antike Orientalische Knupfkunst. 1976, German.

Bausback, F.1987: Antike Teppiche Sammlung 1987/1988.

Bausback, Franz. Antike Teppiche Sammlung 1987/88 Mannheim 1987. Hardback. Major German dealer's catalog.

Bausback, Franz. Susani, Stickereien aus Mittelasien (Embroideries from Central Asia) Mannheim 1981. German text.

Bausback, Franz: Neue Anatolische Dorfteppiche Mit Aturfarber. Mannheim: 1982.

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Bausback, P. Islamisches Stickerei Aus 4 Jahrhunderten. 1985, German.

Bausback, P. The Old And Antique Oriental Art Of Weaving. 1983, German edition,

Bausback, Peter: The Old and Antique Oriental Art of Weaving ; Mannheim: 1983. 8 x 11 Hardback, GWO 89. 82 CP,

Bausback, Peter Anatolische Knupfteppiche aus vier Jahrhunderten (Turkish Rugs of Four Centuries) Mannheim 1978.

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Bausback, Peter: Alte und Antike Chinesische Knupfkunst. Mannheim: 1980.

Bausback, Peter: Alte Und Antike Meisterstucke Chinesischer Teppichknupf Kunst ; Mannheim: 1974.

Bausback, Peter: Alte und Antike Meisterstucke Orientalischer Teppich Knupfkunst #4. Mannheim: 1972.

Bausback, Peter: Alte und Antike Orientalische Knupfkunst. Mannheim: 1979.

Bausback, Peter: Anatolische Knupfteppiche Aus Vier Jahrhunderten (Turkish Rugs of Four Centuries). Mannheim: 1978.

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Bausback, Peter: Antike Orientteppiche. Mannheim: 1978.

Bayani, M. Ahvdl-o dthdr-i khushnivisan, 2nd ed. in 4 vols. Tehran, 1363/ 1985.

Beach, Milo Cleveland (Contributor), Soudavar, Abolala. Art of the Persian Court. New York: Rizzoli, 1992.

This is one of the most important books on Persian miniature art ever printed. Soudavar has done a book that is about as good as it gets. Great pictures, sharp commentary, and solid scholarship. Additionally this book is so pretty it is a work of art itself. If you have any interest in miniature art you should have this book.

Beach, Milo Cleveland. "The Gulshan Album and Its European Sources." Bulletin of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 332 (1962): 63-91-

Beach, Milo Cleveland. and Welch, Stuart Cary. "Gods, Thrones and Peacocks: Northern Indian Painting from Two Traditions: Fifteenth to Nineteenth Centuries". New York: Asia Society  and  Ayer Company Publishers, Incorporated. 1976.

Beach, Milo Cleveland. "The Imperial Image: Paintings for the Mughal Court". Washington DC: Smithsonian Institution Freer Gallery of Art,   1982

Excellent book primarily on Mughal art. A fair number of Black and white images but Beech is good enough to make up for the B&W pictures.

Beach, Milo Cleveland. The Grand Mogul.- Imperial Painting in India 1600-1660. Exhibition catalogue. Williamstown, MA, 1978

Beach, Milo Cleveland. Thackston, Wheeler (Translator).   "The King of the World: An Imperial Manuscript for the Royal Library Windsor Castle". New York: Thames & Hudson,  1997

Beach, Milo Cleveland. "Mughal and Rajput Painting". Cambridge UK: Cambridge University Press, 1992

Beach, Milo Cleveland. and Ebba Koch. Thackston, Wheeler (Translator). King of the World, The Padshahnama, An Imperial Mughal Manuscript from the Royal Library, Windsor Castle, London: 1997. 9.5 x 13, 81 CP 136 b/w.

This is a wonderful examination of Shah-Jahan's Padshahnama. The illustrations are first rate and Beach and Koch did a first rate job of presenting the material. Beach studied under the great Cary Welch and of all his students Beach has reached the top rung.

Beattie, May H. Carpets of Central Persia. Sheffield: World Of Islam Festival, 1976, and insert.

This is a very important book. The photos are not very good and many of them are B&W but this is the best and definitive book on the subject. The late Dr. May Beattie does a wonderful job of cataloguing and discussing a major group of classic rugs. You may note I cited this book in reference to the structure insert. One fault if you can count it as such is that she says possibly Kerman and everyone else takes the Kerman part as gospel. Dr. Beattie does not attribute the rugs to Kerman and should state that more clearly. Sadly she failed to mention the most probable places of origin for this important group. Persian Vase Carpets. Beattie, May H.

Beattie, May H. The Rug in Islamic Art. 1984,

Beattie, May H. The Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection of Oriental Rugs. 1972

Beattie, May H. The Rug in Islamic Art: Temple Newsam House exhibition from April 16 to May 28, 1964 Leeds 1964.

Beck, Lois. Nomad A Year in the Life of a Qashqai Tribesmen in Iran, Berkeley: University of California, 1986. 489 pp., 43 illustrations.

This is definitely the equal of Beck's earlier book. This book is based on Beck's diary for the year she spent researching the other book. In it's own way it gives us a better understanding of how a Qashqai or really almost any nomad lived in Iran. Beck, Lois.

Beck, Lois. Nomad A Year in the Life of a Qashqai Tribesmen in Iran

Guest Review by  William Christian

Almost every collector of tribal rugs is fascinated by the mystery that such beauty was created in the harsh and forbidding circumstances of nomadic life. They also find great charm in the fact that they were not woven for export or sale, but are genuine artifacts of a culture so completely different from our own.

Lois Beck's Nomad will enchant them. It is a strange, sad and beautiful book. Like all the best books, it is written out of love. Lois Beck, then a young graduate student, went to Iran in 1970 to do field research for a doctoral thesis in ethnology. By chance she met Borzu, headman of the Qermezi group of the Darreshuri tribe, part of the Qashga'i confederacy.

Beck and her husband liked Borzu immediately, and he agreed that they could join him and his fractious band of about thirty families for the next year as they migrated from their summer to their winter pastures and back again. Although he reveled in the enhanced status the presence that such exotic guests conferred on him, he asked little from them in return.

During that year, Beck kept the careful notes of a trained ethnographer, but her main intention at the time was a socio-historical study that she published in 1986, The Qashga'i of Iran.

She had no thoughts at the time of publishing a detailed study of Borzu and his Qermezi followers. She had no intention of playing into the hands of the Shah in his plans to subjugate the Qashga'i, nor did she want to bring her friends needlessly to the attention of arbitrary and corrupt Tribal Security Force.

By the late 1980s, however, circumstances had changed, and] when she started to re-read the notes of her earlier journey, she was astounded by the picture she saw unfolding before her eyes of a way of life in the process of disappearing.

Her Qermezi friends, she now realized, had been in the midst of a deep ecological and economic crisis. Constantly harassed by the authorities, exploited by the merchants, their flocks dangerously reduced by drought and disease, the members of the tribe faced the agonizing choice - to settle as marginal farmers or try for another year to live in the nomadic ways of their ancestors.

As headman, the task of keeping his small band of followers intact rested on Borzu's head. Minimally literate, he was forced increasingly to deal with the agents of a distant government whom he distrusted and feared. They disarmed his followers, who could therefore no longer supplement their income through banditry. They forced the Qashqa'i to register for identity cards, and then arrived at the time the young men were most needed to care for the flocks to conscript them for the army.

Desperately in debt, Borzu, who could not drive and did not understand machines, bought an ancient pickup truck, which broke down regularly and provided little effective help. It even diverted him from his pressing duties, as he indulged himself in the pleasure of being driven to the nearest town, where he would park and sit in it, so that he could be seen by those he wanted to impress as the kind of important man who might own such a vehicle.

Such textiles as the women wove that year were mainly for their own use. Settled Qashga'i in villages wove for the market, and were much more productive than their nomadic sisters, since they could set up their looms indoors and weave in the evening by kerosene lamp. But to get the money for wool, they had to borrow from a merchant, and then were forced to sell him their rugs for a tenth of what the merchant himself received from the dealers in Isphahan.

The nomadic Qashga'i women and children worked differently. They scoured the terrain over which they passed during their migrations for wild plants to use as food, medicine and dye. When they could, they set hard at work to weave a gelim, jajim or pile carpet. As the need arose, they also made more utilitarian objects for their own use, such as a decorative strip for the lead camel's neck, small protective covers or bags for their possessions, or a tasseled bag for bread-making equipment that they hung by a braided cord from an animal's load or tied to a tent pole.

Borzu's daughter, Zolaikha, had been working on a pile carpet. She was engaged to be married and was crafting it with great care, since it was meant as part of her dowry. Her mother had been seriously ill while she was working on it and she had woven talismans in it to aid her mother's recovery.

However, Borzu, desperately needing cash for the migration, had gone to the Kazerun bazaar to borrow money, but had come up empty. Now two Persians arrived at his camp and he ordered Zolaikha to spread out her dowry carpet. In return for a cash loan, Borzu gave the carpet to the Persians. Then, in Lois Beck's words:

As the men left, they asked who owned a (different) carpet they had seen draped over the load of a camel heading toward Borzu's camp. When Zolaikha and (her sister) Zoreh went to collect water at a spring at the bottom of the gorge, they spotted the two Persians having a picnic with their families. There, under the feet of romping children, was Zolaikha's carpet laid out with food and a samovar. The sisters put their arms around each other, and tears ran down Zolaikha's face.(188)

Nomad is not a book about rugs, but about the people whose lives gave them their origin and their meaning. It will not teach collectors of tribal woven goods how to attribute or date individual pieces or what price to pay. But their understanding and respect for every piece on the wall or floor will be immeasurably enriched by the thought that it might once have meant as much to the woman who wove it as Zolaikha's carpet meant to her.

Beck, Lois. The Qashqai of Iran, New Haven and London (UK): Yale University Press, 1986.

This is one of my most valuable books. Lois Beck gives us insights into the Qashqai that we can then use to help to understand many of the tribal weaving groups. What I learned from Beck about the Qashqai helped me immensely to understand the Mongols and other tribes.

Bedaghi, Zabihollah. Niazjan and Turkman Rugs. Tehran: 1990.

Bedoukian, Harold. "Natural Dyes in Caucasian Rugs." Oriental Rug Review, Vol. 11, No. 7 (Oct. 1982), pp. 25-26. Also in Rug News, Vol. 4, No. 8 (Oct. 1982), pp. 15-17 and The Armenian Review, Vol. XXXV, No. 4 4-140 (1982), pp. 398-404.

Bedoukian, Harold. "The Orphans of Agin Rug." Oriental Rug Review, Vol. 1, No. 9 (Dec. 1981), p. 17. Also in Rug News, Vol. 3, No. 9 (Nov. 1981), pp. 17-18.

Begley, Wayne. "Illustrated Histories of Shah Jahan: New Identifications of Some Dispersed Paintings and Problems of the Windsor Castle Padshahnama." In Facets of Indian Art, ed. Robert Skelton et al. London, 1986. PP. 139-52.

Belenitsky, Aleksandr. Central Asia, Trans. Hogarth, James. Cleveland: The World Publishing Company, 1968. 6.5 x 9 Hardback, Archaeologia Mundi series., 54 CP 89 b/w.

This book offers rather tantalizing clues as to the Central Asian origins of certain design motifs. The wall paintings are incredible. It is certainly causing me to reconsider my thoughts about Turan before the coming of the Mongols. After rereading this book I had to bump it to 4 stars. Very important work that gains little notice in the west. I find as I go along I keep using this book and it's value grows as I come to understand more of it. So many of the people who take themselves very seriously as rug scholars would do well to read this book.. Having said all that I have to give it 5 stars.

Bellow, Surgeon Major H.W.: The Races of Afghanistan ; Calcutta: 1880.

Belvianes, Marcel. La Vierge Par Les Pientres. Paris Editions de Varenne, 1951.

A touch thin on rug related subjects but there is a nice small pattern Holbein in a painting called La Vierge et l'Enfant adores par les Anges from the fifteenth century of the French School. There is also an intriguing rug with kufic borders in a painting by Memling.

Bemiss, Elijah: The Dyer's Companion ; New York: 1973. 5 x 8.5, Dover reprint of 1815 edition.

Benardout, D. Care and Repair of Rugs and Carpets. 1995.

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Benardout, R. Antique Rugs. 1983.

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Benardout, R. Caucasian Rugs. 1978.

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Benardout, R. Turkish Rugs. 1975.

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Benardout, Raymond Catalogue of Turkoman Weaving, Including Beluch. London UK: 1974.

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Benardout, Raymond ed. Woven Stars Los Angeles 1996.

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Benardout, Raymond: Caucasian Rugs ; London: 1978.

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Benardout, Raymond: Exhibition Catalogue 23 Oct-4 Nov 1978. London: 1978.

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Benardout, Raymond: Nomadic Persian and Turkoman Weaving. London: 1977.

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Benardout, Raymond: Tribal and Nomadic Rugs. London: 1976.

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Bennett, Ian. et al. Oriental Carpets Identifier. New York: Shooting Star Press. 1985, 1995 reprint.

Ian Bennett has created a comprehensive classification of Carpets and Rugs, charting the history and development of the art of Oriental Rug weaving. Illustrated with over 200 rugs and carpets. Glossary of terms and patterns. Good solid introductory and general rug book. General Rug Book

Bennett, Ian. et al. Oriental Rugs Volume 1 Caucasian. Oriental Textile Press, 1981.

If you are interested in Caucasian rugs buy this book. The color picture quality is a little spotty but there are many pictures and good commentary. This book is extremly useful since it gives a good picture of the rugs that passed through a major auction house airly revently. In it we can see rugs that correspond to the rugs in the market place today. Caucasian Rugs Bennett, Ian

Bennett, Ian. Oriental Rugs Volume 1 Caucasian. Suffolk, UK: 1981. (1993 reprint),

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Bennett, Ian. et al. Rugs & Carpets of the World. New York: A&W Publishers, Inc. 1977.

Bennett has done a great job with this book. The part on classical carpets is excellent. Bennett remains one of the most important scholars in the field of Classical Oriental Carpets. The book gives a good general look at a wide range of types of rugs. It is one of the only books I have that covers Navaho rugs. General Rug Book

Bennett, Ian. et al. Rugs & Carpets of the World. Edison: Wellfleet Press, 1994.

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Bennett, Ian. Book of Oriental Carpets and Rugs. 1973,

Bennett has done his best work in his later books. The day has passed for this one. General Rug Book

Bennett, Ian. Jail Birds. 1987,

Bennett, James ed. Patterns of Persia, Iranian Nomadic, Village, and City Rugs from Vancouver. Vancouver: Canadian Society

Benson, Anna and Neil Warburton: Looms and Weaving ; Aylesbury: 1986, Shire series #154., 32 b/w.

Berchem, Max Van. "Une inscription du sultan Mongol Uldiaitu." In Milanges Hartwig Derenbourg. Paris, 1909. PP. 367-79.

Beresneva, L. The Decorative and Applied Art of Turkmenia. Leningrad: 1976.

Very nice Soviet era book. My copy was much nicer than I expect from a Soviet book. Well written and good plates. General Rug Book

Berinstain, Valerie ed.: Les Tissus Que L'on Manipule: Pilages-Plissages-Plangi ; Mulhouse: 1987. 8 x 10 Paperback, Musee de L'Impression sur Etoftes Mulhouse.

Bernheimer Fine Arts. Polish and Polonaise. n.d.(1987),

Bernheimer, Otto Oriental Carpets and Textiles London 1987. Dealer exhibition and sales catalog.

Bernheimer. Oriental Carpets and Textiles. 1987,

Bernheimer: Alte Und Antike Knupterbeiten der Turkmenen ; Munich: 1977.

Beveridge, June ed. Authentic Algerian Carpet Designs and Motifs ; NY: 1978.

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Beutlich, Tadek: The Technique of Woven Tapestry ; London, NY: 1967. 7 x 9.5 Hardback, 31 b/w 104 drawings.

Bidder, Hans. and Irmgard Filzteppiche (Felt Rugs) Braunschweig 1980. German text.

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Bidder, Hans. and Irmgard: Filzteppiche (Felt Rugs) ; Braunschweig: 1980.

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Bidder, Hans. Carpets from East Turkestan, Known as Khotan, Samarkand and Kansu Carpets ; London: 1964.

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Bidder, Hans. Carpets From East Turkestan. Accokeek: Washington International Associates, 1964 reprinted 1979.

This and Murray Eiland's "Chinese and Exotic Rugs" are the two definitive works on this subject. This is a nice book that stands up to time very well. If you are interested in the rugs of East Turkestan you should have this book. Central Asian Rugs

Bieber, M. and R. Plotz: Anatolische Dorfteppiche und Flachgewebe ; Wurzberg: 1980.

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Bieber, M. et al. Anatolische Dorfteppiche. 1988,

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Bieler, H. & Tanavoli, P. TASHEH. DAS WEBSTUCKE MIT DEM SIEGEL DER HEILIGKEIT? / FLAT WEAVES WITH A SEAL OF SANCTITY. 1994

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Bier, Carol. The Persian Velvets at Rosenborg. 1995,

Very good book on velvets. In this area Bier comes into her own. Well worth reading. Persian Velvets

Bier, Carol. Woven from the Soul, Spun from the Heart, Textile Arts of Safavid and Qajar Iran. Washington: Textile Museum 1987

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Biggs, Robert D. (ed.) Discoveries From Kurdish Looms Evanston, IL: Mary & Leigh Block Gallery 1983.

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Biggs, Robert D. et al. Discoveries from Kurdish Looms. Evanston, IL: 1984.

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Biggs, Robert D. Discoveries from Kurdish Looms. Northwestern University, Chicago, 1983

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Bilgrami, Noorjehan: Sindh Jo Ajrak Cloth from the Banks of the River Indus ; Bangkok: 1990 (1998). 9.5 x 9.5, Major work on ajrak, double sided printed cloth of Sindh Pakistan. Shows production and dyeing techniques., 148 CP, 25 b/w.

Binney, Edwin: Turkish Treasures from the Collection of Edwin Binney 3rd. ; Portland: 1979. 8 x 8.5 Paperback, Textile section by Walter Denny., 259 b/w (17 of textiles).

this is a nice older book with lots of pictures and is well written. It is not to the printing standards of todays books but the material is valuable. As always Denny is good.

Binyon, Laurence. Akbar. Edinburgh UK: Peter Davies Limited, 1932.

A nicely written cursory examination of Akbar. Thankfully lacking the muddled arrogance common to most Englishmen who write about India. Indian History Binyon, Laurence.

Binyon, Laurence. Painting in the Far East. New York Dover Publications, Inc. 1969 reprint of the 1934 4th edition.

A brilliant early work that is well worth reading in the reprint edition. There is some limited information on both the Mongols and on Persian art.

Binyon, Laurence. J. V. S. Wilkinson, and Basil Gray. Persian Miniature Painting. New York, 1971.

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Binyon, Laurence. The Poems of Nizami. London, 1928.

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Black, David et al. The Atlas of Rugs & Carpets. London, England: Tiger Books International, 1985.

A very nice general rug book that even a beginner will find useful. It shows good depth in many areas that make it well worth referencing. I recently gave a copy of this book to W. Russell Pickering and he was surprised to see the Moroccan section illustrated with pieces from his (Pickering's) own collection. Contributors to this compendium include: Denis Wright, Lucy Trench, Ksynia Marko, Mark Whiting, Susan Day, Schuyler Camman, Gerard Paquin, Walter Denny, Julia Bailey, Rosemary Crill, Alan Marcuson, Ulrich Schurmann, Jennifer Scarce, Ian Bennett, Rachael Field, John Eskenazi, Steven Cohen, Lucy Trench, Jennifer Wearden, Jane Nylander, Anthony Berlant, Mary Kahlenberg, Vojtech Blau, Ksynia Marko. Black, David

Black, David. ed. The Atlas of Rugs & Carpets. 1985 (1996 printing),

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Black, David. The Wandering Baluch. London UK: 1976.

This is considered on of the important early books on Baluch. Much cited and of use to Baluch colectors. Baluch Rugs

Black, David. & Loveless, C. The Undiscovered Kilim. 1977

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Black, David. and C. Loveless Woven Gardens, Nomad and Village Rugs of the Fars Province of Southern Persia London UK: 1979.

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Black, David. and C. Loveless: Embroidered Flowers from Thrace to Tartary. London UK: 1981.

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Black, David. Islemeler, Ottoman Domestic Embroideries. London UK: 1978.

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Blackwell, Basil, Ikats - Woven Silks from Central Asia, Basil Blackwell Ltd., Oxford, 1989

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Blair, Sheila S. and Bloom Jonathan M. The Art and Architecture of Islam 1250-1800, 1994,.Yale University Press and Pelican History of Art, 1995.

This book is made to pick up where the classic by Ettinghausen and Grabar lets off. A very strong scholarly look at a vast amount of information. I really like this book. From Mosques to rugs this is a good reference tool. Islamic Art. Blair, Sheila S.

Blair, Sheila S. and Jonathan M. Bloom: Images of Paradise in Islamic Art ; Hanover: 1991. 9 x 12, Museum exhibition catalog of Islamic art including carpets and textiles., 8 CP 26 b/w.

Blair, Sheila S. " Safavid Architecture." In The Timurid and Safavid Periods, ed. P. Jackson. Cambridge History of Iran, vol. 6. Cambridge, 1986. PP- 789-92.

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Blair, Sheila S. "Artists and Patronage in Late Fourteenth-Century Iran in Light of Two Catalogues of Islamic Metalwork." Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 48, no. I (I 985): 53 - 9.

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Blair, Sheila S. "Ilkhanid Architecture and Society: an Analysis of the Endowment Deed of the Rab'-i Rash-icri." Iran 22 (1984): 67-90.

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Blair, Sheila S. "On the Track of the 'Demotte' Shahnama Manuscript." In Les Manuscripts du Moyen-Otient: Essais de Codicologie et de Paleographie, ed. Franqois Deroche. Istanbul/Paris, 1989. Pp. 125-31.

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Blair, Sheila S. "The Development of the Illustrated Book in Iran." Muqarnas 10 (1993): 266-74.

Not rated yet. Persian Art

Blair, Sheila S. The Ilkhanid Shrine Complex at Natanz, Iran. Cambridge, MA, 1986.

Not rated yet. Persian Art

Blair, Sheila S. The Inscription from the Tomb Tower at Bastam: An Analysis of Ilkhanid Epigraphy." In Art et society dans le monde Iranien, ed. Chahriyar Adle. Paris, 1982. Pp. 263-86.

Not rated yet. Persian Art

Blair, Sheila S. The Mongol Capital of Sultaniyya, 'the Imperial'." Iran 24 (1986): 139-51

Not rated yet. Persian Art

Blair, Sheila S. "The Flanged Tomb Tower at Bastam." In Art et Societi dans le monde iranien, ed. Chahriyar Adle. Paris, 1982. Pp. 237- 61.

Not rated yet. Persian Art

Blair, Sheila S. and Jonathan M. Bloom. "Epic Images and Contemporary History: The Legacy of the Great Mongol Shahnama." Islamic Art 5 (1994).

Not rated yet. Persian Art

Blanche, Lesley. The Sabers of Paradise. New York: The Viking Press. 1960

A popular history of the revolt of Shamyl the Avar and the account of the Czarist subjugation of the Caucasus. Caucasian History, Lib

Bloomberg, N.J. Navajo Textiles. 1988,

Not rated yet. Navaho Rugs

Blum, Dilys. The Fine Art of Textiles, The Collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Philadelphia: 1997

Not rated yet. Textiles

Blumenthal, Betsy and K. Kreider: Hands on Dyeing ; Loveland: 1988. 8.5 x 11, 10 CP 40 b/w.

"The Bob Jones University Collection of Religious Paintings", 1994, Greenville NC: Bob Jones University, 1962.

Rugs can be seen in plate 53, and a nice small pattern Holbein circa 1530 in plate 139. Not much for me in this book, too European in focus. Religious Art

Bode, Wilhelm Von. et al. Antique Rugs From The Near East. Third Edition, 1922,Trans, Riefstahl, R. M. Ph. D., New York: E. Weyhe, 1922.

Poor commentary of bad pictures. I have yet to find any redeeming features except that I got it for a song and even then I question whether it was worth the song. General Rug Book. Wilhelm Von Bode.

Bode, Wilhelm Von. and Kuhnel, Ernst. Antique Rugs From The Near East. Fourth Edition, Charles Grant Ellis, Braunschweig: Klinkhardt & Biermann, 1958.

This book was very important in it's day. It is very much a reflection of the strengths and weaknesses of the German school of rug studies. The late Charles Grant Ellis as the world's top rug scholar gave a clear readable translation from German. The book is rather dated today and is relevant more for historical perspective and of course for it's value to book collectors. General Rug Book. Wilhelm Von Bode.

Bogolyubov, A. A.   Tapisseries De L'Asie Centrale / Kovroviya Izdatzia Srednei Azii. 1908, St. Petersburg.

Not rated yet. Turkmen Rugs

Bogolyubov, A. A.  and Dr. Jon Thompson, ed. Carpets of Central Asia Fishguard 1973. Reprint of 1908 edition.

Important book on Turkmen rugs. A must read for serious Turkomaniacs. Very important building block in many later theories. Turkmen Rugs

Bolton, Eileen: Lichens for Vegetable Dyeing ; London: 1960. 6 x 8, 5 CP.

Boralevi, Alberto ed.: Oriental Geometries: Stefano Bardini and the Antique Carpet ; Livorno: 1999. 8 x 12, Exhibition catalog of early Turkish and Persian carpets displayed during the 9th ICOC. Italian/English text., 47 CP.

A brilliant look at Classic Carpets. Boralevi certainly ranks with the very best of the great rug scholars Bode, Kuhnel, Ellis and others. The primary difference is that Boralevi is more readable then any of the others. He actually makes Mamluk carpets interesting which no one ever did for me before. In his section on "Persian" rugs I am not ready to attribute all Indo-Isfahans to Isfahan but I will conceded that the ones in this collection should be attributed to Isfahan.

I disagree with Alberto on the attribution of Vase carpets to Kirman. I must note however that everyone who has seriously studied them disagrees with me and aggres with Alberto. Still I think to say Mae Beattie "proved" it is an overstatement of the Beattie argumanent. Boralevi notes that Erdman attributed the carpet in question to Kirman.THe Kirman attribution started with F. R. Martin in his book A History of Oriental Carpets Before 1800. Vienna, 1908. So every one else who has studied them goes along with the Martin attribution so my disagreement is a small matter indeed.

I highly recommend this book.

Boralevi, Alberto. L'Ushak Castellani - Stroganoff. Firenze: 1987.

Not rated yet. Ushak Rugs

Boralevi, Alberto. & Mantiglia, G. C. From the Far West. Sardinian Textiles and Rugs From the Sixteenth Century Until Today. Il Tappeto Parlante, 1997.\

Not rated yet. Sardinian Rugs

Boralevi, Alberto. "Three Egyptian Carpets in Italy." In Oriental Carpet and Textile Studies II.- Carpets of the Mediterranean Countries 1400 - 1600, ed. Robert Pinner and Walter B. Denny. London, 1986. Pp. 205-20.

Not rated yet. Egypt

Bosch, Gulnar, John Carswell, and Guy Petherbridge. Islamic Bindings and Bookmaking. Exhibition catalogue. Chicago, 1981.

Bourouiba, Rachid. L'Art religieux musulmane en Algiers. Algiers, 1973

Bowen, Dorothy Boyd and various authors, Spanish Textile Tradition of New Mexico and Colorado, Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe, 1979

Not rated yet. Spanish Rugs

Boxdorfer, Loretta. "A Review of Eastern Armenia in the Last Decades of Persian Rule 1807-1923." Oriental Rug Review, Vol. 3, No. 5 (August 1983), pp. 10-11.

Not rated yet. Armenian Rugs

Boxdorfer, Loretta. "Dragon Islands." Oriental Rug Review, Vol. 4, No. 6 (September 1984),pp. 23

Not rated yet. Armenian Rugs

Bozdogan, Sibel. "Modernity in the Margins: Architecture and Ideology in Early Republican Turkey." Proceedings of the XVIII International Congress of the History of art. Berlin, 1993.

Bornet, G. Gabbeh, The Georges D. Bornet Collection. PART 3. 1995,

Not rated yet. Gabbeh Rugs

Bosley Caroline. Rugs to Riches. New York: Pantheon Press, 1980.

An inexpensive beginners book that I can not think of much to say about it. General Rug Book.

Bosworth, Clifford Edmund. The Later Ghaznavids: Splendor and Decay. 1977, New Delhi: Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt Ltd., 1992.

Not much in here for most people studying carpets but if one wishes to understand Persia, Turanian, and Moslem India before the Mughal empire this is a good place to start. Persian History. The Clifford Edmund Bosworth Page

Bothmer, B. V., de Meulenaere, H., Muller, H. W. Egyptian Sculpture of the Late Period. 100 BC TO AD 100. 1960,

Not rated yet. Egypt

Boucher Jeff W. Baluch Woven Treasures. Alexandria: Jeff W. Boucher, 1989.

This book defines Mashadi Baluch as no other single source does. A very important book on a very important collection. If you are interested in Baluch buy this book before it goes out of print and the price shoots up. This is one you will wish you had. Baluch Rugs

Boucher, F. 2000 Years of Fashion. n.d. (1966), Abrams,

Not rated yet.

Boulger, Demetrius Charles. Central Asian Portraits. Liechtenstein: Krause reprint of an 1880 First Edition, 1978.

Interesting vignettes of the main players in the Great Game. Useful background information on Central Asia. Good chapter on Yacub Khan. Central Asian History

Bounoutian George A. The Khanate of Erevan Under Qajar Rule 1795 - 1828. Costa Mesa: Mazda Publishers in Association with Bibliotheca Persica, 1992.

A scholarly study of the Erevan area at a pivotal point in it's history. From a rug pointy of view it is a little dry but there is a wealth of data that gives us a picture of weaving there. It has facts and figures in such areas as number of dyers, loom builders, etc... plus ethnic makeup of each group. One very interesting part is the list of tribes who stayed in the area after the second Russo-Persian war and who left. Persian Armenian History.

Boyle, J. A. & Marsden, D. J. The Qashqa'i of Iran. 1976,

Good background book on the Qashqai. Part of the Arts of Islam series, Black and white pictures. Nice for it's day but dated today.. Caucasian Rugs

Bradley, James: Wool Carding ; Manchester: 1921. 5.5 x 8.5, Mechanical "Textile Manufacture" Manua1983. series., 99 b/w.

Bradsher, Henry S. Afghanistan and the Soviet Union. Durham: Duke Press Policy Studies. 1983

This is an important book on the early days of the Russian Afghan war by one of the Afghanistan "Old Hands". Bradsher covered Afghanistan in the 1960s so he has a level of discernment that many other authors do not share.

Brend, Barbara. Islamic Art. 1991,

Excellent general book on Islamic art. A useful resource. Caucasian Rugs

Briggs, Amy. "Timurid Carpets.", Ars Islamica

Not rated yet. Persian Rugs

Briggs, Rose T.: Notes on Vegetable Dyeing ; Plymouth: 1941. 5.5 x 8.5, 6 pp., Published by Plymouth Antiquarian Society Harlow (Old Fort) Brown, Rachel: The Weaving, Spinning and Dyeing Book ; NY: 1978. 9 x 11, 19 CP 413 b/w.

Brinstain, V., Day, S., Floret, ., Galea-Blanc, C, Gell, M, Zial, A. Great Carpets of the World. 1996,

Not rated yet. General Rug Book

Brooklyn Museum. Annual 1959-1960.

Not rated yet.

Brooklyn Museum. Coptic Egypt. 1941,

Not rated yet. Egypt

Brown, Luanne and Sidna Rachid, Egyptian Carpets, The American University in Cairo, 1985

Not rated yet. Egypt

Brown, Rachel: The Weaving, Spinning and Dyeing Book ; NY: 1978. 9 x 11 Hardback, 19 CP 413 b/w.

Bruggemann, W. and H. Bohrner: Teppiche der Bauern und Nomaden in Anatolien ; Munichen: 1982. 10 x 11, Best single book on the subject of piled Anatolian village and nomadic rugs. German text., 114 CP.

Bruggemann, W. and H. Bohmer, Rugs of the Peasants and Nomads of Anatolia, Verlag Kunst & Antiquitdten, Munich, 1983

This is widely aclaimed as the best book in the field on Anatolian village rugs. I have not read it yet but sooner or latter I will get around to focusing on Turkish rugs. Turkish Rugs

Bruggemann, W. Yayla. Form und Farbe in Turkischer Textilkunst. 1993,

Not rated yet. Turkish Rugs

Bruggemann, W. /Bohmer Teppiche Der Bauren. Anatolien h b 1980 German Text

Not rated yet. Turkish Rugs

Bryan, Nonabah G.: Navajo Native Dyes, Their Preparation and Use ; Lawrence: 1940. 7 x 10 Paperback, 83 recipes.

Buhler, Alfred and E. Fischer and M.L. Nabholz: Indian Tie Dyed Fabrics ; Ahmedabad: 1980. 8.5 x 11, Volume 4, 12 CP 91 b/w.

Not rated yet. Indian Textiles

Bulloch, John and H. Morris: No Friends But the Mountains, The Tragic History of the Kurds ; NY: 1992. 6 x 9, 11 b/w.

Bunt, Cyril G. E. Hispano Moresque Fabrics ; Leigh-on-Sea: 1966.

Not rated yet. Spanish Textiles

Burgess, William H. III. Inside Spetsnaz:. 1990, Novato Ca: Presidio, 1992.

Interesting background material for my research into the Soviet effort in Afghanistan. Afghan War

Burkett, M.E.: The Art of the Felt Maker ; Kendal: 1979. 7 x 10 Paperback, 10 CP, 100 b/w.

Not rated yet.

Burling, Judith, and Burling, Arthur Hart. Chinese Art. New York: Bonanza Books. 1953.

Not rated yet. Chinese Art

Burnaby Fred. A Ride To Khiva. New York: Arno Press and The New York Times. 1977.

Not rated yet. Persian Tribes Qashqai

Burnham, Dorothy K., Unlike the Lilies: Doukhobor Textile Traditions in Canada, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, 1986

Not rated yet.

Burns, James. The Caucasus, Traditions in Weaving, Seattle: 1987.

This is one of the better books on Caucasian Rugs. Burns has a great eye and his collection is spectacular. Caucasian Rugs

Butterweck, G. & Orasch, L. Handbook of Anatolian Carpets. Central Anatolia. 1986,

Not rated yet. Turkish Rugs

Butterweck, G., Kryza-Gersch, F., Neuber, E., Roth, F. O., Stanzer, W., & Trimbacher, P. Antique Anatolian Carpets

Not rated yet. Turkish Rugs

Oriental Rug Books Authors Beginning with C

Cable, Mildred. and French, Francesca. The Gobi Desert. London UK: Hodder and Stoughton 1946 (first ed. 1942).

Interesting back ground on Central Asia. Dated and reads in part like a travelogue but has some valuable parts. Central Asia, Lib.

Cadry, J.: Woven History Stories in Carpets. Canberra: 1990.

Not rated yet. General Rug Book

Cagier-Smith, Alan. Lustre Pottery: Technique, Tradition and Innovation in Islam and the Western World. London, 1985.

de Calatchi, Robert. Oriental Rugs. 1970.

Not rated yet. General Rug Book

de Calatchi, Robert. Oriental Carpets. Secaucus 1979.

Not rated yet. General Rug Book

Campana, M. Oriental Carpets. 1969,

A book well passed it's prime. What was a good book in 1969 has little to offer today. General Rug Book

Cameron, Nigel. Barbarians and Mandarins. New York: Walker Weatherhill, 1970.

Not rated yet. Chinese History Cameron, Nigel

Canby, Sheila R. Persian Painting. New York: Thames and Hudson, 1993.

A lot of information packed into a small book. Nice pictures, scholarly text. A must read for someone trying to understand classical Persian and related art. Persian Miniature Painting

Canby, Sheila R. "Age and Time in the Work of Riza." In Persian Masters: Five Centuries of painting, ed. Sheila R. Canby., Bombay, 1990. PP. 71-84.

Canby, Sheila R. The Tuti-Nama of the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Origins of Mughal Painting. Graz, 1976.

Caroe, Olaf. The Pathans. New York: St Martins Press, 1958.

This is the book to read on the major tribal groups of Afghanistan and Pakistan. The constant state of unrest in the Northern part of the Mughal empire dictated much of what happened in those days even in art. Caroe has written the best book on the subject. Afghan Pashtun History Caroe, Olaf.

Carpet Museum of Iran: Collection of Iranian Carpet Postcards ; Tehran: (1990?).

Not rated yet.

Carswell, John. "Six Tiles." In Islamic Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, ed. Richard Ettinghausen. New York, I 976. Pp. 99- 1 24.

Carswell, John.  Blue and White.- Chinese Porcelain and Its Impact on the Western World. Exhibition catalogue. Chicago, 1985.

Cassella Co., Leopold: The Dyeing of Cotton and Other Vegetable Fibers ; Frankfort: 1904. 6.5 x 10, German dye manufactures publication Supplement 1., 98 Samples, dyes colors cotton fabric.

Will not rate nor read nor buy

Cavallo, Adolph. S. Tapestries of Europe and Colonial Peru in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Museum of Fine Arts. 1967, Vol I:

Not rated yet. Tapestries of Europe and Colonial Peru

Cavallo, Adolph. S. Textiles: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. New York: Board of Trustees Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 1986.

The catalogue of a very eurocentic textile museum. Very limited Islamic and Middle Eastern holdings. Islamic Textiles

Celik, Zeynep. The Remaking of Istanbul.- Portrait of an Ottoman City in the Nineteenth Century. Seattle and London, 1986.

Ceretto, E. & B. Kolahi. Labyrinths On The Rug. 1991,

Not rated yet.

Chalumeau, Pierre. Les Nattes D'Alfa du Boutaleb, Etude de Sociologie Nord-Africaine ; Tunis: 1954.

Not rated yet. Tunisian Textiles

Chamberlain, Marcia and C. Crockett: Beyond Weaving ; NY: 1974. 8 x 11, 28 CP 250 b/w.

Chandra, Pramod. On The Study of Indian Art. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1983.

This is not about Indian art as much as it is about the major authorities on Indian art. It helps to reread the various authors discussed and then look to see Chandra's commentary. Indian Art

Chattopadhaya, K. Carpets and Floor-coverings of India. 1976 Bombay: Taraporevala, (rev. ed. of 1969),

Not rated yet. Indian Art

Chen-peng, Hsu: Indigo Prints of China ; Peking: 1956. 7 x 10, 48 b/w.

Chenciner, Robert. Kaitag: Textile Art from Daghestan ; London: 1993.

Not rated yet. Kaitags

Chevalier, Dominique and Nicole de Pazzis-Chevalier: Des Tapis Inoubliables: Exposition de Tapis d'Orient Anciens ; Paris

Not rated yet.

"The Chinese Exhibition", Washington DC and Kansas Missouri: National Gallery of Art , and The Nelson Gallery-Atkins Museum, 1975.

The same material as "The Genius Of China". London UK: Times Newspaper LTD, 1973 but not nearly as much or as well done. Chinese Art

Chinese Porcelain, Co: Pattern and Symbol: .Chinese Rugs and Carpets ; NY: 1986.

Not rated yet. Chinese Rugs

Chirkov, D. Daghestan Decorative Art Moscow 1971. Russian/French/English text.

Not rated yet. Caucasian Art

Chirkov, D.: Daghestan Decorative Art ; Moscow: 1971.

Not rated yet.

Christie's London sale 5547, 14 Feb 1996. The Bernheimer Family Collection of Carpets.

Not rated yet.

Christie's London sale 7360, 2 Oct 1996. The Bernheimer Family Collection of Textiles.

Not rated yet.

Cig, Kemal, Sabahattin Batur, and Cengiz Koseoglu. The Topkapi Saray Museum, Architecture: The Harem and Other Buildings, trans. and ed. J. M. Rogers. Boston, 1988.

Not rated yet. Turkish Art

Cittone, Elio. Tesori Ottomani del XVI e XVII Secolo (Ottoman Textiles of the 16th and 17th Centuries) ; Milano: (1980)

Not rated yet. Turkish Textiles

Clafin, H. B. Rugs and Carpets from the Orient ; NY: 1913.

Not rated yet. General Rug Book

Clarke, E. H. S and W. S Meyer et al. Imperial Gazetteer of India: Afghanistan and Nepal. Calcutta: Superintendent of Government Printing, 1908. 1989 Reprint

This is one of the most important sources on the tribes and people of Afghanistan.

8vo: viii, 144 pages. Fold-out color map.

Clark, Hartley. Bokhara, Turkoman and Afghan Rugs London John Lane Bodley Head Ltd. 1922.

Not rated yet. Turkmen Textiles

Clawson, Patrick. Editor Iran's Strategic Intentions and capabilities. Washington DC: Institute For National Strategic Studies, National Defense University. 1994.

Interesting at least to me. Mostly an attempt to pump Iran up as a viable enemy. Soldiers and politicians need enemies and Iran is convenient. Of all the authors Ahmed Hashim stands out. Iran Military, Politics.Lib Clawson Patrick

Cleaves, Francis Woodman.  The Secret History of the Mongols. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1982.

Cleaves was Professor Emeritus of Far Eastern Languages at Harvard University until his death in 1995. This is a tremendously important book. Cleaves gives a brilliant scholarly translation of the Yuan-ch'ao pi-shi. The translation seems extremely solid except for one word in section 64. Professor Cleaves translates a line as "rides a Qasak (Kirghis) cart" when I believe that he has Qasak wrong and therefore misses that the line refers to a symbolic leaving the clan/tribe to go as brides to the Qahan. Perhaps a minor point since the book is certainly one that anyone with a serious interest in the pre-Indian history of the Mughals should read. Mongol History. Lib

Close, Ian ed.: Flowers of the Loom: Plants, Dye, and Oriental Rugs ; Sydney: 1990. 10 x 10 23 CP.

Cloudman, R. M. A Rich Inheritance; Oriental Rugs of the 19th and 20th Centuries. 1974,

Not rated yet. General Rug Book

Coen, L. & Duncan. L. The Oriental Rug. 1978,

Not rated yet. General Rug Book

Cohen, Maria. Shiwan. 1995,

Not rated yet. Shirvan Rugs

Cohen, Maria. Tappeti Kazak. Milan: 1984.

Not rated yet. Kazak Rugs

Cohen, Maurizio. The World of Carpets. New York: Crescent Books, 1996.

A general introductory rug book with nice pictures and nicely written text. Since I have it I refer to it but it is geared to the introductory level. Excellent beginner/intermediate book. General Rug Book Lib.

Cohen, S., Black, D., Loveless, C. The Unappreciated Dhurrie, David Black Oriental Rugs, London, 1982

Not rated yet. Dhuries

Cole, Donald Powell. Nomad of the Nomads. Arlington Heights Il: AHM Publishing Corp, 1975.

Not rated yet. Arab Nomads Lib

Collingwood, Peter: The Techniques of Tablet Weaving Tablet ; McMinnville, Or.: 1982. 8.5 x 11, 242 b/w figures.

Collingwood, Peter: Rug Weaving Techniques, Beyond the Basics ; Loveland: 1990. 10.5 x 8, 70 CP 5 b/w.

Collingwood, Peter: The Techniques of Rug Weaving ; NY: 1969. 7.5 x 10, 170 b/w.

Collingwood, Peter: The Techniques of Tablet Weaving Tablet ; McMinnville, Or.: 1982. 8.5 x 11, 242 b/w figures.

Collins Jr., John J.: Flowers of the Desert. Newburyport, Ma: 1989.

Not rated yet. Southwest Persian Rugs

Collins, John J. Jr. Birds and Vases. Newburyport 1989.

Not rated yet. Bidjar Rugs

Collier, G.A., R. Mendoza de Rick, S. Berger. Aymara Weavings From Highland Bolivia. 19th & early 20th Centuries. 1981,

Not rated yet.

Cook, J.M. The Greeks: In Ionia and the East. London: Thames and Hudson, 1970. 'Ancient Peoples and Places' series.

A scholarly study of the Greek Empire in Asia. Cook uses art architecture coins and maps to lay out his ideas in a logical and understandable format. This book is a treasure.

20.5x15 cm, 268pp, b&w illustrations, maps, notes, index.

Coomaraaswamy, Ananda K. The Dance of Siva. New York: Dover Publication, 1924 (reprint)

Slow unpleasant reading, with little to do with Indian Art and more to do with intellectual gamesmanship. Indian Art. Lib

Coomaraswamy, Ananda K. The Transformation of Nature in Art. New York: Dover Publication, 1934 (1956 reprint)

Boring, tedious, and pedantic. Two stars might be generous. Indian Art. Lib

Conway, S. Thai Textiles. 1992,

Not rated yet. Thai Textiles

Cooper, Merian C.: Grass ; NY: 1925. 5 x 7.5, Early study of the nomadic Bakhtiari seeking pasturage for their sheep in So. Iran. Photos by Beaumont Schoedsack., 64 b/w.

Cooney, J. D. Amarna Reliefs From Hermopolis in American Collections. 1965, Brooklyn Museum,

Not rated yet.

Cootner, Cathryn M. Guide to the Exhibition Anatolian Kilims. San Francisco: 1990.

Not rated yet. Kilims

Cootner, Cathryn M. Anatolian Kilims. The Caroline & H. McCoy Jones Collection. 1990,

Not rated yet. Kilims

Cootner, Cathryn M. Tent and Town, Rugs and Embroideries from Central Asia-The H. McCoy Jones Collection. San Francis

Very nice small show catalogue. Good pictures and text. Turkmen Rugs and Central Asian Textiles.

Cootner, Cathryn M. Oriental Rugs, An Introduction: Prayer Rugs. Technical Data and Descriptions Palo Alto. (1974).

Not rated yet. General Rug Book, Prayer Rug

Cowen, Jill Sanchia. Kalila wa Dimna: an Animal Allegory of the Mongol Court. New York and Oxford, 1989.

Not rated yet. Persian Art

Crane, Howard. Risdle-i Mi'mdriyye.- An Early Seventeenth-Century Ottoman Treatise on Architecture. Facsimile with translation and notes. Supplements to Muqamas. Leiden, 1987.

Not rated yet. Turkish Art

Craycraft, Michael. and Halley Anne. Baluch Prayer Rugs. Point Reyes Station: Dennis Anderson Photography, 1983.

If you are interested in Baluch you should have this book. Michael Craycraft is one of the more innovative researchers into the Baluch and he presents ground breaking theories that deserve consideration? Of course not but the book is an essential part of any Baluch short list. Plus the price is very reasonable. If you can find it. Do not count on the price remaining reasonable much longer. It is seems to be getting scarce and is either out of print or will be soon. Autographed by Michael Craycraft at Rug Convention 1995. Baluch Rugs Lib

Craycraft, Michael. Belouch Prayer Rugs. Pt. Reyes St.: 1982.

Vide Supra. Baluch Rugs

Creswell, K. A. C. A Bibliography of the Architecture, Arts and Crafts of Islam, to 1st January 1960. Cairo: AUC, 1961.

Creswell, K. A. C. A Bibliography of the Architecture, Arts and Crafts of Islam: Supplement, January 1960--January 1972. Cairo: AUC, 1973.

Creswell, K. A. C. "Dr. F. R. Martin's M.S. 'Treatise on Automata'" in The Year Book of Oriental Art and Culture, 1924-1925. Waley, Arthur (edited by). Vol. 1. London: Ernest Benn, Limited, 1925. 33-40.

Creswell, K. A. C. A Bibliography of Arms and Armour in Islam. London: Luzac, 1956.

Creswell, K. A. C., Early Muslim Architecture, (Oxford: 1932).

Creswell, K.A.C.: A Short Account of Early Muslim Architecture ; Beirut: 1968. 5.5 x 8, 77 b/w 64 figures.

Cronin, Vincent: The Last Migration ; NY: 1957. 5.5 x 8 Hardback, Details of the Shah's armed attack upon nomadic So. Persian tribal groups., 6 b/w

Curatola, G. ed. Arabeschi, Tappeti Classici D'Oriente Dal XVI AL XIX Secolo. 1991,

Curatola, G. The Simon and Shuster Book of Oriental Carpets. 1982,

Not rated yet. General Rug Book

Curtin, Jeremiah and J. N. B. Hewitt Bureau of American Ethnology Report Thirty Second Annual Report for 1910-1911, Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institute, 1918

Curtin, Jeremiah. MYTHS AND FOLK-TALES OF THE RUSSIANS, WESTERN SLAVS, AND MAGYARS. Little, Brown, and Company. 1903,

Curtin, Jeremiah A Journey in Southern Siberia: The Mongols, Their Religion and Their Myths. With a Map, and Numerous Illustrations... Boston Little, Brown 1909.

Curtin, Jeremiah Memoirs of Jeremiah Curtin Madison: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1940, xii, 925 pp., 3 illus. in b&w. This is a moving panorama of Curtin's travels and experiences including Mongolia and the Caucasus.

Curtin, Jeremiah. Mongols. Little, Brown, 1908; foreword by Teddy Roosevelt; frontis.;

Curtin, Jeremiah The Mongols in Russiia. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1908. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 481 pages. This work as was its companion volume The Mongols, A History is dedicated to Theodore Roosevelt President of the United States. 481 pages

Sieniewicz, Henry (translated from the Polish by Jeremiah Curtin) Quo Vadis, A Narrative of the Time of Nero. Ny. The Book League of America c1923/1925.

Curtin, Jeremiah (translator), Tolstoi (Count Alexis) Prince Serebryani. An Historical Novel of the Times of Ivan the Terrible and of the Conquest of Siberia.Translated From the Russian by Jeremiah Curtin. NY: Dodd, Mead, 1893.

Curtis, John: Ancient Persia ; Cambridge, Ma: 1990. 8.5 x 8.5, British Museum 40 CP 50 b/w.

Curzon, George. Curzon's Persia. London, England: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1986.

Peter King edited this down from "Persia and the Persian Question". Curzon was a British spy back in the days when England was bent on world domination. This is basically the tourist part drawn from a book that was drawn from Curzon's intelligence reports. While the actions of Curzon in the service of an evil empire is despicable there is much to be learned about Qajar Persia. Persian History Lib

Curzon, George. Persia and the Persian Question, vol. 2, (London: 1892).

This is basically a combination of travel guide and intelligence report. George Nathaniel Curzon, Marquess Curzon of Kedleston was one of the strongest advocates of British Imperialism and the retention and expansion of the Empire. It was the actions of Men such as Curzon that the Nazi Germans used to justify their actions against Christians and Jews that have been dubbed the Holocost. Despite the repugnance I have for British propaganda this book is useful in that Curzon makes solid well documented observations that are useful in the study of Persia.

Oriental Rug Books Authors Beginning with D

D'Ucel, Jeanne. Berber Art, An Introduction. Norman: 1932.

Not rated yet.

Dahlin, A. Textil PA Skokloste. 1988,

Not rated yet.

Danker Meisterstucke Orientalischer Knupfkunst. 1966,

Not rated yet.

Davies, Peter. The Tribal Eye. Antique Kilims of Anatolia. 1993,

This book is very well thought in the area of Anatolian kelims. It is not a major interest of mine so so far I have not bought it. Kilims.

Davenport, Elsie G.: Your Handspinning ; Pacific Grove: 1953. 5.5 x 8.5, 5 b/w 96 diagrams.

Davis, Fanny: The Palace of Topkapi ; NY: 1970. 7 x 10 Hardback in dust jacket, 11 CP 79 b/w,

Day, Susan, ed. Great Carpets of the World. London: Thames and Hudson Ltd., 1996.

I really enjoyed this book. Wonderful authors writing about great rugs.

Dearnaley, John: Ikat Cloths of Indonesia ; New Zealand: 1988. 7 x 10, Waikato Museum of Art and History exhibition catalog., 18 CP 41 b/w.

Debets, G.F.: Physical Anthropology of Afghanistan I-II ; Cambridge MA: 1970. 8.5 x 11, "Mug shots" of different Afghan tribal groups conducted by Soviet anthropologist., 97 b/w.

de Franchis, Amadeo. and John T. Wertime: Lori and Bakhtiyari Flatweaves. Tehran: Tehran Rug Society, 1976.

This is a very highly regarded book

Not rated yet.Persian Flatweaves

De Moor, A. ed. Koptische Textiel / Coptic Textiles. 1993,

Not rated yet.Coptic Textiles

De Moor, A. Pollet, L., Janssen, E., Van Mierlo, C., Verhecken, A., Vermuelen, A. Tussen Ketting en Inslag. 1988,

Not rated yet.

Dedera, Don. Navajo Rugs, Northland Publishing, Flagstaff, AZ, 1990

Not rated yet.Navajo Rugs

Defense Mapping Agency, Gazetteer of Iran, 2 volumes, 2nd Edition, Washington, D.C., November 1984

Not rated yet.

Del Grosso, T. LE TRAME DELLA GRANDE DEA. 1993,

Not rated yet.

Denny, Walter B. Walker, Daniel., Fling, Russell S., The Markarian Album : The Richard R. Markarian Collection of Oriental Rugs, 1989

Not rated yet.

Denny, Walter B. "The Image and the Word: Islamic Painting and Calligraphy," Catalogue, Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, Massachusetts, 1976.

Not rated yet.

Denny, Walter B. Looms Of Splendor. 1980,

Not rated yet.

Denny, Walter B. Masterpieces of Color and Design: Islamic Carpets from Oberlin College ; Oberlin: 1991.

Not rated yet.

Denny, Walter B. Sotheby's Guide to Oriental Carpets, New York: Fireside Books 1994

A useful well written introductory book with a through approach for a small format book.

Denny, Walter B. Oriental Rugs, Washington DC: Cooper Hewitt Museum 1979

An older book somewhat confined by the format of the Cooper Hewitt series.

Denny, Walter B. "Ceramic Revetments of the Mosque of the Ramazan Oglu in Adana." In IVeme Congres international d'art turc. Aix-en-Provence, 1976. PP. 57-66.

Not rated yet.Turkish Rugs

Denny, Walter B. "Ceramics." In Turkish Art, ed. Esin Anl. Washington, DC, 1980. Pp. 239-98.

Not rated yet.Turkish Rugs

Denny, Walter B. "Dating Ottoman Turkish Works in the Saz Style." Muqarnas I (1983): 103-22.

Not rated yet.Turkish Rugs

Denny, Walter B. The Ceramics of the Mosque of Rustem Pasha and the Environment of Change. New York, 1977.

Not rated yet.Turkish Rugs

Denwood, Philip. The Tibetan Carpet. 1978 ed.,

Not rated yet. Tibetan Rugs

Denwood, Philip. The Tibetan Carpet. Warminster, England: Aris and Phillips Ltd., 1974.

Good book on Tibetian carpets. I will get around to rating it one of these days.

Not rated yet.Tibetan Rugs

Denwood, Philip. Le Tapis Tibetain. 1977,

Not rated yet Tibetan Rugs.

Der Manuelian, Lucy. Armenian Rugs, University of Michigan, 1983

Not rated yet Armenian Rugs.

Der Manuelian, Lucy. and M. Eiland: Weavers, Merchants and Kings, Inscribed Rugs from Armenia. Ft. Worth: 1984.

A splendid book, Der Manuelian gives a scholarly look at the Armenians and Dr, Murray Eiland Jr. does a masterful job with the rugs. Good pictures and great rugs. Armenian Rugs

(15 of the rugs illustrated in this book are from Jim Keshishian's collection.)

Desai, Chelna. Ikat Textiles Of India. 1988,

Not rated yet.Ikats

Desai, Chelna. Ikat Textiles of India, Chronicle Books, San Francisco, 1987

Not rated yet.Ikats

Dhamija, Jasleen and Jyotindra Jain, Hand-woven Fabrics of India, Mapin Publishing, Pvt., Ahmedabad, India, 1989 Dhamija, Jasleen, Iran's Crafts, Farabi University, Tehran, 1979

Not rated yet.Indian Textiles.

de Toledano, Ralph, Spies, Dupes, and Diplomats. New Rochelle: Arlington House, 1967.

Exciting writing that documents the infiltration of our Government by the Communists. The book deals with Owen Lattimore but stops short of labeling him a spy and paints him as a dupe. Lattimore was America's preeminent expert on Central Asia and had a key role in selling America out to the Red Chinese. Lattimore was also a blatant and viscous anti-Semite.

Dickie, James. "The Alhambra: Some Reflections Prompted by a Recent Study by Oleg Grabar." In Studio Arabica et Islamica: Festschrift for Ihsan Abbas on his Sixtieth Birthday, ed. Widad al-Qadi. Beirut, 1981. Pp. 127-49. Spain and Maghreb

Not rated yet. Spain and Maghreb Islamic Art Architecture.

Dickson, Martin B., and Stuart Cary Welch. The Houghton Shahnama. 2 Vols. Cambridge, MA, 1982.

Perhaps the single best work in the field of Persian miniature art. Amazingly comprehensive.

Diehr, Frank Martin. ed. Treasured Baluch Pieces. 1997.

Guest Reviewer - Mark Hopkins

In an Email Mark Quoted his Review in Hali (#96 page 109) "This is a sincere book, honest, unpretentious and dedicated. And it is an important contribution to the field of Baluch writings that serves both as a primer for the freshman collector, and as a warm and friendly addition to the expert's library."

Mark then added "I would definitely give the book as many stars as you have available." Baluch Rugs

Diehr, Frank Martin. Treasured Baluch Pieces from Private Collections ; 1996.

Vide supra.

Dietrich, Dr. Bernhard. Kleinasiatische Strickereien ; Plauen: 1911.

Not rated yet.

Diez, Ernst. Iranische Kunst ; Vienna: 1944. 7 x 9.5, German text. 20 b/w of rugs and textiles., 16 CP 130 b/w.

Not rated yet.Persian Art

Digby, G. F. W. The Tapestry Collection Medieval and Renaissance. 1980, Victoria & Albert Museum,

Not rated yet.Tapestries

Digby, G. F. W. French Tapestries From The XIVth TO The XVIIIth Centuries. 1951, Batsford Colour Books,

Not rated yet. Tapestries

Dilley, Arthur Urbane Revised by Dimand, M. S. Ph. D. Oriental Rugs and Carpets. Philadelphia & New York: J. B. Lippincott Co, 3rd edition 1959.

Too dated and I have not been able to relate this book to my studies so I do not use it often. Dilley's floral prose is a bit much. Not nearly as useful as Dimand's Handbook.

Dilley, Arthur Urbane. Oriental Rugs. 1909,

Not rated yet.

Dimand, Maurice S. Ph. D. A Handbook of Muhammadan Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, third edition, 1958.

While this book is in some ways dated and the title is no longer considered politically correct this is a book I return to over and over. Professor Dimand has a grasp of the overall scheme of Islamic art that is all too lacking in most rug authors. Islamic Art

Dimand, Maurice S. and Jean Mailey. Oriental Rugs in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1973.

This book is one of the classics on Classic Carpets. Professor Dimand brrings to the table an understanding of Islamic art that gives him a deep insight into the carpets. This combined with the depth of the Met collection makes this a great read.

Dimand, Maurice S. Persian Miniature Paintings N.Y.

Not rated yet.

Dimand, Maurice S. The Ballard Collection of Oriental Rugs in the City Art Museum of St. Louis ; St. Louis: 1935.

Not rated yet.

Dimand, Maurice S. The Kevorkian Foundation, Collection of Rare and Magnificent Oriental Carpets Special Loan Exhibit

Not rated yet.

Dimand, Maurice S. Loan Exhibition of Persian Rugs of the So-Called Polish Type ; NY: 1930.

This is an important early book that went a long way towards straightening out the error that Polonaise carpets are Polish. Of course it spawned it's own problems such as the attribution to Isfahan and Persia. Many of the best Polonaise carpets are definitively Mughal on a structural basis.

Diyarbekirli, Nejat. Hun Sanati ; Istanbul: 1972.

Not rated yet.

DMC: Morocco Embroideries ; Mulhouse, France: 1969.

Not rated yet.Moroccan Rugs

Dobson, Christopher, and Payne, Ronald. The Terrorists. New York: Facts on File. 1987,

A wee bit hard on those gallant Irish freedom fighters (definite British bias) and rather dated. How one can include the IRA and ignore the SAS strains the credibility. When the British government ordered the SAS to murder civilians with out so much as a judge or trial they exceeded the worst the poor Irish everr committed. ordered the SAS to murder . The face of Terrorism changes rapidly and this book has seen it's day pass. Terrorism.

Dockstader, Frederick J. The Song of The Loom. Montclair Art Museum; 1987,

Not rated yet.

Dockstader, Frederick J. Weaving Arts of the North American Indian, Harper Collins Publishers, Inc., New York, 1993

Not rated yet.

Dodds, Dennis R. & Eiland , M., ed. Oriental Rugs from Atlantic Collections Philadelphia 1996.

Wonderful book based on the rugs at the Philadelphia ICOC.

Dodds, Dennis R. Oriental Rugs The Collection of Dr. and Mrs. Robert A. Fisher in the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Richmond: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts,1985.

Very sound, solid, scholarship from Dennis Dodds. The Fisher Collection is a treasure trove of village and tribal pieces that will only grow in importance as the years go by. Excellent structural analyses and attributions from Dodds,

Dodds Jerrilynn D. ed. Al-,Andalus: The Art of Islamic Spain. New York, 1992. Spain and Maghreb

Not rated yet Islamic Art Spain and Maghreb.

Dodds Jerrilynn D. "The Paintings in the Sala de justicia of the Alhambra: Iconography and Iconology." Art Bulletin 61 (1979): 186-97. Spain and Maghreb

Not rated yet. Islamic Art Spain and Maghreb.

Dokali, Rachid. Les Mosquies de la peiode turque d Alger, Algiers, 1974,

Not rated yet.

Dombrowski, G. & Pfluger-Schindlbeck, I. Flachgewebe Aus Anatolien. 1988, Bilderheft

Not rated yet Turkish Flatweaves.

Donchian, J. B. Threads From The Oriental Loom. 1912,

Not rated yet.

Doubleday, Veronica. Three Women of Herat. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1988.

Doubleday lived in Herat and this is the story of her interaction with some of the local women. She is not an anthropologist so it falls short of Dr. Lois Beck's visits with the Qashqai but is more in depth than a mere tourist book. This is a help to try to understand the Herati culture.

Dovodov, N. and Khodzhamukhamedov N. Carpets and Carpet Products of Turkmenistan. Ashkhabad (?). Turkmen Carpet Company, U.S.S.R., 1983

This may be the worst rug book in terms of picture quality I have ever seen. This even makes Oriental Rugs Volume 1 by Bennett look wonderful in comparison. The book is in three languages and I can only read the English part. The rest looks like Russian and Uzbek. When you get past the picture quality Dovodov and Khodzhamukhamedov have done a good job. Not my first choice but I do use this book when I an searching for clues to attribution. Turkmen Rugs

Drioton, E. & Vandier, J. Les Peuples de L'Orient Mediterraneen. II. L'Egypte. 1938,

Not rated yet.

D'Troche, Francois. Les Manuscrits du Coran, du maghrib i linsulinde. Bibliothoque Nationale, Departement des manuscrits, Catalogue des manuscrits arabes. Paris, 1985.

Not rated yet.

Dubon, D. Tapestries From The S.H. Kress Collection.

Not rated yet. Tapestries.

Dudin, S. M. Teppiche Mittelasiens Band 5 (Central Asian Rugs). Hamburg: 1984.

Not rated yet.

Dumas, Hilary. & Dumas, D. G. Trefoil: Guls, Stars & Gardens. 1989,

 Not rated yet.

Dumas, Hilary.  & Dumas, D. G. Trefoil: Guls, Stars & Gardens. 1989,

Not rated yet.

Dunn, Ross E. The Adventures of Ibn Battuta. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1986.

Shelved. History. Dunn, Ross E.

Dunsmore, S. Nepalese Textiles. 1993, British Museum Press,

Not rated yet.Nepalese Textiles

Dupree, Louis. Afghanistan. Oxford Univ Press (May 1, 1997). 1 Ed edition Princeton: Princeton Univ Press, (December 1973)

From Lloyd Kannenberg:

"One of the most useful books I have ever come across on Afghanistan is called just "Afghanistan". It is by the late Louis Dupree, and it covers all things Afghan, including history until about 10 minutes before the Soviet invasion in 1980. Really really good! And recently reprinted, in paperback, by Oxford University Press. By the way, Dupree's wife wrote the definitive tourist guide to pre-Taliban Afghanistan, but it is impossible to find a copy."

Durusel, A. S. Turkish Carpets. Istanbul: 1983.

Du Ry, Carel J.: Art of the Ancient Near and Middle East ; NY: 1969. 7.5 x 9, Abrams' Panorama of World Art Series., 150 CP 141 b/w.

Duveen, James Henry. The Rise of the House of Duveen. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1857.

A highly entertaining account of the life of a great art dealer. Interesting and pertinent. Art Dealers, Art Collectors. Lib.

Oriental Rug Books Authors Beginning with E

Eagleton, William: An Introduction to Kurdish Rugs and other Weavings. Brooklyn: Interlink Books, 1988.

The best book on Kurdish rugs. If you are interested in Kurdish rugs you should have this book.

Eder, Doris. Orientteppich Band 1 Kaukasische Teppich. Munchen: 1979.

The English language rights to this book were apparently sold or transfered allowing it to be rewritten by Ian Bennett and sold under his name with no mention of Eder or her hard work. Eder is a widely respected auction house rug expert and this book is highly regarded. I am not rating it since my German is not very good.

Edgu, F. Karapinar Tulu Carpets. 1989,

Edhem, Fehmi and Ivan Stchoukine. Les manuscripts orientaux illustrés de la Bibliothèque de l'Université de Stamboul. Series: Mémoires de l'Institute Fran ais d'Archeologie de Stamboul, I. Paris: E. de Boccard, éditeur, 1933.

Edwards, A. Cecil. The Persian Carpet. London 1953. The standard text on the subject.

Vide Infra.

Edwards, A. Cecil.  The Persian Carpet. London: 1991.

Vide Infra.

Edwards, A. Cecil.  The Persian Carpet. 1977 (1983 impression),

Considered the definitive rug on Persian Carpets. Edwards is a great source on things that he has seen and a good source on things he concludes. One must realize that this book is a snapshot of weaving in Persian in the mid 20th century.

(A later note, this is an excellent book but it falls short of being definative. It is best when read with PRJ Ford's P. R. J. Ford's Oriental Carpet Design.)

Edwards, A. Cecil.  The Persian Carpet, Duckworth, London, 1975

Vide Supra.

Edwards, I. E. S. Shore, A. F. & Pinder-Wilson, R. H. 5000 Years of Egyptian. 1962, Arts Council,

Efendiev, Rasim. Folk Art of Azerbaijan. Baku: 1984. 204 pp., 9.5 x 13 Hardback in dust jacket, GWO 1394.

Eickelman, Dale F. The Middle East. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice hall, 1979.

Anthropology textbook on the anthropology of the Middle East. Useful and interesting reading.

Eggebrecht, A. et al. Das Land am Nile. Hildeshiem: 1979.

Ehnbom, Daniel: Indian Miniatures, The Ehrenfeild Collection ; New York: 1985. 9 x 12, 127 CP.

Eiland, Emmett. Oriental Rugs Today. Berkeley: Berkeley Hills Books, 1999

"Emmett Eiland has condensed thirty years of learning into the most helpful book ever written on the contemporary rug market. Everyone contemplating the purchase of an Oriental rug needs a copy. Dealers and wholesalers will study it with the greatest interest as well."

-Jim Opie, author of Tribal Rugs

"All rugs were young once and every rug ever woven was once newly cut from the loom. This book is timely and up-to-date because rug weaving nowadays is experiencing a renaissance. The author gives current information about well-woven and well-dyed rugs made of the best materials. The buyer who wishes to walk on worthy products of the loom without spending a fortune on antiques will find useful and reassuring information in this first-rate book."

-Dr John L. Sommer, President of the San Francisco Bay Area Rug Society

"This is the single best book on the carpets most people will be buying."

-J. Barry O'Connell, Rug News

Oriental Rugs Today

Eiland, Emmett and M. Shockley: Tent Bands of the Steppes; Berkeley: 1976.

Eiland, Murray L, Jr. and Pinner, Robert. Between the Black Desert and the Red. Berkeley: 1999

Eiland, Murray L, Jr. Chinese and Exotic Rugs. Boston: New York Graphic Society, 1979.

As you can see by the number of times I reference this book in my foot notes this book is a favorite.

Eiland, Murray L, Jr. Chinese and Exotic Rugs. Boston: New York Graphic Society, 1979.

As you can see by the number of times I reference this book in my foot notes this book is a favorite.

Eiland, Murray L, Jr. et al. Oriental Carpets and Textile Studies. Volume IV. Berkley: San Francisco Bay Area Rug Society and OCTs Ltd., 1993.

A useful scholarly book. I especially found Nevin Enez's article on the Topkapi prayer rugs of particular interest. Boralevi's article on Italian Peasant rugs is a stand out as well. I think it is fair to say that all the OCTS books rate 5 stars but I am remiss in not having all of them.

Eiland, Murray L, Jr. and Eiland, Murray L. III Oriental Rugs A Complete Guide. Boston: Little Brown and Company, 1998 4th edition.

The single best collectors book on Oriental carpets. This completely blows away the 3rd edition and that was the best book in the field before this one.  

Eiland, Murray L, Jr. Oriental Rugs A New Comprehensive Guide. Boston: Little Brown and Company, 1993 3rd edition.

I downgraded this one from 5 stars to 3 stars because the new edition makes this one obsolete. Buy the new one.

(Previously I wrote: If I could only have one rug book this would be it. Eiland has one of the keenest minds in the rug world and in many areas is the reigning expert. That is not to say that I agree with every thing he writes but even when we agree to disagree I have to admire his intellectual integrity. I recently spoke with Murray and he mentioned that his 4th edition will completely blow this one away. )

Eiland, Murray L, Jr. Oriental Rugs From Pacific Collections. 1990,

This is Eiland's single best rug book. Eiland is at his best because he focuses on good rugs and brings his mind to bear on questions that interest him. Good pictures and a huge number of rugs. Highly advised.

Eiland, Murray L, Jr. Oriental Rugs from Western Collections. Berkeley: Oriental Rug Co., 1973.

Poor pictures but vintage Eiland. I think it is a great catalogue and I find the Turkmen stuff very valuable.

Eiland, Murray L, Jr. M.D. We're Off to See the Wizard an exploration of new paths to well-being. Berkeley: Rosebud, l980.

Ellis, Charles Grant. Early Caucasian Rugs. Washington DC: The Textile Museum, 1975.

Ellis was a tremendous talent in the world of Oriental carpets. This book belongs in any serious library on Oriental Carpets. Ellis laid out a view of Dragon Carpets that has been excepted as the conventional wisdom. Later books, particularly Wright, Richard. Wertime, John. Caucasian Carpets and Covers offer a serious challenge to the Ellis view. Call me old fashioned but I still side closer to the Ellis view than the "Tabriz Hypothesis".

Ellis, Charles Grant. East of Turkestan, An Exhibition of Chinese Rugs and Textiles ; Washington DC: 1967. Museum of Art, 1988.

Ellis, Charles Grant. Oriental Carpets in the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Philadelphia: Philadelphia

A truly great book. A scholarly triumph. Perhaps the single most impressive rug book I have ever see. The pictures are good and the depth of analyses is outstanding. I wish every major collection was documented this well. One has to wonder why he did this book for the PMA rather than the TM.

Ellwanger, W. D. The Oriental Rug. 1903, Dodd, Mead,

Elmby, Hans. Antikke Turkmenske Taepper / Antique Turkmen Carpets. 1990,

Elmby, Hans. Antikke Turkmenske Taepper / Antique Turkmen Carpets II. 1994,

Elmby, Hans. Antikke Turkmenske Taepper / Antique Turkmen Carpets III. 1996,

Elmby, Hans. Antique Turkmen Carpets ; Copenhagen: 1990. 8.5 x 11.5, Danish dealer exhibition and sales catalog., 45 CP.

Elmby, Hans. Antique Turkmen Carpets II ; Cohenhagen: 1994. 8 x 12, Danish dealer's second Turkoman catalog. Danish and English text., 44 CP.

Elmby, Hans. Antique Turkmen Carpets III ; Copenhagen: 1996. 8 x 11.5, The third exhibition and sales catalog of this Danish dealer of Central Asian rugs., 46 CP.

Eltz, Nicky. Woven Art of the East. Eugene, OR, Nicky Eltz. 1986; desk calendar format

Emery, Irene. The Primary Structure of Fabrics. Washington DC: 1966. 9 x 12, Reprinting of 1980 edition., 376 b/w.

The is the definitive book on textile structure. This may be a little beyond the needs of most collectors but it does have a place in a serious textile library.  For pile carpets I think Marla Mallett's Woven Structures is far more valuable but for textiles this is the book.

Enderlein, Volkmar. Die Miniaturen der Berliner Baisonqur-Handschrifi. Bilderhefte der Staadichen Museen zu Berlin, Heft I. Berlin, 1991.

Enderlein, Volkmar. Orientalische Kelims. 1986,

Engelhardt, H. & E. Orientteppiche der Sonder Klasse ; Mannheim: 1982.

Engelhardt, H. Orientteppiche der Sonder Klasse. Sammlerexemplare Aus Dem Alten Russland. Mannheim: 1982.

Engelhardt, E. Teppiche die Bilder Des Orients. Heidelberg: 19?

Engelhardt, E. Orientteppiche Der Sonderklasse. 1980,

Engelhardt, E. Teppiche die Bilder Des Orients. Vol II. 1978,

Engelhardt, E. Teppiche die Bilder Des Orients. 1977,

Epton, N. The Palace and the Jungle. n.d., c. 1950,

Erber, Christian. ed. A Wealth of Silk and Velvet. n.d. (1993),

Ercoli, Edoardo. Il Tappeto Orientale (Oriental Rugs). Roma: 1942.

Erdmann, Kurt. Oriental Carpets. The Crosby Press, Fishguard, Wales, 1976

 Vide Infra.

Erdmann, Kurt. Oriental Carpets. 1962, Universe Books, 2nd American edition,

Nice book but a little dated. Useful but I would not pay a fortune for this book since the book collectors have run the price up. .

Erdmann, Kurt. Seven Hundred Years of Oriental Carpets, ed. Hanna Erdmann. trans. M. H. Beatty and H. Herzog. Berkeley and Los Angeles, Univ. of California, 1970

Somewhat dated collection of Erdmann pieces published elsewhere but a very important book. In classic carpets this book is often used to define the conversation. Includes The Tuduc chapter.

Erdmann, Kurt. Seven Hundred Years of Oriental Carpets, Faber and Faber Ltd.,

Vide Supra.

Erdmann, Kurt. Translated by Robert Pinner: The History of the Early Turkish Carpet ; London: 1977.

Eren, A. N. Turkish Handmade Carpets. N.d. (c. 1990),

Ertug, Ahmet et al. Turkish Carpets from the 13th-18th Centuries. Istanbul 1996.

Erzen, Jale. "Sinan as Anti-Classicist." Muqarnas 5 (1988): 70-86.

Eskenazi, John. IL Tappeto Orientale Dal XV AL XVIII Secolo. 1981,

Eskenazi, John. J. Kilim. 1980,

Eskenazi, John.  Suzani ; Milano: 1995.

Frances, Michael and Eskenazi, John.  Turkish Rugs and Old Master Paintings. London: 1996.

Ettinghausen, Richard. The Islamic Garden. Washington DC: Dumbarton Oaks, 1976.

Carpets and gardens are both expressions of the Islamic esthetic and this book gives us several important perspectives.

Ettinghausen, Richard. Dimand, M.S., Mackie, L. W., & Ellis, C. G. Prayer Rugs. Textile Museum 1974,

Interesting older TM publication. Ettinghausen, Dimand, & Mackie, come across as the conventional wisdom and the flashes of brilliance appear to be Charles Grant Ellis.

Ettinghausen, R. et al.: 7000 Years of Iranian Art ; Washington D.C.: 1964. 8 x 10.5 Paperback, Circulated by the Smithsonian Institution 1964/65., 17 CP 136 b/w (1 textile).

Ettinghausen, Richard: I. The Unicorn, Studies in Muslim Iconography ; Washington: 1950. 6 x 9, Freer Gallery of Art. Occasional paper Vol. 1 No.3., 49 b/w.

Ettinghausen, Richard. Turkey - Ancient Miniatures. Paris: 1961.

Ettinghausen, Richard. Masterpieces from Turkey. Zurich: 1966. 9 x 12.5 Folio, Supplement to Art Treasures from Turkey., 11 CP (1 rug, 1 textile).

Ettinghausen, Richard. June 1970 Islamic Carpets, The Joseph V. McMullan Collection ; NY: 1970.

This is one of the all time greatest rug books. The importance of McMullan's work. vision and collection can not be understated. Joe McMullan was a great collector but I wish he had paid a little attention to structure. The collection is wonderful and the plates are a joy to behold.

Ettinghausen, Richard. et al. Tales From a King's Book of Kings. Corning Museum of Art / Baltimore Museum of Art,1973.

Ettinghausen, Richard. Ancient Carpets From The Collection of the L.A. Mayer Memorial Institute

Ettinghausen, Richard. et al. Art Treasures of Turkey .Washington D.C.: 1966. 8.5 x 9.5, Circulated by the Smithsonian (1966-68).Prehist.-18th C., 125 b/w (3 rugs & textiles).

Ettinghausen, Richard. Turkey - Ancient Miniatures Paris: UNESCO World Art series, 1961.

Ettinghausen, Richard. "On Some Mongol Miniatures." Kunst des Orients 3 (1959): 56-65.

Ettinghausen, Richard. "Persian Ascension Miniatures of the Fourteenth Century." Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei I 2 (1957): 360-83

Ettinghausen, Richard. "Some Paintings in Four Istanbul Albums." Ars Orientalis I (1954): 9I-103

Ettinghausen, Richard. "New Affiliations for a Classical Persian Pottery Type." Parnassus 8 (1936): to.

Ettinghausen, Richard. "New Light on Early Animal Carpets." In Aus der Welt der Islamischen Kunst.- Festschriftftir Ernst Kuhnel, ed. R. Ettinghausen. Berlin, 1959. PP- 93-l16.

Ettinghausen, Richard. "Notes on the Lusterware of Spain." Ars Orientalis I (1954): 145-8.

Ettinghausen, Richard. " The Covers of the Morgan Manafi' Manuscript and Other Early Persian Bookbindings." In Studies in Art and Literature for Belle Da Costa Greene. Princeton, 1954. PP. 459-73

Ettinghausen, Richard. " The Emperor's Choice." In De Artibus Qpuscula XL: Essays in Honor of Envin Panofsky, ed. Millard Meiss. New York, 1961. Pp. 98 - 120.

Ettinghausen, Richard. "The Impact of Muslim Decorative Arts and Painting on the Arts of Europe." In The Legacy of Islam, ed. Joseph Schacht and C. E. Bosworth. Oxford, 1974. PP. 290-320.

Ettinghausen, Richard. An llluminated Manuscript of Hafiz-iAbrfiin Istanbul. Part I. "Kunstdes Oli-ts 2 (19S5): 30-44.

Ettinghausen, Richard. Arab Painting. Geneva, 1962. The Bustan Manuscript of Sultan Nasir-Shah Khalji." Marg 12 (1958): 40-3

Eyice, Semavi. "Zaviyeler ve zaviyeli camiler." Iktisat Fakeltesi Meanuasi 23 (1962-3): 3-80.

Oriental Rug Books Authors Beginning with F

Fabritsky, B. and I. Shmeliov: Khiva ; Leningrad: 1973. 8.5 x 10, Architecture found in this ancient Central Asian city., 136 CP.

Fannin, Allen: Handspinning, Art and Technique ; NY: 1970. 7 x 10, 196 b/w.

Fanto, A. Kilim Curdi D'Anatolia. n.d.(1991),

Kurdish Kelims of Anatolia.

Not rated yet.

Faraday, Cornelia. B. European and American Carpets and Rugs. 1990.

Not rated yet.

Faraday, Cornelia, European and American Carpets and Rugs, The Dean Hicks Company, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1929

Not rated yet.

Farhad, Massumeh, and Marianna Shreve Simpson, "Sources for the Study of Safavid Painting and Patronage, or Mifiez-vous de Qazi Ahmad." Muqarnas 10 (1993): 286-91.

Not rated yet.

Farhad, Massumeh. "An Artist's Impression: Mu'in Musawir's Tiger Attacking a Youth." Muqarnas 9 (1992): 116-23.

Not rated yet.

Farhad, Massumeh. "The Art of Mu'in Musawir: A Mirror of His Times." In Persian Masters: Five Centuries of painting, ed. Sheila R. Canby. Bombay, 1990. Pp. 113-28.

Not rated yet.

Farhang-e joghrifiyi-ye Irdn (Geographical dictionary of Iran), Iranian Army General Staff, IO volumes, Tehran, 1328-32/1949-53

Not rated yet.

Farrow, G. F. & Harrow, L. Hagop Kapoudjian. 1993,

Not rated yet.

Fehervari, Geza. Islamic Metalwork of the Eighth Century to the Fifteenth Century in the Kier Collection. London, 1976.

Excellent section on metalwork in a very good book.

Fel, E., Hofer, T., & k.-Csillery, K. Hungarian Peasant Art. 1958, Corvina,

Felcher, Cecelia: The Complete Book of Rug Making, Folk Methods and Ethnic Designs ; NY: 1975. 8.5 x 11 Hardback, 35 CP 211 b/w.

Felkersam, A. Alte Teppiche Mittelasiens (Old Rugs of Central Asia). Hamburg: 1979.

Felton, A. Jewish Carpets. 1997,

Felton, Anton Jewish Rugs and Carpets London UK: 1996.

This is considered the best book on Jewish rugs.

Fertig, Barbara. Introduction by J. McMullan: Turkish Rugs, The Rachel B. Stevens Memorial Collection. Washington: 197?

Finch, K & Putnam, G. Caring For Textiles. 1977, Watson-Guptill,

Fischer, A. W. and C. G. "A Note on the Location of the Royal Ottoman Ateliers." Muqamas 3 (I 985): I I 8- 20.

Fischer, CAROL G., "A Reconstruction of the Pictorial Cycle of the Szjar-i Nabi of Murad III," Ars Orientalis 14 (1984): 75-94.

Fischer, CAROL G., ed. Brocade of the Pen: The Art of Islamic Writing. Exhibition catalogue. East Lansing, MI, 14.

Fisher, N., ed. Rio Grande Textiles. 1995, 2nd expanded edition, Museum of International Folk

Fiske, P. Prayer Rugs From Private Collections. 1974,

Fiske, Patricia L., W. Russell Pickering and Ralph S. Yohe, From the Far West: Carpets and Textiles of Morocco. The Textile Museum, Washington D.C., 1980

Fiske, Patricia L. Caucasian Rugs from Private Collections. Washington: 1975.

Fitz Gibbon, Kate and Hale. A. Ikat, Silks of Central Asia. London: 1997.

This book has gotten great reviews and is very well thought of.

Fitzherbert, Teresa. "Khwdui Kirman 71 (689-753/1290-1352): An Eminence Grise of Fourteenth-Century Persian Painting." Iran 29 (14): 137-52.

Fling, Russell, "Armenia: An Ancient Republic Survives." Oriental Rug Review, Vol. 3, No. 9 (Dec. 1983), pp. 11-12.

Flury-Lemberg, M.: Textilkonservierung im Dienste der Forschung ; Bern: 1988. 10 x 13, German edition. 376 CP 1000 b/w.

Fokker, N. Oriental Rugs For Today. 1973

Folda, Jaroslav: The Art of the Crusaders in the Holy Land, 1098 - 1187 ; Cambridge: 1995. 8.5 x 11, Scholarly study of mostly architecture., 40 CP 700 b/w.

Forbes, Archibald. The Afghan Wars. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1892.

A very British account of their wars of Asian aggression.

Ford, P. J. R.: The Oriental Carpet, A History and Guide to Traditional Motifs, Patterns and Symbols. NY: 1981.

Vide Infra.

Ford, P. R. J. Oriental Carpet Design. 1989 (1992 reprint),

Vide Infra.

Ford, P. R. J. Oriental Carpet Design. London: Thames and Hudson, 1981, paperback 1993.

This book divides Oriental Carpets on the basis of design. I would not want all of the rug books laid out like this but it is good to have one and this one is very comprehensive. This is very valuable in making attributions of mystery rugs. The idea being you look up a design and then match the structure.

AS time goes by I have to add this book is invaluable. I find it more valuable then Cecil Edward's The Persian Carpet.

From the Publisher

How can one tell a Persian carpet from a Rumanian copy? Where did today's oriental carpet designs originate? How do the weavers' ethnic origins influence the artistic value of tribal rugs?

These are just a few of the hundreds of points that are considered in this comprehensive survey by P.R.J. Ford who, drawing on his many years of experience in the trade, shows how to recognize the different structural and design features of oriental rugs and carpets. The full range of designs used throughout the Orient - from the Balkans to Peking - is grouped not according to place of origin but according to the essential characteristics of the designs themselves. This approach illuminates the cultural background of each design, revealing at once the similarities and the differences between the interpretations of the various carpet-weaving areas.

The author shows the vital influence that the ethnographic histories of the various carpet-producing regions exercised over all important designs. yet he is basically concerned with the present, with the millions of oriental carpets on sale today. Illustrations of representative examples of modern types, with descriptions of their key characteristics - construction, materials, sizes, colors - and of the clues which establish a rug's precise origins, appear together with a balanced appraisal of the qualities, good or bad, of modern production from any one town, village or tribal area. The Introduction presents an account of the general history and essential features of oriental carpets. Extensive cross-referencing and detailed indexes make this an invaluable reference guide for the professional user or for anyone who has an appreciation of and an interest in the rugs of the Orient.

Ford, P. R. J. and Hans E. Pohl Shillings: Persische Flachgewebe (Persian Flatweaves). Wesel: 1987.

Forkl, H., Kalter, J., Leisten, T., & Pavaloi, M. Die Garten Des Islam. 1993,

Forman, W. and B. Tapestries from Egypt, Woven by the Children of Harrania. London UK: 1961.

Forman, W. and B. Tapestries from Egypt, Woven by the Children of Harrania. London UK: 1961.

Formenton, F. Oriental Rugs and Carpets. 1972,

Fortova-Samalova, P. text by M. Vilimkova: Egyptian Ornament; London: 1963. 9 x 12, 10 pp. of text, bibliography. 343 CP.

Foss, Christopher F. et al. Tanks and Fighting Vehicles. London UK: Salamander, 1977.

Good general guide to armor. Even at 20 years old it covers a lot of what was used in the Afghan war.

Fraad. Irma L., and Richard Ettinghausen. "Sultanate Painting in Persian Style, Primarily from the First Half of the Fifteenth Century: A Preliminary Study." Chhavi (1972): 48-66.

This is one of the pivotal books in delineating the Pre-Mughal Sultanate Style as a cohesive group. Of course B. W. Robinson hinted at possible Indian origins of some miniatures in Persian Miniature Paintings From Collections In The British Isles in 1967 but this book really put it together. Advances in Islamic Art scholarship seem to follow a linear progression, Robinson raises a question and Fraad and Ettinghausen pull it together only to be followed up by others including Robinson, Brend and Titley.

Franses, Jack. European and Oriental Rugs. 1970, Arco,

Franses, Jack. Tribal Rugs from Afghanistan and Turkestan. London: Jack Franses, 1973.

Not bad for 25 years old. If you have a good library this book has a place in it. I still reference this when I am doing a difficult search. In the second half the Russian Turkoman plates are a good indicator of what came after 1919.

Franses, J. Tribal Rugs From Afghanistan and Turkestan. 1983,

Vide Infra.

Franses, Michael and Eskenazi, John.  Turkish Rugs and Old Master Paintings. London: The Textile Gallery, 1996. 10 x 13, Exhibition catalog of Colnaghi Gallery., 6 CP.

Wonderful show catalogue. Great pictures and a modest price. I like this catalogue. Not quite up to the scholarly level you would expect from either of these men in a book on the subject but when you realize that this is a gallery show catalogue it is very good. A good buy(It seems to me I paid about $10 at the TM).

Franses, Michael: Textile Arts of the Caucasus ; London: 1996.

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Franses, Michael, and Robert Pinner. "Large Medallion Suzani." Hali 1, no. 2 (1978), pp. 128-133.

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Frauenknecht, Bertram, Early Turkish Tapestries, Frauenknecht, Nurnberg, 1984

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Frauenknecht, Bertram. & Frantz, K. Anatolische Gebets Kilims. 1978,

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Frauenknecht, Bertram. Anatolische Kilims / Anatolian Kilims. 1983,

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Frauenknecht, Bertram. Early Turkish Tapestries / Fruhe Turkische Tappisserien. 1984,

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Frauenknecht, Bertram. Schahsavan Sumakh Taschen. N.d.(1993),

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Frauenknecht, Bertram. Anatolian Kelims. Nurnberg: 1982.

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Frauenknecht, Bertram. Early Turkish Tapestries. Nurnberg: 1984. German/English text.

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Frauenknecht, Bertram. and Frantz: Turkish Prayer Rugs. Nurnberg: 1978. 7 x 9, Dealer exhibition and sales catalog of Turkish kelim prayer rugs. German/English text., 21 CP, 19 b/w.

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Freeman, M. B. The Unicorn Tapestries. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, l976,

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Freeman, M. B. The St. Martin Embroideries. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1968.

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Frederiksen, Birthe: Caravans and Trade in Afghanistan, The Changing Life of the Nomadic Hazarbuz ; New York: 1996. 9 x 11, The Carlsberg Foundation's Nomad Research Project publication., 100 CP 90 b/w.

Frederikson, Birthe: Caravans and Trade in Afghanistan, The Changing Life of the Nomadic Hazaybuz ; Copenhagen: 1995. 9 x 11, Carlsberg Foundation's Nomad Research Project from field work in 1975 and 1988., 100 CP 100 b/w.

French & Co. The Creation of the World. n.d.,

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The Frenway System of French Reweaving ; Chicago: 1954. 8.5 x 11, 34 b/w.

"The Frick Collection Guide to the Galleries", New York: The Frick Collection, 1979.

Not much in the way of rugs but there are two pictures of a nice classic Herat rug.

Friedl, Erika. Women of Deh Koh. Washington DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1986,

Women in Iran. Lib

Friedlander, Ira: The Whirling Dervishes ; NY: 1975. 8 x 10.5, 50 b/w 20 figures.

Fulanain: Haji Rikkan, Marsh Arab ; London: 1927. 5.5 x 0 Hardback, Tears to dj., 12 b/w & map.

Frost, K. Eastern Rugs From Lariston. 1986,

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Frothingham, Alice Wilson. Catalogue of Hispano-Moresque Pottery in the Collection of the Hispanic Society of America. New York, 1936.

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Oriental Rug Books Authors Beginning with G

Galerie Sailer. Antike Teppiche und Textilkunst. 1983,

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Gallotti, Jean. Weaving and Dyeing in North Africa. Basle: 1939.

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Gammer Moshe. Muslim Resistance to the Tsar: Shamil and the Conquest of Chechnia and Daghestan. London UK: Frank Cass. 1994.

The best book on Shamil and the Conquest of Chechnia and Daghestan. Many people who think they understand the Caucasus would do very well to read this book. Good maps and charts.

Gans-Ruedin, E. The Connoisseur's Guide To Oriental Carpets. 1971.

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Gans-Ruedin, E. Antique Oriental Carpets. 1975.

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Gans-Ruedin, E. The Splendor of Persian Carpets. 1978,

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Gans-Ruedin, E. Chinese Carpets. NY: 1981.

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Gans-Ruedin, E. The Great Book of Oriental Carpets. NY: 1983.

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Gans-Ruedin, Edwin. Caucasian Carpets. NY: 1986.

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Gans-Ruedin,Edwin. Indian Carpets, Rizzoli, New York. 1984

A good older book on Mughal Carpets. I do not have a copy but I borrowed a friends copy when I was doing my paper on Mughal carpets. Daniel Walker's book Flowers Underfoot is better but if you have that you may want to review this one.

Gantzhorn, Volkmar. 99 Teppiche. Stuttgart 1993.

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Gantzhorn, Volkmar. The Christian Oriental Carpet Taschen. Koeln, 1991.

I tend to disagree with much of what Dr. Gantzhorn writes but buy this book anyway. Pound for pound one of the best value in rug literature. Huge number of excellent pictures I think there are about 600 rugs pictured..

Gantzhorn, Volkmar. The Christian Oriental Carpet-A Presentation of Its Development Iconologically & Iconographically.

Vide Supra.

Gardiner, Roger F. Art of The Loom. Exhibition Catalogue, Thames Art Gallery, Ontario, 1974.

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Gardiner, Roger F. Oriental Rugs From Canadian Collections. Toronto: The Oriental Rug Society, Inc. 1975.

A good book with excellent information and structural descriptions. It is mostly B&W pictures or it would have rated higher.

Geijer, A. A History OF Textile Art. 1979 (Pasold, Sotheby's) (1982 ed - minor corrections),

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Geijer, A. Oriental Textiles in Sweden. 1951,

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Gelder, Lydia V.: Ikat ; NY: 1980. 7 x 10 Hardback in dust jacket, GWO 2759. Designing and weaving warp, weft, double and compound Ikat., 8 CP, 150 b/w.

Gentles, M. Turkish and Greek Island Embroideries. 1964, Art Institute of Chicago,

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Gerspach, M. Coptic Textile Designs. 1975,

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Gersu, Nevber. The Art of Turkish Weaving, Designs Through the Ages. Istanbul: 1988. 8 x 11, Collected from museum and private collections., 132 CP, 75 b/w.

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Gervers, Veronika ed.: Studies in Textile History ; Toronto: 1977. 8.5 x 11, 244 b/w and figures.

Getty Conservation Institute. The Conservation of Tapestries and Embroideries. 1989,

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Ghazarian, Manya. Armenian Carpet. Finland: 1988.

I think the Der Manuelian, L. and M. Eiland: Weavers, Merchants and Kings, Inscribed Rugs from Armenia and the James Keshishian's Inscribed Armenian Rugs of Yesteryear. are a little better but if you are interested in having in reviewing the literature then this one is valuable. There are a few controversial attributions in this book such as a rug called Armenian that most people call South West Persian. Enjoy this book but read it with discerment.

Ghirshman, Roman: The Art of Ancient Iran ; NY: 1964. 8.5 x 20.5, From its origins to the time of Alexander the Great. The Arts of Mankind series., 47 CP (6 textiles) 541 b/w.

Sound text extremely well executed. Primarily a look at the architectural and archeological evidence of pre-Islamic Iran. Most valuable for the illustrations.

Ghirshman, Roman: Persian Art, The Parthian and Sassanian Dynasties 1249 BC - AD 651. ; NY: 1962. 8 x 10.5, The Arts of Mankind series. 25 CP 4 b/2 are textiles., 92 CP 357 b/w.

Gillow, J. & Barnard, N. Traditional Indian Textiles. 1991,

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Gillow, J. Traditional Indonesian Textiles. 1992,

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Gimbutas, Marija. The Language of the goddess. San Francisco: Harper San Francisco, 1989.

Pseudo-scientific attempt to create a basis in fact for a mother-goddess religion. A small amount of fact mixed with a huge amount of Euro-centric feminism.

Giragosian, K. M. Warp and Woof or the Textile Art of the Pan-Oriental ; Boston: 1901.

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Girardet Edward R. Afghanistan the Soviet War. New York: St. Martins Press, 1985

Very good solid work on the Afghan war. Girardet gave a very interesting account of the dynamics of the rebels and how they were organized and funded.

Gittinger, Mattiebelle. Splendid Symbols. Textiles and Traditions of Indonesia. 1979.

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Gittinger, Mattiebelle. & Lefferts, H. L. Jr. Textiles and the Tai Experience. 1992,

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Gittinger, Mattiebelle. Master Dyers to the World. 1982,

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Gittinger, Mattiebelle. Splendid Symbols. Textiles and Traditions of Indonesia. 1985 (reprint of 1979 ed., with more illus.)

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Gladiss, A. von. Islamische Teppiche und Textilien. 1987,

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Glassie, H. Turkish Traditional Art Today. 1993,

Readers who are interested in a folklorist/anthropologist approach to traditional Turkish production would benefit from "Turkish Traditional Art Today" (Indiana University Turkish Studies, No 11) by Henry Glassie Price: $89.95 Hardcover - 947 pages (October 1993) Indiana Univ. Pr; ISBN: 0253325552 ; Dimensions (in inches): 2.44 x 10.37 x 8.94

In this piece Glassie presents fine insights to weavers, felt workers, metal smiths, ceramists, and calligraphers. After reading it I, for the first time, had a sense of the reality of craft tradition, pride and renewal.

The book and price are both hefty - but the piece is worth its weight in gold!

Greg Koos

Godefroy, J. Persische Tapijten. Amsterdam: 1934.

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Goldberg, Ellis: Tinker, Tailor and Textile Worker ; Berkeley: 1986. 6 x 9.

Goldstein, Melvyn and Cynthia Beall: Nomads of Western Tibet ; Berkeley: 1990. 8.5 x 11, 211 CP.

Gombos, Karoly: Regi Turkmen Szonyegek (Turkoman Rugs) ; Budapest: 1975. 9 x 8, Museum collection exhibition catalog. Mainly Hungarian with some English/Russian text., 61 b/w.

Gombos, Karoly. Aszetak, Dervisek, Imaszonyegek / Ascetics, Dervishes. 1984, Prayer Rugs.

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Gombos, Karoly. Alte Zentralasiatische Teppich (Old Turkoman Rugs) ; Budapest: 1979.

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Gombos, Karoly. Caucasian and Turkmenian Carpets. Budapest: 1986.

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Gombos, Karoly. Caucasian and Turkmenian Carpets. Budapest: 1986.

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Gombos, Karoly. Caucasian and Turkmenian Carpets. Budapest: 1986.

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Gombos, Karoly. Old Persian Carpets. Budapest: 1980.

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Gombos, Karoly. Old Turkmenian Rugs. Budapest: 1975.

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Gombos, Karoly. Turkmenian Rugs. Budapest: 1984.

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Grabar, Oleg ed.: Muqarnas, An Annual on Islamic Art and Architecture ; New Haven: 1983. 7 x 10, Vol. 1. No articles on textiles or rugs., 128 b/w 22 b/w figures

Graumont, Raoul and John Hensel: Square Knot, Tatting, Fringe and Needle Work ; NY: 1943. 7 x 9.5, 64 b/w showing 404 examples.

Gray, Basil. Persian Painting. New York: 1961, Skira, Rizzoli, 1977

Very solid scholarship that stands up well after 36 years. I found his chapter on Bukhara very useful. Gray has a better grasp of the shifting of artists from court to court than any other author I have read. The section on the artists of Sultan Ibrahim Mirza is outstanding. I think he may attribute too much to Qazvin but other than that the book reads well.

Graziani, Paul ed. Turquie Au Nom de la Tulipe ; (France?): 1993.

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Greenberg, Joseph H. Anthropologic Linguistics. New York: Random House, 1968

I felt obliged to read this one for the rug research implications but this is a touch more specialized than I really needed.

Gregorian, Arthur T. Oriental Rugs and the Stories They Tell. 1957,

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Gregorian, Arthur T. Oriental Rugs and the Stories They Tell. 1967 (1977 ed),

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Gregorian, Arthur T. and Hampshire J. G. Armenian Rugs from the Gregorian Collection. Newton, MA: 1986.

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Gregorian, Arthur T. Oriental Rugs. 1970.

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Gregorian, Arthur T. The Gregorian Collection. (No Place): (No Date).

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Grierson, Su: The Colour Cauldron, The History and Use of Natural Dyes in Scotland ; Perth: 1986. 6 x 9, 150 dye plants covered. Extensive bibliography.

Grima, Benedicte. The Performance of Emotion in Paxtun Women. Austin: University Of Texas Press, 1992

I like this book and it gives an interesting look into the lives of Pashtun woman. I have some concern however that Grima may have inadvertently skewed her results and have only attracted women that were socially and economically disadvantaged by the standards of their society. If you allow for that then I think her results may be more meaningful. No rugs but good background on an obscure weaving group that I collect.

Grousset, Rene. Conqueror of the World. McKellar, translated by Marian and Sinor, Denis. New York: The Orion Press, 1966.

Not a major worked compared to the next book but it is useful in filling in back-ground information. No rugs but good background.

Grousset, Rene. The Empire of the Steppes. Walford, Naomi translator. New Brunswick: Rutgers University press, 1994.

A major comprehensive guide to the Mongols and there descendents. Studying the Mongols gives one a basis to understand the Mughals, Persians and Turks as well as their neighbors, this is the best single book I know to explain a huge portion of Asian and world history. Still in print this belongs in every good library. I should note that some of the scholarship has shifted since that book was written but to a non-Mongol specialist the changes are fairly trivial.

Grousset, Rene. The Rise and Splendor of the Chinese Empire. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1968.

First published in 1952 this is a good general guide to early China.

Grube, Ernst J.: A Mirror for Princes from India. Illustrated Versions of the Kalilah wa Dimnah, Anvar-i Suhayli, Iyar-i Danish and Humayun Nameh. Bombay, 1991.

Grube, Ernst J.: At the Sublime Port. Ambassadors to the Ottoman Empire (1550-1880). Exhibition: Hazlitt, Gooden & Fox, 1988.

Grube, Ernst J. The Classical Style in Islamic Painting Italy Edizioni Oriens 1968

Grube, Ernst J. Cobalt and Lustre. The first centuries of Islamic pottery. 1995.

Grube, Ernst J. (Ed.) Islamic Art: An Annual Dedicated to the Art and Culture of the Muslim World. Oxford, 1987

Grube, Ernest J. (ed) et al ISLAMIC ART (A Biennial Dedicated to the Art and Culture of the Muslim World) IV 1990-1991 The Bruschettini Foundation for Islamic and Asian Art, Genoa, 1992.

Grube, Ernst J.: Islamic Pottery of the Eighth to the Fifteenth Century in the Keir Collection. London, 1976.

Grube, Ernst J. Islamic Paintings from the 11th to the 18th century in the collection of Hans P. Kraus. New York: H. P. Kraus, 1972.

Grube, Ernest J. The World of Islam. New York, Toronto: McGraw Hill Book Company, 1966. 8.5 x 11, Landmarks of World Art series. 12 CP 9 b/w rugs & textiles. 105 CP 95 b/w.

Some good rug pictures. The color is a little off but the designs are very readable. Grube is very knowledgeable.

Ernst J Grube Mirror For Princes From India: Illustrated Versions Of The Kalilah Wa Dimnah,Anvar-I-Suhayli Iyar-I Danish And Humayun Marg Publications, Bombay, 1991

Grube, Ernest J. Muslim Miniature Paintings From the XIII to XIX Century. Venice: Neri Pozza Editore, 1962.

Even after 35 years this is a wonderful book. Black and white pictures but very good quality. he also has a good selection of miniatures that I have not seen else where. The downside is that the scholarship is 35 years old as well and if he wrote it today there would be many changes.

Grube, Ernst J. Venezia. Fondazione Giorgio Cini. Centro di Cultura e Civiltà. Istituto di Storia dell'Arte. Miniature Islamische Dal XIII al XIX Secolo da Collezione Americane. Catalogo della mostra a cura di Ernst J. Grube. Con l'assistenza di Alberta Maria Fabris. (Cataloghi di Mostre. Vol. 17.) Vicenza (Neri Pozza), 1962.

Italian edition of Muslim Miniature Painting from the XIII to the XIX century.

Grube, Ernst J. The Paintings of Jim Moon. Durham, NC: NCCU Art Museum, North Carolina Central University, 1991 ,

Grube, Ernst J. "Pre-Mongol and Mamluk Painting" in Islamic Painting and the Arts of the Book. Robinson, B. W. (edited by). Vol. II. London: Faber and Faber, 1976. 67-81.

Grube, Ernst J. "Prolegomena for a Corpus Publication of Illustrated Kalilah wa Dimnah Manuscripts" in Islamic Art. Vol. 4. 1990-1991. 301-481.

Grube, Ernst J. "Review of Der Orientalische Knüpfteppich: Versuch einer Darstellung seiner Geschichte, by Kurt Erdmann" in Der Islam. Vol. 35. 1960. 208-227.

Grube, Ernst J. Studies in Islamic Painting. London. Pindar Press. 1995.

Guest, Grace Dunham, Shiraz Painting in the Sixteenth Century. Washington DC: Smithsonian Institution, Freer Gallery of Art, Oriental Studies No. 4, 1949

This is the book that delineated the Shiraz school of miniatures in modern scholarship. While this is not a rug book per se, why are no classical carpets attributed to Shiraz? There is a 16th century Shiraz Carpet in the Metropolitan Museum of Art and they do not have a clue what it is.

Guerinet, Armand ed. Tapis de la Chine. Paris: (1910?).

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Gülgönen, A. Konya Cappadocia Carpets. 1997,

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Gulgonen, Ayan: Konya Cappadocia Carpets from the 17th-19th Centuries ; Istanbul: 1994.

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Gulgonen, Bohmer et al Konya Cappadocia Carpets from the 17th to 19th centuries in the Tiem and Gulgonen Collections 19??

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Gunston, Bill. Modern Soviet Air Force. New York: Arco Publishing, Inc. 1982

Nicely done small pocket guide for identifying Soviet aircraft. This has been very useful with my war rug work.

Gurdji, V. Oriental Rug Weaving. 1901,

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Gurdji, V. Oriental Rug Weaving. Seattle: 1966. 93 pp., 5.5x8.5 Spiral bound, GWO 488. Facsimile reprint of the 1901

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Oriental Rug Books Authors Beginning with H

Haack, H. Oriental Rugs. 1960 (1972 printing),

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Hackmack, Adolf. Chinese Carpets & Rugs. New York: Dover Publications, Inc, 1973.

A nice older book looking at Chinese rugs. Not the best available but useful..

Hackmack, Adolf. Chinese Carpets and Rugs. NY: 1921.

Not Yet Rated. Chinese Rugs

Hackmack, Adolf. Der Chinesische Teppich. Hamburg: 1921.

Not Yet Rated. Chinese Rugs

Hackmack, A. Chinese Carpets and Rugs. Tientsin: 1924.

Not Yet Rated. Chinese Rugs

Hackmack, A. Chinese Carpets and Rugs. 1973 reprint ed., Dover,

Not Yet Rated. Chinese Rugs

Hackmack, Adolf. Chinese Carpets and Rugs ; NY: 1921. 74 pp., (1980 reprint),

Not Yet Rated. Chinese Rugs

Hafiz. Trans by Daniel Ladinsky. The Subject Tonight is Love. Myrtle Beach: Pumpkin House Press, 1996.

Hafiz is a poet whose poetry occurs in Important Classical carpets. This is a nice translation and it is accessible to everyone. Lib.

Hali: International Conference on Oriental Carpets ; London: 1993.

Not Yet Rated.

Hali: Annual Number 1 ; London: 1994.

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Hali: The Hali Index: 1978-1995 Issues 1-84 ; London: 1997.

Very useful index to a very important magazine..

Hali Annual 1995: Asian Art. London: 1995.

Asian Art is a large beautifully produced book with great articles and excellent pictures. The Wright Wertime article on Dragon Carpets is very important even though I personally disagree with them. The book crosses the gamete of the whole range of Islamic Art. Quality is high much in the tradition of Hali magazine.

HALI: Istanbul: The Hali Rug Guide ; London: 1996.

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HALI: Istanbul: The Hali Rug Guide ; London: 1996.

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Hall, A. J. The Standard Handbook of Textiles. London UK: The National Trade Press, 1946 (3rd edition, 1950)

A dated handbook for the textile professional but it is makes interesting back ground reading. The information on the fibers especially and to a lesser extent the dyes is very helpful. Lib.

Haneda, Akira and M. Yoshida: The Old Textiles of Turkey. Kyoto: (No Date).

Not Yet Rated. Turkish Rugs

Harris, Nathaniel. Rugs and Carpets of the Orient. London: Hamlyn. 1977.

Not Yet Rated. General Rug Book

Harrison, Selig S. In Afghanistan's Shadow Baluch Nationalism and Soviet Temptations. Washington DC: Carnegie Endowment For International Peace, 1981.

This book is of marginal interest to Baluch specialists. Mostly it is a testimony to how far, American far left liberals, would go in the Cold War days.

Harrow, Leonard. The Riverbank Collection, Silk Rugs from Turkey and Persia. London: 1996.

A very nice look at some interesting silk rugs. .

Hartel, Herbert. Among the Ancient Silk Routes. New York: 1982.

Not Yet Rated.

Harvey, J. Traditional Textiles of Central Asia. London UK: Thames and Hudson 1996,

Very nice book. 262 illustrations, 212 in color, 2 maps. Good general book on a wide range of Central Asian Textiles. Central Asian Textiles, Afghanistan, Ikat, Suzani, Lib.

Harvey, Janet. Traditional Textiles of Central Asia. London: 1997.

Vide Supra.

Hasalova, V. & Vajdis, J. Folk Art of Czechoslovakia. 1974, Arco,

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Haskins, John F. Imperial Carpets From Peking. Pittsburgh: 1973.

Not Yet Rated. General Rug Book

Hassan, R. Caucasian Rugs. 1986,

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Hassouri, Ali Sistan Carpet. Tehran 1993.

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Hassouri, Ali: Turkman and Neighboring Tribes' Carpet Patterns. Tehran: 1992. 11 x 8, Carpet Monograph 2. Minimal English/Farsi text., 8 CP, 783 b/w.

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Hawley Oriental Rugs

Hawley, Walter A. Oriental Rugs Antique and Modern. 1913 New York: Dover Publications, Inc, 1970.

While I refer to this book for background information I do not usually reference it for most rugs because I feel a little uncomfortable with some of what he says. However I have found clues here that I was able to confirm elsewhere. One area where this book is pretty good is old Turkish rugs. Use this book with discernment. General Rug Book, Lib.

Hegenbart, Heinz: Anatolische Dorf Teppiche vom Ende des Sultanats ; Wien: 1996. 8 x 11, Bieler exhibition catalog of 19th century Turkish pile carpets. German text., 34 CP.

Hegenbart, H. Ausgewahlte Orientalische Gewebe. 1982,

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Hegenbart, H. Seltene Webatschen Aus Dem Orient / Rare Oriental Woven Bags. 1982,

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Hegenbart, Heinz and Adil Besim: Rare Oriental Woven Bags. Munich: 1982.

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Held, Shirley E.: Weaving, A Handbook for Fiber Craftsmen ; NY: 1973. 8 x 10, 42 CP 570 b/w.

Helfgott, Leonard M. Ties That Bind. Washington DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1994.

A very good book to help you understand the rug business in history as opposed to the rugs. Helfgott did a good bit of research that helps us to sort fact from rug myth. Lib.

Herbert, Janice Summers. Affordable Oriental Rugs. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co. Inc., 1980.

A nice older resource on some unpopular rugs. If you are a collector of primarily late 19th and 20th century rugs from China, India, Pakistan Romania this is a useful book. Chinese, Indian, Pakistani, Romanian Rugs. Lib.

Herdeg, Klaus. Formal Structure in Islamic Architecture of Iran and Turkestan. New York: Rizzoli, 1990.

Nice book for background. No rug stuff and it is light on pictures. Lib.

Heringa, Rens and H.C. Veldhuisen: Fabric of Enchantment, Batik from the North Coast of Java ; NY-LA: 1996. 9 x 12, Los Angeles County

Hermann, F. Teppiche Aus Dem Orient. 1986,

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Herrmann, E, Asiatische Teppiche- Und Textilkunst / Asiatic Carpet and Textile Art. 1989,

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Herrmann, E, Asiatische Teppiche- Und Textilkunst / Asiatic Carpet and Textile Art. Bd. 2. 1990,

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Herrmann, E. Kaukasische Teppichekunst IMm 19. Jahrhundert Ein Bilderbuch (Caucasian Rugs in the 19th century, a Picture)

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Herrmann, E. Von Uschak Bis Yarkand. 1979,

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Herrmann, Eberhart. Seltene Orientteppiche V. Munich: 1983.

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Herrmann, Eberhart. Seltene Orientteppiche VI. Munchen: 1984.

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Herrmann, Eberhart. Seltene Orienteppiche VII. Munich: 1985.

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Herrmann, Eberhart. Seltene Orientteppiche IX. Munich: 1987.

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Herrmann, Eberhart. Asiatische Teppich und Band 3. Munich: 1991.

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Herrmann, Eberhart. Kaukasische Teppichkunst. Munchen: 1993.

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Hicks, Amy Mali: The Craft of Handmade Rugs ; NY: 1914. 6 x 8.51 CP 21 b/w.

Hillman, Michael C. Persian Carpets. Austin: 1984.

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Hintlian, Neshan. Oriental Rugs. Washington: (1930?).

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Hirsch, Udo and I. Vok: Anatolia: Kilims and Other Flatweaves from Anatolia Vok Collection ; Munich: 1997. 12 x 12, #3 of the wonderful Vok collection with same high standards., 77 CP.

Hirsch, Udo and B. Balpinar. Anatolian Kilims. Milano: 1984.

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Hoag, John: Western Islamic Architecture ; NY: 1963. 7 x 10, Islamic architecture of North Africa, Spain and Turkey., 137 b/w.

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Hobson, R.L.: A Guide to the Islamic Pottery of the Near East ; (London): 1932. 5.5 x 8.5 Paperback, British Museum publication., 118 b/w.

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Hodjamukhamedov, N. et al. Carpets and Carpet Products of Turkmenistan. Ashkhabad: 1983.

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Hoffman, Jim. The Harrania Tapestries. New York: 1973.

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Hoffmann, Marta: The Warp-Weighted Loom: Studies in the History and Technology of an Ancient Implement ; Oslo: 1964. 6 x 9, 137 b/w.

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Hoffmeister, Peter: Turkomen Carpets in Franconia ; (Edinburgh): Crosby Press, 1980.

Guest Reviewer - James C. Allen

I recommend; Turkoman Carpets by Peter Hoffmeister , Crosby Press for an excellent and well thought-out editorial on these enigmatic weavings.

Hollis, Christopher and R. Brownrigg: Holy Places ; London: 1969. 7 x 10 Hardback in dust jacket, Jewish, Christian and Muslim monuments in the Holy Land., 16 CP 100 b/w,

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Hole, Frank: The Archaeology of Western Iran ; Washington: 1987. 8.5 x 11, Settlement and society from prehistory to AD 700., 39 tables 89 figures.

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Holmes, W. H. Textile Fabrics of Ancient Peru. 1890, Smithsonian Institution,

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Holt, Eugene I.: Textiles of Antiquity, Third to Fifteenth Century: Woven Works of Art by the Egyptians, Persians, Peruvians and the Peoples of ; Los Angeles: 1959. 7 x 10, the Mediterrane, L.A. County Museum Bulletin of the Art Division., 1 CP 27 b/w.

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Holt, Eugene I.: Textiles of Antiquity, Third to Fifteenth Century: Woven Works of Art by the Egyptians, Persians, Peruvians and the Peoples of ; Los Angeles: 1959. 7 x 10, L.A. County Museum Bulletin of the Art Division., 1 CP 27 b/w.

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Holt, R. B. Rugs Oriental and Occidental Antique and Modern. 1901, 1st edition, McClurg,

Review by Leonard C. Willis, United Arab Emirates.

RUGS Oriental and Occidental, Antique and Modern.

By Rosa Belle Holt. First edition 1901, Second edition 1908, Third edition 1927,

I received a copy of the 1927 edition recently as a gift. It graces well my bookshelf, wearing its age with decorum, being a beautifully bound specimen.

Of great interest is the insight it gives into the attitude towards rugs in America at the turn of the century and how Ms. Holt chose to describe them. In her preface to this third edition she describes her early work as "A pioneer", as indeed it was. In it she traces the history of weaving mentioning the tombs at Beni-Hassan dated 2800 to 2600 BC, even making reference to Naamah, daughter of Lamech of which legend has it that she was a weaver of thread into cloth, and that goes back to 3,700 BC, if we accept Ussher's chronology. The 12 full colour pictures of carpets are marvellous considering the photographic technology available in the early 20th century. There are 21 monochrome photographs. All are protected by semi-transparent fly-sheets. The volume's 208 pages sight weavings from 12 countries. 40 pages of appendices provide some useful information as well as a comprehensive index.

Holt, S. P., Holt, E. I, Ackerman, P. & Pope, A. U. Woven Treasures of Persian Art. 1959, Los Angeles County Museum,

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Holt, S. P., Holt, E.I. Ackerman, P. & Pope, A. U. Woven Treasures of Persian Art. 1959, Los Angeles County Museum,

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Holt, Stefania. Art of the Weaver. Los Angeles: 1954.

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Homer, J. P. J. Exclusively Belouch. Cheltenham: 1986.

A small sales catalogue but it it's day a very important book on Baluch. Forward by Ian Bennett and introduction by Julian Homer. Baluch Rugs, Lib.

Homer, J. P. J. Truly Tribal. 1988,

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Hooper, Luther: Weaving With Small Appliances ; London: 1923, 25, 26. 6.5 x 8, 7 CP 33 b/w; Book 2 Table Weaving 7 CP 45 b/w; Book 3 Table Loom Weaving 8 CP 49b/w.

Hope: Needlepoint Rugs ; NY: 1971. 7 x 9.5, 10 CP 46 b/w.

Hopf, A. Oriental Carpets and Rugs. 1962, Viking,

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Hopkirk, Peter. The Great Game. New York: Kodansha International. 1994.

Hopkirk is a better than average apologist for British Imperialism. He makes a point to say he is not taking sides then he spends the whole book paint the rosiest possible picture of the evils of the British attempt at world domination. His collection of facts seems very good but then he puts an unbelievable spin on the story. For instance he has the basic facts correct about Col. Stoddart's imprisonment and execution but then he tries to make the Emir of Bukhara out to be a bad person just because he dealt with British spies and agent provocateurs in an expedient manner. Compared to how the British acted in Ireland the Emir looks like a kind and patient man.  I had the book for two years before I bothered to read past the first chapter However if you can overlook the strong bias towards the "fallen empire" then there is value to this book.

Housego, Jenny. Tribal Rugs. New York, Interlink Books, 1991.

This is a very important book for people interested in Persian Tribal Rugs. Housego's work is very solid and she spent a good bit of time in Iran researching the rugs. She was part of the Teheran Rug Club that did important work into the Shahsavan tribe. Lots of pictures but many are B&W still for the money it is a good buy. Lib.

From the Publisher:

This book is regarded as the most authoritative work on tribal rugs. The colorful way of life, often associated with its arduous and ancient patterns of migrations through rugged and spectacular landscapes, forms the backdrop of this much needed book.

This book paints a fascinating picture, not only showing superb examples of tribal rugs but also the way in which they are woven and the life of the tribes themselves.

The author's many years of study and close association with the tribespeople responsible for these stunning rugs and fabrics enables her to speak with authority, not only about well-known groups such as the Qashqa'i of southwest Iran, the Baluch of the southeast, the widespread Kurds and the Turkoman, but also such important weaving groups as the Shahsavan of the north regions.

In short, Jenny Housego is able to describe the rich elements in the design as well as giving technical notes on the weaving so that the text and pictures together form an essential introduction for anyone who knows or cares about rugs.

Traditional Craft/Oriental Rugs • 8" x 7 3/4" • 180 pages • color illus.

ISBN 1-56656-218-X • paperback $19.95

Hrbas, Milos and Edgar Knobloch. The Art of Central Asia. London, Paul Hamlyn, 1965.

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Hsieh, Daniel. The Evolution of Jueju Verse. New York: Peter Lang Publishing, 1996.

The publisher, Peter Lang Publishing

One of the most important and popular genres in the Chinese literary tradition is the jueju or quatrain. The scale of the form would seem to limit its depth and significance. But in China, the poets of the great age of poetry the Tang (618 907) all excelled at it. To understand the extra-ordinary richness and depth this form was capable of, we must examine its early history. This study traces the develop-ment of the jueju from its earliest beginnings, which may go as far back as the Book of Songs (eleventh- to seventh-centuries B.C.), through the early Tang dynasty. It aims, above all, to be a detailed, historical account in which any and every element that had a role in the evolution of the jueju is examined.

Hubel, Reinhard G. The Book of Carpets. 1964, Accokeek MD, Washington International Associates, 1971.

1971 English edition of the German classic. Reinhard Hubel's book is a valuable resource. This is a great classic. A comprehensive general guide to Oriental rugs. This is my favorite general rug book and the one I use first when I am trying to attribute a rug. For a rug collector there is no reason not to have a copy. The only thing I am not crazy about with this book is that knot counts are in Square Decimeters. Use a factor of 16 for approximate knots per square inch. 100 Knots per square inch is about 1600 knots per square decimeter. 3200 knots per square decimeter is about 200 knots per square inch. Hubel gives very good structural descriptions on about 300 rugs and carpet. If you own 5 books on rugs this should be one of them. General Rug Book. Lib.

I wrote a review of this book that was published in Rug News:

Notes on The Book of Carpets

Hughes, P. Time Warps. Ancient Andean Textiles. 1995,

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Hulton, Paul and Smith Lawrence. Flowers in Art From East and West. London: British Museum Publications Ltd. 1979

This is a nice book that gives a fairly limited overview of flowers in Mughal paintings. It looks at flowers as flowers as one would expect and I was seeking in my Mughal project to use the flowers as iconographic markers of style migration in Islamic art.

Hull, Alastair. & Barnard, Nicholas. and Merrell, James. Living With Kilims. New York: Thames & Hudson. 1988,

An extremely well written, interesting, fun, look at the whole range of flatweaves. The pictures alone had my wife and I discussing how to redecorate the house. A perfect companion book to Hull, Alastair and Luczyc-Wyhowska Kilim The Complete Guide.

Hull, Alastair and Luczyc-Wyhowska Kilim The Complete Guide. London U.K., Thames and Hudson, 1993.

This is my favorite book on Flatweaves. It covers more than just kilims and is very comprehensive. If you are interested in any Flatweaves you should have this book. Lib.

Notes on Kilim : The Complete Guide

Book Review - Kilim : The Complete Guide : History Pattern Technique Identification

Hull, Alastair and N. Barnard: Persian Kilims ; Tehran: 1997.

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Humphries, S. Oriental Carpets, Runners and Rugs, With Some Jacquard Reproductions. A & C Black,1910,

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Huot, Jean-Louis: Persia I: From its Origins to the Achaemenids ; Geneva: 1965. 6.25 x 7, Archaeologica Mundi series., 62 CP 91 b/w.

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Hyde Galleries. Kilims, The Traditional Tapestries of Turkey. 1979,

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Hyde, J. S., Harmer, J., Lorimer, M. & Pickering, W. S. eds. Windows on the Maghrib. Tribal and Urban Weavings of Morocco. Knoxville: 1991.

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Hyman, V. D. & Hu, W. C. C. Carpets of China and its Border Regions. 1982,

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Oriental Rug Books Authors Beginning with I

If I lost it I would not replace it.

Of some use but not one I would go out of my way to find.

Useful.

Very useful and one I would recommend strongly.

A very important or even the definitive work on the subject. It does not have to be perfect but if I give it 5 stars and you are interested in that area then you should own a copy.

Not Yet Rated - I haven't gotten to it yet so if you wish to review it please feel free. There is a limit to how many books I can read so it is not rated do not assume anything is wrong with the book. If you disagree with any of my opinions write me and I may annotate this list with your comments.

Illulian, R. Suzani. Milano: 1990.

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Irons, Wm. and N. Dyson-Hudson: Perspectives on Nomadism ; Leiden: 1972. 6 x 9.5, Essay from the 1969 "Symposium on Nomadic Societies" covering the Yurok, Baluchi, Yomut, Besseri and the Kalat Khanate., nomad nomadism anthropology yurok baluchistan yomut besseri tribe kalat khanate.

Irwin, John. The Kashmir Shawl. 1973, (1981),

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Irwin, J. The Girdlers Carpet. London UK: The Court of the Girdlers Company. 1962

A small brochure but it is the single best source of information on the carpet. Very solid work from John Irwin, Keeper, India Section, Victoria & Albert Museum.

Iten-Maritz, J. Turkish Carpets. 1976,

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Iten-Moritz, J. Turkish Carpets. NY: 1977. 10 x 10, 180 CP.

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Isby, David C. Ten Million Bayonets. London, England UK: Arms and Armor Press, 1988.

This is an invaluable source for anyone interested in the weapons that we see in Afghan war rugs. Good pictures, good text, Isby is top in his field and this is his best work for the non specialist.

Isby, David C. War In A Distant Country: Afghanistan. England UK: Arms and Armor Press, 1989.

Very good book specifically on the Afghan War. More on the rebels then "Ten Million Bayonets" but not quite as valuable to war rug collectors.

Isby, David C. Weapons and Tactics of the Soviet Army. England UK: Janes, 1981.

The best book I know of to identify Soviet Arms in Afghan War Rugs.

Ittig, Annette. Woven Dreams Oriental Carpets, Montreal, The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, 1994.

Ittig holds this book together, barely. The pictures and the rugs are not up to the standard of Annette Ittig's scholarship. The structural Information is very useful. Ittig is an important scholar who needs better material and more budget.

Oriental Rug Books Authors Beginning with J

If I lost it I would not replace it.

Of some use but not one I would go out of my way to find.

Useful.

Very useful and one I would recommend strongly.

A very important or even the definitive work on the subject. It does not have to be perfect but if I give it 5 stars and you are interested in that area then you should own a copy.

Not Yet Rated - I haven't gotten to it yet so if you wish to review it please feel free. There is a limit to how many books I can read so it is not rated do not assume anything is wrong with the book. If you disagree with any of my opinions write me and I may annotate this list with your comments.

Jacobs, Julian: The Nagas, Hill People of Northeast India ; NY: 1990. 9 x 9.5, Many textiles shown of this tribal group., 250 CP 450 b/w.

Jacobson, Charles W. How To Buy Oriental Rugs, Rutland, Charles E. Tuttle Co., 1969.

This book is of some value but it is dated and it's day has passed.

Jacobson, Charles W. Oriental Rugs, Rutland, Charles E. Tuttle Co., 1962 (My copy is of the 15th printing 1976).

I use this book extensively when I am attributing a rug. It is useful to me to know what the market was in Jacobsen's day. It is also useful to know what was in the market and what the dealers called it. If someone asks me about a type of rug that I do not know the first three places I check are Eiland's Oriental Rugs, Hubel's Book of Carpets, and Jacobsen's Oriental Rugs. However I must give a warning that this book is only useful as a snapshot of the rug market years ago. This book can not now be used as a comprehensive reference book.

Guest Reviewer - Anonymous

The Jacobson book is so full of misinformation that it should be banned, nay, burned.  On Iranian rugs strictly, where is "The Persian Carpet" by Edwards?  Simply the best on the subject - a comparison with Jacobson is instructive.  You're doing your readers a serious disservice to  recommend Jacobson.

Jacobsen, C. W. Check Points on How to Buy Oriental Rugs. 1969,

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Jacoby, Heinrich. How to Know Oriental Carpets and Rugs. London, UK.: George Allen & Unwin. 1952 .

Jacoby's book was a good source 48 years ago when there was little in the field. I don't have a copy but my brother Jim spoke well of it. There are a few little problems in the translation. All in all rug studies have come too far in the last 48 years to recommend this one as a reference book.

Jacoby, Heinrich. How To Know Oriental Rugs and Carpets. London, UK.: George Allen & Unwin. 1962,

I found this to be a handy little book from someone who knows rugs. The more I read it the more I realize he knew. I would put his knowledge on a par with Cecil Edwards and PRJ Ford. I would give it 5 stars but the format of the book is too constrained.

James, David. Qurans of the Mamluks. London, England: Alexandria Press, 1988.

A great book. While geared to the scholar it is very useful. There are examples from the Mamluks as well as the pre-Mughal Sultanate states. This is a very nice book.

James, David: The Master Scribes: Qur'ans of the 11th to 14th Centuries ; Oxford/New York: 1992. 10 x 13.5, 112 CP.

James, H. L. Posts And Rugs. 1988.

The Story of Navajo Weaving and the Role of the Indian Trader

Schiffer Publishing is pleased to bring out this entirely new edition of H.L. James' classic study of the Navajo rug and the trading posts associated with each unique style. New information and an entirely different design help explain and display the beauty and craft of the Navajo Indians. Illustrated with 49 color plates, many black-and-white photographs and drawings, and up-to-date price information, Post and Rugs traces the history of the Navajo rug and the impact the trading posts have had on its regionalization. There is also much background material on the Navajo people and their art.

Here are design drawings showing elements characteristic of different weaving centers, superb color photographs of rugs typical of these centers, and detailed maps to the areas. Exquisite line drawings accompany the text showing all the steps in rug weaving, from the sheep to the finished rug. Also there is helpful advice on buying Navajo rugs and caring for them.

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Jayakar, Pupul and Irwin, John. Textiles and Ornaments of India. New York. Museum of Modern Art, 1956.

A great book considering it's age but most of the plates are black and white which puts this book at a disadvantage. Irwin's work stands out.

Jensen, Inge. Caucasian Rugs - A Private Danish Collection. Denmark: 1974.

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Jereb, James F. Arts and Crafts of Morocco. San Francisco. Chronicle Books, 1995.

An excellent introduction to a wide range Moroccan arts and crafts. Good section on Moroccan rugs with good pictures. Reads well and holds interest. Good mix of black and white pictures mixed with very good color plates.

Jerrehian, Aram. Oriental Rug Primer. NY: 1980.

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Jettmar, Karl. Art of the Steppes. NY: 1967.

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Jevremovic, George. Black Mountain Looms. Vol 1. 1994,

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Jevremovic, George. Azeri, Folklife Carpets ; (Philadelphia): 1992.

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Jones, H. McCoy. and Yohe, Ralph S. Turkish Rugs. Washington DC. Washington Hajji Baba, 1968.

Turkish Rugs by McCoy Jones and Ralph Yohe

Jones, H. McCoy and J. Boucher: Tribal Rugs from Turkmenistan. Washington: 1973. 8.5 x 11 Spiralbound, Hajji Baba exhibition catalog., 48 b/w.

A very important catalogue in it's day. Good early scholarship. Black and white pictures and early scholarship but I think it is useful.

Jones, H. McCoy and Jeff W. Boucher: The Ersari and their Weaving. Washington: 1975.

A very important catalogue in it's day. Good early scholarship. Black and white pictures are a major detraction.

Jones, H. McCoy and Jeff W. Boucher. Weaving of the Tribes in Afghanistan ; Washington D.C.: Washington Hajji Baba 1972.

A very important catalogue in it's day. Good early scholarship. Black and white pictures are a major detraction.

Jones, H. McCoy: Rugs of the Yomud Tribes. Washington D.C.: Washington Hajji Baba Society,1970.

A very important catalogue in it's day. Good early scholarship. Black and white pictures are a major detraction.

Jones, H. McCoy: The Ersari and Their Weavings. Washington: 1969.

Vide Supra.

Jones, McCoy et al. Persian Tribal Rugs. Washington: Washington Hajji Baba, 1971.

A very important catalogue in it's day. Good early scholarship. Black and white pictures are a major detraction.

Jones, M. Fake? The Art of Deception. 1990,

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Jourdan, Uwe. Oriental Rugs, Vol. 5 Turkoman : Oriental Rugs. London UK: Antique Collectors Club, 1996

See Notes on Uwe Jourdan

Jourdan, Uwe. Oriental Rugs Vol.5 Turkoman. Augsberg: 1988.

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Jourdan, Uwe. Orientteppiche Band 4 Turkmenische Teppich (Turkoman Rugs). Munich: 1989.

Vide Supra.

Justema, William and Doris: Weaving and Needlecraft Color Course ; NY: 1971. 7 x 10 Hardback, 32 CP 100 b/w.

Justin, Valerie Flat-Woven Rugs of the World: Kilim, Soumak, and Brocading NY 1980,

Oriental Rug Books Authors Beginning with K

If I lost it I would not replace it.

Of some use but not one I would go out of my way to find.

Useful.

Very useful and one I would recommend strongly.

A very important or even the definitive work on the subject. It does not have to be perfect but if I give it 5 stars and you are interested in that area then you should own a copy.

Not Yet Rated - I haven't gotten to it yet so if you wish to review it please feel free. There is a limit to how many books I can read so it is not rated do not assume anything is wrong with the book. If you disagree with any of my opinions write me and I may annotate this list with your comments.

Kaffel, Ralph. Caucasian Prayer Rugs. London, UK. Laurence King in Association with Hali, 1998.

"Prayer Rugs" by Ralph Kaffel was a pleasant surprise. Instead of just another pseudo-scientific rehash of someone else’s field work Kaffel has presented us with a lesson in connoisseurship. All too often someone will read all the literature and present their distillation as fact. In "Prayer Rugs" Kaffel show us his sources and when there is disagreement he shows us the differences in opinion. In the discussion of Daghestan Prayer rugs he even gives us the opinions of auction house specialists such as Mary Jo Otsi and Jo Kris. This book is not ethnology or anthropology it is about collecting Caucasian Prayer rugs and in the light it gets a solid 5 stars.

Guest Review: Daniel DSD.

Ralph Kaffel's book “Caucasian Prayer Rugs” not a 5 stars but a 6 stars book.

I have read for the second time Ralph Kaffel's book “Caucasian Prayer Rugs”, and it is a pleasure to report that the whole book is of very high quality. This outstanding book serves both as a primer for the freshman collector and an exceptionally addition to the expert's library. One need no look deeper than the cover to be appealed to the aesthetic merit of the rugs shown. Photographs are excellent and commentaries on the 97 prayer rugs are accurate and particular informative. Description of designs, colors and structural features particular to each weaving area are a worthy read.

Kalter, Johannes. The Arts and Crafts of Turkestan. London, England. Thames and Hudson Ltd., 1984.

This book show the way of life of the people of Turkestan. To understand the Turkman it helps to see an Oy (Yurt) loaded on a camel. Good pictures and excellent text, for just under $20 this book is a real bargain. Turkmen Rugs Lib.

Kalter, Johannes: The Arts and Crafts of Syria ; London: 1992. 13 x 9.5 Hardback, Major chapters on costumes and textiles., 200 CP.

Katzenberg, Dena S.: Blue Traditions, Indigo Dyed Textiles and Related Cobalt Glazed Ceramics from the 17th through the 19th Century ;

Katzenberg, D.S. And Eagles Sweep Across The Sky. 1977,

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Katzenberg, D. S. The Great American Cover-Up: Counterpanes of the 18th and 19th Centuries. Record of the Baltimore Museum.

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Kay, Shirley: The Bedouin ; New York: 1978. 6 x 8.

Kell, Thomas and R. Jay Friedman: Oriental Rug Price Guide. Carpenteria: 1977.

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Kendrick, A. F. & Tattersall, C. E. C. Hand-Woven Carpets: Oriental and Occidental. 1922, Scribner's Sons, N.Y./ Benn Brothers

Vide Infra.

Kendrick, A. F. and Tattersall, C. E. C. Hand Woven Carpets. 1922 rpt. New York: Dover Publications, 1973.

A very impressive book. Solid consistent scholarship. As you will notice from the number of times I reference it my footnotes this was a book I used extensively. This book stands up well after 75 years and I use it regularly as a reference book. The inexpensive Dover reprint belongs in every rug library. A present from Ron O'Callaghan.

Kerimov Kerim. Azerbaijan Miniature, baKbI: NLLIbIT, (?) 1980

Nice book but I wish more of it was in English. I think some of his Azerbaijan miniatures may have come from much further east but not being able to read the text I do not know how he justified it. It has very nice illustrations from a Shahnama similar to the Demotte but clearly superior.

Kerimov, Latif. Azerbaijan Carpet II ; Baku: 1983.

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Kerimov, Latif. Azerbaijan Carpet ; Baku: 1985.

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Kerimov, Latif. Folk Designs from the Caucasus ; NY: 1974.

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Kerimov, Latif et al. Rugs and Carpets from the Caucasus Vienna 1984.

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Kerimov, Latif, Nonna Stepanian, Tatyana Grigoliya and David Tsitsishvili Rugs & Carpets from the Caucasus The Russian

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Keshishian, Harold M. Rugs of The Caucasus, Washington DC: Arts Club of Washington, 1967

A very different catalogue and show because it focused on rugs in use rather than rugs in collections. The show dealt with Caucasian rugs in use in Washington homes. This gives an interesting glimpse of the use of rugs in 1967.

Keshishian, Harold M. The Treasure of The Caucasus: Rugs from American Collection, Washington DC: Near Eastern Art Research Center, 1992

A very nice book with 48 color plates one of which Harold says is bad. I looked and can’t find the bad one. Besides 47 good pictures there is a good structural analysis of each rug. I wish more books would include structure. By the way plate 30 is an Alpan fragment from Harold’s collection. Certain people laughed at him when he bought it asking "why do you want that rag?" After he got it cleaned up no one laughed anymore. It has perhaps the best natural vegetal yellow dye I have ever seen.

Plate 16. The Dodds Karabagh with Parrots and Peacocks

Keshishian, James Mark. Inscribed Armenian Rugs of Yesteryear. Washington DC: 1994.

A work of love from one of America's top carpet experts. A thorough and thoughtful examination of a very special collection of rugs.

Keshishian, Mark  Sr. Guide to Oriental Rugs. Washington DC: 1970.

A good solid dealers look at rugs. Now dated but excellent in it's day.

Kévorkian, R. H. & Achdjian, B. Tapis et Textiles Armeniens. 1991,

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Khaldun, Ibn. Rosenthal, Franz, Translator. The Muqaddimah, Princeton: Princeton University Press, (?) 1967

I bought this book because the key anthropologists in the field seemed to reference it so frequently. It is immensely important. You can not study tribes with out reading this book. Anthropology, Lib.

Khan, F.A.: Architecture and Art Treasures in Pakistan; Prehistorical, Protohistoric, Buddhist and Hindu Period ; Karachi: 1969. 8.5 x 11 Hardback in dust jacket, 145 CP 111 b/w,

Khatibi, Abdelkebir and A. Amaham: From Sign to Image, The Moroccan Carpet. Casablanca: 1995.

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King, Donald. et al. Ikats, Woven Silk From Central Asia The Rau Collection. 1988,

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King, Donald. et al. Turkoman Rugs in the Victoria and Albert Museum. London: 1980.

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King, Donald. Imperial Ottoman Textiles. London: (1981?).

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Kinross L. The Ottoman Centuries. New York: Morrow Quill, 1977

A good general history of the Ottoman Empire. Overly euro-centric in focus and weak in regards to Ottoman/Persian border wars. Poor tie in between maps and text. Gives borders without dates. Turkish History, Lib

Kirdok, M. Fetzan. 1991,

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Kiss Aladar, Ledacs-Szuts Belane: Ismerjuk Meg a Keleti Szonyegeket. Budapest: 1977.

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Kircheim, E. H.: Orient Stars; London: Kircheim and Hali 1993. 12 x 14, Massive. Kircheim collection of early carpets. Mainly Anatolian. 250 CP.

Considered by many to be the ultimate in Rug Books. Picture quality is exceptional and it is well written. focuses on the Kircheim collection of early carpets.

Michael Franses: 'The Appreciation of an Art Form'; 'The Historical Carpets of the Caucasus and Surrounding Regions', 'The Dragon and the Palmette'; 'The Caucasus or North-East Persia: A Question of Attribution', 'The Influences of Safavid Persian Art upon an Ancient Tribal Culture', 'An Animal Carpet in a Safavid Design'; 'The Historical Carpets from Anatolia', 'The Crivelli Star', 'The Bellini Keyhole', 'Some Anatolian Stars'.

Jurg Rageth: 'The Anatolian Kilims'.

Friedrich Spuhler: 'The Yellow-Ground Konya Carpets', 'Ottoman or Anatolian? An Attempt at a Redefinition'.

Garry Muse: 'Early Turkish Rugs'.

Eberhart Herrmann: 'New Light on Ancient Designs'.

Kleiber, Helmut. Afghanistan: History, Culture, Folk Art, Rugs. Landesberg: 1989.

Not rated yet.

Kleiber, Helmut. Turkestan: History, Culture, Folk Art, Rugs. Landesberg: 1991.

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Kleiber, Helmut. Turkestan: History, Culture, Folk Art, Rugs. Landesberg 1991. German text.

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Klimburg, M. Ikat, Textile Art from the Silk Road ; Wien: 1993.

Not rated yet.

Klimburg-Salter, Deborah: The Silk Route and the Diamond Path ; Los Angeles: 1982. 9 x 11, Esoteric Buddhist Art on the Trans-Himalayan Trade Routes., 23 CP 117 b/w 63 figures.

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Knobloch, Edgar. Beyond the Oxus, Archaeology, Art and Architecture of Central Asia ; London: 1972.

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Kolahi, B, & Ceretto, E. Kazak. 1995,

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Kolahi, B. I Gabbeh. 1988,

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Koll, Harry: Kultkelim, Ausgewahlte Anatolische Flachgewebe ; Aachen: 1999. 8.5 x 12 Hardback in dustjacket, Attractive old (mid 19th Century) Turkish kilims, most in fragmentry condition. German text., 36 CP.

Komaroff, Linda. The Golden Disk of Heaven. Costa Mesa and New York: Bibliotheca Persica, 1992.

Marvelous work by Komaroff. This is the definitive work on Timurid metalwork. Very useful in understanding Timurid artistic expression. Islamic Art Metalwork, Lib

Konieczny, M. G. Textiles of Baluchistan. London: 1979.

This is much quoted by Baluch experts.

Not rated yet.

Konig, Hans. Historical part of Central Asian Carpets, with Ulrich Schurmann, Frankfurt, 1969.

Excellent older book. Good pictures and solid scholaship. Before Mackie, Louise & Dr. Jon Thompson. Turkmen this was the best book on Turkmen rugs and it still hold value today. I was able to obtain the copy copy Hans Konig inscribed to Christopher Hueblein Perot.

Konig, Hans. Old Eastern Carpets, with Spuhler, F. & M. Volkmann, Munich, 1978.

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Konig, Hans. "Beziehungen zwischen den

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Teppichen Ostturkestans und Moghul-Indiens," FestschHft fur Peter Wilhelm Meister, Hamburg, 1974.

Konzett. Alte und Antike Kaukasische Teppiche. Graz: 1982.

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Konzett. Alte und Antike Turkmenische Teppiche. Graz: 1983.

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Korean Art. The Flavor of Korean Folk Painting. Seoul: Encyclopedia Britannica, Korea. 1972.

Good color and nice pictures of Korean art.

Kossak, Steven. Indian Court Painting. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1997.

A nice general overview of Indian court painting. Weak in specifics but strong in vision. Includes a number of miniatures I have not seen published elsewhere. Indian Miniature Art, Lib.

Kosven, M. O. ed. et al.: Peoples of the Caucasus Vol. I ; Moscow: 1960. 7 x 10 Hardback, Russian text. Devoted to peoples of the North Caucasus. Chapters on Avars, Lesghi etc., 2 CP of rugs 10 b/w textiles.

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Krader, Lawrence. Peoples of Central Asia. Bloomington Indiana: Indiana University, 1966.

This is a great book for untangling the ethnic mix in central Asia. Wonderful information on Turkoman and other Turkic peoples. All Turkoman collectors should track down a copy of this book.

Kramer, Jack: Natural Dyes Plants & Processes ; NY: 1972. 8.5 x 6.5, Recipes, "how to" guide., 19 CP, 30 b/w.

Krausse, H.J. Fruhe Teppichkunst. 1990,

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Kreissl, Rainer: Art as Tradition - Anatolia ; Prague: 1995. 8.5 x 12, The Rainer Kreissl collection of 100 antique Turkish kilim and piled rugs presented as a gift to the Prague Castle and the, Naprstkovo Museum., 100 CP.

Kreissl, Rainer: Gates to Heaven. Anatolia ; Munchen: 1998. 8 x 12, Kreissl collection of antique Anatolian prayer rugs and kilims., 120 CP.

Kuhnel, Ernst: Maurische Kunst ; Berlin: 1924. 7 x 10, Moorish art and architecture. German text. 12 b/w of Spanish textiles and 4 b/w of Spanish rugs., 155 b/w.

Kuhnel, Ernst: The Minor Arts of Islam ; Ithaca: 1971. 6 x 9, 255 pp., Covers books, pottery, metalwork, glass, wood, stone & stucco, but no textiles or rugs., 15 CP 209 b/w.

Kuhnel, E., & Bellinger, L. Catalogue of Spanish Rugs. 12th - 19th Century. 1953,

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Kuhnel, Ernst and L. Bellinger: Cairene Rugs and Other Technically Related 15th-17th Century. Washington DC: 1957.

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Kuhnel, Ernst. Miniaturmalerei im Islamischen Orient. Berlin, Cassirer, 1922.

This is the original work that  La Miniature En Orient (vide infra) was translated from. I reviewed the French translation because my German ability is poor.

Kuhnel, Ernst. La Miniature En Orient, Paris: Les Editions G. Cres & Cie, 1925.

Kuhnel did his best work in the field of Islamic Miniatures. This is a very good book which in honor of the 75th anniversary I am slowly translating and republish here in RugNotes.

Kulczycki, W. Beitrage Zur Kenntnis Der Orientalischen Gebetteppiche. 1914 (reprint: n.d.)

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Kuløy, Hallvard K. Tibetan Rugs Bangkok 1982.

This is one of the most import books on Tibetan Rugs.

Kuløy, Hallvard K.: Fra Tempel til Hesterygg den Tibetanske Teppettradisjonen (Tibetan Rugs) ; Oslo: 1989.

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Kybalova, Ludmila. Carpets of the Orient, London, England: Paul Hamblyn, 1969.

A rather dated general basic rug book.

Oriental Rug Books Authors Beginning with L

If I lost it I would not replace it.

Of some use but not one I would go out of my way to find.

Useful.

Very useful and one I would recommend strongly.

A very important or even the definitive work on the subject. It does not have to be perfect but if I give it 5 stars and you are interested in that area then you should own a copy.

Not Yet Rated - I haven't gotten to it yet so if you wish to review it please feel free. There is a limit to how many books I can read so it is not rated do not assume anything is wrong with the book. If you disagree with any of my opinions write me and I may annotate this list with your comments.

L'Art Copte. Petit Palais, 1964, French text.

Not rated yet.

Lamm, C. J. Carpet Fragments, The Marby Rug and Some Fragments of Carpets. Nationalmuseums Skrskftser. NS 7, 1985,

Not rated yet.

Lanari, G. Tappeti Turchi Di Villaggio. 1994,

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Landreau, A. N., & Pickering, W.R. From The Bosphorus To Samarkand: Flat-Woven Rugs. 1969,

A very important book written on flatweaves. This was the catalogue of a show that toured for three years as a Smithsonian show. The effect of this book was major on the collecting tastes of the collector community.

Landreau, Anthony and Ralph Yohe. Flowers of the Yayla, Yoruk Weaving of the Toros Mountains ; Washington: 1983.

Vide Infra

Landreau, Anthony. and Yohe, Ralph S. Flowers of the Yayla. Washington DC. Textile Museum, 1969.

A very important  book written on Turkish tribal weaving.

Lamb, Harold. Genghis Khan The Emperor of All Men. New York: Robert M. McBride & Co, 1926.

Lamb writes a great book. The problem is that he does not document what his sources were. This is a problem in that he adds some details that no one else notes. He obviously used some very solid early sources but I suspect that he may have embellished a little to make it more readable. One case in point is that he has more detail about the Khan's time in Afghanistan but no one else ever mentions the details of camp life in the Hindu Kush. So I must ask what is his source.

Lamb, Harold Genghis Khan, The Emperor Of All Men. Garden City NY 1927

Lamb, Harold. Nur Mahal. Garden City: Doubleday & Doran & Co, 1932.

Shelved

Lamb, Harold Genghis Khan And The Mongol Horde. Random House,1954,

Lamb, Harold Genghis Khan: The Conqueror. Bantam Books, 1927,

Lamb, Harold Genghis Khan:Emperor of all Men Doubleday 1943

Lamb, Harold Tamerlane ( The Earth Shaker ) Garden City HB. copyright 1928.

This is a wonderful account of Timur for the non-specialist. I remember reading this as a young boy and it was a favorite. I remember being so moved that I decided some day i would travel to Samarkand to see Timur's capitol. I guess it is time to go.

Lamb, Harold Omar Khayyam: A Life, New York Leisure #00148 1971.

Lamb, Harold The Crusades: The Flame of Islam. Garden City NY 1951

Lamb, Harold The Crusades: Iron Men and Saints. Garden City Ny 1930

Lamb, Harold The Crusades: Iron Men And Saints, New Home Library, 1930,

Lamb, Harold Genghis Khan: Emperor of All Men Doubleday NY 1927

Lamb, Harold The March of the Barbarians. The Literary Guild of America, New York. 1940.

Lamb, Harold The Crusades; Iron Men And Saints. Doubleday, Doran, and co 1930.

Lamb, Harold. Cyrus The Great. (1960), Doubleday, New York: octavo.

Lamb, Harold Hannibal, Bantam, 1963

Lamb, Harold Alexander Of Macedonia The Journey to Worlds End, Doubleday 1946.

Sieniewicz, Henry (translated from the Polish by Jeremiah Curtin) Quo Vadis, A Narrative of the Time of Nero. With an Introduction by Harold Lamb and Illustrations by Salvatore Fiume. (New York): The Limited Editions Club, 1959,

Lamb, Harold The Crusades: Iron Men And Saints. New Home Library, 1930,

Lamb, Harold Suleiman The Magnificent: Sultan of the East. Doubleday NY 1951

Lamberg-Karlovsky, C.C. ed.: Excavations at Tepe Yahya, Iran 1967-1975, The Early Periods ; Cambridge: 1986. 7.5 x 10.5, American School of Prehistoric Research Bulletin 38. Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University., many b/w figures.

Lane, Maggie. Chinese Rugs Designed for Needlepoint. 1975.

Not rated yet.

Langlands, I. & Langlands, R. Rare Oriental Rugs. 1990.

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Langlands, I. and Langlands, R. Rare Oriental Rugs 1991. Tribal Tradition. 1991,

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Langlands, R. & Langlands, I. Rare Oriental Rugs 1993. "Beasts, Birds, Blossoms & Botehs" 1993, Khamseh saddle cover;

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Langlands, R. & Langlands, I. Rare Oriental Rugs 1995. Colour And Dyeing. Pyrmont: 1995. 8 x 12, Annual catalog of leading Australian dealer., 7 CP.

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Langlands, Ross and Irene: Rare Oriental Rugs. 1995,

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Langlands, Ross: Rare Oriental Rugs 1990. 19th Century Persian Medallion Carpets. Sydney: 1990.

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Langton, M. B. How To Know Oriental Rugs. 1916 (1904 copyright),

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Langton, Mary Beach. How to Know Oriental Rugs ; NY: 1904.

ot rated yet.

Lanier, M. B. English And Oriental Carpets at Williamsburg. 1975,

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LaPlante John D. Asian Art. Dubuque: Wm. C. Brown Company Publishers. 1968.

Shelved, Not Rated.

Larsen, Jack L.: The Dyer's Art: Ikat, Batik, Plangi ; NY: 1976. 14 x 10 Hardback in dustjacket, GWO 2440. Very important. Strong Central Asian and Indian textile section., 125 CP, 268 b/w,

Larsen, Jack Lenor: Interlacing, The Elemental Fabric ; (Tokyo): (1986). 9 x 12, 49 CP, 244 b/w.

Larsson, Lennart. Carpets from China, Xinjiang and Tibet. Boston: 1989.

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Laszlo, E. Flamand Es Francia Karpitok Gyarorszagon. Corvina, 1980,

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Lattimore. Owen. The Situation in Asia. Boston: Little, Brown and Co. 1949.

Asian politics in the wake of World War II by a man reputed to be an agent of Red China. Spy or dupe it helps to know whose side he is on because the book then makes more sense. Central Asian/Far East Politics. Lib

Leach, Linda York. Indian Miniature Paintings and Drawings. Cleveland: The Cleveland Museum of Art, Indiana University Press, 1986.

Leach writes a very scholarly book. The book is a valuable source of information on Indian Miniature painting. The book is geared to examine the Cleveland Museum Collection and as such is not geared to someone who is looking for information on particular artists. This valuable reference would be even more valuable with an index. Indian/Mughal Art. Lib

Le Bon, Gustave. Trans by David Macrae, The World of Indian Civilization. New York: Tudor Publishing Co., 1974.

Shelved, Not Rated. Lib

Ledeen, Michael & Lewis, William. Debacle The American Failure In Iran. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1981.

Shelved, Not Rated. Lib

Lederman, A. J., Walker, D. & Wolf, M. A Skein Through Time. 1996,

A very nice look at a wonderful collection of rugs.

Lee, Yu-Kuan. Art Rugs from Silk Route and Great Wall Areas. Tokyo: 1980.

Not rated yet.

Lefevre and Partners: Central Asian Carpets ; London: 1976.

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Lefevre and Partners: The Persian Carpet ; London: 1977.

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Lefevre & Partners: Central Asian Carpets, Supplement One ; London: 1977.

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Lefevre and Partners: The Sarre Mamluk and Twelve Other Classical Rugs from the Same Private Collection ; London: 1980.

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Lefevre and Partners: Turkish Carpets from the 16th to 19th Century ; London: 1977.

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Lefevre, Jean and Dr. Jon Thompson The Persian Carpet Notes and Observations on Persian Weaving. The Anatomy of a Carpet.

Not rated yet.

Lefevre and Partners: Central Asian Carpets ; London: 1976. 8.5 x 11, Great old Turkomans from a leading London auction house., 39 CP.

Lefevre and Partners: The Sarre Mamluk and Twelve Other Classical Rugs from the Same Private Collection ; London: 1980. 8.5 x 11, Beautiful, ancient, mostly Anatolian rugs., 13 CP.

Lewis, Bernard: Islam and the Arab World ; New York: 1976. 9 x 12 Hardback in dustjacket, Faith-People-Culture, 160 CP 335 b/w.

Lewis, Gertrude C.: First Lessons in Batik, a Handbook in Batik, Tie-Dyeing and all Pattern Dyeing ; Chicago: 1921. 7.5 x 10, 2 CP, 90 b/w.

Leiser, Gary. A History of the Seljuks. 1922 rpt. Carbondale and Edwardsville: Southern Illinois University Press, 1988.

A through reexamination of the Ibrahim Kafesoglu controversy. Important because it gives important back ground on the interrelation between Turan, Persia, and Turkey. The only book that I have ever found that defines the Turanian Persian border. If you are trying to follow the Turkomen move through Persia and into Turkey this book is valuable. . Lib

Leitch, G. B. Chinese Rugs. 1928, Dodd Mead,

A very nice older book that still has a lot to offer.

Leitch, Gordon B. Chinese Rugs. New York: Tudor Publishing Co., 1928.

Not rated yet.

Leix, Alfred. Turkestan and its Textile Crafts. Basingstoke: 1974.

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Lentz, Thomas W. and Lowery, Glenn D. Timur and The Princely Vision. Washington DC: LACMA, Sackler, and Smithsonian, 1989.

One of my most important books in studying Timurid and Mughal art. From start to finish a masterpiece. Lib

Lerch, M. Alte Und Antike Orientalische Knupfkunst. 1991,

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Lessing, Julius. Ancient Oriental Carpet Patterns. London: 1879.

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Lewis, F. Oriental Rugs and Textiles, The Perez Collection. Leigh-on-Sea: 1953.

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Lewis, Geoffrey. The Book of Dede Korkut. London, England, Penguin Books, 1974.

If you know who the Oghuz were then you might enjoy this book. It is a folk history of the tribe. Lib

Lewis, G. Griffin. The Practical Book of Oriental Rugs. Philadelphia: 1920.

Not rated yet.

Lewis, S.D. Early Coptic Textiles. 1969,

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Lillys William. Persian Miniatures The Story of Rustam. Rutland Vt.: Charles E. Tuttle Company, 1958

A nice older book that deals with miniatures as they were meant to be seen as illustrations to a story. A thoroughly refreshing idea. Lib

Lindahl, David and T. Knorr: "Uzbek", The Textiles and Life of the Nomadic and Sedentary Uzbek Tribes of Central Asia.

Not rated yet.

Lipton, Mimi. The Tiger Rugs of Tibet. London: 1988.

Not rated yet.

Lloyd, Seton: The Archaeology of Mesopotamia, From the Old Stone Age to the Persian Conquest ; London: 1978. 6 x 9.5 Hardback in dustjacket., 174 b/w.

Lloyd, Seton: Early Anatolia ; Middlesex: 1956. 4.5 x 7, 42 b/w 12 figures.

Lloyd, Seton: Early Highland Peoples of Anatolia ; NY: 1967. 6 x 8.5 Paperback, 23 CP 123 b/w.

Lloyd, Seton: Early Highland Peoples of Anatolia ; NY: 1967. 6 x 8.5 Hardback in dust jacket, 23 CP 123 b/w.

Locke. J. C. The First Englishmen in India. London. Routledge. 1930. 229 pp. Broadway Travellers series.

A very interesting early travelers account of Mughal India. Important discussion of trade and commerce, dyes, the court of Akbar and life in India. Numerous illustrations and folding maps.

Locke, L. Leland: The Ancient Quipu or Peruvian Knot Record ; New York: 1923. 7.5 x 10.5, The Museum of Natural History publication., 59 b/w.

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Loftus John , Mark Aarons The Secret War

Maybe this book was written by two lunatics, or perhaps it is Israeli disinformation. However there is enough truth in this book t make it interesting. I would not accept anything in this book without collaboration from other sources. Read with discernment.

Longenecker, Martha ed. Folk Art in the Soviet Union. San Diego: 1989.

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Lorentz, H. A. A View of Chinese Rugs, from the Seventeenth to the Twentieth Century. London: 1972.

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Loukonine, Vladimir, and Ivanov, Anatoli, Lost Treasures of Persia. Washington: Mage Publishers, 1996.

Not a favorite of mine. It is a beautiful book but not enough depth in any one field to be a real help to me. It reads like a brisk walking tour of Czarist era loot. Lib

Lowery, Glenn D. and Lentz, Thomas W. Timur and the Princely Vision. Washington DC: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Smithsonian Institution, University of Washington Press, 1989.

One of the very best books on Islamic Art. The best book on Timurid art. Not as adventurous as some on attributions the books stands up well as a solid useful book. If you are really interested in Timurid Art you need this book.

Lowery, Glenn D. and Nemazee Susan. A Jeweler's Eye. Washington DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1988.

A limiting factor is that it is one man's collection and in some manner it reflects that. However it is a good resource on some important miniatures. The authors do an excellent job. Lib

Oriental Rug Books Authors Beginning with M

If I lost it I would not replace it.

Of some use but not one I would go out of my way to find.

Useful.

Very useful and one I would recommend strongly.

A very important or even the definitive work on the subject. It does not have to be perfect but if I give it 5 stars and you are interested in that area then you should own a copy.

Not Yet Rated - I haven't gotten to it yet so if you wish to review it please feel free. There is a limit to how many books I can read so it is not rated do not assume anything is wrong with the book. If you disagree with any of my opinions write me and I may annotate this list with your comments.

MacDonald, Brian W. Tribal Rugs Treasures of The Black Tent. Woodbridge: Antique Collectors Club, 1997.

A very good look at what you are going to see in the market today. The pictures are excellent and MacDonald makes it very interesting. This is a serious look at rugs by one of the best dealers in England. I am glad I bought the book it seems a good value.

MacDougall, Elizabeth B. and Ettinghausen Richard. The Islamic Garden. Washington DC: Dumbarton Oaks, 1976.

Perhaps a bit esoteric for most Rug Book readers but an interesting look into Islamic art. one disappointment was that Ettinghausen plays a very small role in the book.

Mackie, Louise: The Splendor of Turkish Weaving ; Washington: 1974.

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Mackie, Louise: The Splendor of Turkish Weaving ; Washington: 1973. 9.5 x 6.5 Paperback, GWO 1275. Textile Museum exhibition catalog of rugs and textiles from this collection., 4 CP, 44 b/w.

Mackie, Louise & Thompson, Jon. Turkmen. Washington DC: Textile Museum, 1980. 9 x 12, 95 CP, 117 b/w.

This is one of the most referenced books on the Turkmen. The book has a chapter on the Imreli that Dr. Jon Thompson later took a step back from. He admitted that the attribution to the Imreli was not supportable with the evidence available. Some respected people still have a problem with the Salor chapter. However the Thompson position on a limited Salor group seems to prevail at this point. While not perfect this book seems to best sum up the "conventional wisdom" about Turkmen rugs and as such is a must read for anyone who takes the study of Turkmen weaving at all seriously.

N.B. A special note that it is past due to write about. This is a major work and Dr. Jon Thompson did an incredible job. The secret of the book Turkmen is that Dr. Jon Thompson was a last minute addition. This was to be primarily Louise Mackie's work. Two people who were on the Textile Museum Board of Directors at the time have told me that Mackie was stuck in the chapter "Turkmen Carpet Weaving in Historical Perspective". She was also expected to write the major section "Turkmen Carpet Weaving" which includes the cataloguing of the show and as such makes up most of the book. Thew board grew more and more concerned as the deadline approached. Finally with no sign of any major progress they decided they had to find someone who could rescue the book. They turned to Dr. Thompson. He took a last minute project and made it into one of the most important Rug books of all time.

In the mad dash to finish this book Dr. Thompson waded into the Imreli question. Quiet rightly Thompson began the process of delineating a previously unknown group of rugs. Thompson was correct in that there was a distinct and distinguishable group of rugs with two clusters which he called Imreli and Fine Brown Yomut. Later others noticed structural peculiarities around which they concocted the Eagle Group Theory. Later Dr. Jon Thompson said that his attribution to the Imreli was provocative. Well, in retrospect the Imreli attribution is provocative but that is not the same as saying it is wrong. There were Imreli and they did weave rugs. Maybe they wove these, after all someone did.

Guest Reviewer - James Allen

Anyone interested in learning about Turkoman weaving should start with Turkmen by Mackie and Thompson, some of the theories are outdated but it is the best picture book available.

Mackie, Louise et al. Prayer Rugs. Washington DC: Textile Museum, 1974.

This book is a valuable reference work that has stood the test of time. If a new edition came out today there would not be much to change. That the book allows differing opinions among the authors is a real strength. You will see rugs where the attribution is to Persia but Ellis attributes it to India.

MacLean, A. & Blair, D. Catalogue of Oriental Rugs in the Collection of James F. Ballard. 1924, John Heron Art Institute.

Not rated yet.

Magnus, Ralph H. Ed. Afghan Alternatives, New Brunswick: Transaction Books, 1988

Fairly dated but of some use as back ground on Afghanistan.

Maksimov, V. & Sorokin, E., ed. Kirghiz OIimoloru / Kirgizskii Uzor / THE Kirghiz Pattern. 1986,

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Maksimov, V. and Y. Sorokin: The Kirghiz Pattern. Frunze: 1986.

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Mallett, Marla. Woven Structures: A Guide to Oriental Rug and Textile Analysis. Atlanta: Christopher Publications and Marla Mallett Textiles, 1998.

Buy this book! Best book on structure. If you enjoy my RugNotes site then you will love her book.

Woven Structures Web Site marlam@mindspring.com

Mallowan, M.E.L.: Early Mesopotamia and Iran ; London: 1965. 6 x 8.5, Library of the Early Civilizations. 1/2 gone., 40 CP 102 b/w.

Manual of Dyes and Dying ; (Burlington): (1930). 4 x 6 Paperback, 32 CP.

Marchese, R., Achepohl, K, & Subler, C. A. Family Holdings, Turkish Nomadic Flatweaves. 1991,

Not rated yet.

Marks, R, Scott, R. Gasson B. Thomson, J. Vainker, P.: THE BURRELL COLLECTION.

Collins. 1983.

Good general guide to the Burrell Collection, 6 rugs but some very important ones.

Marshall, Jonathan. Drug Wars. Forestville Ca: Cohen & Cohen. 1994.

Not yet rated.

Maslow, Jonathan. Sacred Horses, The Memories of a Turkman Cowboy. NY: 1994.

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Mast, Ted. Ancient Faith, An Exhibition of Rustic Prayer Rugs. Bryn Athyn Pa.: 1993.

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Martin, F. R. "A History Of Oriental Carpets Before 1800." Oriental Rug Review Vol. VI, No. 3 June 1986

This may well be the single most significant work ever published in Oriental Rug Review. The Martin book is still valuable as a reference work but having the notes and commentary by Murray Eiland J. and the late Charles Grant Ellis makes it invaluable. A present from Ron O'Callaghan.

Marvin, Charles: The Russians at the Gates of Herat ; London: (1885?) 4th ed.. 4 x 6.5.

Masson, V.M. and V.I. Sarianidi: Central Asia, Turkmenia Before the Achaemenids ; NY: 1972. 6 x 8, Ancient Peoples and Places series. Translated from original Soviet Union fieldwork and research., 96 b/w.

Mathews, Sibyl I.: Charted Designs for Needle-Made Rugs ; London: 1968. 7.5 x 10, 45 b/w charts.

Mathews, Thomas F. and Wieck, Roger S. Treasures In Heaven. New York: The Pierpont Morgan Library and Princeton University Press. 1994.

An invaluable look at Armenian Illuminated Manuscripts. Only by understanding the art of the Armenians can we make meaningful conclusions about the art of the Persians especially in the Safavid period. The Art of Sargis Pitsak stands out as a possible origin of some "Islamic" carpet motifs.

May, C. J. Delabere. How to Identify Persian Rugs and Other Oriental Rugs. NY: (1952).

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McMullan, Joseph V. and Reichert, Donald O. The George Walter Vincent and Belle Townsley Smith Collection of Islamic Rugs. Springfield Mass: George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum, 1965.

An interesting Museum collection that could stand a little updating and more color plates. A present from my brother Jim.

McMullan, Joseph V. Islamic Carpets. New York: Near Eastern Art Research Center, 1965.

This is one of the all time greatest rug books. The importance of McMullan's work. vision and collection can not be understated. Joe McMullan was a great collector but I wish he had paid a little attention to structure. The collection is wonderful and the plates are a joy to behold.

McMullan, Joseph V. et al. Islamic Carpets From The Joseph V. McMullan Collection. London, England: Arts Council of Great Britain, 1972.

David Sylvester wrote the section "Western attitudes to Eastern Carpets". May H. Beattie wrote the section "On The Making of Carpets". Excellent plates of a World Famous collection. This is often called Joe McMullan's little book. That is only valid in comparison to his big book.

Mehta, R.J. Masterpieces of Indian Textiles. 1994

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Meisch, L.A. The Traditional Textiles of the Andes. 1997,

Not rated yet.

Meister, Peter W. Persische Teppich. Hamburg: 1971.

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Meilach, Dona and Lee Erlin Snow: Weaving Off-Loom ; Chicago: 1973. 8.5 x 11, 11 CP 386 b/w.

Mellaart, James: Earliest Civilizations of the Near East ; London: 1965. 5.5 x 8 Paperback, 30 CP 78 b/w.

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Mellaart, J, V. Hirsch and B. Balpinar. Goddess from Anatolia. Milan: 1989.

A highly controversial book see:

The Goddess from Anatolia:

An Updated View of the Çatal Hüyük Controversy

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Mellaart, James. The Neolithic of the Near East. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons.1975.

James Mellaart is a archaeologist who has had problems with telling the truth. His critics say he makes things up. His admirers say that when he is not making things up he is brilliant. This book is supposed to be on the level but frankly how the heck do I know. I think his inconsistent writings, his documented mendacity and even his expulsion from Turkey by the Turkish Government means that his work is best left to those with deep knowledge and great powers of discernment.

Melzhitova, El'mira. Turkmen Folk Art. Ashkabad: 1990.

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Memsel, David E.: Oriental Rugs, A Guide to Purchase and Care ; (Nashville): 1979. 5.5 x 8.5, 4 b/w 2 diagrams.

Menaul, Stewart. et al. Russian Military Power, New York: St. Martins Press, Inc. 1980

Useful book on the Afghan war era Soviet military, Well written and excellent pictures.

Mera, H. P. Spanish-American Blanketry. 1987,

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Mercante d'Oriente. Old Carpets and Modern Artist. Verona: (1988).

Not rated yet.

Mercante d'Oriente. Shahsavan Mafrash and Khorjin. Verona: 1986.

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Merx, H. U. Textile Kunstwerke Der Volker Mittelasiens. vol 1, 1991,

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Meschoulam, E. M. Collezione E. M. Meschoulam. 1984,

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Meschoulam, E. M. Un Po'Di Turchi Pieni Di Vita. 1991,

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Mesciulam, L. Tappetie Kilim Anatolici dal 600 al 900. Genoa: 1981.

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Metropolitan Museum of Art. Egyptian Art. 1983/84, MMA Bulletin,

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Metzger, Henri: Anatolia II ; Geneva: 1969. 6 x 9 Ancient Civilization series. 33 CP 113 b/w.

Meyer-Muller AG. Kostbarkeiten Aus Dem Orient. n.d.(1985),

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Meyer-Punter, C. Der Orientteppich in Geschite Kunstgewerbe und Handel. 1917,

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Meyer-Punter, C. Meisterwerke Altpersischer Teppichknupferei. 1921,

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Middleton, A. Rugs and Carpets. 1996,

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Migeon, Gaston. Les Arts Musulmans. Paris/Bruxelles 1926. 7.5 x 10 Paperback, 64 b/w (3 rugs & textiles).

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Milanesi, Enza. The Bullfinch Guide To Carpets. 1992, Boston: Little Brown and Company, 1993

This book looks like a beginner level general rug book but it is actually very useful. Of all of my beginner books this is one I still go back to.

Milgram, Stanley. Obedience to Authority, New York: Harper Torchbooks, 1974

This makes good reading when viewed in the context of the Muqaddimah. Read both and Lois Beck's two books and then Tribalism in Southwest Asia makes sense.

Milhofer, Stefan A. Die Teppiche Zentral Asiens (Rugs of Central Asia) ; Hannover: 1968.

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Minassian, J. H. The Poetry of Oriental Rugs. Los Angeles: 1920.

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Ministry of Culture, Turkey: Anatolian Kilims I ; Ankara: 1995. 9 x 13, Catalog shows Kilims from public and private collections. Includes design analysis., 100 CP.

Ministry of Culture, Turkey: Turkish Handwoven Carpets #5 ; Istanbul: 1995. 9 x 13, Catalog shows carpets from public and private collections. Includes design analysis., 100 CP.

Ministry of Culture, Turkey: Anatolian Kilims 2 ; Ankara: 1995. 9 x 13, Catalog shows Kilims from public and private collections. Includes design analysis., 100 CP.

Mirzakhanian, E. Tapeti Antichi. n.d., c. 1991,

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Misugi, Takatoshi and K. Sasaki: The Encyclopedia of Persian Carpet Patterns ; Tokyo: 1990.

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Momtaz, Irene: A Perspective of Unity ; London: (1975?). 9 x 9 Hardback, 65 CP (3 of textiles).

Nural, A. Engin: Turkish Handwoven Carpets ; Izmir: 1990. 9 x 13, Turkish dealers catalog of mostly modern Anatolian rugs and carpets. English - German text., 131 CP.

Musee de l'Homme: Iran, Hommes du Vent, Gens de Terre ; Paris: 1971. 8 x 10.5, 4 b/w of rugs.

Mookerjee, Ajit. Indian Primitive Art. Oxford Book and Stationary, Calcutta.

I have a weakness for older obscure Indian art books. This is one of them. The pictures are black & white but Mookerjee does a nice job of making it interesting reading.

Moore, J. B. The Navajo. 1986,

 

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Moorey, P.R.S. et al.: Ancient Bronzes, Ceramics and Seals ; Los Angeles: 1981. 9 x 10, Museum exhibition catalog of ancient Near Eastern & central Asiatic art. The Nasli M. Heeramaneck collection., 16 CP 364 b/w.

Moortgat, Anton: The Art of Ancient Mesopotamia ; London: 1967. 8.5 x 9.5, 356 b/w 26 figures.

Morehouse, Brian. Yastiks-Cushion Covers and Storage Bags of Anatolia. Philadelphia: 1996. 8 x 12, Exhibition catalog from 8th ICOC., 144 CP.

Morehouse has written the definitive book on Yastiks. If you are a Yastik collector than this is the book to have. Good color pictures and enough material to see various types in an array that represents changes over time. An excellent tool for allowing collectors to assess their own collection.

Morgan, David. The Mongols. Cambridge and Oxford U.K.: Blackwell, 1986.

Morgan gives us a delightful book on the Mongols. There is an important tie back to rugs in this book. When Morgan discusses the Qaraunas he links them to the Nicudari. Now of course when you read the Baburnama. it becomes clear who the Nicudari. are and what we call them today. So in this way we can piece together their history and origins of a major rug producing group.

Morosova, A. C. et al.: Folk Art of Uzbekistan ; Tashkent: 1979.

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Mortensen, I.D. Nomads of Luristan. 1993,

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Moschkova, V. G. Die Teppich der Volker Mittelasiens im Spaten XIX und XX Jahrhundert ; Hamburg: 1970.

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Moshkova, V. G. edited by George W. O'Bannon: Carpets of the People of Central Asia ; Tucson: 1996.

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Moshkova, V. G.: (Gols on Turkoman Rugs) ; Germany: 1948.

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Moshkova, Valentina: Kouri Narodov Srednei Azii (Folk Carpets of Central Asia) ; Tashkent: 1970.

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Mousavi, S. A. The Hazara of Afghanistan. Surrey U.K.: Curzon Press, 1998.

This is the single best source of information on the Hazara..

Moynihan, Elizabeth B. Paradise as a Garden In Persia and Mughal India. New York: George Braziller, Inc., 1979.

This book helped me to understand the nature of Timurid and Mughal court life. You can not understand Timurid and Mughal art without understanding the role of the garden.

Mukanov, M.S. Kazakh Artistic Handicrafts ; Alma Ata: 1979.

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Mumford, John K. Chinese Rugs. NY: 1916.

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Mumford, John K. Oriental Rugs. Various editions. 4th edition (1923),

This was a very important book in it's day. But that day has passed. I recently had someone disagree with me on an attribution of a new Persian carpet and he used Mumford as a source. The information is just to dated to rely on today and is strictly of historical interest.

Mumford, John K. Oriental Rugs. NY: 1900. 284 pp., (1902),

Vide Supra.

Munzen & Medaillen. Auction catalogue 46: Aegptische Kunst. Hunzen und Medaillen. 28 April 1972, Basel,

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Munsterberg, Hugo. Art of India and Southeast Asia. New York: Harry N. Abrahms, Inc. Publishers, 1970.

Not much on Mughal art but lots of good black and white pictures of early Indian art for back ground. I suppose one may ask of what use is that in a project on Mughal art. By understanding the earlier Indian art when I read that this or that represents something from Hindu mythology I can judge whether that is a valid comment or idle speculation.

Myers, Diana K. and Bean, Susan S., Hugo. From The Land of The Thunder Dragon. Salem and London (UK): Serindia Publications and Peabody Essex Museum, 1994.

This is the book on Bhutanese textiles. Solid and scholarly but also highly entertaining. The pictures quality is outstanding. I learned about the country and the people as well as the textiles.

Myers, Diana K. Temple Household, Horseback: Rugs of the Tibetan Plateau. Washington, D.C.: 1984.

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"Mystique of Oriental Rugs" Medford: Oriental Rug Retailers Association, 1988.

A very nice little sales pamphlet geared to the first time rug buyer.

Oriental Rug Books Authors Beginning with N

If I lost it I would not replace it.

Of some use but not one I would go out of my way to find.

Useful.

Very useful and one I would recommend strongly.

A very important or even the definitive work on the subject. It does not have to be perfect but if I give it 5 stars and you are interested in that area then you should own a copy.

Not Yet Rated - I haven't gotten to it yet so if you wish to review it please feel free. There is a limit to how many books I can read so it it is not rated do not assume anything is wrong with the book. If you disagree with any of my opinions write me and I may annotate this list with your comments.

Nabholtz-Kartaschoff, Marie-Louise: Batik ; Basel: 1970. 6 x 8 Paperback, 72 pp.,

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Nahigian Brothers, Inc.: The Care of Oriental Rugs and Other Floor Coverings ; Chicago: 1936. 8.5 x 6, 14 b/w.

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Nasr, Seyyed H.: Islamic Science, An Illustrated Study ; 1976. 9 x 12, World of Islam Festival. Photography by Roland Michaud., 135 CP 94 b/w.

Nasr, Seyyed Hossein. Islamic Art and Spirituality. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1987.

This is a good one to skip if you are trying to reduce your reading list. This is focused much more on the spiritual aspects than the artistic.

National Geographic Magazine. April 1921,

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Natschlager, Helga and Angela Volker: Knupfteppiche aus China und Ostturkestan ; Wien: 1986.

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Naumann, Rose and R. Hull: The Off-Loom Weaving Book ; NY: 1973. 7 x 10 Hardback, Board, salish frame, weighted warp, inkle card and basket weaving. Book club edition., 61 b/w 94 figures.

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Neff, Ivan C.and Maggs, Carol V. Dictionary of Oriental Rugs. New York

This is considered an important book becuse of the good pictures of the back as well as the fronts of rugs.

Neugebauer, R. & Orendi, J. Handbuch Der Orientalischen Teppichkunde. 1922,

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Neugebauer, R. and J. Orendi: Orientalische Teppichkunde (Band IV). Leipzig: 1922.

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New Archeological Finds In China. Peking: Foreign Language Press, 1974.

Very important textiles. This book was a major source for my article "Design Migration on the Silk Route" which was published by Oriental Rug Review as "Chinese Menu".

Nordwest-Amazoniens. 1979, reprint from Verh. Naturf. Ges. Basel, 90:61-130,

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"Northeastern Asiatic Art", Toledo: The Toledo Museum of Art, 1942.

A museum catalogue with a keen insight into the art. For instance in a discussion of one bracelet it was explained how a Mongol family hoarded the silver for years before taking their design to a Chinese silversmith. The idea of the bracelet as important family wealth is important and also the idea that the family created the design making it Mongol even if the work is done by a Chinese artisan. All the more surprising when you realize the catalogue was a minor work in 1942. Some small and poor pictures.

Oriental Rug Books Authors Beginning with O

If I lost it I would not replace it.

Of some use but not one I would go out of my way to find.

Useful.

Very useful and one I would recommend strongly.

A very important or even the definitive work on the subject. It does not have to be perfect but if I give it 5 stars and you are interested in that area then you should own a copy.

Not Yet Rated - I haven't gotten to it yet so if you wish to review it please feel free. There is a limit to how many books I can read so it it is not rated do not assume anything is wrong with the book. If you disagree with any of my opinions write me and I may annotate this list with your comments.

O'Bannon, G. W. From Desert and Oasis; Arts of the People of Central Asia. 1998.

Another solid performance from one of the great rug authors. George does a good job but what makes this book special is the accessibility of the goods. What I mean is the rugs are the types of rugs that people with homes and families are collecting. As such it will help most collectors understand what is in the market and in their collections.

O'Bannon, G., Wood, W.A., Irons, W. & Mushak, P. Vanishing Jewels: Central Asian Tribal Traditions. 1990.

I have not read this one but everyone tells me it is an excellent book.

Would You Buy Vanishing Jewels? Four responses

O'Bannon, George W. Kazakh and Uzbek Rugs from Afghanistan. Pittsburgh: 1979.

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O'Bannon, George W. Oriental Rugs. Philadelphia: Running Press, 1995.

A wonderful and very inexpensive introductory general rug book. Buy a copy. Autographed by the author at his home in Tucson fall of 1997.

O'Bannon, G. W. Oriental Rugs. A Bibliography. 1994.

One of the great reference sources on Rug literature.

O'Bannon, G.W. Tribal and Village Rugs from Arizona Collections. Tucson: Aorta, 1998.

Good rugs, Good books. O'Bannon does a superb job of cataloguing the 1998 Aorta show.

O'Bannon, G.W. & Garr, R. Tribal Treasures. Carpets and Jewelry From Central Asia. 1994.

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O'Bannon, George W. The Turkoman carpet. London (UK): Duckworth, 1974.

I like this book. O'Bannon gives an interesting and fun look at Afghan Turkoman carpets. There is something special about this book that is hard to describe but it is my favorite by O'Bannon. Autographed by the author at his home in Tucson fall of 1997. There was one printing but the book was released first with one cover and then the last 5000 were released with a less expensive cover. George tells me that mine was in the first group.

O'Bannon, George: Tulu: Traditional 20th Century Pelt-Like Rugs from Central Anatolia. Philidelphia: 1987.

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O'Bannon, G. Woven Treasure. 1986.

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Obendiek, Helena. The Tarim Basin Carpet, A Tradition in Transition. Hong Kong: China Heritage Arts Foundation, 1997.

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Office National de l'Artisanat. Arts Traditionnels De Tunisie, I Tapis. Tunis. n.d.(post 1959),

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Okada, Amina. Indian Miniatures of the Mughal Court. Translated by Deke Dusinberre, New York: Harry N. Abrahms, Inc. Publishers, 1992.

A masterful and scholerly triumph. I can not recommend Okada highly enough. He really covers the top Mughal artists comprehensively. The book is also a wonderful book to read. Well laid out and easy to match text to pictures. I will probably buy a second copy because my first is so tattered from useing as a reference book.

Olçer, N. KILIMS. 1989,

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Olçer, N., V. Enderlein, F. Batari, & J. Mills. Turkish Carpets From the 13th -18th Centuries. 1996,

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Olesen, A. Afghan Craftsmen. 1994,

Interesting anthropological study that has little to do with the weavers. This is not a book I have found very useful. But it is well written and nicely done.

Olschak, Blanch C. Tibetan Carpets. Basle: 1967.

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Opie, James. Tribal Rugs. Portland: The Tolstoy Press, 1992.

This book is magnificent. It is perhaps the most beautiful rug book that I have ever seen. Opie did a splendid job and it belongs on most book shelves. Autographed by the author at Rug Convention 1995. Lib

Opie, James. Tribal Rugs of Southern Persia. Portland: James Opie Oriental Rugs, Inc., 1981.

After 16 years this stand up as a must if you are interested in Southwest Persian Tribal rugs. I especially enjoyed the section on Lur weaving which I have not been able to find anywhere else. A present from Ron O'Callaghan. Lib

Orazbaeva, Natalija and N. Nurmuhammendov: Narodne Dekorativno-Prikladnoe Iskusstvo Kazachov (Kazakh Decorative Art).

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Orman, P.: Handloom Weaving ; NY: 1920. 5 x 7 Hardback, Pitman's Craft series. Includes William Morris type loom., 10 b/w.

Oswald, Maxim. Asia Minor. William Morrow and Company "Copyright 1957 .

Photo essay of Asia Minor, Turkey, Istambul. Photos of the buildings, tombs, and Churches and Mosques. 160 B+W photographs and 8 colour plates.

Oz, Tashin. Turkish Ceramics. Ankara: (1950). 9.5 x 14, 67 CP 77 b/w.

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Oz, Tashin. Turkkumas ve Kandifeleri, I & II. (Turkish Textiles and Velvets. 1. XIV-XVIC. 2. XVII-XIXC.). Istanbul: 19??

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Oriental Rug Books Authors Beginning with P

Pacific Asia Museum. Woven Jewels, Tibetan Rugs from Southern California Collections. Pasadena: 1992.

Not Yet Rated. Tibetan Rugs

Page, J. & Page, S. The Woven Mystery, Old Tibetan Rugs. 1990,

Not Yet Rated. Tibetan Rugs

Pahlavi, Mohammad Reza. Answer To History. New York: Stein and Day,Publishers, 1980.

In the years to come we will gain far more honest and insightful looks at the Pahlavid dynasty. This is not of great value.

"Painting and Sculpture From the Samuel H. Kress Collection", Washington DC: National Gallery of Art Smithsonian Institution, 1959.

Not much to recommend this one for this list but there are a few rugs. Plate 1150 has a Turkish rug. K185 has a Turkish rug. Il. 1114 has a very nice Herat type in a seventeenth century French painting.

Pal, Pratapaditya. Indian Painting. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum Of Art, 1993.

Dr. Pal does a nice job with this book but the collection he is documenting does not have a wide assortment of Mughal art. Although it does have some very good pieces including plates 63 by Miskin. The one disappointing aspect of the book is the commentary on plate 65. Pal notes Canby attributes the painting to Manohar and that S. C. Welch attributed the the picture to Bichtir in about 1603. Pal then attributes the piece to the Allahabad studio of Prince Selim 1600 - 1604. The disquieting part is that he leaves the other two attributions dangle because obviously Manohar was no where near Allahabad in 1600 - 1604 and 1603 is far to early for Bichtir to have produced such a work. I felt the section calls for more clarification than Pal offers and I have to wonder if he quoted Welch correctly in the 1603 Bichtir attribution.

I suppose as long as I am at it I have to take exception to the discussion of plate 64 as well. I do not think we can assume that figural silk must be Iranian on the basis of a notation of presents received by Humayun. That Humayan was once given figural silk does not eliminate the possibility that Indian sources were established in the 50 years in between the quote and this picture. We know India produced silk cloth during that period we know that Akbar had designers who worked with designs for textiles, and additionally we know that Akbar had a personal wealth and annual income that is virtually incomprehensible to the average person. Additionally if we compare the coat in question with the tent we see in Okada, Amina. Indian Miniatures of the Mughal Court. Translated by Deke Dusinberre, (New York, Harry N. Abrahms, Inc. Publishers, 1992).Page 135 Plate 149 as compared to what we see from Kashan and Yazd at the time Pal's comments do not appear to hold up. I might also add that the wealth of the Mughal elite was so vast as to make ludicrous the notion that young princes ran around in hand me down clothing from their grandfather. particularly since we know that artistic expression in silk was at a high state at that time. Since I am at it to a lesser extent plate 75 suffers from the same problem. Perhaps I do not really like this book but the pictures are excellent and Dr. Pal certainly makes me think.

In fairness as I reread this I have to wonder if I am just too dumb to get Dr. Pal's point. It is rather arrogant to assume that if one reads a few books in the field that he knows more than the experts in the field.

Indian Art

Pal, Pratapaditya. ed. Islamic Art, The Nasli M. Heeramaneck Collection. Los Angeles: 1973.

Not Yet Rated. Islamic Art

Palmer, Alan, The Decline and Fall of the Ottoman Empire, New York, Barnes and Noble Books, 1992.

An interesting and highly readable popularization of Ottoman history. At times I look for footnotes and more dates but it is a good book such as it is.

Palmer L. S. D.Sc., Ph.D. Man's Journey Through Time, New York, Philosophical Library, 1959.

The only useful part for me is the part on prehistoric man and sheep. That part was actually rather interesting.

Parham, C. Tribal and Village Rugs From Fars. Vol. 1. 1986,

Not Yet Rated. Persian Rugs

Parham, Cyrus and S. Azadi Tribal and Village Rugs from Fars Vol. 2. Tehran 1992. Farsi text.

Not Yet Rated. Persian Rugs

Parham, Cyrus and S. Azadi: Tribal and Village Rugs from Fars Vol. 2. Tehran: 1992.

Not Yet Rated. Persian Rugs

Parham, Cyrus Masterpieces of Fars Rugs Tehran 1996.

Not Yet Rated. Persian Rugs

Parson, T. Design's Guide To Scandinavian Patterns. 1993,

Not Yet Rated. Scandinavian Rugs

Parsons, R. D. Oriental Rugs Volume 3 The Carpets of Afghanistan. Woodbridge: Antique Collectors Club, 1983, 3rd ed. 1994.

See Notes on Richard D. Parsons

Parslow, Virginia: Weaving and Dyeing Processes in Early New York ; Cooperstown: 1949. 6 x 9 Paperback, 3 b/w.

Peck, W.H. & Ross, J.G. Drawings From Ancient Egypt. London UK: Thames & Hudson, 1978

Not Yet Rated. Egyptian Art

Pedersen, Gorm. and Nicolaisen, Ida. Afghan Nomads in Transition : A Century of Change Among the Zala Khan Khel (The Carlsberg Foundation's Nomad Research Project), 1995

Not Yet Rated. Afghanistan

Pehrson, Robert N.: The Social Organization of the Marri Baluch ; NY: 1966. 7 x 10, Mid 1950's scholarly field study for the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research. Charts, maps, graphs. No rugs., 8 b/w.

For any serious Baluch collector this book will give them insightful look at the Baluch and their neighbors. Pehrson died while researching this book. With the help of Mr. Pehrson noted anthropologist Fredrik Barth compiled the reseach and produced this book.

Pellew, Charles E.: Dyes and Dyeing ; NY: 1913. 5 x 7.5, 5 CP, 24 b/w.

Petsopoulos, Yanni, In Praise of Allah, Catalogue of a Prayer Kilim exhibition, London, 1974.

Not Yet Rated. Kilims

Petsopoulos, Yanni, The Undiscovered Kilim, co-author, London, 1976.

Not Yet Rated. Kilims

Petsopoulos, Yanni, Kilims - a Traditional Art, with M. Franses, Fribourg, 1978.

Not Yet Rated. Kilims

Petsopoulos, Yanni, "Turkish Flatweaves". Washington DC: ICOC 1980.

Not Yet Rated. Kilims

Petsopoulos, Y. and Balpinar, B. Kilims, Masterpieces From Turkey. 1991,

Not Yet Rated. Kilims

Petsopoulos, Y. Kilims. 1979,

Not Yet Rated. Kilims

Petsopoulos, Yanni. Kilims: Flat-Woven Tapestry Rugs New York: Rizzoli 1979

Not Yet Rated. Kilims

Phillips, Barty Carpet Style. Edison, NJ Chartwell Books 1997. Consultant: Jacqueline Coulter.

This is a really nice introductory book on Oriental Carpets. Great pictures and the book is designed with the needs of people who are looking to decorate their homes.

Philon, Helen Helen Philon ; foreword, Angelos Delivorias ; preface, Ernst J. Grube ; an essay on the inscriptions, Manijeh Bayani-Wolpert ; a technical note, R.E. Jones ; drawings by T. Townsend Walford ; photographs by Vanessa Stamford Early Islamic ceramics :ninth to late twelfth centuries Islamic Art Publications ;Totowa, N.J. :Distributed by Sotheby Parke Bernet Publications,1980.

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Pickering, Brooke, Pickering, W. Russell, Yohe, Ralph S. "Moroccan Carpets". Washington DC. Near Eastern Art Research Center, 1977.

If you are interested in Moroccan carpets you should definitely have this book. This is by far the best book on the subject and the best book by Russell Pickering. The pictures are fantastic. I have seen the rugs in this book in person and the pictures in the book are dead on accurate. The interspersing of pictures, text, and white space is masterful. Hali was involved in this book and it has the Hali look and the Alan Marcuson's masterful touch is very evident. Danny Shaffer is the editor and he does a great job. The book is easy to read and understand. Moroccan Rugs

Pickering, W. Russell. "don't forget to smell the flowers along the way". Washington DC. Near Eastern Art Research Center, 1977.

The legendary collector Willian Russell Pickering the "American Pasha" examines the life of a legendary collector (McMullan). Any rug collector can learn a lot from the interviews of those who knew McMullan best. Some of the real gems are the interviews with Richard Ettinghausen, Walter Denny, Arthur Jenkins, McCoy Jones, Charlie Ellis, Irene Emory, Ralph Yohe, Harold Keshishian, Raoul Tschebull, and many others. If these names are not familiar to you then you really should buy the book because they should be.

Pickering, W. Russell. and Landreau, Anthony. From the Bosporus to Samarkand Flat-Woven Rugs. Washington DC. Textile Museum, 1969.

This is perhaps the single most important book written on Flat-woven rugs. This book helped popularize a previously ignored area of ethnic weaving.

Pinkwart, Doris and Elizabeth Steiner: Bergama Cuvallari (Bergama Flatwoven Bags) ; Wesel: 1991. 8.5 x 11, German text. Yuruk sacks and bags of Northwest Anatolia. Six page English summary., 282 CP.

Not Yet Rated. Turkish Rugs

Pinner, Robert, S. Wernick, P.G. Sheasby. The Surface Treatment and Finishing of Aluminum and Its Alloys. 5th Edition Asm Intl. 1987.

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Pinner, Robert, "Nancy prefers gin: an anthology of published thoughts and comments on metal finishing".

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Pinner, R. & Denny, W.B. Oriental Carpet and Textile Studies II. 1986,

All of the OCTs are of the same exemplary quality. I especially enjoyed Ryder's articles as well as E.B. Longs Tekke Juval article.

Pinner, Robert. and Denny, Walter. OCTS Vol. 3 N0. 1. London (UK): Sotheby's and OCTS Ltd., 1992.

All of the OCTS are of the same exemplary quality. Typical for OCTS great articles poor pictures.

Pinner, Robert. and Denny, Walter. OCTS Vol. 3 N0. 2. London (UK): Sotheby's and OCTs Ltd., 1992.

Many of these articles are from papers presented at the 1986 ICOC in Vienna. Two articles were of special interest to me: I really enjoyed MacAllen's article on the English East India Company and Azadi on the Goklan Turkoman. MacAllen was easy to accept and Azadi makes some interesting points but leaves me wondering. General Rug Book

Pinner, R. and M. Franses ed.: Turkoman Studies I ; London: 1980.

This is a must have book for serious collectors of Turkmen Rugs. It is a mixture of older newly translated articles and some important new ones. . Turkmen Rug Book

Pinner, Robert, The Rickmers Collection: Turkoman Rugs ; Berlin: 1993.

Not Yet Rated.Turkmen Rug

Piotrovsky, B. et al.: From the Lands of the Scythians ; NY: 1975. 8.5 x 11 Hardback, Dust jacket mis, GWO 2263. Ancient treasures from the museums of the USSR from 3000 BC- 100 AD. Museum exhibition catalog. Early felts shown., 33 CP 164 b/w.

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Pittenger, Robert. and Mallary III, R. Dewitt. Oriental Rugs From the Collection of W. Parsons Todd. Morristown: Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, Inc, 1992.

A very nice catalogue. Good rugs, good commentary and structural discriptions. The picture quality is the only downside to this work. A brilliant introduction from the grand old man of the rug world William Russell Pickering. Autographed by both authors at Rug convention 1995. General Rug Book

Ploier, H. Gewebte Poesie. 1991,

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Polh-Schillings, H.E. & Ford, P.R.J. Persische Flachgewebe. 1987,

Not Yet Rated. Persian Rugs

Pohl-Schillings, Hans E.: Aussergewohnliche Orienteppiche III. ; Koln: 1989.

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Pohl-Schillings. H.E. Aussergewohnliche Orienteppiche. VI. 1992,

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Pohl-Schillings, H. Aussergewohnliche Orienteppiche VII. 1993,

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Pohl-Schillings, H. et al. Persian Flatweaves, Pictures of Iran. Koln: 1994.

Not Yet Rated. Persian Rugs

Pohl-Schillings, H., Najmadbadi, S. & Meyer, H. Persische Flachgewebe. Bilder Aus Iran / Persian Flatweaves.

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Pohl-Schillings, H.E. Aussergewohnliche Orienteppiche IV. n.d. (1990),

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Pohl-Schillings, H.E. Aussergewohnliche Orienteppiche V. n.d. (1991),

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Poliakova, E. A. and Rakhimova, Z. I. L'Art de la Miniature et la Litterature de L'Orient, Tachkent, Editions de la Litterature et des beaux-arts Gafour Gouliame 1987.

I loved this book. It is such a major find that I am willing to forgive it for not being in English. So as I wade through it it just seems as though there should be an English translation. It contains a treasure trove of obscure Shiarzi and Turanian miniatures. Generally I feel a little uncomfortable with the majority of scholarship I see from the old Soviet Empire but this one seems extremely solid. text in Russian, Uzbek, and French.

Pollet, Liban et al.: Ikat ; Antwerp: 1991. 8 x 12, Exhibition catalog of weaving from Central Asia, Asia Minor, India, SE Asia. Includes dyeing techniques., 39 CP 278 b/w.

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Pope Arthur U: An Introduction to Persian Art Since the Seventh Century A.D. ; London: 1930.

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Pope Arthur U: Ackerman, Phyllis. (Editor) An Introduction to Persian Art Since the Seventh Century A.D. Mazda Publishers 1980.

Perhaps the single most important work on Persian art. Pope assembled a 16 volume work that covers an enormous span or the Persian artistic triumph. certainly not perfect but merely assembling the work is a triumph and a starting place for further work. There are two volumes on rugs which can be purchased seperately since the set costs abot $1500.

Pope, A.U. & Ackerman, P. A Survey of Persian Art Carpets. 1964 (1981 printing), vol VI XA, p. 2257-3465,

Not Yet Rated. Persian Rugs

Pope, Arthur Upham, Paul. Survey of Persian Art vol. XIV. New York and London (UK): Oxford University Press, 1967.

Special Limited Edition of 100, prior to the First Edition. Vol. XIV is the proceedings of the IVth International Congress of Iranian Art and Archeology. I will review it after I finish reading it.

Pope, A.U. Catalogue of a Loan Exhibition of Early Oriental Carpets. Chicago 1926.

Not Yet Rated. General Rug Book

Pope, A.U. Masterpieces of Persian Art. London UK: Peter Owen, 1945.

A nice older book of limited value. Pope is interesting but dated and the pictures are not good. Persian Rugs

Pope, Arthur and P. Ackerman Survey of Persian Art Vb and XI, Textile Arts Text and Plates Ashiya 1964. 2 volume set.

Not Yet Rated. Persian Art

Pope, Arthur Upham An Introduction to Persian Art since the Seventh Century A.D. London, Davies, 1930

Not Yet Rated. Persian Art

Pope, Arthur Upham, Catalogue of a Loan Exhibition of Early Oriental Carpets from Persia, Asia Minor, the Caucasus, Egypt.

Not Yet Rated. General Rug Book

Posener, G. Dictionnaire De La Civilization Egyptienne. 1959,

Not Yet Rated. Egyptian Art

Pope, Arthur U.: Persian Architecture ; Braziller: 1965. 9.5 x 10.5, 33 CP 400 b/w.

Porada, Edith et al.: The Art of Ancient Iran, Pre-Islamic Times ; NY: 1969. 6.5 x 9, Art of the World series., 98 CP 121 b/w.

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Price William T. Divine Images and Magic Carpets. Amarillo: Amarillo Art Center, 1987.

A very important collection of rugs and sculpture from one of the elder statesmen of the rug world. The pictures are good and Price's taste is superb. One of the better collection catalogues that you can find. The catalogues one weakness is that it lacks detailed structural descriptions. In light of some attributions that are a touch surprising structure could help us to understand. A gift from W. Russell Pickering. General Rug Book

Proud, Nora: Textile Printing and Dyeing ; NY: 1965. 8 x 8 Hardback, 69 b/w.

Oriental Rug Books Authors Beginning with R

If I lost it I would not replace it.

Of some use but not one I would go out of my way to find.

Useful.

Very useful and one I would recommend strongly.

A very important or even the definitive work on the subject. It does not have to be perfect but if I give it 5 stars and you are interested in that area then you should own a copy.

Not Yet Rated - I haven't gotten to it yet so if you wish to review it please feel free. There is a limit to how many books I can read so it it is not rated do not assume anything is wrong with the book. If you disagree with any of my opinions write me and I may annotate this list with your comments.

Rageth, J. & U. Hirsch. Fruhe Formen & Farben. 1991,

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Rageth, J., ed. Anatolische Kelims. 1990,

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Rageth, Jurg ed.: Anatolische Kelims ; Basel: 1990.

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Rageth, Jurg ed.: Anatolian Kilims and Radiocarbon Dating ; Basel: 1999. 12 x 9.5, Papers presented at the 2nd Symposium on Anatolian kilims in Liestal, Switzerland., 64 CP 183 b/w.

This is a controversial book that makes a strong case for early dating of Kelims on the basis odf c-14 dating. .

Ramazanoglu, Gulseren. Turkish Embroidery ; NY: 1976. NY: 1976. 8 x 9, GWO 2332. Colors, patterns and stitches are described for modern embroiders., 26 CP 60 b/w.

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Ramirez, F. & Rolot, C. Tapis et Tissages Du Maroc. 1995,

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Raphaelian, H. M. The Hidden Language of Symbols in Oriental Rugs ; New Rochelle: 1953.

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Raphaelian, H.M. Rugs of Armenia, Their History and Art ; New Rochelle, NY: 1960.

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Ratchnevsky, Paul. Genghis Khan His Life and Legacy. Cambridge and Oxford U.K.: Blackwell, 1991.

Thomas N. Haining's translation of Ratchnevsky's master piece is wonderful. Highly readable and enjoyable. Very good index. You can not really understand Islamic Art without understanding the Mongol influence. This is a excellent place to start.

Rautenstengel, A. & Azadi, S. Studien Zur Teppich-Kultur Der Turkmen. 1990,

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Rautenstengel, A. and V. and Azadi, S.: Studies on Turkoman Culture. Hilden: 1990.

This is a controversial book that lays out the "Eagle" group theory.

Orriental Rug Review Book Review by E.B. Long

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INDIAN ART. Essays by Prof. H.G.Rawlinson, K.de B.Codrington, J.V.S.Wilkinson and John Irwin. London UK: Faber & Faber. 1947.

Fascinating older look at Indian Art from a distinctly British viewpoint. In the style of the British before the fall of the Empire.

Rawson Cristopher and Walter Gardner: A Dictionary of Dyes, Mordents and Other Compounds Used in Dyeing and Calico Printing ; London: 1901. 6 x 9.

Rawson, Philip. Indian Art. New York: Dutton Pictureback, 1972.

Not a very impressive looking little book so I shelved it for ages before looking at it. I misjudged it because when I finally got around to it I found it well written with good black and white pictures.

Reed, Christopher. Turkoman Rugs. Cambridge: Fogg Art Museum, 1966.

Foreword by Joseph V. McMullan. This was the book from an important early Turkmen rug show at Harvard's Fogg Museum. This book has been eclipsed by a wealth of latter material. In it's day it was a five star book.

Reed, Stanley. Oriental Carpets and Rugs. New York: Octopus Books, 1972.

A rather dated general rug book that I do not use much.

Reeves, N. & Taylor, J. Howard Carter Before Tutankamun. 1992, British Museum.

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Reid, James J. Tribalism and Society in Islamic Iran. Malibu: Udena Publications, 1983.

This is an extremely valuable historical resource on the tribes of Iran in the Safavid period. This is a very controversial book because of the political infighting when this book was released rather than the content of the book. I was scared to use this book as a source but I called one of the top anthropologists in the field and found out the real story on this book as a source.

Reid, J.W. Textile Art of Peru. 1993,

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Reinisch, Helmut. & Stanzer, W. Berber. Graz: Helmut Reinisch, 1992.

A detailed comprehensive book on Moroccan carpets. If you are interested in Moroccan Carpets you should have a copy. A gift from "Uncle Jimmy" Keshishian who felt I needed this book. Text in French and English.

Reinisch, H. Gabbeh. The Georges D. Bornet Collection. 1986,

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Reinisch, H. Saddle Bags/ Sattel Taschen. Graz, Austria 1985. German/English.

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Reinisch, H. Von Bagdad Nach Stambul. 1983,

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Reswick, Irmfraud. Traditional Textiles of Tunisia ; Los Angles: 1985.

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Reuben, David M. Gols and Guls: Turkmen Carpets from the 18th and 19th Centuries. London: David M Reuben, ., 1998

Guest Reviewer Steven Louw

Although essentially a dealers’ inventory, this beautifully illustrated exhibition catalogue of 80 rare, relatively early, Turkmen carpets, provides a wonderful sample of some of the best mid- to top-range Turkoman carpets available to the collector today. As is common with rug books, the strong point is the pictures. All of the carpets are illustrated in colour, most on a full page, with brief notes on each. The collection is particularly strong on Ersari main carpets – fig 26 and 38 are personal favorites – but provides a good sample of carpets from all of the major weaving groups, bar the Salor. Both of the Arabatchi main carpets illustrated deserve particular note.

Reuben’s somewhat controversial views on design evolution in Turkomen carpets are set out in an all too brief introduction. Reuben hopes to avoid the now discredited notion, once advanced by Moshkova, that defeated Turkmen peoples abandoned the gols used on their main carpets in favor of those used by their conquerors. Instead, based on design layout and symbolic origin, Reuben suggests a distinction between main carpets with gols and guls. The origin of the two main Turkmen gols, the Gulli and Tauk Noska gols, goes back hundreds of years, as opposed to the more recent designs employed by settled or semi-settled Turkmen. These latter are more properly called guls.

Accordingly, Reuben divides Turkmen main carpets into three groups. The first, "strictly tribal carpets with tribal gols", are gol carpets proper, that is, their design consists of a several columns and rows of gols separated by minor guls. The second and third groups, by contrast, were woven by settled and partially settled Turkic peoples, using arrangements of guls as primary ornaments instead. In this way, Reuben hopes to explain the continued evolution as well as the juxtaposition of older and newer symbols on carpets without reliance on clearly inaccurate notions of independent and subordinate tribes.

However Reuben offers little evidence to support this argument, and, in the last resort, it is not always clear how the distinction between gol and gul (even assuming this is accurate) allows us to understand and periodise carpet design. Distinctions between tribal and settled peoples are anthropologically dubious at best, and understate the reciprocal influences which rural and urban, nomadic and settled, and indeed, relatively homogenous and cosmopolitan communities had on each other. This is particularly evident with Ersari carpets, most of which fall into the second and third of Reuben’s categories. Personally, I am more convinced by Pinner’s more recent arguments in favor of multiple sources of design evolution.

Revault, Jacques. Designs and Patterns from North African Carpets and Textiles. NY: 1973.

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Rhie, M.M. & Thurman, R.A.F. Wisdom and Compassion: the Sacred Art of Tibet. 1991,

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Riboud, K., Desroches, J.-P., Myers, M., Simcox, J., Jera-Bezard, R., and Lorquin, A. Soieries Bouddhiques.

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Rice, David Talbot. Islamic Art. New York: Praeger World of Art 1965.

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Rice, David Talbot. Islamic Art. New York: Thames and Hudson, 1975

A very solid general work on Islamic art. I like this one. This was a help in building my background information.

Richards, John F. The Mughal Empire. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1993.

It would have been hard to understand the dynamics of Mughal art if I did not have this book. The part dealing with the role of Uzbeks in Mughal India is very important. The interplay between the Shia and the Sunni and the rivalry between the Persian and the Turanian elements in Mughal politics comes through in this book as it does in no other that I found.

Ripley, Mary C. The Oriental Rug Book ; NY: 1904.

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Ripley, Mary Churchill. The Chinese Rug Book ; NY: 1927.

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Ripley, M.C. The Oriental Rug Book. 1936

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Rivero, M.E. and John J. von Tschudi: Peruvian Antiquities ; NY: 1855. 5 x 7 Hardback, About 25 b/w illus. & figs.

Rivers, Gayle. The War Against The Terrorists. New York, Stein and Day. 1986

What a nice book. It reads with an air of truth and gives a good picture of terrorists. Rivers is a pseudonym and I have a feeling Rivers might be the fellow who did some good work, a power plant if my memory serves, in the war against godless Communism down in Nicaragua.

Rizvi, Saiyid Athar Abbas. Fatehpur Sikri. New Delhi: Archeological Survey of India, 1972.

For a very solid glimpse of Mughal art this book is a help. However it has more plans than pictures.

Rizzardi, C. I TESSUTI Copti Del Museo Nazionale Di Ravenna (Coptic Textiles in the National Museum of Ravenna). 1993,

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Ramirez, F. & Rolot, C. Tapis Et Tissages Du Maroc. 1995,

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Roberts, E.H. Islamic Carpets. In Bulletin, Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, 36:4-113, 1978.

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Roberts, Ernest H. Treasures From Near Eastern Looms. Ernest H. Roberts, 1981.

A very nice catalogue especially since it is from 1981. The major weakness is the black and white photography. A gift from W. Russell Pickering.

Roberts, Edna H. Oriental Rugs - The Way to Know and Judge Them. New York: 1928.

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Robinson, B.W., Skelton, R.W., Spuhler, F., Fehervari, G. Watson, O, & Pinder-Wilson, R.H. Islamic Art in the Kier Collection. London UK: 1988.

Robinson is brilliant and the others sound. Spuhler does the carpets and it is a good solid job. At a certain level you have to have this book because it is cited so often.

Robinson, B. W. Fifteenth Century Persian Painting Problems and Issues. 1991: New York: New York University Press, 1991.

Robinson covers a interesting section of art and I am intrigued by his discussion of the Central Asian art however this book is a pretty dry read and could use more pictures. As I reread my annotation and reread the book I have to note that the more I know about the subject the more interesting Robinson's book seems. Perhaps rather that "dry" it is geared to the advanced student of 15th century Islamic art. Having read this book a third time I am starting to get it. There is much to consider such as the style of cloudbands used in pre-Mughal Sultanate art.

Robinson, B. W. Persian Drawing. Boston: Little Brown & Co., 1965.

 

A very good book for it's day. This book was a building block that allowed later books to surpass it. It is still a very useful and interesting book but would change in many ways if Robinson were to write it today.

Robinson, B. W. Persian Paintings in the John Rylands Library. Totowa: Sotheby Parke Bernet., 1980.

This is a wonderful book. I really enjoy Robinson and it is some of his very best work. However I wish there were better pictures and more color. Robinson could well be right but I have an uneasy feeling with some of his second half sixteenth century attributions. Some of his Shiraz pieces look like Mashad to me. He more than makes up for it with his section on Pre-Mughal Sultanate States art from India. From a carpet standpoint if the Pre-Mughal Sultanate States produced art and there are rugs in the art why must we assume that they did not weave.

Robinson, B. W. Persian Miniature Paintings From Collections in The British Isles. London UK: Victoria and Albert Museum, 1980.

Robinson hints at possible Indian origins of some miniatures in this book.

Robinson, Stuart: A History of Dyed Textiles ; Cambridge (M.I.T. Press): 1969. 9.5 x 6.5 Hardback

Rogers, Clive. Ed. Early Islamic Textiles. London UK: Rogers & Podmore. 1983,

Subject matter - various articles on political/social context, preserved textiles with technical analysis from the Near East of the earliest Islamic eras up to the Mamluk period.

Rogers, Clive: Turkish Prayer Rugs, An Exhibition. Brighton: 1978.

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Rogers, Anthony. et al. Flashpoint. London UK: Arms and Armor, 1994.

Excellent section on the Afghan war. Good pictures of the arms and very good back ground on the dynamics of the Mujaheddin movement.

Rogers, J. M. Mughal Miniatures. New York: Thames and Hudson, 1993.

This book is part of a structured series where each book is the same basic size and is to sell at the same price. The problem with this is that Rogers covers a wide area very thinly. To do justice to the material touched on Rogers would have need a far larger book to do it justice. The links between the illustrations and the text can be rather tenuous and it is not always apparent just what point Rogers is illustrating. More information on attributions of the illustrations would have been very welcome. Having said all that let me note that it has great pictures for a smaller book and the more I read it the more I realize that Rogers has an important message that he states eloquently. It is a better book than we have a right to expect by the price.

Rogers, J. M. (ed) The Topkapi Saray Museum: Carpets. Translated, expanded and edited...from the original Turkish

Wonderful look at an important collection. At least part of it is important. The Prayer Rugs are fantastic and then there is a collection of mundane furnishing carpets.

A small note I hope I don't sound too picky but the book suffers from one tiny flaw. A significant number of the rugs are incorrectly attributed. More than 20 of the first thirty five are completely wrong in their attributions. These the most important rugs in the catalogue are attributed to Hereke or Istanbul 19th century when they are actually from 16th century Khorassan. So I will leave the book it's 4 stars with the caveat to take Rogers with a grain of salt when it comes to prayer rugs. Why 4  stars< The pictures and the structural details are worth it.

Rogers, J. M. ed.: The Topkapi Museum: Carpets ; Germany: 1987.

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Rogers, J. M.: The Topkapi Saray Museum Textiles: Costumes, Embroideries, and Other Textiles ; Boston: 1986. 8.5 x 11.5, Museum catalog of wonderful ornate textiles from the 15th-19th centuries. Slipcased., 136 CP.

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Rogers, J.M. ed. The Topkapi Saray Museum: Carpets. 1987. 8.5 x 11.5, Mostly urban Turkish silk prayer rugs., 98 CP.

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Roseaman, I. P.: Rug Making ; Peoria: (1950?). 5.5 x 8.5, Published by the Dryad Press., 21 b/w.

Rosie, George. The Directory of International Terrorism. New York: Paragon House. 1987.

This book bills it's self as the definitive work on Terrorism. In trying to be comprehensive it splatters mud on many fine people. Be very cautious of any information in this book. For instance to list General John Singlaub is highly questionable and in my opinion shameful. Strong pro-British bias so much so that it may be considered a mouthpiece of the British Government.

Rossabi, Morris. Khubilai Khan. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1988.

The definitive work on Khubilai Khan.

Rossetti, B. Die Turkmenen Und Ihre Teppiche. Eine Ethnologische Studie. (The Turkmen and their carpets, an ethnographic Study)

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Rossetti, Brigitte: Die Turkmenen und Ihre Teppiche (Turkomans and Their Rugs) ; Berlin: 1992.

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Rostov, Charles and Jia Guanyan. Chinese Carpets ; Abrams, NY: 1983.

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Rowland, Benjamin Ancient Art from Afghanistan: Treasures of the Kabul Museum. New York, Asia Society/Abrams, (1966).

Catalogue of the Exhibition presented under the Patronage of the man who abandoned his country for the hardship of the Italian Riviera; Mohammed Zaher Shah. Eurocentic but still a good glimpse of some very rare treasures from what is now called Afghanistan.

Rowland, Benjamin, Jr. Gandhara Sculpture From Pakistan Museums. New York: Asia Society, 1960.

Eurocentic but readable and loaded with valuable information. The B&W pictures are not a problem with this subject matter.

Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney / Oriental Rug Society of New South Wales. Flowers of the Loom. 1990,

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Roy, Olivier. Islam and Resistance in Afghanistan. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1986.

One of the very best books on the Soviet Afghan war. Roy is clear, intelligent, and understandable.

Rubin, Barry. Paved With Good Intentions. Middlesex UK: Penguin Books. 1980.

Not yet rated. Shah of Iran, history, Politics. Lib.

"Rugs From The McMullan Collection". Washington DC. Smithsonian Institution, 1966.

Very good show catalogue for 1966. There are better books on the McMullan Collection. Only the cover is in color.

Rutherford, T., Eiland, M.L., Shimkhada, D., Wright, N.H. Woven Jewels. Tibetian Rugs From Southern.

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Rutschowscaya, M.-H. Coptic Fabrics. 1990,

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Ryder, M.L. Sheep And Man. 1983, Duckworth.

Not Yet Rated. Considered to be the definitive work on sheep. Sheep and wool

 

Oriental Rug Books Authors Beginning with S

Sabahi, Taher. ABC Del Tappeto Orientale. 1991.

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Sabahi, Taher. kilim Tappeti Piani Del Caucaso. 1990.

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Sabahi, Taher. Tulu. Long-Pile Rugs Of Central Anatolia. 1997.

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Sabahi, Taher. Qashqai. 1989.

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Sabahi, Taher. Tappeti D'Oriente. 1986.

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Sabahi, Taher. Una Prezioza Collezione Di Tappeti Antichi Dell'Anatolia n.d. (1994).

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Sabahi, Taher. Sumakh. Tappeti Piani A Trama Avvolta. Weft Wrapped Flat Weaves. 1992.

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Sabahi, Taher, ed. Caveleri D'Oriente Da Cavallo E Da Sella/ Horse and Saddle Covers. 1991.

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Sabahi, Taher. VAGHIREH. 1987, Sadighi, H. & Hawkes, K. GABBEHS. STAMMESTEPPICHE DER BERGNOMADEN AM ZAGROS (Primitive Rugs)

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Sabahi, Taher. "The Qashqai Emblem: Is it Really a Tribal Emblem? An Outstanding Qashqai Carpet with the Qashqai Emblem.

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Sabahi, Taher: Orientteppich 5-Kelims Kaukasische Flachgewebe. Augsburg: 1992.

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Sabahi, Taher: Qashqai, Tappeti Tribali Persiani ; Novara: 1989.

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Sabahi, Taher: Samarkanda, Carpets from the Silk Road. Vicenza: 1995.

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Sabahi, Taher: Sumakh Weft Wrapped Flatweaves. Roma: 1992.

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Sabahi, Taher: Vaghireh, Modelli per la Tessitura dei Tappeti. (Vagirehs, Rug Models) ; Firenze: 1987. 8 x 11, A book on samplers, woven as models for complete rugs. Mostly Persian and Turkish. Italian text., 23 CP, 23 b/w.

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Sadighi, Hamid. & Hawkes, K. Kelims Der Nomaden Und Bauren Persiens. 1990,

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Sadighi, Hamid. Caucasus Persia. Munich: 1996.

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Safrastian, Arshak: Kurds and Kurdistan ; London: 1948. 5 x 7.5, 4 b/w & map.

Sancaktaroglu, T. ed.: "Kulture ve Sanat" (Culture and Art). Ankara: 1977.

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Sandberg, Gosta: Indigo Textiles, Technique and History ; Asheville: 1989. 7 x 9.5 Hardback, 45 CP 60 b/w.

Sandtner, Hilda: Farbetechniken fur Textilien ; Maier: 1979. 6 x 8, German text., Color and b/w illustrations.

Sarkisian, H. Medill. Asia Minor Textiles 17th-19th Century. Boulder: 1978.

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Sarkisian, H. Medill. & J. Hoag. Textiles of Eastern Persia and Central Asia. Boulder: 1980.

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Sarre, Friedrich., & Trenkwald, H. Old Oriental Carpets

One of the early books that is still worth reading if you are interested in Classical Carpets. The original is outrageously expensive but there is a reprint. I have not seen the reprint when I want to read this oneI have to vist the TM library but it is worth it. The books are huge.

Saudi Arabian Antiquities. An Introduction to ... ; Riyadh: 1975. 9 x 11.5, Published by the Saudi Arabian Dept. of Antiquities and Museums. Photography by Roger Wood., 97 CP 129 b/w.

Saunders, Peter E. Tribal Visions. Novao Ca: 1980.

Peter E. Saunders, Dr, Murray Eiland Jr. and the late Michael David all in one book. This is a must read for everyone who collects Turkoman rugs. The late Michael David section on "The New Turkoman Mythology" was a highly controversial piece when it was written and remains so to this day. A present from Ron O'Callaghan. The book is inscribed from Saunders to O'Callaghan.

Scamuzzi, E. Egyptian Art in the Egyptian Museum of Turin. Abrams, 1965,

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Schaber, W. & I. Sailer. Galerie Sailer: 20 Years in Salzburg / 20 Jahre Galerie Sailer in Salzburg. 1996,

Schaber, W

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Schaber, W. Aus Der Welt Kelim. The World of the Kelim. 1984,

Schaber, W. Not yet rated.

Simcox, J. & Schaber, W. Chinese Textiles. 960 -1860 A.D. 1991,

Schaber, W. Not yet rated.

Schafer, Edward H. The Golden Peaches of Samarkand ; Berkeley: 1963.

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Schapira, Magda. Anatolian Carpets from the Magda Schapira Collection. London: 1976.

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Schiffer, N.M. Navajo Weavings Today. 1991,

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Schiffer, N.M. Pictorial Weavings of the Navajo. 1991,

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Schlamminger, Karl and P.L. Wilson Weaver of Tales, Persian Picture Rugs Munich 1980.

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Schletzer D. & R. Old Silver Jewelry of the Turkoman ; Berlin: 1984.

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Schlick, D.P. MODERN ORIENTAL CARPETS. 1968,

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Schlosser, I. THE BOOK OF RUGS, ORIENTAL AND EUROPEAN. 1969, Bonanza(Crown),

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Schlosser, Ignace. The Book of Rugs Oriental and European. New York: Crown Publishers, Inc. 1963.

A great book in it's day. Schlosser was Director Emeritus at the Museum of Arts and Crafts in Vienna. Definitely dated and surpassed by newer books but for years this was one of the best rug books published. Strong focus on classical carpets.

Schmitz, Barbara Islamic Manuscripts in The New York Public Lilbrary Oxford University Press

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Schulberg, Lucille, et al. Historic India. New York: Time Life Books, 1968.

Nice looking book but not one I use often.

Schumann, C. W. & V. Gantzhorn. 99 Teppiche/Rugs. 1993,

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Schumann, C.-W., Tietzel, B., Brues, E. & Gasthaus, R. Textilien Aller Welt. 1986,

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Schurmann, Ulrich. Caucasian Rugs. Poolesville: Old 99 Associates. 1963.

This is the book that defines Caucasian Carpets and Rugs. If you are interested in Caucasian rugs you must have this book. see Ulrich Schurmann

Schurmann, Ulrich. Oriental Carpets. London UK: Paul Hamlyn. 1968.

Picture quality is good for 1969 but well behind today's technology. This is not one of Schurmann's more important works and is really just a nice general book.

Schurmann, Ulrich. The Pazyryk. 1982.

Schurmann at the top of his game. If you are interested in the Pazyryk controversy you should have this book. Important pictures of early art that relates to later rugs makes this book of special interest to me.

Schurmann, Ulrich. Bilderbuch fur Teppichsammler, 1961

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Caucasian Carpets, Braunschweig, 1964.

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Schurmann, Ulrich. Central Asian Rugs. London UK: Allen and Unwin, 1996.

Excellent older book. Good pictures and solid scholaship. Before Mackie, Louise & Dr. Jon Thompson. Turkmen this was the best book on Turkmen rugs and it still hold value today. I at one point owned the copy copy Hans Konig inscribed to Christopher Hueblein Perot.

Schurmann, Ulrich. Oriental Carpets, Wiesbaden, 1963.

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Schurmann, Ulrich. Central Asian Carpets, Frankfurt: Verlag Osterrieth, 1969.

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Schurmann, Ulrich. Carpets from the Orient, Wiesbaden, 1974.

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Schurmann, U. CAUCASIAN RUGS. n.d.(1964), Allen & Unwin,

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Schurmann, U. ORIENTAL CARPETS. 1966, Hamlyn,

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Schurmann, U. ORIENTAL CARPETS. 1979, Octopus,

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Schurmann, U.: Analysis of Caucasian Rugs ; 1976.

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Schurmann, U.: Caucasian Rugs ; London: 1965.

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Schurmann, Ulrich. Islamische Teppiche (Islamic Rugs) Frankfurt 1968.

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Schurmann, Ulrich. Kaukasische Teppiche ; Braunschweig: (1961).

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Schursch, Anita ed.: The Art of the Weaver ; NY: 1978. 8.5 x 11. Articles by Dimand, McMullen, 500 b/w.

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Schutte, Marie Von. Perser-Teppiche ; Leipzig: 1935.

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Schwarz, H. G. CARPETS FROM THE ORIENT. 1977,

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Schwarz, H. G. VISIONS OF PARADISE: THE ART OF THE ORIENTAL CARPET. 1983,

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Scott, G.W. AN ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO MAKING ORIENTAL RUGS. 1984,

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Scott, Harriet Fast, Scott, William F. The Armed Forces of the USSR. Boulder: Westview Press, Inc., 1984.

This is geared more to a Euro-centric view of the Soviet threat. I suppose it would be good reading for sand table exercises at Fort Leavenworth but not much use for my work.

Seiler-Baldinger, A. HANGEMATTEN-KUNST. TEXTILE AUSDRUCKSFORM BEI YAGUA- UND TICUNA-INDIANERN

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Sen, P. Crafts of West Bengal. 1994,

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Service, Elman R. Profiles in Ethnology. New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1971. Originally published as "A Profile of Primitive Culture, 1958

This book is a bit far a field for my research but I wanted to read about the Reindeer Tungus of Siberia. I wanted to understand how they relate to the Mongol and Turkic peoples because I suspect that they are related. This book is a little dated but a nice book.

Seton, Lloyd: The Art of the Ancient Near East ; London: 1961. 6 x 8, 77 CP 172 b/w.

Sevi, D. TAPPETI ANATOLICI DEL XIXe SECOLO. 1985,

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Sevi, D. TAPPETI CAUCASICI DEX XVIII E XIX SECOLO. 1983,

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Sevi, Daniele. Kazak, Selezione di Tappeti dell'Otto Cento ; Milano: 1982.

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Sevi, Daniele. Tappeti Caucasici ; Milano: 1982.

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Shankar, A. & Housego, J. Bridal Dhuries of India. 1997,

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Shaw, Robin and Jennifer: Batik, New Look at an Ancient Art ; Garden City: 1974. 8 x 10, 96 pp., 12 CP 79 b/w.

Shearer, Alistair. The Hindu Vision: Forms of the Formless. Thames & Hudson Paperbound.

Nice book, excellent photography.Shearer shows the art in context and makes it relavent.

"Uniting sensuousness and spirituality, passion and detachment, Hinduism celebrates the fullness of life, and teaches the indivisibility of body and soul, time and eternity. 165 illustrations, 15 in color. 96 pages. Size 7 1/2x11(inches)." HamiltonBook.com

Siegal, W. AYMARA-BOLIVIANISCHE TEXTILIEN / HISTORIC AYMARA TEXTILES. 1991,

Not yet rated.

Siegelaub, S. BIBLIOGRAPHICA TEXTILIA HISTORIAE. 1997,

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Sigelmassi, M. Dr. Les Arts Traditionnels Au Maroc ; Paris: 1986.

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Simakoff, N. L'Art de 'Asie Centrale ; St. Petersburg: 1883.

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Simcox, J. & Schaber, W. Chinese Textiles. 960 -1860 A.D. 1991,

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Simcox, Jacqueline. "EXHIBITIONS". Hali 97, 1998. page 86. "The alchemy of silk."

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Simpson, Marianna Shreve, and Farhad, Massumeh. Sultan Ibrahim Mirza's Haft Awrang, A Princely Manuscript from Sixteenth-Century Iran. Washington DC: Freer Gallery of Art. 1997.

A wonderful scholarly masterful examination of perhaps the greatest piece of Safavid Persian Art. It is a wonderfully comprehensive catalog of virtually everything written on Ibrahim Mirza's Haft Awrang of Jami. Instead of making the book an exercise in connoisseurship Marianna Shreve Simpson simply reports what others have said rather than pushing her own judgements. Everything about the book is exemplary, pictures, color, paper, layout, etc...

Simpson, Marianna Shreve. Persian Poetry, Painting & Patronage : Illustrations in a Sixteenth-Century Masterpiece. new Haven: Yale Univ. Press;1998

These are the plates from Sultan Ibrahim Mirza's Haft Awrang with a short commentary. This is much briefer than Shreve's big book but it is much more manageable when you just want to look at the pictures.

Eleanor Sims. "Trade and Travel," Architecture of the Islamic World, London, 1978.

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Eleanor Sims. "The 17th Century Safavid Sources of Qajar Oil Painting," Persian Art and Culture in the 18th and 19th Centuries, Edinburgh, 1979.

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Eleanor Sims. The Painted Decoration of the 17th Century Safavid Pavilions in Isfahan, with Ernst J. Grube.

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Eleanor Sims. "The Painting of Iran," forthcoming in The Arts of Persia, with Ernst J. Grube.

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Skosyrev, P. Soviet Turkmenistan ; Moscow: 1956.

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Smith, David: The English Dyer ; Manchester: 1882. 5.5 x 9 Hardback,

Smith, Graham. Military Small Arms. London UK: Salamander, 1996.

Good general military small arms picture book. Nice commentary and good pictures.

Smith, W.S. ANCIENT EGYPT. 1960, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston,

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Smithsonian Institution. ADITI. THE LIVING ARTS OF INDIA. 1985,

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Sommer, John L.: The Kyrgyz and Their Reed Screens ; Fremont: 1996.

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Sotheby's Monaco, sale 5 December 1987. ANTIQUITES. OBJECTS D'ART. Collection Martine Comtesse de Behague.

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Sotheby's: "Turkmen and Antique Carpets from the Collection of Dr. and Mrs. Jon Thompson" ; NY: 1993 (Dec. 16).

This is not just an auction catalogue. This is a wonderful source on Turkmen Rugs.

Soucek, Priscella ed.: Content and Context of Visual Arts in the Islamic World ; University Park, Pa: 1988. 8.5 x 11, Papers from a colloquium in memory of Richard Ettinghausen, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University., 183 b/w.

Soudavar, Abolala. Beach, Milo Cleveland, Art of the Persian Court. New York: Rizzoli, 1992.

This is one of the most important books on Persian miniature art ever printed. Soudavar has done a book that is about as good as it gets. Great pictures, sharp commentary, and solid scholarship. Additionally this book is so pretty it is a work of art itself. If you have any interest in miniature art you should have this book.

Spear, Percival. A History of India Vol. 2. London UK: Penguin, 1965 17th printing 1987.

Solid useful history of India, Starts at the beginning of the Mughal era and goes through to the collapse of the British Empire.

Spink & Son, Ltd. Octagon-The Arts of Islam Special Issue ; London: (1980?)

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Spink & Sons: The Rogers Collection ; London: 1985.

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Spink. A Journey Through India. 1996. Two volumes,

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Spink. Far Eastern Art. 1993,

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Spink. Far Eastern Art. 1994,

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Spink. Splendours of the East. 1997,

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Spooner, Brian. Afghan Carpets ; Philadelphia: 1973.

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Spuhler, F. Old Eastern Carpets, co-author with Hans Konig and M. Volkmann, Munich, 1978.

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Spuhler, F. Textile Fragments/ Textile Fragmente. 1988,

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Spuhler, Friedrich. Oriental Carpets in the Museum of Islamic Art, Berlin. trans. Pinner, Robert Washington DC: Smithsonian Institution Press 1987.

This is a very important book. Not perfect but so much better than most books museums ever bother to do. Spuhler's work suffers from the weakness of his structural analyses. His commentary and knowledge of the rugs is his strength. There is a wealth of information in this book and I would advise it to anyone serious about Oriental carpets.

Spuler, Bertold. The Mongols in History,

Spuler puts the Mongols in a realistic historical context. Not my favorite book on the Mongols but it helps when you are looking at a stack of them to have this one to use as a gauge of fairness and accuracy.

Stack, L. The Pile Thread. CAarpets, Velvets & Variations. 1991,

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Stahl, S. Alte Kelims / Eski Kilimler. 1990,

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Stanzer, W. Kordi. Leben Knupfen

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Stanzer, Wilfred. Weben Der Kurden Khorasans / Lives Rugs Flatweaves of the Kurds of Khorasan. 1997,

Stanzer, Wilfred et al. Antique Oriental Carpets from Austrian Collections Vienna 1986.

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Stanzer, Wilfried: Berber Tribal Carpets and Weavings from Morocco ; Graz: 1991.

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Stanzer, Wilfried: Kordi: Lives-Rugs-Flatweaves of the Kurds in Khorasan ; Wien: 1988.

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Start, Laura E.: The McDougall Collection of Indian Textiles from Guatemala and Mexico ; Oxford: 1948. 9.5 x 7.5, Mayan textiles in the Pitt Rivers Museum. Includes 3 diagrams., 1 CP, 29 b/w, 100 drawings.

Stead, Rexford, The Ardabil Carpets. Malibu, The J. Paul Getty Museum, 1974

The floral forms in the Ardabil carpets are very similar to ones we see in Mughal carpets. On the whole this is a disquieting book that asks more questions than it answers. It certainly leaves the mystery of the Ardabil carpets in a unanswered state. This is the best place to start when you are interested in the Ardabil carpets.

Steindorff, G. & Seele, K.C. When Egypt Ruled the East. 1942, University of Chicago Press,

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Stepanyan, Nona. "Ornamentation of Caucasian Carpets and its Parallels to Medieval Armenian Miniature and Stone Carving" In Oriental Carpet and Textile Studies. IV, 1993,

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Sterner, Maj and J. Kinch: Antika Oriental Iska Mattor I Sverige (Oriental Rugs in Sweden) ; Stockholm: 1937.

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Stettler, Dr. Romuald. Stammesteppiche avi Afghanistan und Turkestan (Tribal Rugs of Afghanistan and Turkestan) ; Bern:

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Stettler, R. BELUDSCHE UND AFGHAN. 1993,

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Stettler, R. Die Kurden. 1986,

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Stettler, R. KUNSTERZEUGNISSE AUS ORIENTALISCHEN NOMADENZELTEN. (Art in Nomad Tents). 1985,

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Stettler, R. NOMADENTEPPICHE AUS SUDPERSIEN. 1984,

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Stettler, R. TEPPICHE AUF DEN SPUREN MARCO POLOS. 1987,

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Stevens, R.B. TURKISH RUGS. THE RACHEL B. STEVENS MEMORIAL COLLECTION. 1972,

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Stewart, D. Early Islam. 1967, Time-Life, Great Ages of Man series,

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Stoddard, John L. John L Stoddard's Lectures: India. Boston: Balch Brothers. 1897.

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Stone, Peter. The Comical Carpet. Buchanan, Greenleaf Co., 1996.

There is just enough truth in Stones work to make it especially humorous.

Stone, Peter, ed. Mideast Meets Midwest: Ethnographic Rugs from Midwestern Collections Chicago: Chicago Rug Society 199.

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Stone, Peter. Oriental Rug Repair. Seattle, Greenleaf, 1997.

The single best and most comprehensive book on the care, repair, maintenance,and restoration, of Oriental Carpets. Autographed by the author at Rug Convention 1995.

Stone, Peter. The Oriental Rug Lexicon. Seattle, University of Washington Press, 1997.

I think I said it best in my review "Buy This Book". This book belongs on every short list. If you own more than 3 rugs books and you do not have this one you are really missing out. A present from Ron O'Callaghan.

Stone, P.F. RUGS OF THE CAUCASUS: STRUCTURE AND DESIGN. 1984,

Lots of data very few pictures. Stone does an in-depth analysis of the rugs of the Caucasus and the work is of great value to people who like charts and figures.

Stone-Miller, R. Art of the Andes. 1995,

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Storey, Joyce: The Thames and Hudson Manual of Dyes and Fabrics ; London: 1978. 6 x 9.5, 28 CP, 93 b/w.

Straka Jerome A. & Mackie, L. The Oriental Rug Collection of Jerome and Mary Jane Straka. New York, Jerome A. Straka, 1978.

A solid useful book that stands up well despite it's age. The strength of the Straka collection is the Turkmen pieces. The strength of the book is the structural descriptions. Louise Mackie played a major role in this book as did Harold Keshishian.

Stewart Desmond et al. Early Islam, New York: Time Life Books, 1967.

Nice looking book but was not one I use very often.

Stratton, Arthur: Sinan ; NY: 1972. 6 x 9, 46 b/w.

Stronach, David. "Patterns of Prestige in the Pazyryk Carpet." In Oriental Carpet and Textile Studies. IV, 1993,

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Summers, J. The Illustrated Oriental Rugs World Buyer's Guide. 1994,

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Svinicki, Eunice: Step by Step Spinning and Dyeing ; Racine: 1974. 8 x 11, 32 CP, 45 b/w.

Sweet, Louise E. Peoples and Cultures of the Middle East. Garden City: The Natural History Press. 1970.

Not Rated Yet. Anthropology Middle East. Lib.

Swietochowski, Marie Lukens and Babaie, Sussan. Persian Drawing, New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1989.

Excellent book. By themselves the Drawings are certainly a lesser but still a very important part of Islamic art. This give a good bit of information and is a useful book.

Sylvester, D., Mills, J., & King, D. The Eastern Carpet in the Western World. 1983,

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Szabo, Albert and T.J. Barfield: Afghanistan, An Atlas of Indigenous Domestic Architecture ; Austin: 1991. 10 x 11, 18 CP 53 b/w 202 fig.,

Oriental Rug Books Authors Beginning with T

Tagyeva, Roiya C. Carpets of Azerbaijan in the 19th and 20th Centuries ; Baku: 1988.

Not reviewed yet  Lib.

Talwar, K. & Krishna, K. Indian Pigment Paintings on Cloth. 1979,

Not reviewed yet  Lib.

Tamarov, Vladislav. Afghanistan: Soviet Vietnam, San Francisco: Mercury House, 1992.

A very good look at the Afghan War from the view point of a Soviet Soldier. Afghanistan Lib.

Tanavoli Lion Rugs 1977 Farsi Book

Not reviewed yet  Lib.

Tanavoli, P. Lion Rugs. 1985.

Not reviewed yet  Lib.

Tanavoli, P. & Amanolahi, S. Gabbeh. n.d. (1990).

Not reviewed yet  Lib.

"Tacher from Chahar Mahal". Hamburg/Berlin ICOC7 1993.

Not reviewed yet  Lib.

Tanavoli (Galerie Bieler) Tasheh Flat weaves with a seal of sanctity? hb, 8.5x10.5, 90pp, 40c, map 1994 German & English

Not reviewed yet  Lib.

Tanavoli Shahsavan Iranian Rugs and Textiles 1985

This book belongs in the library of any serious Shahsevan collector.

Tanavoli, P. and S. Amanolahi: Gabbeh, The George D. Bornet Collection Part 2 ; Baar: 1990.

Not reviewed yet  Lib.

Tanavoli, P. GHALICHAHIE SHERY FARS (Lion Rugs in Fars). 1978, Tehran University,

Not reviewed yet  Lib.

Tanavoli, P. Shahsavan - Tapis et tissus de nomads persans. Paris 1985 Text: French

Not reviewed yet  Lib.

Tanavoli, Parvis: Bread and Salt ; Tehran: 1991.

Not reviewed yet  Lib.

Tanavoli, Parvis: Lion Rugs from Fars ; Kashan: 1978.

Not reviewed yet  Lib.

Tanavoli, Parvis: Lion Rugs from Fars ; Oshkosh (Paine Art Center): 1974.

Not reviewed yet  Lib.

Tanavoli, Parviz and John T. Wertime Locks From Iran: Pre-Islamic To Twentieth Century. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian

Not reviewed yet  Lib.

Tanavoli, Parviz: Riding in Splendour: Horse and Camel Trappings from Tribal Iran ; Tehran: 1998.

Not reviewed yet  Lib.

Tanavoli, Parviz. Translated by Wertime, John. Kings, Heroes, and Lovers. London UK: Scorpion Publishing, 1994.

No one is better equipped to explore the pictorial rugs from the tribes and villages of Iran than Parviz Tanavoli. The book is highly readable. Tanavoli is brilliant and Wertime's translation is very good. How often do you see a a book written by one McMullan award winner and translated by another. Lib.

Tanghe, Paul. Djulchir, Tissus de Defense et de Protection ; Brussels: (1996?).

Not reviewed yet  Lib.

Tattersall, Creassey. The Carpets of Persia ; London: 1931.

Not reviewed yet  Lib.

Tattersall, C. E. C.: Notes on Carpet Knotting and Weaving ; London: 1969. 4.5 x 7, Victoria and Albert Museum publication., 12 b/w.

Taube, Jakob. Suzani, A Textile Art from Central Asia ; Munich: 1994.

Not reviewed yet  Lib.

Taylor, R. OTTOMAN EMBROIDERY. 1993,

Temizer, Raci: Museum of Anatolian Civilizations ; Ankara: 1979. 9 x 12, Museum handbook. Turkish-English text., 59 CP 6 b/w.

Terrace, E. EGYPTIAN PAINTINGS OF THE MIDDLE KINGDOM. THE TOMB OF DJEHUTY-NEKHT. 1968, Braziller,

Textiles. 1959, Dover,

Not reviewed yet  Lib.

Tezcan, Hulye. The Topkapi Saray Museum: Carpets. Boston: Little, Brown/NYGS 1987.

Not reviewed yet  Lib.

Thacher, Amos. Turkoman Rugs ; London: 1940.

Not reviewed yet  Lib.

Thacher, Amos. Turkoman Rugs ; London: 1940. 1977/8 reprint,

Not reviewed yet  Lib.

Thacher, Amos: Turkoman Rugs ; NY: 1940. 7.5 x 10, Early standard text., 55 b/w.

Ther, U. FLORAL MESSAGES FROM OTTOMAN COURT EMBROIDERIES TO ANATOLIAN TROUSSEAU CHESTS. 1993,

Not reviewed yet  Lib.

Thomas, P. ORIENTAL RUGS. 1996,

Not reviewed yet  Lib.

Thomas, T.K. TEXTILES FROM MEDIEVAL EGYPT. A.D. 300 - 1300. 1990,

Not reviewed yet  Lib.

Dr. Jon Thompson. Silk, Carpets and the Silk Road. 1988,

Not reviewed yet  Lib.

Thompson, Jon: Oriental Carpets From the Tents, Cottages, and Workshops of Asia ; NY: 1988.

See Dr. Jon Thompson: Oriental Carpets below. Lib.

Thompson, Jon. Oriental Carpets. New York: Penguin Books, 1993.

A very good general rug book. Every beginner should have this book and they will still find it useful as they grow in expertise. Dr. Jon Thompson is the most important English scholar in the field of Oriental carpets. Lib.

Thompson, Jon. Oriental Rugs from the Tents, Cottages, and Workshops of Asia. New York: E.P. Dutton, 1988

One of the best and most popular general rug books. Dr. Jon Thompson has made an important contribution to the field of Oriental Rugs and this is an important part of it. Highly recommended.

Mackie, Louise & Thompson, Jon. Turkmen. Washington DC: Textile Museum, 1980.

Thompson, F.P. Tapestry. Mirror of History. 1980,

Not reviewed yet  Lib.

Thorp, R.L. Son of Heaven. 1988,

Not reviewed yet  Lib.

Thorpe, Azalea and Jack L. Larson: Elements of Weaving ; NY: 1967. 7 x 10, 141 b/w photos & figures.

Thurman, C.C.M. Textiles in the Art Museum of Chicago. 1992,

Not reviewed yet  Lib.

Tiffany Studios. Tiffany Studios Collection of Antique Chinese Rugs. 1908,

Not reviewed yet  Lib.

Tiffany Studios. Antique Chinese Rugs. 1969 reprint of the 1908 ed.,

Very nice book. Tiffany gives a valuable look at antique Chinese rugs. .

Tiffany Studios: Antique Chinese Rugs. Rutland, Vt.: 1908. 96 pp., (1976 reprint),

Not reviewed yet  Lib.

Tiffany Studios. Antique Chinese Rugs. Rutland: Charles E. Tuttle Co, 1980.

Not reviewed yet  Lib.

Tietze, Hans. Treasures From The Great National Galleries. New York: Phaidon Publishers Inc. 1954.

A nice old book on European paintings but it does have a few interesting rugs. Plate 12 is a Herat from the Widener collection of the sort the British attribute to Isfahan. Il. 37 has a nice large pattern Holbein. Il.179 has a nice large pattern Holbein by Holbein. Il. 249 has a nice Turkish rug with a kufic border that one of these days I will get around to taking a closer look at. Lib.

Tilden, Jill. Ed. Silk & Stone The Art Of Asia. London, England: Hali Publications Limited, 1996

Hali annual # 3. A first rate book. Excellent articles and the it has that luxurious Hali look and feel. I bought it for Steven Cohen's article. I think Cohen is fundamentally wrong in most of his basic assumptions but he does it so well that it is highly enjoyable. I have to salute him as a great scholar even though I will soon get around to publishing a rebuttal to his article. Other standouts are Michell on Indian architecture, Hillenbrand on Persian miniatures as well as an article by Sheila Canby on Miniatures. While I admire Canby's work I am going to have to reread that article a few times because something about it bothers me. I just can't put my finger on it, maybe I missed something. Lib.

Tillotson, G. H. R. Mughal India. New York: Penguin Books, 1990

Thank goodness I found this book. Tillotson untangles the movements of Akbar's court in the fourth quarter sixteenth century in a logical and coherent fashion. No rugs however, strictly background material. Lib.

Editors of Time-Life Books Empires Besieged : TimeFrame AD 200-600, Time-Life Books Series Richmond 1989 Color illus. 173 pg., Imperiled Rome, China's Great Wall Breached, Disorder in Gupta India, The Persian Renewal, New World Migrations

A very pretty general book. Thin on Persia but better on India.

Titley, Norah M. Persian Miniature Painting and its Influence on the Art of Turkey and India: The British Library Collections.

 

A wonderful book. Titley has a lot to say and says it in an intelligent and cogent manner. Far more substance than many of the books I see on the subject. I am especially taken with the chapter on the Sultanate Period of India. As I reread it and compare facts I have to wonder about some of her suggestions. Lib.

Titley, Norah M. Plants and gardens in Persian, Mughal and Turkish Art British Library, 1979.

Not reviewed yet  Lib.

de Tizac, M.H. D'Ardenne: Les Etoffes de la Chine Tissus & Brioderies ; Paris: (1920?). 16 x 12 Folio, 54 CP and b/w.

Not reviewed yet  Lib.

Topsfield, Andrew. Paintings From Rajasthan in the National Gallery of Victoria. Melbourne: National Gallery of Victoria, 1980.

This was a big help in understanding the Indian artistic treatment of elephants. The book has a lot of elephants but more importantly I gained a new appreciation of Hindu as opposed to Mughal art. Lib.

Train, John. Oriental Rug Symbols ; London: 1997.

Not reviewed yet  Lib.

Trilling, J. The Roman Heritage. Textiles From Egypt and the Eastern Mediterranean 300 TO 600 AD. 1982,

Not reviewed yet  Lib.

Trilling, J., Hattox, R., & Markrich, L. AEGEAN CROSSROADS. 1983,

Not reviewed yet  Lib.

Trimbacher, P. von: Turkish Handweaving, Anniversary of the Siege of Plankenstein ; Austria: 1983. 6.5 x 9.5, Exhibition catalog of Turkish rugs and kilims. English/German text., 25 CP, 100 figures.

Not reviewed yet  Lib.

Trimbacher, P. von: Turkish Handweaving, Anniversary of the Siege of Plankenstein ; Austria: 1983.

Not reviewed yet  Lib.

Trimbacher, Peter et al.: Antique Anatolian Carpets from Austrian Collections ; Wien: 1983.

Not reviewed yet  Lib.

Troost, Klaus. Die Yomut (Turkoman Tribes-The Yomud) ; Dusseldorf: 1983.

Not reviewed yet  Lib.

Troost, Klaus. Muster in Teppichen de Terkmenen (Rug Designs of the Turkomans and Their Neighbors) ; Dusseldorf: (1983)

Not reviewed yet  Lib.

Tsagareli, N.: Georgian Decorative Thick Felt ; Tbilisi: 1972. 7 x 10 Paperback, GWO 2352. German/Russian text. 55 CP.

Not reviewed yet  Lib.

Tsareva, Elena. The Dudin Collection. Meredith: Oriental Rug Auction Review, Inc., 1990.

The Dudin collection is one of the most important Turkoman collections. Dudin noted where each piece was collected and what he believed it to be. Tsareva give a detailed structural analyses of each piece. A present from Ron O'Callaghan.

Thirty Rug Masterpieces from the Collection of S.M. Dudin, Part I

Thirty Rug Masterpieces from the Collection of S.M. Dudin, Part II

Thirty Rug Masterpieces from the Collection of S.M. Dudin, Part III

Tsareva, R. Rugs and Carpets from Central Asia ; Vienna: 1984.

Solid work from a highly interesting author. The work represents the Russian view and is valuable for that reason. Weak on Ersari. Better pictures than I expect from a Russian book I think it was printed in Europe. Eleana Tsareva does a wonderful job and as Russia's leading expert her opinion must be considered.

Tsareva, Elena. Carpets of Central Asian Nomads ; Genova: 1993.

Not reviewed yet  Lib.

Tschebull, Raoul. Kazak. Washington DC: Near Eastern Art Research Center. 1971

One of the great Rug Books. Tschebull wrote the right book at the right time and made a major contribution to the field. This is the book that defines Kazak rugs.

Tschepelewezkajc, G.L. and O. A. Sucharewa: Susani Usbekistens ; Hamburg: 1991.

Not reviewed yet  Lib.

Tsunoyama, Y. Textiles of the Andes. Catalogue of the Amano Collection. 1979, Heian/Dohosha,

Not reviewed yet  Lib.

Turck, U. Anatolische Kelim in Schloss Lembek / Anatolian Kilims in Schloss Lembeck. 1995,

Not reviewed yet  Lib.

Turker, I. & S. Kostbarkeiten Orientalischer Teppicheknupftkunst. Vol. IV, 1977, 272 p.,

Not reviewed yet  Lib.

Turker, I. and S.: Kostbarkeiten Orientalischer Teppich Knupfkunst Band 5 ; Karlsruhe: 1978.

Not reviewed yet  Lib.

Turkish Islamic Arts Museum. Samples of Old Turkish Carpets and Kilims ; Istanbul: 1961.

Not reviewed yet  Lib.

Turkmenenforschung. Vol 15. The Art of Oriental Carpets. International Symposium on the Art of Oriental Carpets, Sept. 19, ?

Not reviewed yet  Lib.

Oriental Rug Books Authors Beginning with V

If I lost it I would not replace it.

Of some use but not one I would go out of my way to find.

Useful.

Very useful and one I would recommend strongly.

A very important or even the definitive work on the subject. It does not have to be perfect but if I give it 5 stars and you are interested in that area then you should own a copy.

Not Yet Rated - I haven't gotten to it yet so if you wish to review it please feel free. There is a limit to how many books I can read so it it is not rated do not assume anything is wrong with the book. If you disagree with any of my opinions write me and I may annotate this list with your comments.

Valcarenghi, Dario Kilim History and Symbols New York Electa Abbeville 1994.

Not rated yet.

Vamberey, Arminius. Arminius Vamberey His Life and Adventures. New York: Cassell and Co. Ltd., 1883.

In one respect it is an important document dealing with Vamberey's observations as he traveled from the Bosporus to Samarkand. One the other hand it contains a great deal of duplicitous crap. Vamberey was an Intelligence agent who was working for the Austro Hungarian empire to draw England further into the "Great Game". Or perhaps I just see spies everywhere, anyway it is Vamberey's lesser work.

Vambery, Arminius: The Coming Struggle for India, Being an Account of the Encroachments of Russia in Central Asia.; London: 1885. 5 x 8.

van de Vrande, Iet: Wollefarben mit Naturfarben ; Ravensburg: 1982, German text.

van Leeuwen, Carel et al.: Nomads in Central Asia, Animal Husbandry and Culture in Transition (19th-20th century) ; Amsterdam: 1995. 6 x 9 Paperback, Museum exhibition catalog., 10 CP 18 CP.

Van Veen, Joke: Batikken ; 1976. 6 x 8, Dutch text., textiles batik dyes dyeing

Vegh, G. and Karoly Layer: Turkish Rugs in Transylvania. Fishguard: 1977. 8 x 11.5, Reprint of the 1925 edition, updated by the Dall, Oglio's. Great, old rugs., 30 CP.

Not rated yet.

Ventosa, Silvia: Tejidos de Guatemala ; Barcelona: 1989. 8 x 8, Spanish text. Museum exhibition catalog of Guatemalan textiles., 12 CP 100 b/w figures.

Verlet, P. French Tapestries. 1947,

Not rated yet.

Verlet, P., Florisoone, M., Hoffmeister, A., Tabard, F. The Book of Tapestry. 1978,

Not rated yet.

Viale Ferrero, M. Color Treasury of Rugs and Tapestries. 1972,

Not rated yet.

Victoria & Albert Museum. Desk Diary. 1998.

Not rated yet.

Victoria & Albert Museum. Indian Embroidery. 1951,

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Victoria and Albert Museum: Brief Guide to Turkish Woven Fabrics ; London: 1923.

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Victoria and Albert Museum: Brief Guide to Turkish Woven Fabrics ; London: 1950.

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Victoria and Albert Museum: Guide to the Collection of Carpets ; London: 1931.

Not rated yet.

Vok, I. & Hirsch, U. Vok Collection. Anatolia. 1997,

Not rated yet.

Vok, I., & Taube, J. Suzani. 1994,

Not rated yet.

Vok, I., Sadighi, H., & Hawkes, K. Vok Collection Caucasus Persia.

Not rated yet.

Voigt, Markus. "FRAGMENTS". Hali 97, 1998. page 63. "German ruggies gather in Munich."

Not rated yet.

Volbach, W.F. Early Decorative Textiles. 1969, Hamlyn(Cameo series),

Not rated yet.

von Folsach, K. & Bernsted, A.-M. K. Woven Treasures - Textiles From The World of Islam. 1993,

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von Folsach, K. Islamic Art. The David Collection. 1990,

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Oriental Rug Books Authors Beginning with W

Wade, N. Victoria: The Basic Stitches of Embroidery ; London: 1966. 7 x 10, V & A Museum., 58 b/w.

Wagner, Dietrich. Textil Kunst der Steppen und Bergvolker Zentralasiens ; Basel: 1974.

Not yet rated

Wagstaff, J. M. The Evolution of Middle Eastern Landscapes. Totowa NJ: Barnes and Noble Books, 1985.

A very solid look at the Middle East in a historical and economic light. Perhaps a little esoteric in most rug studies but I found the back ground useful.

Walker, Daniel. Flowers Underfoot. New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1997

If you have the slightest interest in Mughal Carpets buy this book. I do not agree with everything Walker suggests but the book is so important that my minor differences are of little consequence. The pictures are superb, Walker's research and facts are first rate. My differences generally come from differences in conclusions.

Walker, Daniel Oriental Rugs of the Hajji Babas New York Asia Society/Abrams 1982

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Walker, D.S. Oriental Rugs In Cincinnati Collections. 1976.

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Walker, D.S. Turkish Rugs. 1988, Bull. St. Louis Art Museum.

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Walmer, Max. An Illustrated Guide To Modern Elite Forces. New York: Arco Books. 1984.

A useful small format book of recognition training. Unfortunate British slant which skews the information slightly.

Walravens, Hartmut: Ein blaues Wunder Blaudruck in Europa und Japan ; Berlin: 1993. 8 x 10, 77 CP 66 b/w.

Wang, David Te-Chun. Antique Chinese Carpets ; (Hong Kong): (1990).

Not yet rated

Ward. Geoffrey C. The Maharajas. Chicago: Stonehenge, 1983.

A nice book. It was a little late for Mughals but the book helps build the background information for my work. The picture of the tiger eating the Englishman is priceless. No rugs however, strictly background material.

Ware, J.C. OFFICIAL PRICE GUIDE TO ORIENTAL RUGS. 1996, 2nd ed.,

This is a nice beginner book with prices that get out of date all too quickly.

Ware, Joyce C. The Official Price Guide: Oriental Rugs ; NY: 1992.

Superceded by the new edition

Warner, C.D. IN THE LEVANT. VOL 1. Houghton Mifflin, 1892 rev. ed of 1876 ed.,

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Warning & Gillow Ltd. Carpets of Quality ; London: 1920.

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Watson William. The Genius Of China. London UK: Times Newspaper LTD, 1973

Excellent catalogue of a major exhibit of Chinese Art and Archeological treasures at the Royal Academy in London UK in 1973. Good photography and some very important pieces. Outside of the fact it is not all in color it does not seem dated at all. There is a very similar catalogue with the same plates and exhibits from the US part of the tour that is not nearly as well done. See "The Chinese Exhibition" above.

Watt, J.C.Y. & Wardwell, A.E. When Silk Was Gold. Central Asian and Chinese Textiles.

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Weeks, J. G., & Treganowan, D. RUGS AND CARPETS OF EUROPE AND THE WESTERN WORLD. 1969,

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Weibel, A.C. 2000 YEARS OF TAPESTRY WEAVING. 1952,

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Weigle, Palmy ed.: Nature Plant Dying, A Handbook ; NY: 1973. 6 x 9 Paperback, Special printing of Plants and Gardens. Volume 29 Number 2., 4 CP, 48 b/w.

Weiner, A. B. & J. Schneider, ed. CLOTH AND THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE. 1989,

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Weir, Shelagh. The Bedouin. London (UK), World of Islam Festival Publishing Company Ltd. 1976. 7.5 x 10 Paperback, Aspects of the material culture of the Bedouin of Jordan. 5 CP 53 b/w on textiles. Some jewelry. 12 CP 80 b/w.

A solid look at the Bedouin with lots of weaving. Especially interesting since we usually do not include these people as weavers. This is long out of print and worth reading if you can find one.

In these days since the fall of the Empire the World of Islam Festival publications represent one of the high points of "British" culture. There is so little available on the Bedouin that this is still one of the very important books in the field. Picture color and quality is at a standard one might consider average for 1976. text is minimal.

Welch, Stuart Cary A Flower From every Meadow, Indian Paintings from American Collections. New York: The Asia Society, Inc. 1973.

A mixture of some very good pieces with some that to my eye did not look up to par. On the whole a nice book. Welch is one of the very best in the field and his scholarship holds this work together.

Welch, Stuart Cary,  A King's Book of Kings. The Shah-Nameh of Shah Tahmasp. Greenwich New York Graphic Society, Metropolitan Museum of Art.. 1972.

This is one of the great books on Islamic artist combines brilliant analysis with pictures from the Shah-Nameh. The Houghton Shahnameh.by Welch and Dickson is so expensive that this is next best if you are interested in the art. But you can not just consider this a simplified version of The Houghton Shahnameh. Welch spend a lot of time exploring the fusion of Turkoman art and Timurid art. Today we take it for granted that Safavid art is a fusion of Tabriz Turkoman and Herati Timurid but that was a result of this body of work.  Perhaps Welch's great triumph is in his discernment of that which is from Tabriz and that which is from Herat. His portrayal of Tahmasp Safavi as a torn and twisted man and how that changed the art form is inspiring.

Welch, Stuart Cary, Schimmel, Annemarie, Anvari's Divan: A Pocket Book for Akbar. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art 1983.

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Welch, Stuart Cary. and Welch, Anthony Arts of the Islamic Book. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. 1982.

A well done catalogue of the collection of Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan. A glimpse of one of the truly great private collections of Islamic miniatures in the world. Many black and white pictures and the collection deserves far more pictures and greater depth then this book allows. It seems to me that someone perhaps Sheila Canby is producing a similar book on the same material and it will then be interesting to compare.

THE ARTS OF THE ISLAMIC BOOK: THE COLLECTION OF PRINCE SADRUDDIN AGA KHAN

Welch, Stuart Cary,  The Art of Mughal India New York:1964

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Welch , Stuart Cary, Das Buch der Könige . Das Schahname des Schah Tahmasp . Miniaturen im Besitz des Metropolitan Museum in New York Munich , Prestel-Verlag , 1976 ,

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Welch, Stuart Cary,  The Emperors' Album : Images of Mughal India New York: Harry N Abrams.1987

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Welch, Stuart Cary,  Rossi, Barbara, Craven, Roy C., From the Ocean of Painting : India's Popular Paintings 1589 to the Present. Ames: University of Iowa 1997.

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Welch, Stuart Cary,  and Beach, Milo Cleveland. Gods, Thrones, and Peacocks Northern Indian Painting from Two Traditions: Fifteenth to Nineteenth Centuries New York. Asia House Gallery. The Asia Society 1965

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Welch, Stuart Cary, Gods Thrones and Peacocks Ayer Co Pub 1979

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Welch, Stuart Cary, Indian drawings and painted sketches, 16th through 19th centuries : catalogue New York, Asia Society in association with John Weatherhill, Inc. 1976.

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Welch , S.C. Persische Buchmalerei aus fünf königlichen Handschriften des sechzehnten Jahrhundert München , Prestel , 1978.

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Welch, Stuart Cary, Dickson M.B.  The Houghton Shahnameh. Cambridge , Harvard University Press , 1981.

The single most important work on Islamic art of the sixteenth century.

Welch, Stuart Cary,  Imperial Mughal Painting, New York:1978.

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Welch, Stuart Cary, India: art and culture 1300-1900.  Munich:Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1997

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Welch, Stuart Cary, The Islamic World New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art 1987

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Welch, Stuart Cary,  Indische Buchmalerei unter den Gro moguln 16. - 19. Jahrhundert. München, 1978.

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Welch, Stuart Cary,  1980 Magic Kingdom Engagement Calender, Metropolitan Museum of Art .1980

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Welch, Stuart Cary,  Peinture Impériale Moghole. New York, 1978. Welch, Stuart Cary. Room for wonder: Indian painting during the British period 1760-1880 NY: Amer. Federatn of Arts, 1978

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Welch, Stuart Cary. Persian Painting Five Royal Manuscripts of the Sixteenth Century. New York: George Braziller. 1976.

Great pictures, excellent material, Welch at his best. The only weakness is that it is a touch light on some of the detail that Welch must have figured was above his popular audience.

Welch, Stuart Carey, et al. TRESORS DE L'ISLAM. Geneva, Musee d'Art et d'Histoire, 1985.

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Welch, Stuart Cary Wonders of the Age. Cambridge: Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University. 1979.

Welch is brilliant in this book. The text is first rate and the pictures are wonderful. Welch picked the best of Tabriz and the best of Khorasan for this book. This book stands up extremely well even though it is almost 20 years old

Weltkunst. Issue 56 year, No 16, 15 August 1986.

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Wertime, J. Sumak Bags of Northeast Persia and Transcaucasia. 1998,

This is a must have book for those interested in Northwest Persian and Caucasian Sumac Bags. It is not inexpensive but it is the most affordable and most comprehensive book in the field. I found it an easy to use guide in attributing sumac bags.

John Wertime is a serious studious hardworking man who has pored years into the task of understanding Persian and Caucasian weaving. Wertime's real specialty seems to be in Flatweaves. John got off to a running start in his effort when years ago as a member of the Teheran Rug Society he learned Persian Flatweaves with some of the great experts in the field. John started a long association with the great Persian sculptor Parviz Tanavoli as well as working with Jenny Housego. Wertime even co-wrote "Shahsavan" with fellow Teheran Rug Society member and Italian diplomat Ambassador Amedao DeFranchis.

Wertime has now given us a wonderful book that is very much specialist literature in the field of flatweaves. He has narrowed his focus very specifically to a type of Sumac bag.

Sumak Bags: Of Northwest Persia and Transcaucasia

John T. Wertime

ISBN: 1856691071

Publisher: Antique Collector's Club

Pub. Date: April 1998

When John Wertime narrows his focus to what he knows best he is an incredible talent. In Sumak Bags he has done just that. By first taking a narrow focus he then refines it further by addressing the pieces by region and by area. He gives us a very easy to step through attribution guide to a very exciting group of pieces. First of all the pieces pictured are wonderful. Many of them are familiar. Plate 42 is "From Bosporus to Samarkand" pl. 40. It is a Persian bag panel from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Keshishian. Having seen it in person at the Textile Museum it is a wonderful piece and is perhaps the oldest piece in the book. Pl. 71 is familiar as well. It is a wonderful Moghan Savalan bag face owned by Hali Editor and internationally known rug collector Wendel Swann and his lovely wife Diane. Of course some consider Swann’s pl. 55 (formerly Pickering Collection "Bosporus" pl. 45) more important or the Swann’s pl. 75 prettier but I think 71 is a real gem. Prominent collectors Bob and Nancy Nooter have a number of pieces in the book, take a special look at pl. 121. There are too many to mention each exceptional piece but it is a grand selection of best of type examples with outstanding color pictures.

Why would you as a reader wish to part with your hard-earned money for this book? I have seen many people with both good and bad Sumac bags with out a clear-cut idea of which is which and even what they are. The important part is that the book makes it simple for us to take a flatwoven bag and make a good attribution. Obviously I like the book but I asked the legendary Washington DC Carpet Dealer Harold Keshishian about it and he summed it up nicely, "One of the more important works today by an important academic".

Westphal-Hellbusch S.: Mutzen aus Zentral Asien und Persien (Caps of Central Asia and Persia) ; Berlin: 1976.

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Wheat, J.B. The Gift of Spiderwoman. 1984,

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Wheeler, Donald. Village and Nomad Turkish Rugs of the 18th and 19th Centuries ; San Francisco: 1974.

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Wheeler, Mortimer et al. Splendors of the East. London, England: Spring Books, 1970,

I was out book shopping and I spotted this book mis-shelved in a used book warehouse. I was amazed at how valuable a reference in this project this book turned out to be. There are two different pictures of fighting elephants in this book which I needed and had given up looking for. No rugs however, strictly background material.

Wheeler, Pamela. Antique Rugs from the Caucasus Region of Russia ; San Francisco: 1974.

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Willcox, Donald J.: The Techniques of Rug Knotting ; NY: 1971. 7 x 10, 17 CP 195 b/w.

White, Nellie Ballard. Twenty Oriental Rugs from the Collection of Nellie Ballard White. St. Louis 1932.

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Whitechapel Art Gallery. Woven Air. 1988,

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Whittaker, Alan ed.: A Pattern of Slavery, India's Carpet Boys ; (London): 1988. 6 x 9, Anti-Slavery Society and Cultural Survival publication. Number Nine in Child Labour Series., 12 b/w.

Wilbur, Donald N. Adventures in the Middle East. Princeton: The Darwin Press,1986.

This is the book that Don wrote after he retired where he admitted that all his earlier books were his cover as the CIA's man in Iran. A wonderful and exciting book.

Wilbur, Donald N. Afghanistan. New Haven: HRAF Press,1962.

A detailed general reference book to Afghanistan. This book and others were a result of the careful work he did for the CIA. These books gave him a cover under which he could do what he needed to do to make the world a better place in the service of our Government. The book is a general guide for the non-specialist.

Wilbur, Donald N. Iran Past and Present Eighth Edition. Princeton: Princeton University Press,1975.

The late Don Wilbur was a great scholar and this is a solid look at Iran. Reads like a country guide.

Wilbur, Donald N.: A Descriptive catalog of Dated Rugs and of Inscribed Rugs: (Washington): 1989.

A very useful but very dry piece of data collection. Very helpful with city and workshop carpets.

Wilber, Donald Newton. Architecture of Islamic Iran, the Il Khanid Period. 1955

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Wilber, Donald Newton. Pakistan: Its People, Its Society, Its Culture. 1980

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Wilber, Donald Newton. Persepolis: The Archaeology of Persia, Seat of the Persian Kings. 1989

This is a nice book on Persepolis. The pictures are good but not great and is of marginal interest from a rug viewpoint. I like the Greshman book for Persepolis pictures.

Wilber, Donald Newton. Persian Gardens and Garden Pavilions. 1979

Still perhaps the best source on Persian water gardens.

Wilber, Donald Newton. United Arab Republic-Egypt. 1969

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Wilber, Donald Newton. Iran, Past and Present, from Monarchy to Islamic Republic. 1982

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Wilber, Donald Newton. The Land and People of Ceylon. 1979

This may sound odd but I have heard that this was Don's best selling book. Not yet rated

Wilber, Donald Newton. Riza Shah Pahlavi : The Resurrection and Reconstruction of Iran. An Exposition-University Book. 1975

A small point but Don and Kim Roosevelt overthrew the legaely constituted government of Iran and installed the Shah. So this book should be viewed in the light of Don's CIA connection. Not yet rated

Wilber, Donald Newton. The Timurid Architecture of Iran and Turan. (Princeton Monographs in Art and Archaeology, 46) 1988

Perhaps the definitive book on Timurid Architecture. This is Wilbur's best book..

Wilfling, Hans. Teppiche-Motive der Turkvolker (Rugs and Patterns of Turkic People) ; Wien: 1985.

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Willborg, P. Textile Treasures. 1995,

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Willborg, P., Black, D., & Loveless, C. Flatweaves From Fjord and Forest. 1984,

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Willborg, Peter Ten Years Jubilee Exhibition Stockholm 1990. 8.5 x 12 Hardback. Dealer sales and exhibition catalog.

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Willborg, Peter: Hamadan ; Stockholm: 1993.

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Wilson, Ralph Pinder Islamic Art NY 1957.

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Winscoe, Peter G. ABC of Carpet Selling ; (London): (1964).

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Winstedt, Richard Editor. Indian Art. London UK: Faber and Faber Ltd.,1927.

A generally arrogant and idiosyncratic view of India in a very British manner. The book is dated and has been surpassed by more recent books but it helps to read this so that later works make more sense when they make reference to this book.

Wirgin, Jan. Kinesiska Mattor ; Stockholm: 1986.

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Wittek, Paul. Royal Asiatic Society Monographs Vol. XXIII "The Rise of the Ottoman Empire". London UK: Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland, . 1938 4th edition 1967.

A splendid little book with an interesting view of the rise of the greatest Turkomen dynasty.

Wolfe, FF. & Wolfe, A.T. How To Identify Oriental Rugs. 1927,

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Woolley, C. Leonard. The Sumerians. New York: , W. W. Norton & Co., 1965.

This book contains trade data that Woolley gleaned at Ur that shows the Silk route 5500 years ago. From the Euphrates to the Zagros to the mountain of Lapis it shows an ancient trade route that is very important when we are looking art design migration.

Woods, John E. The Aqquyunlu Clan, Confederation, Empire. Minneapolis & Chicago: Bibliotheca Islamica, 1976.

A very valuable reference for understanding the background of the Turkic people of Iran especially Azerbaijan.

Worst, Edward F.: Dyes and Dyeing ; Pacific Grove (ND). 5 x 8.5, 47 pp., Reprint of Chapter XII from Foot-Power Loom Weaving.

Wright, Richard. Rugs and Flatweaves of the Transcaucasus. Pittsburgh: Richard Wright, 1980.

A useful reference and a nice show catalogue. I still use it occasionally when I am attributing Caucasian Rugs.

Wright, Richard. Wertime, John. Caucasian Carpets and Covers. London UK: Hali Publications Ltd. and Laurence King, 1995.

This is a useful book that you should have if you are interested in Caucasian Rugs. I especially liked the pictures of Pardaghys.

Wulff, Hans E. The Traditional Crafts of Persia, Their Development, Technology and Influence on Eastern and Western Civilization.

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Oriental Rug Books Authors Beginning with Y

Yanai, Yigal. Suzani, Central Asian Embroideries ; Tel Aviv: 1986.

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Yassavoli, Djavad ed. An Introduction to Persian Carpets, A Survey of the Carpet-Weaving Industry of Persia ; Tehran.

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Ydema, Onno. Carpets and their Dating in Netherlandish Paintings 1540 - 1700. Woodbridge: Antique Collectors Club, 1991

I really liked this book. Ydema's look at the Nammenlose Gattung is captivating. When I first started this book I thought it was a real "yawner' but once I got going the book is a crackling good read.

Ye'or, Bat. The Dhimmi. Rutherford: Fairleigh Dickenson University Press, 1980.

Good solid work on the roles of Jews and Christians in Muslim lands. Well documented and definitely unsettling.

Yetkin, Serare. Early Caucasian Carpets in Turkey. London (UK):, Oguz Press Limited Humanities Press Inc., 1978, 8.5 x 10.5, Two volume set. From museum collections. 20 CP, 298 b/w.

I bought these books and shelved them for ages. One day someone asked me a question about dragon carpets and after going through every related book on my shelf I opened these and was pleasantly surprised. Yetkin has a thorough and thoroughly delight look at some very old rugs. For years I have heard people refer to such and such a rug from some mosque in Turkey now I know the source for those references. It is fun to see Charlie Ellis in some of the pictures.

Yetkin, S. Historical Turkish Carpets. 1981,

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Yohe, Ralph S. Yuruk: The Nomadic Weaving Traditions in the Middle East, Catalogue of an Exhibition, with A. Landreau and R. Tschebull, Pittsburgh, 1978.

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Yohe, Ralph S. "Moroccan Rugs". Washington DC: ICOC 1980.

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Yohe, Ralph S. "Fieldwork In Eastern Anatolia". Washington DC: ICOC 1980.

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Oriental Rug Books Authors Beginning with Z

Zartman, I. William. The Political Economy of Morocco. New York: Praeger, 1987.

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Zadah Persian Carpets. Exhibition ; (London): (1981).

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Zadah Persian Carpets. "Pars"-Carpets in the Persian Style ; London: 1983.

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Ziemba, William and A. Akatay: Turkish Flatweaves, An Introduction to the Weaving and Culture of Anatolia ; London: 197

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Zimmer, Heinrich: Myths and Symbols in Indian Art and Civilization ; New York: 1946. 6 x 9, Bollingen series VI. Edited by Joseph Campbell., 70 b/w, 1953.

Zipper, Kurt: Turkische Teppich Ein Brevies (Turkish Rugs) ; Braunschweig: 1972. 5 x 7.5, Mostly Turkish prayer rugs. German text., 12 CP, 6 b/w.

Zipper, K and C. Fritzsche: Oriental Rugs: Volume 4 Turkish ; Munich: 1989.

Excellent comprehensive guide to Turkish rugs and carpets. This is one of the best and most useful books for the average collectors.

Zuffetti, Celestina and P. Castelli. Tappeti del Tibet (Carpets from Tibet) ; San Donato: 1991.

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