Oriental Rugs: An Illustrated Lexicon of Motifs, Materials, and Origins - Peter StoneTokyo, Rutland & Singapore: Charles E. Tuttle Company, 2013, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Previous owners' name & date to the head of title page.
Includes: Colour photographs; Colour frontispiece; Maps to the endpapers and blanks;
From the cover: “This monumental reference work — long awaited by collectors and scholars — fills an important gap in the available literature on oriental rugs. Lavishly illustrated with over 1000 photographs and drawings, it offers clear and precise definitions for the rug and textile terms in use across a broad swath of the globe — from Morocco to Turkey, Persia, the Caucasus region, Central Asia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and China. It covers priceless museum-quality rug traditions as well as modern centres of production, and draws on classical scholarship as well as current terminology in use among producers and traders in these areas today. It focuses primarily on the rich hand-knotting and hand-weaving traditions of the Near East and Central Asia, but also includes some examples of Scandinavian and Native American weavings.
Rug terms are confusing. The same rug is often called by a baffling array of different names. Some of these refer to a specific geo-graphic or ethnic origin, while others refer to a particular function, method of production or material. This book makes all these terms accessible and understandable, and aids researchers and collectors by precisely identifying each region and ethnic group and explaining the designs, motifs and materials that are typically used there. It profiles specific rugs of historical significance and explains technical terms in use by local producers and traders.”