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Oriental Carpet Design: A Guide to Traditional Motifs, Patterns and Symbols
by P.R.J. Ford
In this comprehensive survey, P. R. J. Ford shows readers how to recognize the different structural and design features of oriental rugs and carpets. The designs are grouped according to their essential characteristics. This approach illuminates the cultural background of each, revealing at once the similarities and the differences between the various carpet-weaving areas
Paperback, 352 pages
Published January 28th 2008 by Thames & Hudson
(first published January 28th 1992)
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I’ve always been most of all fascinated by the whole concept of time. I clearly remember at the age of 9 lying in bed in a caravan in Cumbria, late at night, everything absolutely still, and thinking that one day I would be 21, and that because this would happen (however unimaginable it seemed) then it was already happening and had already happened. I could see this instinctively and absolutely clearly. So, I sent a message to my 21-year-old self who I knew was living his life out there somewher ...more
I lived in the Middle East and my Afghani carpet dealer recommended this book calling it "the Bible" for any collector. The color pictures and pattern by pattern breakdown help you get a feel for the beauty of this unique art form. My only complaint is that the carpets pictured are all museum quality and not on offer to your average collector! If you are just getting started or if you've been collecting rugs for a while, this book is an essential addition to your reference library.