Describes developments in design and manufacture of Oriental rugs; organises rugs by country; identifies the major producers; helps you distinguish natural from synthetic dyes; handspun from machine-spun wool; genuine silk from imitation. 'A well-written book on the best of the new rugs currently available.' Colour throughout.
This is a revised and updated edition of what is still the only book devoted to new Oriental rugs currently available. The first edition has sold steadily, and proven its usefulness to consumers and retailers alike. The book describes how rugs from the East are designed, manufactured, and distributed today. It is organized by country, and includes a whole new chapter on Iran, which Americans can now buy carpets from again directly. Separate chapters are also devoted to Turkey, Tibet (Nepal), Pakistan, India, China, Egypt, and Romania. The book discusses projects like DOBAG (Turkey) and Ersari (Pakistan) that pioneered the return to natural dyes and hand-spun wool. There are 100+ four-colour plates.