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New books are always arriving, so this is a partial list of items in stock; if you want something not in this catalogue, write; we may have a copy, and are in any case willing to make a note of your interest. - New titles include books by Steffan, The Textile Gallery, Konzett, Merx, Bösch, Bernheimer, and Cohen and Kajitani. Paul Kreiss, Proprietor


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Academic Committee of the 7th ICOC. PAPERS PRESENTATIONS. 7th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ORIENTAL CARPETS. 1996, 224 p., illus., 30.5 x 21.5 cm. The text of 24 papers presented at the 7th ICOC in Hamburg/Berlin in 1993; in English; the illustrations are not always good, but the importance of the book lies in the text; useful for people who missed the conference, or whose notes are illegible. Articles: Andrews: The Turkmen wedding tent in historical context; Atlihan: The weavings of the Yuruks of the Fethiye Region in southwestern Anatolia; Barber: The archeological evidence for the evidence of weaving and carpets; Batari: The double-niche "Transylvanian" prayer rugs; Bieber: The technology of the use of natural dyes in Anatolia; Bier: Other pile-weavings from Safavid Iran - the Persian velvets at Rosenborg; Bohmer and Karadag: Dye analysis of Ottoman brocades and velvets from the Topkapi Museum, Istanbul, and other silk textiles; Bosch: Mamluk carpets - typology and design: Cole: Tibetan rugs. Technique and design; Eagleton: Kurdish rugs of the Hartushi tribes of Turkey; Eiland: Speculations on the earliest surviving Chinese rugs; Dnez: Dye research on the prayer rugs of the Topkapi collection; Gassong: Statements on the age of Turkmen pile-work; Hassouri: Two halves of the same carpet; Klose: Connections between designs on Mughal flower carpets and textiles; Kossow: Safavid silk fragments; Parham: An introduction to the Khamseh confederacy of Fars; Pinkwart and Steiner: The conservation approach of North-west-anatolian Yuruk women to their traditional weaving; Piggenger: Prayer rugs fo the Timuri and their neighbors; Ponchio: Historical background of the Pescocostanzo rugs; Rageth: Red and blue - west Anatolian sofra kilims; Stanzer: Moroccan tribal carpets from the region of Bushad; Tanavoli: Tacher from Chahar Mahal; Tunsch: Beziehungen in der Kompoisition und Ornamentik mamlukischer Bucheinbande und Teppiche Hard. New. One of 520 copies. $65.

Acar, B. KILIM VE DUZ DOKUMA YAYCILAR. 1975, Akbankin bir kultur hizmeti, 63 p., 59 illus., 58 in color, 27.5 x 23.6 cm. A survey of Turkish flatweaves; the illustrations are of flatweaves and details showing designs & construction; there is a good 4 page bibliography. In Turkish. Hard. Used, very good but corners bumped; dust jacket good. $36. Another copy, used, good condition, $9.

Achdjian, A. LE TAPIS/THE RUG UN ART FONDAMENTAL LE TAPIS PRÉCÉDÉ DE NOTES ETHNOGRAPHIQUES PAR ARNOLD VAN GENNEP / A FUNDAMENTAL ART. THE RUG INTRODUCED WITH ETHNOGRAPHIC NOTES BY ARNOLD VAN GENNEP.. 1949, ed. Self, 287 p., 213 illus., 23 in color, 32.5 x 24 cm. The author is listed as the secretary general of the Armenian Museum in France. A picture book of rugs, mostly l6th to l8th centuries, by a French dealer, reflecting European tastes; examples include the traditional Caucasian, Persian, Turkish carpets, and also European tapestry, Spanish rugs, Coptic fragments, and Eastern European rugs. French / English text. Paper, Used, good. $12. Another copy, hardcover, probably by Librairie Orientale H. Samuel, Paris, in red cloth, with the author and title on the spine in gold lettering; pages croped slightly. Very good condition, $72.

Achdjian & Fils. TAPIS D'ORIENT ANCIENS. 1979, 110 p.,46 illus., 12 in color, 28 x 20 cm. A dealer's exhibition catalogue, commemorating 50 years of business; a good selection of 17th - l9th century rugs from Turkey to China (and also a signed and dated - 1928 - Armenian rug made in near Paris); the text has an introductory comment on problems of classification & attribution, and brief notes on each rug. Paper. Shelfworn. $32.50. Used, good condition, bookplate and owner's signature. $14.

Adams, M. INDONESIAN TEXTILES. n.d.(1970), Textile Museum, 4 p., 1 illus., 28 x 21.5 cm. Exhibition brochure, for an exhibition of Indonesian textiles, which describe, in a general fashion, these textiles. Paper, used, very good condition, $7.50. Also, another version, typed, with the text, but without the illustration. $5.

Adelson, L. & Takami, B. WEAVING TRADITIONS OF HIGHLAND BOLIVIA. 1978, 65 p., 41 illus., 27 in color, 22.5 x 20 cm. Exhibition catalogue, Crafts and Folk Art Museum; detailed and based on first hand experience of the authors. Paper. $17.

Adkins, G., Getchell, R. A., The Katonah Gallery. ISLAMIC INSIGHTS: AN INTRODUCTION TO ISLAMIC ART. 1980, 20 p., 19 illus., 25.5 x 20 cm. An exhibition by the gallery, with textiles, ceramics, metalwork, manuscripts from private collections, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Walters Art Gallery, Museum of Fine Art, Boston, and J. Pierpont Morgan Library; brief sections on art associated with mosques, warriers, the rich, nomads, and books. 4 illustrations of rugs: a 18th or 19th century Turkish silk prayer rug, an 18th century Persian garden carpet, a 19th century Kazak, and a 19th century Yomut animal trapping. Paperback. Used, good condition. $11.

Adrian, K.  TEPPICHE VON DEN ANFANGEN DER TEPPICHKUNST BIS HEUTE (Rugs from the beginning of carpet-weaving until today). 1993, 286 p., 91 illus., 56 in color, 21 x 14 cm. A introductory book for an antiques collector: rugs range from the Pazyryk and a large number of 16th/17th rugs to gabbeh, Turkmen, and modern Tibetan,; the text describes the history of carpet production, dyes & materials, symbols & design types (hunting carpets, etc), rugs from Europe, and then rugs from major rug producing areas. There is a section on purchasing rugs, also. In German. Paper. $20.

Ahlheim, U. TEN YEARS OF ORIENTAL RUG AND TEXTILE ART. ULRICH AHLHEIM 1992-2002. 2002, 48 p., 20 color illus., 29.5 x 21 cm. Dealer's exhibition catalogue, of 20 village rugs: 12 Persian (Kordi, Lur, Shahsavan etc., 4 Turkish, 2 Caucasian, 2 Baluch; the pieces are mostly small: bag faces, small kilims, horse trapping and most are 19th century. The text comments on the rugs. Softcover. One of 200 copies. There is a separate German edition. $30.

Akmoldoeva, B., and Sommer, J. KLAVDIYA ANTIPINA. ETHNOGRAPHER OF THE KYRGYZ. 2002, 269 p., 162 illus., 22 in color. A biography of this noted ethnographer, with 14 interviews by co-workers and friends; some of her photographs of Kyrgyz costume, culture and landscape; translations of the parts on pile carpets of two of her articles: Distinctive features of the material culture and applied art of the Southern Kyrgyz (1962) and Popular applied decorative arts of the Kyrgyz (1968). Hardcover. $69.

Akurgal, E., ed. THE ART AND ARCHITECTURE OF TURKEY. 1980, Rizzoli, 268 p., 178 illus., about half in color, 30.5 x 25 cm. A third of the book is on architecture, the rest on metalwork, manuscripts, Byzantine art, architectural decorations and minor arts including tiles, rugs and other textiles. Used, very good condition, bookplate and owner's signature, in very good dust jacket in cardboard shipping box. $14.

Albertsson, I. and P. Willborg.  VAVD MAGI / WOVEN MAGIC. 1992, 164 p., 118 color illus., 24.5 x 24.5 cm. Dealer's exhibition catalogue on flatweaves: Turkish, Persian, Caucasian, Balkan, Peruvian, and Swedish; most are small and most are 19th century. Text describes methods of kilim making, their role, and provides advice on buying; each item has a brief commentary. In Swedish/ English. Hard: $55.

Albrecht, E.W. MORGANLANDISCHE MOTIVE. n.d. (1907-1909), vol I, 20 loose color pl in a portfolio; 48 x 32 cm. The plates are of designs from embroideries, clothing, cloth, rugs from the Caucasus, Turkey, Iran, India, China, Japan, Central Asia. Used, fair; defective: the portfolio, text describing the plates for volume I, and plate 20 are missing; edges of sheets chipped, but not affecting the illustration. Vol lI: 4 p. text present, 20 loose color. pl. in a folder; 48 x 32 cm. More of the same. Used, fair; defective: missing pl 21, but with an extra pl 16 & 21, probably from vol III & IV; folder spine separated; edges of sheets chipped but not affecting text or illustrations. $260.

Albrecht, G. and Hirsch, U. DIE KISTE DES GEWÜRZHÄNDLERS. EINE HANDELSRIESE DURCH KLEINASIEN. 2006, 141 p., 30 color illus., 31.5 x 23.5 cm. A catalogue of Turkish kilims, in good color. The text includes selections from a diary of Daniel Häberlin on his travels through Turkey in 1646, and on radiocarbon dating of some of these kilims. In German. Hardcover. $110.

Allane, L. CHINESE RUGS. A BUYER'S GUIDE. 1993, 144 p., 42 color illus., drawings, 3 maps, 26 x 19 cm. An introduction to Chinese and Tibetan rugs focused mostly on new rugs; the text includes some history of China & border areas, symbolism, as well as the usual description of weaving, dyes, etc and advice on purchasing a rug; there is a one page chart showing price comparisons for modern rugs as a function of issue of lines, materials used, and the type of design. As with Allane's earlier book, the type is small and a lot of information is packed into the book. Hard. $24.95. Paper. $15.95

Allane, L. KILIMS, A BUYER'S GUIDE. 1995, 144 p., 43 color illus., 25 x 17.5 cm. A survey of kilims which starts slowly: what a kilim is, who makes them, how to buy (and sell), and then works up to a fairly detailed description of current, and sometimes former production for both major & minor (Albania, Algeria, Iraq) kilim producing areas. As with his other books, the type face is small, so there is a lot of information packed in this book. Paper. $17.95

Allane, L. ORIENTAL RUGS, A BUYER'S GUIDE. 1988, 136 p., 40 color illus., fig, 4 maps, 25.5 x 18 cm. General guide for a beginner; on modern rugs; the range of coverage is extensive, from Bulgaria and Egypt to the traditional areas, so depth is sometimes lacking, but the print is small and the author packs in a lot - thus 3 para-graphs on gold, sun and luster washes; there is forthright advice on value & resale possibilities of specific rug types. Paper. $15

Allane, L. TRIBAL RUGS. A BUYER'S GUIDE. 1996, 144 p., 47 color illus., 25.5 x 18 cm. A survey, for the inexperienced buyer, of tribal rugs, with a lot of information packed in, due to the small typeface. Most of the information is on modern production. Covers Asia, and also North Africa, South & Central America and Navajo. Paper. Used, as new, but with some shelf wear. $15.

Allen, M. THE MYSTERIOUS EAST. 1977, 24 p., 15 illus., 28 x 21 cm. Exhibition catalogue, Canadian Museum of Carpets and Textiles, with an all-too-brief, light-hearted text pointing out that what is said and supposedly known about the rugs illustrated varies widely from author to author. Paper. Used, good condition. $9. New. $15.

Allgrove, J. THE QASHQA'I OF IRAN. 1976, 99 p., 60 illus., 12 in color, 25 x 16 cm. Well-done exhibition catalogue from the World of Islam festiveal on these nomads, their tents, costumes, jewelry, felts & woven textiles. Paper. Used, good condition, crisp, but top of spine torn and corners bumped. $14.

B. Altman and Co. A COLLECTION OF ANTIQUE CARPETS. 1923, 57 p., 12 illus., 6 in color, 31.5 x 23.5 cm. Catalogue of 47 carpets, 16th - 19th century, most of them large; the descriptions tend to be flowery; the rugs include classic carpets: Oushak, Medallion, Dragun, etc. from Iran, the Caucasus, and Turkey. Hard. Used, insides are very good, but the cover is worn on the corners and the top and bottom of spine. $91.

American Art Association. THE V. AND L. BENGUIAT PRIVATE COLLECTION OF RARE OLD RUGS. December 4, 5, 1925. 1925, 114 p., 46 illus.,. 3 in color., 36 x 28 cm This is a collection of 73 classic carpets from the 15th to 17th centuries (as dated by Mr. Benguiat) from Turkey, Cairo, Spain, the Caucasus, and Persia. Used, good condition: scattered foxing; spine missing, back hinge starting to crack. $186.

American Conference on Oriental Rugs. EXHIBITIONS: INCLUSIVELY BALUCH, RUGS OF RARE BEAUTY FROM MIDWEST COLLECTIONS, WARP-FACED BANDS. ACOR 6, INDIANAPOLIS, APRIL 2002. 2003, CD. This is a CD which contains illustrations and brief catalog information for all the items in these three exhibits that ACOR sponsored in conjunction with ACOR 6, at Indianapolis in 2002. New. $14.

Ames, F. THE KASHMIR SHAWL. 1988, 2nd ed., 347 p, 330 illus., 80 in color, 28 x 22 cm. A well-illustrated book; about half is plates of 17th - 19th century Kashmir shawl production & the development of French copies. This then complements Irwin's book, which describes English copies. Hard. Used, very good condition, no internal marks, corners not bumped, in very good, shiny dust jacket. $30.

Amir, Haji M.K. Zephyr. ORIENTAL CARPETS AND ISLAMIC CULTURE. n.d.(2003), 72 p., 34 color illus., 30 x 21.5 cm. A dealer's introductory guide to modern Persian and Turkmen carpets. Short sections on buying, care, dyes, design, construction; survey of Persian weaving areas. There is a brief history of carpet production, particularly in Iran, and of the Kaabah, including changes in its construction since it first became the focus of Islamic prayer. Hardcover. New. $25.

Amir, M.K. Zephyr. SUPREME PERSIAN CARPETS. Tien Wah Press, Singapore, 1972, 138 p., 45 color illus., 33.5 x 27 cm. A dealer's glossy catalogue, of modern, ornate floral design Persian rugs (Nain, Kashan, etc), and modern Turkoman (Princess Bokhara) rugs. In many of the illustrations, the rugs are obscured by the beautiful people sitting on them. The illustrations are of more value than the text. Hardcover. Used, good condition, dust jacket good but rubbed, chipped along spine, torn, and worn along edges. Owner's name. $18.

Amsden, C.A. NAVAHO WEAVING, ITS TECHNIC AND HISTORY. Reprint of the 1949 ed., 263 p., 123 illus., 21.5 x l3.5 cm. This is smaller in size and the color plates are reproduced in black and white. An early comprehensive guide to Navajo blankets. New. Paper.$12.95.

Amsden, C.A. NAVAHO WEAVING, ITS TECHNIC AND HISTORY. Reprint of the 1949 ed., 263 p., 123 illus., 21.5 x l3.5 cm. This is smaller in size and the color plates are reproduced in black and white. An early comprehensive guide to Navajo blankets. Used, new, but corner bumped in shipping from publisher and some fading on the spine. $12.25

American Art Association / Anderson Galleries. sale 3968. April 23, 1932. RARE ORIENTAL RUGS. THE V. & L. BENGUIAT COLLECTION. RARE EASTERN CARPETS OF THE XVI AND WVII CENTURIES. A MAGNIFICENT ROYAL PERSIAN ANIMAL CARPET. THE 'MARQUAND' IMPERIAL PERSIAN RUG. 'POLONAISE' GOLD- AND SILVER-WOVEN COURT RUGS. Royal Ispahans, Oushaks, and Imperial lahores. Silk Woven Persian and Indian Examples. Egyptian, 'Damascus', and Chinese Rugs. A Rare Louis XIV Savonnerie Carpet. A SVI Century Veneto-Perse Velvet Fragment. Also Spanish Renaissance Exmples. 44 textiles, 27 illustrations.Items include an Indian silk prayer rugs illustrated in Martin's book: A History of Oriental Carpets before 1800, a 17th century Polonaise, four 16th century Persian rugs, the Marquand Imperial Persian Animal rugs, etc. Gray paper over cardboard covers. Used, good condition but bottom 3 cm of spine missing, paper on back cover is loose along bottom and half of edge of back cover, a few comments written along edges; prices - estimates? sale prices? - for each rug. $65.

Anderson, M., Campell, T. and Campbell-Belikove. THE NAVAJO TRADITION: A SURVEY OF GERMANTOWN WEAVINGS 1880- 1915. n.d. (1991), 8 loose color plates in a three-fold folder, 25.5 x 25.5 cm. Dealer's exhibition catalogue, Hirschl and Adler Folk, of 18 Germantown blankets and Serapes; the illustrations are of details of the rug. The text consists of a list of the rugs, with brief descriptions and a short section of the impact of Germantown yarns on Navajo weavings. Paper. New, but creased in shipping. $23.

Andrews, Mügül, and Andrews, Peter. TÜRKMEN NEEDLEWORK. DRESSMAKING AND EMBROIDERY AMONG THE TÜRKMEN OF IRAN. 1976, Central Asian Research Centre, London, 63 p., 6 bl & wh illus., 19 figures., 21 x 15 cm. Scholarly, sections on the use of embroidery in clothing, tent furniture, horse trappings, and felts; techniques; stitches; braid; skullcaps; motifs. The type face is often small, so there is a lot of text. Paperback. Used, very good condition, $40.

Andrews, P.A. FELT TENTS AND PAVILIONS. 2000, Melisende, two volumes, 1472 p., 257 bl & wh, 16 color illus., 25 x 18 cm. This is a history of tents in Central Asia, Mongolia, Iran, and Northern India from the earliest records, ca. 1500 BC to 1750 AD. The emphasis is on art-history/ ethnology / architecture aspects,and there is extensive analysis of pictorial material, notably minatures. The remainder of the text draws on all available written sources in Persian, Turkish, Arabic, Mongolian & the European languages. Also included is a chapter on Scythians, Sarmatians, Alans and then covered carts. Hardcover. $160.

Anonymous. DIE WIENER GOBELINS-SAMMLUNG. Osterreisches Verlagsges. Ed. Holzel u. Co., N.d., 6 p. text, 21 tipped in plates, one in color, in a folder, 35.5 x 25.5 cm. Plates of two 16th century Brussels tapestries series: garden scenes by Willem Pannemaker and Vertumnus and Pomona and of a 16th century French series woven for Francois I at Fontainebleau with mythological scenes. The text briefly describes the tapestries and their history. This item is part of a series; the plates are numbered from 140 to 160. In German. Used, issue 197 of 250 numbered examples. Good condition, but worn along the edges; flaps of the back cover are detached. $56.

Anon (probably Amtorg). RUGS OF THE ORIENT. n.d., 32 p., 18 illus., 3 in color, 20 x 15.5 cm. Dealer's catalogue, describing rugs & rug production from the USSR. Paper. Used, good. $6..

Anton, F. BRUCKEN IN DIE ZUKUNFT. TEXTILE KUNST VOR KOLUMBUS. (Bridges into the Future. Textile Art Before Columbus) . 1992, 152 p., 64 color illus., 28 x 21.5 cm. Exhibition catalogue, Galerie Sailer, on Peruvian Paracas, Nazca, Huari textiles. There was a paperback version of this catalogue, under the same title, but the paperback version was shorter and had only 42 textiles. In German. Hard. $69.

Arastoo, S.M. THE ESSENCE OF PERSIAN CARPETS. 1994, Kyoto Shoin, 259 p., about 300 color illus., 31 x 23.5 cm. Catalogue of a private collection of 100 floral design Persian rugs. All date from the 1980's; technical descriptions including the name of the weaver. There is a short introduction on Persia and weaving; most of the emphasis in the section on weaving is in types of designs. This is a very good collection of modern, ornate rugs. Hard. Used, as new, in as new dust jacket. $56.

Arberry, A. J., ed. THE LEGACY OF PERSIA. 1953, 1968 reprint, 421 p., 53 bl & wh plates, 19 x 13 cm. Scholarly: chapters: A. C. Edwards: Persian Carpets (29 pages); Iliffe: Persia and the Ancient World; Rice: Persia and Byzantium; Levy: Persia and the Arabs: Toetz: Persia and India after the conquest of Mahmud; Barrett: The Islamic Art of Persia; Wickens; Religion; Bailey: The Persian Language; Arberry: Persian Literature; Sackville-West: Persian Gardens; Elgood: Persian Science; Lockhart: Persia as seen by the West; Heseltine: The Royame of Perse. Hardcover, very good condition but book plate and top edge foxed; dust jacket good: slight wear along edges and a one cm tear on the top of the back cover. $11.

Archer, M., Rowell, C. and Skelton, R. TREASURES FROM INDIA, THE CLIVE COLLECTION AT POWIS CASTLE. 1987, 144 p., 151 illus., 40 in color, 24.5 x 21.5 cm. A superb collection of 17/18th century Indian art, collected by the Clives during their rules in India; items include metalwork, paintings, arms, furniture, sculptures, drawings, books and textiles; textile include shawls, a coverlet, chintzes, and parts of costumes; 8 textiles are illustrated, 6 in color. Hard. Used, good, $16.

ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST. Magazine, with brief articles on textiles, oriented towards designers. used, good condition, $3.75 each.
Loring: Antiques, the Lure of the Ikat. July/Aug 1978, P. 120 - 124, 10 color illus.
Keyes: Art: Japanese Wood Block Print. Apr 1979, p. 140 - 145, 8 color illus.

ARIZONA HIGHWAYS. May 1974. 50 p., color and bl and wh illus., 30.5 x 23 cm. This issue is on contemporary Indian potters. Paper. Used, good. $4.25.

ARIZONA HIGHWAYS. July 1974. 50 p., color and bl and wh illus., 30.5 x 23 cm. This issue is on Navajo and Hopi weaving. Paper. Used, good. $10.

Arizzoli-Clementel, P. THE TEXTILE MUSEUM, LYONS. 1990, 128, 152 color illus., 28 x 20 cm. A survey of this museum and its holdings, with some text on the development of textile production in Lyons , Europe, and with briefer comments on textiles from Asia. About half the book is on Lyonnese textiles from the 17th century to now, with the rest on Spanish and Italian textiles; Coptic & Sassanid textiles; Persian & Egyptian textiles (including 2 carpets); Far Eastern textiles. The examples and color plates are good. Paper. $55.

ART AND AUCTION. Dec. 1982/ Jan. 1983, Vol. 5:5. pages 58 - 66 on collecting Oriental rugs; articles include interviews with Cathryn Cootner, Vojtech Blau, John Edelmann, auction reports, and a detailed discussion of a 19th century Persian carpet which is illustrated on the cover. Used, good. $4.50.

Art Association of Indianapolis / Herron Museum of Art. BULLETIN ART ASSOCIATION OF INDIANAPOLIS. VOLUME 53, NUMBER 1. March 1966. 30 pg., 10 illus., 1 in color, 25.5 x 18 cm. This issue is devoted to two tapestries donated to the museum, on the subject of Anthony and Cleopatra. The tapestriesare Flemish, were probably designed by Karl van Mander II, probably around 1600, and were installed in Cobham Hall, in Kent. Articles in this issue are Weinhardt, Jr: A splendid gift of tapestries; Pantzer: The provenance of the tapestries; and selections from Plutarch's Lives which correspond to the panels of the tapestries. Paperback. Used, good condition, $20.

ART BULLETIN. Yost: "Old Turkish Towels", in The Art Bulletin 14(4), December 1932, p. 344 - 358, and

Riefstahl: "Greek Orthodox Vestments and Ecclesiatical Fabrics, p. 359 - 373. Paper. Used, good condition, $17.50

THE ART BULLETIN. Davidson, B. F. "The Furti di Giove tapestries designed by Perino del Vaga for Andrea Doria." In The Art Bulletin, vol 70(3), Sept. 1988, p. 424-450, 21 illus. These Flemish 16th century tapestries have vanished; the article reconstructs them from letters, inventories, prints and drawings; the tapestries were probably the most magnificent ones since Raphael's tapestries were made for the Vatican. Used, very good. $6.50.

THE ART BULLETIN. Davidson, B. "The Navigatione d'Enea tapestries designed by Perino del Vaga for Andrea Doria" in The Art Bulletin, vol 72(1), March 1990, p. 35-50, 20 illus. These 16th century tapestries survived to the 19th century; the article describes them and analyses the political content in terms of 16th century politics. Used, very good. $6.50.

Art Institute of Chicago. EXHIBITION OF ORIENTAL RUGS. 1922, Art Insitute of Chicago, 90 p., 32 illus., 3 of them in color (tipped-in), 25 x 17 cm. This contains the Ballard rugs, later given to the Metropolitan Museum of art; most of the rugs are dated as 16th or 17th century; the text describes the colors of the rugs. Paper. Used, fair condition: intact but badly water stained on the top front corner of the page and with mold stains there and along the spine. $45.

Art Institute of Chicago. NEAR EASTERN ART IN CHICAGO COLLECTIONS. n.d., c. 1973, 48 p., 47 bl & wh illus., 25.5 x 21.5 cm. 126 of the 237 items are rugs, from the Art Institute of Chicago and the Chicago Rug Society, and range from a 16th century Lotto to Turkmen bag faces; the non-rug items are miniatures, ceramics, metalwork & glass. Paper. Used, good. $12.

Art Institute of Chicago. NEAR EASTERN ART IN CHICAGO COLLECTIONS. n.d., c. 1973, 48 p., 47 bl & wh illus., 25.5 x 21.5 cm. 126 of the 237 items are rugs, from the Art Institute of Chicago and the Chicago Rug Society, and range from a 16th century Lotto to Turkmen bag faces; the non-rug items are miniatures, ceramics, metalwork & glass. Paper. Used, good, spine sun-faded. $8.

ARTS AND THE ISLAMIC WORLD. Number 19, Winter 1990. 112 p., many illustrations, 30.5 x 21.5 cm. Many brief 2 to 4 pages articles on Islamic art with a major, 31 p. section on Islamic Arts in Glasgow. Articles of interest are James: Masterpieces of Islamic Art in the Hermitage Khalili: Art of Mughal Jewelry Rauf: Samarkand Gallery: The Lure of Oriental Rugs (with one color illustration) Pearce and Lovelace: Islamic Art Collections in Glasgow Reilly: The Paisley Tradition Paper. Used, very good condition. $9.

Arts Council. ISLAMIC CARPETS FROM THE COLLECTION OF JOSEPH V. McMULLAN. 1972, 59 p., 49 color pl., 30.5 x 21.5 cm. The text includes an essay by Sylvester on Western attitudes towards rugs at the turn of the century, based on books published then and stories of how the Victoria and Albert Museum acquired some of its rugs; an essay by Beattie on making rugs; and the descriptions of the rugs, by McMullan. The first 1000 copies were to be autographed by McMullan, but he died before he was able to do that. Some were numbered; this is copy number 67. Hardcover. Used, very good condition, owner's bookplate, in good dust jacket, browning and slight wear along edges. $36.

ARTS OF ASIA. Volume 6, No. 5, September - October 1976. The issue focuses on Indonesian art; articles:
 Ogden: Dances of Java  Roll: Art of the Batik  Fraser: Indonesian Batik  Craven: Madjapahit Terra-cottas  Servey: Servey Collection of Indonesian Art  Cuthbertson: The Central Museum in Jakarta  Achjadi: Traditional Costumes of Indonesia  Wrangham: The London Netsuke Convention 1976  Ichiura: Chinese Furniture of Richard Ellsworth  Used, very good condition. $45.

ARTS OF ASIA.

Jan/Feb 1996, Vol. 26, (1). The issue focuses on the Textile Museum; articles:
 Bier: Legacy of Collector George Hewitt Myers
 Bier: Approaches to Understanding Oriental Carpets
 Mackie: Increasing the Prestige: Islamic Textiles
 Gittenger: Southeast Asian Textiles at the Textile Museum
 Carmel: At the Crossroads of the Continent: Textiles from Central Asia
 Wolf: Caring for Textiles
 Samms: Arthur D. Jenkins Library            New. Paper. $17.50

Arthur, L. DER ECHTE TEPPICH. 1926, 161 p., 355 fig, 1 page with 24 glued-in color swatches, 24 x 18.5 cm. A detailed work on textile construction and weaving, including Oriental knotted rugs, flatweaves, sumak, Gobelin and machine looms. In German. Hardcover. Used, good condition. $35.

Aschenbrenner, E. ORIENTAL RUGS, VOL 2, PERSIAN. 1981, 264 p., l4l color illus., 25.5 x 21.5 cm. A companion volume to Bennett's and Parson's & supposedly designed for the beginning collector. Unfortunately the text is elementary and the rugs are mostly modern. Hard. Used, as new but not crisp; dust jacket as new and protected by a mylar cover. $45. Aslanapa, O. TURKISH ART AND ARCHITECTURE. 1971, Praeger, 421 p., 315 illus., 33 in color, 38.5 x 22 cm. A scholarly, historical view, by a Turkish professor of art history; about half the book is on architecture; the rest on ceramics, metalwork, glass, miniatures & calligraphy, and carpets & textiles. There are 12 color plates of rugs, from the 13th through 18th centuries. Hard. Used, good condition in good dust jacket. $19.

Association Libanaise des Amateurs du Tapis Anciens. ANTIQUE AND ANCIENT PRAYER RUGS. 1975, 32 p., 21 illus., 11 in color, 25 x 17 cm. Rugs range from a 16th century silk Persian to 19th century Lebanese; half are Turkish. Almost no text. The dating is unreliable. In English and Arabic. Hard. New. $35.

Atasoy, N. and Artan, T. SPLENDORS OF THE OTTOMAN SULTANS. 1992, 270 p., about 300 color illus.,30 x 23 cm. An glossy exhibition catalogue of metalwork, ceramics, costume, rugs (2 of them), fabrics, ceremonial wicker shields, minatures from the Topkapi & other Turkish museums exhibited in Memphis; the text describes some of the items and has short essays on Ottoman history and the roles of the sultan; some of the items are stunning, like the ceremonial costume of the Chief of the Water Bearers. Paper. Used, good condition: text block tight, but back cover loose. $12.

Atil, E. ed. ISLAMIC ART & PATRONAGE. TREASURES FROM KUWAIT. 1990, 313 p., 137 illus., 107 in color, 30.5 x 29 cm. A glossy catalogue of 103 ceramics, metalwork, manuscripts, 1 17th century Indian tent hanging & 3 16th-17th century Iranian & Turkish carpets. Text describes each piece; also essays on the al-Sabah Collection, the role of patronage in Islamic art, and art in the early Islamic period, before 1050, between 1050 & 1250, 1250 - 1500, and between 1500 - 1800, by Jenkins, Grabar, Whelan, Bloom, Blair, and Denny. Paper. $25.

Atil, E. RENAISANCE OF ISLAM: ART OF THE MAMLUKS. 1981, 286 P., 128 color illus.,24.5 x 25 cm. Catalogue of a Smithsonian exhibition; sections on rugs, manuscripts, metalwork, glass, ceramics, woodwork, textiles; illustrations of 4 rugs, 11 textiles; the text provides general background on Mamluks, & on the types of art, and describes the examples. Hardcover. Used, good condition, hinges are weak from having been stored spine up, in good dust jacket. $5. There was also a paperback edition.

Atil. E., ed. TURKISH ART. 1980, Smithsonian Institution Press, 386 p., 289 illus., 65 in color, 30.5 x 26 cm. A glossy book on Turkish art, with section on Turks in history, ceramics, books, architecture and rugs and textiles. The textile section is written by Louise Mackie and is 74 pages long, covering rugs, silks, velvet, kaftans. Hardcover. Used, good condition: pages are wavy from having been stored spine up, bookplate and owner's signature, in very good dust jacket. $9.

Avshalomov, J. TRIPPING ON ORIENTAL RUGS. A FIFTY-YEAR PASSION. 2005, privately printed, 80 p., 50 color pl., 21.5 x 21.5 cm. The author is a composer and conductor; the book, reviewed favorably in Hali 149, is partly a sampling of his collection, which is strong in prayer rugs, and partly a memoir, with anecdotes of collecting. The rugs are mostly Turkish and Caucasian, and look late 19th century. Paper. $27.

Ayyildiz, U. CONTEMPORARY HAND MADE TURKISH CARPETS. 1987, 96 p., 92 color illus., 23.5 x 16 cm. A small book, by a Turkish exporting company, showing a range of modern Turkish production; examples include copies of Persian floral-design carpets, as well as more traditional nomadic & village Turkish types. Paper. Used, very good condition but crease on front cover. $8.50 Another copy, 1983, used, good condition, cover scratched, $4.

Azadi, S. MYSTIK DER GAB-BEH. 1987, 95 p., 32 color pl., 28 x 19 cm. Exhibition catalogue, with text on what gabbehs are, who makes them, and their designs. Illustrations are mostly 19th century Qashqa'i, with a few Lori. Hard. In German. Autographed. $53.

Azadi, S. PERSIAN CARPETS. VOL 1. 1977, 119 p., 40 color illus., 24 x 19 cm. A volume commemorating the opening of the Tehran Carpet Museum, and illustrated with 19th century floral-design Persian carpets. In English/Farsi. English translation by the late Robert Pinner. Hard. As new in shrink wrap. $110. Another copy, as new, but cocked and light peeling of the plastic coating of the cover. $71.

Azadi, S. TURKMENISCHE TEPPICHE UND DIE ETHNOGRAPHISCHE BEDEUTUNG IHRER ORNAMENTEN. 1970, 108 p., 30 color plates, 20 x 21 cm. This is the original of his Turkoman Carpets & the Ethnographic Significance of Their Ornaments; an exhibition catalogue from the Museum of Volkerkunde Hamburg; the plates are much smaller, but then the price is cheaper, too. In German. Paper (there is a hardback version), used, very good condition, owner's bookplates. $69.

Azadi, S. & Andrews, P.A. MAFRASH. 1985, 257 p., 95 color pl., 28.5 x 24.5 cm. A specialized book on these woven transport packs; the examples are nearly all flat-woven & from the Shahsavan. The text includes a discussion of the Shahsavan them­selves, as well as construction, dyes & designs of the textiles. Mostly 19th century; technical descriptions; glossary of Shahsavan terms. In German/English. Hardcover. Used, very good in very good dust jacket: some scratches. Box is torn, worn. $130. Another copy, used, very good condition in very good dust jacket but rubbed; no box. $100.

Azadi, S.U., Kerimov, L. and Zollinger, W. AZERBAIJANI - CAUCASIAN RUGS. 2001, 617 p., 232 color illus., 25.5 x 19 cm. A catalogue of the Ulmke collection; the rugs are attributed to the 19th century Caucasian rugs but many are early 20th century. Technical descriptions. The 146 p. introduction ranges from not very useful: a galloping, disorganized history of the Caucasus from the time of the Medes through the 19th century, to somewhat more useful: an also somewhat disorganized summary of what Kerimov knew about carpet production in this area. The rugs are attributed to specific districts in the Caucasus, based on Kerimov's views. Hardcover. $170.

Azizollahoff, J.R. THE ILLUSTRATED BUYER'S GUIDE TO: ORIENTAL CARPETS. 1998, 194 p., 418 illus., mostly in color, 22 x 28.5 cm. An introductory book, by a 3rd generation rug dealer, who specializes in new, naturally dyed carpets; the text is oriented towards beginners, and beginners who are probably not going to be collectors, and is heavily weighted with advice on purchasing, rug quality & defects, care & repair. The advice is sometimes interesting: buy large rugs rather than small ones, because they are cheaper per square foot, and have better resale value in New York, and a presentation of 4 arguments for which new rugs are likely to become valuable in the future. Most of the book however consists of color plates, from rug dealers & auction houses, with estimated prices. The rugs are new and old, and include also ones with European designs. Hard. $39.95.

Azizollahoff, J.R. THE ILLUSTRATED BUYER'S GUIDE TO: ORIENTAL CARPETS. 2nd Edition, revised. 2002, 196 p., 418 illus., mostly in color, 22 x 28.5 cm. The revisions consist mostly of updating the prices of the rugs that are illustrated. An introductory book, by a 3rd generation rug dealer, who specializes in new, naturally dyed carpets; the text is oriented towards beginners, and beginners who are probably not going to be collectors, and is heavily weighted with advice on purchasing, rug quality and defects, care and repair. The advice is sometimes interesting: buy large rugs rather than small ones, because they are cheaper per square foot, and have better resale value in New York, and a presentation of 4 arguments for which new rugs are likely to become valuable in the future. Most of the book however consists of color plates, from rug dealers and auction houses, with estimated prices. The rugs are new and old, and include also ones with European designs. Hard. $39.95

Azizollahoff, J.R. ORIENTAL RUGS FROM A TO Z. 2004, 224 p., 271 color illus., 28 x 21 cm. A survey of modern rugs from India, Pakistan, Iran, China, Turkey, Nepal and Tibet, Romania and Egypt. It is suitable for a beginner who wants floor covering; there is not much text; most of the book is of illustrations of rugs, in both traditional Oriental designs and in modern ones. Hard. $39.95.


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Babayan, L. THE ROMANCE OF THE ORIENTAL RUG. 1925, Babayan's Ltd, 80 p., 19 illus., 4 in color, 26.5 x 18 cm. A Canadian dealer's somewhat romantic guide to Oriental rugs: there is thus an appendix with 4 inscriptions from rugs, in Farsi, a transliteration, and English; one of the rugs with an inscription undoubtedly came from the "palace of some romantic nobleman". There are chapters on stories the designs tell, weaving, cleaning, purchasing, and on rug types. The emphasis is on Persian, with less on Turkish, Caucasian, Turkmen, and brief mentions of Chinese and Tibetan. Since the book was published in 1925, the rugs are at least that old and so are now semi-antique. Hard, good condition, with dust jacket, which is chipped and torn. $23. (The original price was $2.50, but inflation raises the price of everything.)

Bacharach, J.L. & Bierman. L.A. THE WARP AND WEFT OF ISLAM. 1978, 128 p., 9l illus., 76 in color, 21 x 27 cm. A thoughtful exhibition catalogue; articles by Burns, Beattie, Denny, Ereshefsky, Sherrill, Wright on Ottoman textiles and urban life, making carpets, travel in the Caucasus, animal skin prayer rugs, carpets in colonial America, & carpets in the Pacific Northwest. Paper. Used, good condition. $12.

Baer, Eva. ISLAMIC ORNAMENT. 1998, 160 p., 149 bl & wh illus., 12 in color. A scholarly analysis of Islamic designs and motifs, including how they can be interlocked; examples include architectural motifs, porcelain, rugs, metalwork. Hardcover. Used, fine condition in fine dust jacekt, protected by mylar. $39.

Baer, J. COLLECTING THE NAVAJO CHILD'S BLANKET. 1986, 58 p., 31 color illus., 28 x 21.5 cm. A dealer's book on these small blankets, with an argument that they are not saddle blankets but are woven for children. Examples from 1850 to 1900. Paper. $20.

Bailey, J. & Hopkins, M. THROUGH THE COLLECTOR'S EYE: ORIENTAL RUGS FROM NEW ENGLAND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS. 1991, 128 p., 56 illus., 49 in color, 28.5 x 22.5 cm. The text traces the history of rug collecting in New England and recounts stories by individual rug collectors. Rugs are 17th -19th century from Turkey to China, with technical descriptions. Hard. New, in shrink wrap. $100.

Baker, P.L. ISLAMIC TEXTILES. 1995, 192 p., 134 illus., 76 in color, 28 x 22.5 cm. By a lecturer in Islamic art, and part of a series by the British Museum; an excellent overview of non-rug textiles from early Coptic and tiraz fabrics to 20th century nomadic textiles and the DOBAG and Harraniya projects. Hard., $55.

Ballian, A. / Benaki Museum. ISLAMIC TEXTILES. 1974, 30 p., 25 black and white illus., 15.5 x 14 cm. Small booklet with examples, usually details, of holdings in the Benaki Museum: 9th - 11th century Coptic, Yemeni, moslem Egyptian textiles; 16th - 17th century Persian and Turkish silk brocades. In Greek and English. Paper. Used, fine condition. $30.

Balpinar Acar, B. KILIM-CICIM-ZILI-SUMAK. 1983, 126 p., 30 color pl., 29 x 20.5 cm. A discussion of Turkish flatweaves by the director of the Vakiflar Museum, illustrated with 30 flatweaves and supplemented by figures showing details of the weaving techniques. Glossary of Turkish terms; bibliography. Hard. New. $41. Another copy, with bumped corner, $34. Another copy, used, good condition, in good dust jacket with wear along edges, $17.

Balpinar Acar, B. KILIM-CICIM-ZILI-SUMAK. TÜRK DÜZ DOKUMA YAYG1LAR1. 1982, 126 p., 30 color pl., 29 x 20.5 cm. A good basic discussion of Turkish flatweaves by the director of the Vakiflar Museum, illustrated with 30 flatweaves & supplemented by figures showing details of the weaving techniques. Glossary of Turkish terms; bibliography. This is the Turkish version; also available in English. Hard. Used, very good, cover worn and corners bumped, but text block is crisp. $34.

Balpinar, B. & Hirsch. U. CARPETS OF THE VAKIFLAR MUSEUM ISTANBUL / TEPPICHE DES VAKIFLAR-MUSEUMS ISTANBUL. 1988, 343 p., 83 color pl., bl. and wh. illus., 31 x 22.5 cm. Most of the carpets are Turkish, and most are from the 15th - 17th centuries. The text describes the museum and the origins of the collection; then analyzes each carpet illustrated, in detail. Hard. $60.

Balpinar, B. & Hirsch, U. FLATWEAVES OF THE VAKIFLAR MUSEUM ISTANBUL. 1982, 295 p., 120 color pl., 32 x 22 cm. Catalogue of the rugs collected from the Vakif (Pious Foundation) mosques throughout Turkey. The kilims are impressive; the text describes possible tribal origins and flat-weave techniques. Hard. $60.

Bamborough, P. ANTIQUE ORIENTAL RUGS AND CARPETS. 1979, 192 p., 66 illus., 62 in color, 25 x 19 cm. This is, despite its title, an introductory book on recent rugs. 40 pages of text, followed by plates and descriptions of specific rugs. Hardb. Used, good, $17.

Bandsma, A. & Brandt, R. FLATWEAVES OF TURKEY. 1995, 164 p., 131 color illus, 29 x 26 cm. This is the author's 4th book; the previous three were on insects, with focus on close-ups, so the photography is good; the introduction describes methods of flat-weave construction, dyes, and the changes associated with commercialization of these textiles; most of the book consists of plates of 188 examples; not dated but mostly pre-commercial production; technical descriptions; attributions to specific areas. This is a cross-section of interesting flatweaves. Hard. $17.

Barber, E.W. THE MUMMIES OF ÜRÜMCHI. 1999, 240 p., fig., illus., and 16 color plates, 24.5 x 18.5 cm. A well-written account of these mummies, Caucasian in appearance but in the middle of Western China, how they might have gotten to this area, and, of course, the textiles they wore and were wrapped in; some go back to 2000 B.C. and so these textiles are among the oldest yet found. Hard. $35.

Barber, E.W. WOMEN'S WORK. 1994, 334, 24 x 16 cm. This is a companion volume to her book on prehistoric textiles, with an analysis of what is known about the relationship between women, cloth production and use, and society. Softcover. $14.95

Bargasla, G., and Lettermair, J.G. ORIENTTEPPPICHE. KAUF OHNE REUE. (Oriental Rugs. Purchase without Regrets). 1977, 126 p., 28 pl., 16 in color, 21 x 13 cm. A small introductory book, with large sections on Turkish, Caucasian, Persian and Central Asian rugs and brief sections on Chinese, Indian, Pakistani, Berber, Egyptian and Balkan rugs. Hardcover. In German. Used, fine condition. $16.

Barnard, N. LIVING WITH DECORATIVE TEXTILES. 1989, 192 p., about 100 color illus., 26 x 25 cm. The focus is on using Asian, African, & American textiles in interior design. There is thus an overview of types of textiles available from many cultures, how they are constructed, suggestions on what to do with them, and how to care for them. This is a paper reprint of the earlier hardcover ed. $26.95.

Batari, F. ALTE ANATOLISCHE TEPPICHE. (Old Anatolian Carpets) 1974, 68 p., 28 bl & wh illus., 21 x 21 cm. Exhibition catalogue from the Landesmuseum Joanneum, of Anatolian rugs from the Iparmüvészeti Muzeum, Budapest; brief 3 p. introduction; then illustrations of the 14th-19th century rugs: Holbein, Lotto, Ushak, Transylvanian, Ladik. Published in Austria, so the plates are up to Western European standards. In German. Paper. $18.

Batari, F. OTTOMAN TURKISH CARPETS. 1994, 216 p., 184 color illus., 28.5 x 19.5 cm. A catalogue of the Turkish rugs from the Iparmuvészeti Museum; there are 176 of them, from the 15th - 19th centuries; all are illustrated. This is a major collection of Turkish rugs, and this is the major description of this museum's holdings. The text describes all the rugs, with technical descriptions and references to previous publication; there is also an extensive bibliography. Colors look good, but maybe a bit pale. Text in Hungarian, paper, $55.

Batari, F. REGI TOROK SZONYEGEK BUDAPESTI OTTONOKBOL / OLD TURKISH RUGS FROM BUDAPEST PRIVATE HOMES. 1980, 14 p., 6 illus., 21.5 x 14 cm. Small exhibition catalogue of 45 17th-19th century Turkish rugs. In Hungarian. Paper. Used, very good. $17.

Batki, J. & Gould, P. TRADITIONAL ANATOLIAN KILIMS. 1986, 28 p., 29 bl & wh illus., 28 x 22 cm. Catalogue of a small exhibition of 19th century kilims, at Sarah Lawrence College; the text describes the types of designs. Paper. Used, good condition. $16.

Battilossi, M. ARTE TESSILI DELL'AZERBADJIAN DAL 1550 AL 1850. 1996, 63 p., 29 color illus., about half tipped-in, 34.5 x 25 cm. Dealer's exhibition catalogue of 16th - 19th century Caucasian rugs, including Dragon carpets, Kazaks, 18th century Kaitags and soumaks. Hard. One of 150 copies. $120.

Battilossi, M. TAPPETI D'ANTIQUARIATO. 1985, 69 p., 31 color illus., 30.5 x 18 cm. Dealer's exhibition catalogue of choice 19th century rugs from Turkey, the Caucasus, Iran, Turkestan and China. Colors are good; not much text. In Italian and English. Hard. $45.

Battilossi, M. TAPPETI D'ANTIQUARIATO. 1987, 42 p., 18 color illus., 30 x 21.5 cm. Dealer's exhibition catalogue of choice 17th - 19th century rugs. Brief text, in Italian. Hardb. New. $45. Used, good condition: front cover scratched and wrinkled; back cover worn. $35.

Battilossi. TAPPETI D'ANTIQUARIATO. 3. l988, 87 p.,25 color illus.,31 x 21 cm. Dealer's exhibition catalogue: 6 major 16th - 17th century Turkish & Persian carpets, with two discussed by Ian Bennett; the rest are 18th - 19th century Persian, Turkish, Caucasian and East Turkestan. In good color; text in Italian. Paper. New. $48. Used, fine condition, $39.

Battilossi. TAPPETI D'ANTIQUARIATO, 4. 1989, 72 p., 30 color illus., 30 x 21 cm. Dealer's exhibition catalogue: 1 16th century Flemish tapestry; 29 17th-19th century rugs. 18 are Turkish and Caucasian; the rest Persian, Chinese, East Turkestan. Paper. New. $50. Used, fine condition, $35.

Battilossi. TAPPETI D'ANTIQUARIATO, 5. 1990, 56 p., 25 color pl., 30.5 x 21 cm. Dealer's exhibition catalogue of 18th & 19th century rugs; about 30% each Turkish, Caucasian & Persian, with 1 Indian and 2 Chinese. The text comments on each rug. In Italian. Paper. $49.

Battini. C. FILIKLI. ANATOLIA XX CENTURY. MORESCHINI COLLECTION. 2009, 119 p., 65 color illus., 22.5 x 22 cm. An exhibition catalogue on these long-pile (10 cm) mohair rugs from central Turkey, mostly monochromatic. Essays, sometimes flowery, by Battini, P. Barbetti, A. Boralevi, A. Levi, and E. Tzareva on how to define this textile, its colors, esthetics, and some evidence of their production as far back as 2500 BC (by Tzareva). In English / Italian. Paperback. $68.

Battini, C., Longari, E., Asiaoccidentale. UNCOMMON THREADS. n.d., 2012, 36 p., 13 color pl., 21 x 21 cm. A dealer's catalog of boucherouite rugs: Berber rugs made from discarded or recycled materials. Paperback. Free for the cost of shipping: $3.

Bausback, C. ALTE TEPPICHE AUS TIBET. 1989, 89 p., 39 color illus., 29 x 22 cm. Tibetan and Ning Hsia; most are 19th or early 20th century; some tiger rugs; good color; 8 p introduction on Tibetan rug production. In German. Paper. New. $29.

Bausback, P. ALTE UND ANTIKE MEISTERSTÜCKE ORIENTALISCHER TEPPICHKNÜPFKUNST. 1969, 95 p., 44 color illus., 21 x 14.5 cm. About 2/3 of the rugs illustrated are Caucasian; the rest Persian (7 plates) and Turkmen. Nearly all are 19th century. This is the first of the Bausback catalogues. In German. Used, very good condition. $41

Bausback, P. ALTE UND ANTIKE MEISTERSTÜCKE ORIENTALISCHER TEPPICHKNÜPFKUNST. 1970. 95 p., 89 color illus., 21 x 14.5 cm. About 1/3 Caucasian, 1/4 Persian, and the rest Turkish, Turkmen and Chinese. The quality is good; most of the Persian are ornate, city style rugs. In German. Paperback. Out of print. Used, fine condition. $85.

Bausback, P. ALTE UND ANTIKE MEISTERSTÜCKE ORIENTALISCHER TEPPICHKNÜPFKUNST. 1971. 151 p., 81 color illus., 21 x 14.5 cm. Out of print. In German. Used, very good condition, $79.

Bausback, P. ALTE UND ANTIKE MEISTERSTÜCKE ORIENTALISCHER TEPPICHKNÜPFKUNST. 1972. 134 p., 77 color illus., 21 x 114.5 cm. About 40% are Persian, many floral design; about 20% each Caucasian and Turkmen; the rest Turkish and East Turkestan. In German. Paper. Out of print. Used, fine condition. $54.

Bausback, P. ALTE UND ANTIKE MEISTERSTÜCKE ORIENTALISCHER TEPPICHKNÜPFKUNST. 1973, 208 p., 100 color illus., 21 x 14.5 cm. A dealer's exhibition catalogue of 19th century rugs, in good condition; about half are Caucasian; then from Persia, Turkey, Turkmenistan and East Turkestan. In German. Paper. Out of print. Used, fine condition; fairly tight, no internal marks. $42

Bausback, P. ALTE UND ANTIKE MEISTERSTÜCKE CHINESISCHER TEPPICHKNÜPFKUNST. 1974, 64 p., 43 color illus., 25 x 21 cm. Color and rugs are good. In German. Paper. Out of print. New. $28.

Bausback, P. ANTIKE MEISTERSTÜCKE ORIENTALISCHER KNÜPFKUNST. 1975. 391 p., 244 color illus., plus small black and white details of the backs, to show knotting, 28 x 21 cm. This celebrates the 50th anniversary of this company; brief introductory essays on the Bausback family (Assoin), and the firm (McCoy Jones); rest of the introductory text is on rug production, dyes, weaving techniques, symbols. This book has the Kazak cover. Mostly Persian (63 plates) & Caucasian; smaller amounts of Turkish, Turkmen, Chinese, East Turkestan; a few flatweaves. The examples are a bit better than usual. Hard. Used, very good condition: text block is fairly tight, cover slightly rubbed, bookplate and owner's signature but no other internal marks, top spine bumped. $37.

Bausback, P. ANTIKE ORIENTALISCHE KNÜPFKUNST. 1976, 325 p., 153 color illus., 28.5 x 21 cm. This is one of their largest catalogues; about half are Caucasian (including a 5 meter long 18th century Kuba); the rest Persian, Turkmen, Turkish, Chinese (including East Turkestan)and susani. Hardb. Out of print. New. $54. Another copy, used, very good condition but owner's bookplate, top edge foxed, small chip on spine. $25.

Bausback, P. ANTIKE ORIENTALISCHE KNÜPFKUNST. 1977, 230 p., 233 color illus.,28 x 21 cm. About 40% are Caucasian, 30% Persian, and the rest Turkmen, Turkish, with a few Chinese. Paper.Out of print. Used, very good. $15.

Bausback, P. ANATOLISCHE KNÜPFKUNST AUS VIER JAHRHUNDERTEN. 1978, 112 p., 49 color illus., 28 x 21 cm. A specialized catalogue from this dealer, on Turkish rugs, mostly 18th and 19th century. 10 page introduction on Turkish rugs, by Hanna Erdmann. In German.Out of print. New. Hardcover (there was also a paperback edition). $46. Another copy. Used, good condition; back endpaper wrinkled (possible due to exposure to water but no other signs of water damage), bookplate and owner's signature, slight wear on edges. $20.

Bausback, P. ANTIKE ORIENTTEPPICHE. 1978,Klinkhardt and Biermann, 544 p., 261 illus., 28.5 x 21.5 cm. One of the largest and glossiest of this dealer's exhibition catalogues; Turkish, Caucasian, Persian and Turkmen, with smaller numbers of Chinese and East Turkestan; 17th to 20th century examples. This is the one with the Kuba cover. Hard. In German.Out of print. Used, good condition, bumped corners and top and bottom of spine. $89.

Bausback, P. ALTE UND ANTIKE ORIENTALISCHE KNÜPFKUNST. 1979, 160p., 165 color illus., 28 x 21 cm. Exhibition catalogue, of good 19th and 18th century rugs; about 20% Turkmen, 50% Persian, 20% Caucasian and 10% Turkish. Text in German. Paper. Out of print. $36.

Bausback, P. ALTE UND ANTIKE CHINESISCHE KNÜPFKUNST. 1980, 95 p., 77 color illus., 28 x 21 cm. "China" also includes East Turkestan (3 rugs); there is an introduction on the silk route, and East Turkestan and Chinese production. In German. Paper.Out of print. New, $35. Another copy, used, very good condition, owner's bookplate and signature, $15.

Bausback, P. ALTE KNÜPFARBEITEN DER BELUTSCHEN. 1980, 49 p., 49 color illus., 28 x 21 cm. Condition of the rugs is good, as is the color. In German. Paper. New. Out of print. $67.

Bausback, P. ALTE UND ANTIKE ORIENTALISCHE KNÜPFKUNST. 1980, 160 p., 161 color illus. This is the catalogue with the Salor cover. Usual good color and good selection of 19th century rugs. About 10% Turkish, 25% Caucasian, 40% Persian, 20% Turkmen. Out of print. Used, good, covers shiny, bumped corner and damaged to bottom 1 cm of spine; bookplates. $27.

Bausback, P. ALTE UND ANTIKE ORIENTALISCHE FLACHGEWEBE. 1982, 93 p., 54 color illus., 28 x 22 cm. More than half are Turkish; the rest are Caucasian with a few Persian, Turkmen and Balouch. In German. Paper. Out of print. $39.

Bausback, P. ANTIKE TEPPICHE SAMMLUNG 1987/1988. 1987, 249 p., 120 color illus., 28.5 x 22 cm, The usual selection of rugs. In German. Hard. $59. Paperback. Persian: 27 plates

Bausback, P. ANTIKE TEPPICHE. SAMMLUNG FRANZ BAUSBACK ERLESENE TEPPICHE SEIT 1925. 75 (Antique Carpets. Franz Bausback Collection 75; choice Carpets since 1925). 2000, 255 pg., 72 color illus. A catalogue from the dealer, with the usual mix of rugs from Anatolia, the Caucasus, Persia, Turkestan and Central Asia, India, China. In German. Hardcover. New. $45. Used, fine condition, but corners slightly bumped; dust jacket fine condition but slight wear at corners and along edges; protected by a mylar cover. $40. Used, very good condition: text block is fairly tight, cover slightly rubbed, bookplate and owner's signature but no other internal marks, top spine bumped. $38.

Bausback, P. ISLAMISCHE STICKEREIEN AUS 4 JAHRHUNDERTEN. 1985, 71 p., 33 color illus., 22.4 x 22.5 cm. The examples are 16th - 19th century and range from Turkish bohce to Caucasian and North African embroideries to susani. Brief 3 page introduction and then brief descriptions of the pieces. In German.Hardcover. New. $32.

Bausback, P. NEUE ANATOLISCHE DORFTEPPICHE MIT NATURFARBEN. 1982, 60 p., 27 color illus., 28 x 22 cm. These are modern Turkish rugs from the DOBAG project, and thus have natural dyes and traditional designs. Paper. Out of print. $42.

Bausback, P. THE OLD AND ANTIQUE ORIENTAL ART OF WEAVING. 1983, 160 p., 90 color illustrations, 28.5 x 21.5 cm. English language version of the fall 1993 exhibition by this dealer; most are 19th century but there is a 17th century Ushak published by Martin and a 17th century Transylvanian. Five page introduction on natural and synthetic dyes by Schweppe. Hard. New, $40. Also new, in German. $30.

Bausback, F. SAMMLUNG GRELLE - LAMAISTISCHE MEDITATIONSTEPPICHE AUS TIBET. (Old Tibetan Carpets, Woolen Meditations. Grelle Collection). Mannheim, no date, (1989),35 p., 39 color illus., 27 x 21 cm. 19th and 20th century Tibetan, Ning Hsia and Khotan carpets and mats. In German. Used, very good condition. $40.

Bausback, P. PANSE + KELIM. 1995, 48 p., 51 color illus., 27.5 x 17 cm. Exhibition catalogue, with text by Diether Schmidt, Peter Bausback and Karin Weber, on the artist Frank Panse, with examples of his paintings matched with kelims and pre-Columbian textiles with similar colors or designs; the textiles include two from Peru and 15 from Iran, Turkey, the Caucasus. Text in German. Paper. Out of print. $36.

Beattie, M.H. CARPETS OF CENTRAL PERSIA. 1976, 105 p., 85 illus., 11 in color, 26 x 19 cm. A detailed exhibition catalogue of 17th century rug & rug fragments from Central Persia. Paper. Used, very good condition, crisp, owner's bookplate and signature, bumped corner. $13.

Beattie, M.B. THE RUG IN ISLAMIC ART. 1984, 36 p., 15 illus., 25 x 20 cm. Exhibition catalogue, Temple Newsam House, of 39 rugs, most of which are 16th -18th century Persian and Turkish classic carpets, from museum and private collections; the text introduces classic carpets and provides interesting comments about the rugs illustrated. There is a separate booklet of technical analyses. Paper. Used, as new. $38.

Beattie, M.H. THE THYSSEN-BORNEMISZA COLLECTION OF ORIENTAL RUGS. 1972, 132 p., 18 color pl., 30 x 22.5 cm. A detailed description of this collection of classic carpets. Hard. New. There is an English edition; this is the German one. $44.

Beck, L. NOMAD. A YEAR IN THE LIFE OF A QASHQA'I TRIBESMAN IN IRAN . 1991, 489 p., 44 illus., 298 x 15.5 cm. From Beck's fieldwork in 1970/71; focuses on the headman of a Qashqa'i subgroup to describe nomadic life, tensions within the subgroup and with urban merchants and the Iranian government. Hard. $60.

Beck, L. and Keddie, N. THE QASHQA'I PEOPLE OF SOUTHERN IRAN. UCLA Museum of Cultural History Pamphlet Series Number 14, 1981, 31 p., 34 illustrations, 1 in color, 28 x 21.5 cm. A monograph on the Qashqa'i to go with an exhibit of textiles; small print, sections on the Qashqa'i as a minority in Iran, socioeconomic distinctions among the Qashqa'i, migration, dress, weaving and weaving techniques, tent and encampments, history of the Qashqa'i, wedding celebrations, and the future of nomadism in Iran. Paperback. Used, fine condition, but owner's bookplate. $38.

Behar, J. RESTAURATION DES TAPIS D'ORIENT. 1985, 127 p., 92 illus., 12 in color, 26 x 25 cm. Sections on washing; repairing fringes, holes, selvedges; cutting out sections for removing undulations; reweavings; in general not as detailed as Stone's book. In French. Hard. $33.

Behar, V. & Co. HISTORY OF EASTERN CARPET MAKING. N.d. (1910), 66 p., 35 illus., 13 in color,31 x 25 cm. Brief discussion of carpets made in various districts and cities of Persia, Turkey, and Afghanistan; then a catalog of rugs made by the company in Turkey, India, and machine-made ones Axminster ones; a page or two on repairs, upholstery and their Turkish tabacco subsidiary. Hardcover. Used, fair condition: first two sheets loose, last page partly loose, all pages are water-stained and wrinkled along the edge and the lower outside corner, front cover stained, corners bumped; bookplate and signature of Lee Howard Beshar, may be missing the title page. $128.

Belikove, R.K. THE RUGS OF TEEC NOS POS. JEWELS OF THE NAVAJO LOOM. 1994, 38 p., 28 illus., 25 in color., 28 x 21.5 cm. An exhibition catalogue of the Belikove collection of rugs from this area; most are from the first quarter of this century; the introductory text describes the history of the trading post, based partly on interviews with the owners. Paperback. $22.50

Bell, H. & Riefstahl, R.M. TEXTILES OF ASIA MINOR. 1919, Philadelphia Museum and School of Industrial Art, 123 p., 28 illus., 20 x 14 cm. A loan exhibition of 126 rugs and 122 other textiles, mostly velvets, brocades & embroideries. The text introduces Oriental rugs and textiles and describes each exhibit; most of the rugs are early and many are from the Ballard collection. The other textiles are largely from New York dealers and most from Kelekian. Paper. Used, very good, text block is still fairly crisp, owner's bookplate. $22.

Ben Amar, A. and Littleton, M.B. TRADITIONAL ALGERIAN FLAT-WEAVINGS. 1981,16 p., 20 illus., 7 in color, 25.5 x 29 cm. A small collection of Algerian flat-weaves woven for personal, not commercial purposes; the text describes the types of textiles, and something about the authors' experiences in looking for and buying them. Paper. $9.50

Benardout, R. CATALOGUE OF TURKOMAN WEAVING INCLUDING BALUCH. 1974, 62 p., 59 rugs illus., 25 x 18.5 cm. Good Turkmen & Baluch textiles; as with most of the other Benardout catalogues, the pictures are too small to do justice to the rugs. Hardb. One of 750 numbered copies. Used, fine condition, owner's bookplate. $33.

Benardout, R. A CATALOGUE OF TURKOMAN AND BELUCH WEAVINGS FROM A BYGONE ERA. 2002, 56 p., 40 color illus. An exhibition which includes photographs and rugs collected by Wilhelm Hummel when he travelled in Persia and Turkmenistan in the 1880's. Paper. $45.

Benardout, R. ANTIQUE RUGS. 1983, 100 p., 72 illus., 63 in color, 30.5 x 21.5 cm. Exhibition catalogue, to go with the 4th International Conference on Carpets; Turkmen, Chinese, Turkish, Baluch, & a few Persian, Uzbek & classic rugs & textiles. Brief essays by de Moor on classic rugs, Nathan on Chinese; Baut on Persian, Tomlin on Caucasian, Holmes on Turkish, Bell and Sienknecht on Belouch and Turkmen. Good color, & large enough illustrations. Hard. New. $39.

Benardout, R. CAUCASIAN RUGS. 1978, 96 p., 66 illus., 48 in color, 30 x 21 cm. A dealer's catalogue. Some text on dyes, structure, & classification; the plates, mostly 19th century rugs, are good. Hard. Used, very good condition, owner's signature and bookplate in fair dust jacket: chips, worn along edges, about 10 tears. $25.

Benardout, R. EXHIBITION CATALOGUE, 1979. 1979, 6 p., 89 rugs in color, 29 x 21 cm. One of a series of exhibition catalogues by the British rug dealer; the rugs are nice, but the illustrations are too small to do them justice. Booklet, in a folder. $15.

Benardout, R. NOMADIC PERSIAN AND TURKOMAN WEAVING. 1977, 36 p., 69 illus., 68 in color, 23.5 x 18 cm. Dealer's exhibition catalogue; illustrations are small; color is bright. Hard. Used, as new, $45. Used, very good condition, $33.

Benardout, R. TURKISH RUGS. 1975, 46 p., 32 illus., 16 in color, 22 x 12 cm. Exhibition catalogue by this British dealer. The rugs are good, but the illustrations are small. Hard. Used, fine condition, but spine faded; owner's bookplate and signature. $17. Also, New. Paper. $11.

Benardout, R. ed. WOVEN STARS. 1996, 103 color illus., 30.5 x 21.5 cm. Catalogue of an exhibition at the 3rd American Conference on Oriental Carpets; Caucasian, Persian, Turkmen, Turkish, Chinese rugs from southern California collectors. Short essays by Campbell, Orgel, Kivelson, Krieger, (all on collecting), and Kivelson (dating Turkmen rugs); Benardout describes the rugs; the text should have been read by an English major. Hard. $50.

Bendas, N. TURKISH RUGS IN ST. LOUIS COLLECTIONS. THE BALLARD LEGACY CONTINUES. 1998, 60 p., 39 color illus., 28 x 21.5 cm. Dealer's exhibition catalogue of Turkish rugs, from collections in the St. Louis area. They range from 17th/18th century Ghiordes prayer rug fragments to late 19th century kilims and yastiks; most are dated as 19th century, and many show signs of repair. The colors are color xeroxes. Paper; spiral bound; one of 200 copies. $39.

Bennett, I. BOOK OF ORIENTAL CARPETS AND RUGS. 1973, Hamlyn, 128 p., 60 color illus., 28.5 x 22 cm. An introductory book, although a beginner may feel some frustration in looking for the mostly 16th -19th century rugs illustrated here; many are from museum collections and are not for sale,. Hard. Used, very good in very good dust jacket but the plastic has creases. $5.

Bennett, I. RUGS AND CARPETS OF THE WORLD. 1977, 351 p., 500 illus., 160 in color, 33 x 24 cm. An advanced introduction to rugs, comparable to Eiland's or Thompson's or Ford's in depth and tone, but tending to emphasize older rugs more; also a section on Navajo rugs. Hard. Various printings. 1st printing, used, good in good dust jacket, $13. Also 1981 printing, Wellfleet Press, used, very good in good dust jacket, worn along edges, $18. Also 1988 printing, in blue-simulated leather binding, in box. Used, fine condition; box is worn on the top. $20.

Bennett, I., and Bassoul, A. RUGS OF THE CAUCASUS / TAPIS DU CAUCASE. 2003, 287 p., 107 color illus., 30 x 21 cm. Exhibition catalogue of Caucasian rugs from 3 private Lebanese collections: Dr. Aziz Bassoul, Serge Nalbandian and Dimitri Trad; the examples are rugs in good condition and from the late 19th to early 20th centuries, with the exception of the 18th century Jacoby Tree of Life rug. There is an interesting introductory essay by Bennett on continuity (or lack thereof) in designs, and geographical attributions of Caucasian rugs. Hardcover. Used, fine condition. $90.

Bennett, James A. ed. PATTERNS OF PERSIA. IRANIAN NOMADIC, VILLAGE AND CITY RUGS FROM VANCOUVER COLLECTIONS. 1979, 56 p., 49 illus., 28 x 23 cm. Examples of city, South Persian, Kurdish & Baluchi rugs from Vancouver B.C. collections; brief introductions to each of these sections. Numbered; one of 500 copies. Paper. Used, very good but scuffed cover. $17.

Beresneva, L. THE DECORATIVE AND APPLIED ART OF TURKMENIA. 1976, 174 p., 117 color illus., 28 x 22 cm. Jewelry, ceramics, & 57 textiles; the textiles include the obligatory head of Lenin, but most are classic Turkmen pieces: rugs, bags, costume, felts, from the 19th & eary 20th centuries. In good Russian color. English/Russian. Hard. Used, very good condition, dust jacket in good condition: one very small hole and wear along edges. $29

Bèrinstain, V., Day, S., Floret, Galea-Blanc, C., Gell, M., Zial, A. GREAT CARPETS OF THE WORLD. 1996, 360 p., 400 color illus., 31 x 26.5 cm. Great carpets means old; these are 19th century and earlier. Chapters on the origins of carpets, manufacture and repair, Turkish Carpets, Safavid carpets, inscriptions in Persian carpets, Indian carpets from the Moghuls, Chinese carpets, Caucasian carpets, & carpets from Great Britain, France and Spain. Glossy, sometimes written a French floral style, but with a lot of fast information on older carpets. Hard. $85. Used, as new, $65.

Berlant, A. and Kahlenberg, M.H. WALK IN BEAUTY. THE NAVAJO AND THEIR BLANKETS. 1977, 1st edition, 167 pages, 149 illus., 64 in color. One of the best surveys of 19th century Navajo blankets. Hardcover. Used, very good condition, dust jacket very good, but rubbed and a scratch on the back. $83.

Bernheimer. DER FLACHGEWEBTE TEPPICHE (The Flat-woven Rug). 1975, 24 p., 19 illus., 1 in color, 21 x 15 cm. A dealer's exhibition catalogue of 44 19th century Turkish, Caucasian, Persian, Baluch and Afghan flatweaves; most of the illustrations are of Turkish ones. The text describes each rug, in about 5 lines. This is an interesting exotic item, inspired by the 1969 exhibition of flatweaves at the Textile Museum. In German. Paper. Used, as new. $39.

Bernheimer. ORIENTAL CARPETS AND TEXTILES. 1987, 79 p., 49 color illus., 29.5 x 21 cm. 6 16th-17th century Ottoman brocades; also l9th century Persian rugs & bag faces, Turkoman rugs, Caucasian and Turkish rugs. Paper. $26.

Bernheimer Fine Arts. POLISH AND POLONAISE. n.d.(1987), one folded sheet, 2 color illus., 3- x 19 cm. This dealer's brochure, describing and discussing two Polonaise carpets; one of which was given to the Duke of Holstein-Gottorp in 1633 (also published in Wulff & Pope). The other was probably produced in Brody (Poland) and published in Kendrick and Tattersall, and Erdmann; it is the pair to one in the Polish royal collections of Wavel Castle. Paper. $18.

Bernheimer Fine Arts. WINGS FLYING CREATURES IN THE TEXTILE ARTS. 1989, 1 sheet, 19 x 30 cm, folded in thirds, 18 color illus. Dealer's catalogue of textiles with birds, ranging from a 19th century Kordi flatweave, to a belouch bag face to a Ming Kossu, to a 17th century Mogul carpet to Coptic fragments to a 16th century Spanish embroidery. Paper. Used, very good condition, $15

Besim, Adil. MYTHOS UND MYSTIK. ALTE UND ANTIKE TEXTILKUNST. MYTH AND MYSTIQUE. OLD AND ANTIQUE TEXTILE ART. Band 1. 1998, 174 p., 82 color illus., 31 x 21.5 cm. An exhibition catalogue by Adil Besim, Vienna, of mostly 19th century, ornate Turkish, Caucasian, Persian and Turkmen rugs and kilims (there is also one Baluch, one Chinese, and one Suzani). The text describes and comments on each piece. Hard. $74.

Besim, Adil. MYTHOS UND MYSTIK. ALTE UND ANTIKE TEXTILKUNST. MYTH AND MYSTIQUE. OLD AND ANTIQUE TEXTILE ART. Band 2. 1999, 172 p., 82 color illus., 31 x 21.5 cm. An exhibition catalogue by Adil Besim, Vienna, of mostly 19th century, ornate Turkish, Caucasian, Persian and Turkmen rugs and kilims (there is also one Baluch, one Chinese embroidery, a Japanese tapestry, 2 European tapestries, and one ikat). The text describes and comments on each piece. The examples are generally complexly designed; colors look pale. Hard. $42.

Besim, Adil. MYTHOS UND MYSTIK. ALTE UND ANTIKE TEXTILKUNST. MYTH AND MYSTIQUE. OLD AND ANTIQUE TEXTILE ART. Band 3. 2000, 174 p., 82 color illus., 31 x 21.5 cm. An exhibition catalogue by Adil Besim, Vienna, of mostly 19th century, ornate Turkish, Caucasian, Persian & Turkmen rugs and kilims (there are also six susani (including 3 saddle covers), one 18th century Deccan Baluch, four Chinese rugs and 2 from East Turkestan). The text describes and comments on each piece. The examples are generally complexly designed; colors look pale. Hard. $45.

Besim, Adil. MYTHOS UND MYSTIK. ALTE UND ANTIKE TEXTILKUNST. THE WIG KOLLEKTION MYTH AND MYSTIQUE. OLD AND ANTIQUE TEXTILE ART. THE WIG COLLECTION. Band 4. 2008, 187 p., 82 color illus., 31 x 21.5 cm. An exhibition catalogue by Adil Besim, Vienna, of 19th century Baluch rugs, bag faces, salt bags, bands from the Wig collection. There is an introduction to Baluch and related weavings and a description of each textile. In English / German. Hardcover. $85

Besim, Adil. MYTHOS UND MYSTIK. ALTE UND ANTIKE TEXTILKUNST. FLACH VERZAUBERT. (Myth and Mystique. Flat Bewitched). Band 5. 2009. 99 p., 44 color plates, 31 x 21.5 cm. Exhibition catalogue, by Adil Besim, of flatweaves. About half are Persian, the rest Turkish, Baluch, Caucasian and Turkmen. In German. One of 300 copies. Out of print. $150.

Besim, Adil. MYTHOS UND MYSTIK. USBEKISCHE UND KIRGISISCHE TEXTILKUNST. DIE SAMMLUNG BREUSS. Band 6 2011, 143 p., 183 illus. 30.5 x 21. 5 cm. 64 Uzbek, Kirghiz and a couple of Tadjik rugs, bag faces, bags, flatweaves, costumes and embroideries. Colors are good. In German. Hardcover. New, but corners bumped in shipping. $66.

Bidder, H. CARPETS FROM EASTERN TURKESTAN. 1979 reprint of 1964 ed., 73 p., 30 color illus., 25 x 19 cm. This is the standard source on this specialized area: Khotan, Kansu and Samarkand rugs. Hard. $45. Another copy, used, good condition in good dust jacket, bookplate and owner's signature. $17.

Bieber, M. et al. ANATOLISCHE DORFTEPPICHE (Anatolian Village Rugs) . 1988, 89 p., 11 color illus., 29 bl. & wh. photographs, 20 x 21 cm. Exhibition catalogue, Niederrheinisches Museum, on rugs from the Kevacik project; the color illustrations are of rugs. Chapters on German pioneers in the rugs; nomads in Anatolia; the Kevacik project; and an electron microscopic study of dyed wool. In German. Paper. $24. Used, very good condition. $17.

Bieler, H. & Tanvoli, P. TASHEH. DAS WEBSTUCKE MIT DEM SIEGEL DER HEILIGKEIT? / FLAT WEAVES WITH A SEAL OF SANCTITY? 1995, 88 p., 34 color illus., 26.5 x 21.5 cm. Dealer's exhibition catalogue of these specialized Luri bags: they are partly piled and partly flat-woven, with a characteristic design. The text describes the role of these bags. In German / English. Hard. $68.

Bieler, M., Pinkwart, D., and Steiner, E. HEYBE. TRADITIONELLE DOPPELTASCHEN AUS ANATOLIEN / TRADITIONAL SADDLEBAGS FROM ANATOLIA. N.d. (2005), 181 p., 114 illus., 109 in color., 30 x 21.5. cm. An exhibition catalogue of the Becker and Reichert collections of saddlebags; the introductory text describes the use of these bags, who makes them, how they are made. Most of the full page illustrations show two bags; the bags are localized to specific areas. In German / English. Hardcover. $89.

Bier, C., ed. WOVEN FROM THE SOUL, SPUN FROM THE HEART. 1987, 352 p., 172 illus., 32 in color, 28 x 21.5 cm. Textile Museum catalogue on 16th - 19th century textiles from Iran: silks, carpets, garments; with a good text on Persian textile history, production, and trade.Bier, C., ed. WOVEN FROM THE SOUL, SPUN FROM THE HEART. 1987, 352 p., 172 illus., 32 in color, 28 x 21.5 cm. Textile Museum catalogue on 16th - 19th century textiles from Iran: silks, carpets, garments; with a good text on Persian textile history, production, and trade. Articles: "Textiles and Society" by Carol Bier; "Image and Metaphor: Textiles in Persian Poetry" by Jerome W. Clinton; "Sericulture and Silk: Production, Trade and Export under Shah Abbas" by Linda K. Steinmann; "Economy and Society: Fibers, Fabrics, Factories" by Willem Floor; "Vesture and Dress: Fashion, Function, and Impact" by Jennifer M. Scarce; "Patterns and Weaves: Safavid Lampas and Velvet" by Milton Sonday; "Visual and Written Sources: Dating Eighteenth Century Sources" by Layla S. Diba; "Court and Commerce: Carpets of Safavid Iran" by Carol Bier; "Production and Trade: The Persian Carpet Industry" by Leonard M. Helfgott; "City and Country: Rural Textile Production in Northeastern Iran" by Mary Martin Hardb. Used, fine condition in a very good dust jacket: rubbed back cover and slight wear along edges. $83.

Biggs, R.D., ed. DISCOVERIES FROM KURDISH LOOMS. 1984, 116 p., 64 illus. 10 in color, 30.5 x 23.5 cm. Essays by Perry, Eiland, de Franchis, Wertime, Yohe and Eagleton on Kurds and Kurdish rugs from Iran, Iraq and Turkey. The photographs are of rugs in the exhibition and tend to be dark and fuzzy. The descriptions of the rugs list provenance, an interesting idea, although many seem to have been collected from the Kurdish community in Chicago after 1975. Paper. Used, fine but corner bumped. $55. Used, very good condition, owner's signature and book plates. $19.

Black, D., ed. THE ATLAS OF RUGS & CARPETS. 1985 (1996 printing), 256 p., about 350 plates, about 200 in color, 30 x 23 cm. An introductory book; about 1/3 on carpet production & designs & early carpets; the rest on 19th & 20th century rugs from Asia, Morocco, Europe & the Navajo. Authors: Bailey, Berlant, Blau, Cammann, Cohen, Crill, Day, Denny, Eskenazi, Franses, Kahlenberg, Marcusson, Marko, Nylander, Paquin, Scarce, Schurmann, Trench, Wearden & Whiting. Hard. $32.

Black, D. &Loveless, C. EMBROIDERED FLOWERS FROM THRACE TO TARTARY. 1981, 64 p., 25 illus., 12 in color, 30.5 x 21.5 cm. Ottoman, West Caspian, & East Turkestan embroideries; beautiful textiles in an exotic area of collecting. Text discusses the pieces, the historical framework for the embroideries, dyes used, & types of stitches. Paper. New. $40.

Black, D., Loveless, C., Taylor, R. ISLEMELER: OTTOMAN DOMESTIC EMBROIDERIES. 1978, 90 p., 77 p., 68 in color, 21.5 x 21.5 cm. The text is brief, but describes the history & construction of these embroideries and of the function of these sashes, napkins, towels, bolsters, scarves, pants, and handkerchiefs; there is a detailed list of major collections. The illustrations are of close-ups of embroidered designs, in excellent color. Hard. Used, very good condition; bookplate, in very good dust jacket: shiny but with 1 cm tear on back cover. $36.

Black, D. & Loveless, C. RUGS OF THE WANDERING BALUCH. 1976, 114 p., 42 color illus., 26.5 cm. Dealer's exhibition catalogue; one of the first books on Baluch rugs; good examples of late 19th and early 20th century rugs in good color. Hard. Very good, in good dust jacket with chips and tears. $148.

Black, D. and Loveless, C. THE UNDISCOVERED KILIM. 1977, 88 p., 55 color pl., 31 x 21 cm. The text includes articles by Thompson and Petsopoulos: the kilims are from Anatolia, the Caucasus, Iran and Thrace. The usual good color. Hard. New. Out of print. $72. Used, very good condition, in good dust jacket. $39. Used, good condition, owner's bookplate and inscription of donor to the owner, dust jacket fair: large tears and chips. $22.

Black, D. and Loveless, C. WOVEN GARDENS, NOMAD AND VILLAGE RUGS OF THE FARS PROVINCE OF SOUTHERN PERSIA. 1979, 149 p., 57 color pl., 30 x 21 cm. Essays by Allgrove, Harvey, Housego, Pinner and Whiting on Fars, designs, weaving and dyes; the first serious attempt to sort out these rugs and illustrate good examples. Hardb. New. $78. Used, as new but not crisp; dust jacket as new. $24.

Blackburn, M. ORIENTAL RUGS. THE SECRETS REVEALED. 2007, 256 p., 894 color illus., 28 x 21.5 cm. The author is a rug dealer. There is brief advice on how rugs are made, and on buying; most of the book consists of pictures of modern rugs, which are commercially available, and organized by country: India, China, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tibet, Iran and Turkey. There are tips on cleaning and some limited advice on prices. For someone who is buying a modern rug, this is a good book because it shows a large number of them. Hardcover. $39.95

Blair, Sheila S. and Bloom, Jonathan M., eds. IMAGES OF PARADISE IN ISLAMIC ART. 1991, 116 p., 130 illus., 26 in color., 22.5 x 30.5 cm. An exhibition catalog of a travelling exhibition of carpets, manuscripts, porcelain, and metalwork; the rugs are mostly 19th century and from a variety of private (Fling, Menandian, etc.) and public (Textile Museum, Metropolian Museum of Art, etc.) collections; essays by Reinhart, Garthwaite and Walter Denny on the Islamic paradise and its images in Islamic art. Paperback. Used, very good condition: covers shiny, text block fairly tight, slight wear along the edges. $24.

Blau, Doris Leslie. ANTIQUE SAMARKAND COLLECTION. 2008, 118 p., 57 color illus., 57 x 31 cm. A dealer's exhibition catalogue of 57 East Turkestan rugs, mostly late 19th and early 20th centuries. Almost no text. Hardcover. $32.

Blau, Doris Leslie. 2009 ANTIQUE CARPETS. 2009, 177 p., 149 color illus. A dealer's exhibition catalogue, of Persian, Turkish, Indian, Chinese and Moroccan rugs, mostly ornate. Essentially no text. Hard. $25.

Blomberg, N.J. NAVAJO TEXTILES.THE WILLIAM RANDOLPH HEARST COLLECTION 1988, 258 p., 186 pl., 174 in color, 28 x 21.5 cm. A guide to 19th century Navajo serapes and blankets acquired by William Randolph Hearst, from the Fred Harvey Company. The text is interesting; it describes, briefly, Navajo textiles, and in somewhat more detail, how they were marketed by the Fred Harvey Company to Hearst, using company records. This includes how the blankets were described originally by the company, what the prices were, and some of the interaction between the company, and Hearst, a major buyer of the company's older pieces. The rugs have technical descriptions. New. Paper. $36.95.

Bode, W. von & Kuhnel, E. ANTIQUE RUGS FROM THE NEAR EAST. 1922, 3rd edition (lst American), 159 p., 96 p., 1 in color, 26.5 x 19 cm. This is one of the classic books on classic period carpets: Polonaise, Ushak, Cairene, Mughal, Safavid, Caucasian. Cardboard covers. Used, good condition, top of spine torn. $43. Another copy, used, good condition, hinges weak $9.

Bode, W. von & Kuhnel, E. ANTIQUE RUGS FROM THE NEAR EAST. Trans. C.G.Ellis; 1984, rev. ed of 4th ed: 188 p., 125 illus, 4 in color, 26 x 18 cm. This is a standard early work on classic carpets; this revised edition has only minor changes: revisions of captions to the illustrations, reflecting modern scholarship; fresh color plates; and an amplified bibliography. Hard. New. $34. Used, fine, dust jacket very good. $14. Another copy, used, good in good dust jacket: worn, chipped, worn along edges. $12. Another copy, used, good condition in good dust jacket, worn, chipped, 6 cm tear on back cover, wear along edges. $7.

Bode, W. von & Kuhnel, E. VORDERASIATISCHE KNÜPFTEPPICHE. 3rd ed., 1922, revised and expanded, 161 p., 96 illus., 1 in color, 26.5 x 19 cm. An early classic, with emphasis on classic carpets from Berlin, Viennese, St. Petersburg, Munich museums and from private collections. Hard. In German. Used, good condition. $37.

Bogner, G. and Bernheimer. ALTE UND ANTIKE KNÜPFARBEITEN DER TURKMENEN (Old and Antique Knotted Rugs of the Turkmen). 1977, Bernheimer Munchen, 46 p., 34 color illus., 30 x 21.5 cm. A dealer's exhibition catalogue of 19th century Turkmen main rugs, bags, and tent bands. The color is good. In German. Hardcover; used, as new. $42.

Bogolyubov, A.A. CARPETS OF CENTRAL ASIA. 1973, Crosby Press, 124 p., 59 illus., 36 in color, 34 x 24 cm. One of the classics on Turkoman rugs, with examples collected before 1908, when the original edition was published. Additional comments by Thompson in this edition. Hard. Used, very good, but with dust jacket chipped and torn. Number 469 of 1000 numbered copies. $285.

Bogolyubov, A. TAPISSERIES DE L'ASIE CENTRALE / KOVROVIYA IZDATZIA SREDNEI AZII. 1908, St. Petersburg, in two fascicles, 43 plates with 36 color, 22 bl. & wh. illus., 2 maps 66.5 x 50 cm. Separate loose text: 1 sheet in French & Russian, an index of the 1st 24 plates, with a footnote that a general introduction with a complete listing of plates will follow when the complete series in published; separate loose text of 24 pages in Russian, with a complete list of plates & a publication date of 1909. The plates themselves are bound in modern red morocco; the volume is enclosed in a strong case. This is a major book on Turkmen rugs, and has the virtue of illustrating rugs which are at least 100 years old, and which reflects the author's stay in Central Asia. The cover is illustrated, in color, in Sotheby sale 6519, Dec. 16, 1993, item 123. This first edition is much larger in format than the Crosby Press reprint. Used, very good condition; the binding & cover are fine; some of the pages show slight wear, and the loose sheets of text are worn along the edges; the black & white illustrations are tipped in and show glue spots on the margins, but not affecting the illustration of the rug itself. $4,520.

Bogolyubov, Andrei Andeyevich: Tapisseries de l'Asie Centrale (Carpets of Central Asia) / Kovroviya Izdetzia Srednei Azii. Manufacture des papiers de l'Etat, St. Petersbourg, 1908. Portfolio of 24 loose chromolithographs, separate introductions in French and Russian (1909), each 22 pages, with list of plates of the first set of plates (24 chromolithographs) and the second set of 19 (12 chromolithographs and 7 mounted black and white plates). Note that the second set of plates are not present. The title pages, in French and Russian, have been mounted on a patterned cloth clamshell portfolio, which holds the loose plates and the two introductions and is worn at the junctions. Minor water stains along the edges of plates 3, 9, 10, 11, 17, 19 and 20; light foxing on plates 22, 23, 24. The plates are bumped in one corner. $2920.

Böhmer, H. KOEKBOYA. NATURAL DYES AND TEXTILES. 2002, 298 p., 461 illus., most in color, 28.5 x 21.5 cm. A detailed survey of natural dyes, with focus on Turkey: some one hundred plants, insects, some recipes, mordants, chemical formulas, and their use on various types of textile fibers. This reflects 20 years of research on natural dyes. Hardcover. $129.

Böhmer, H., with Powell, J. and Atlihan, S. NOMADS IN ANATOLIA. ENCOUNTERS WITH A VANISHING CULTURE. 2008, 317 p., c. 300 color illus., 27.5 x 30 cm. Chapters on nomadic life, the Anatolian environment, history of nomadism, dyes, early textiles and later 20th century textiles; well illustrated with textiles, nomads, and scenery. Hardcover. $140.

B&oul;hmler, A., Renz, P., Scherhag, W., Schmidt, F., Wolter, H. ALTE UND ANTIKE TEPPICHE AUS PERSIEN. SAMMLUNG NOBARI. OLD AND ANTIQUE RUGS FROM PERSIA. NOBARI COLLECTION. 1994, 136 p., 117 color illus., 28.5 x 23.5 cm. Nobari was a manufacturer and dealer in Iran and Germany; these are rugs which we could not bear to part with during his lifetime. Most are floral-design Persian rugs, but there are some village-production ones, as well as a few Caucasian. Text in English and German. Hardcover. Used, very good condition. $62.

Y. & B. Bolour. AMERICAN APPROACH TO ANTIQUE CARPETS. 1992, 10p., 70 color illus., 31 x 23.5 cm. A dealer's exhibition catalogue of room sized decorator's rugs: about 80% are European: Savonnerie, Aubusson, Bessarabian, English & Irish and the rest are mostly 19th century Indian, Persian & Turkish floral design rugs. The text briefly and flowerly describes each textile. Hard. Used, fine condition, with an inscription by the Bolours. $17

Bolour, Y. & B. ENGLISH APPROACH TO ANTIQUE CARPETS. THE Y & B BOLOUR COLLECTION. Vol 2, 1992, 315 p., 126 color plates, 31 x 23.5 A dealer's survey of European, Indian & Persian rugs, many of which are illustrated in situ in British & Irish country homes from pictures from the National Trust; the examples are nearly all 19th century. Examples are 82 European Aubusson, Savonnerie, Axminster, English & French needlework, Arts & Crafts, Bessarabian carpets; 17 Indian carpets; and 27 Persian carpets. Hard. $50.

Bonar, Eulalie H. WOVEN BY THE GRANDMOTHERS. 1996, 75 illus., 65 in color, 26 x 23 cm. A excellent survey of 19th century Navajo blankets from the National Museum of the American Indian; the text describes the examples, and also provides information on the history of the Navajo, and accounts of weavers of what the blankets means to the Navajo. In English, and for the description of the pieces, in Navajo. Paper. $34.95

Boralevi, A. SUMAKH. TAPPETI TESSUTI DEL CAUCASO / FLAT-WOVEN CARPETS OF THE CAUCASUS. 1986, 95 p., 47 illus., 32 in color, 29 x 22 cm. A dealer's exhibition catalogue, with a 27 p. introduction on technical features of sumak rugs & a classification of them. Rugs are mostly 19th century. Italian/English. Hard. Used, very good condition but with slightly bumped corners in very good dust jacket still shiny but with slight edge wear and sun fading at top and bottom edges. $195.

Boralevi, A. L'USHAK CASTELLANI - STROGANOFF. 1987, 47 p., 15 color pl., 29 x 22 cm. A discussion of this rug, & of 14 other 16th-18th century Turkish rugs. Hard. In Italian. $35.

Boralevi, A. and Campriani, G. "UN FILO PER SEGNO" DAL TAPPETO ANTICO ALL'ARTE CONTEMPORANEA. n.d. (2009), 15 p., 16 color illus., 21 x 21 cm. Exhibition catalogue of 19th and 20th century Iranian kilims from Khuzestan and the tapestry art of Gloria Campriani inspired by the kilims. 7 of the illustrations are of the kilims. In Italian. Paper. New $25.

Boralevi, A. & Mantiglia, G.C. FROM THE NEAR WEST. SARDINIAN TEXTILES AND RUGS FROM THE 16th CENTURY UNTIL TODAY. Il Tappeto Parlante, 1997, 100 p., 53 color illus., 22.5 x 22.5 cm. An exhibition catalogue with an extensive introduction on the types, methods of production and use of village textiles: cloth, chest covers, blankets, carpets; the illustrations are about 2/3 old, mostly 19th century and about 1/3 modern. Remote Sardinia is the last major center of textiles produced in the rural folk tradition. Paper. In English (there is also an Italian edition). $34.

Boralevi, A ,.ed. ORIENTAL GEOMETRIES. STEFANO BARDINI AND THE ANTIQUE CARPET / GEOMETRIE D'ORIENTE. STEFANO BARDINI E IL TAPPETO ANTICO. 1999, 128 p., 58 illus.,52 in color., 30 x 21 cm. A 9th ICOC publication; on this collection of classic Mamluk, Lotto, Holbein, Ushak, Persian and Caucasian rug. The text describe Bardini, and each of the rugs, with references to the occurrence of similar ones and in some cases, the other fragments of the rug. Paper. $43.

Bornet, G. GABBEH. THE GEORGES D. BORNET COLLECTION. PART 3. 1995, 165 p., 207 illus., 137 in color, 28 x 22 cm. This is the last volume on the Bornet collection; very brief text on origins of gabbeh motifs, lion rugs, & modern gabbeh designs; the author has escaped the prejudice that only old rugs are good and most of the rugs are 20th century; most have the typical lattice/ square/ diagonal design. Hard. $79.

Bossert, H. Th. ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF COLOUR DECORATION FROM THE EARLIEST TIMES TO THE MIDDLE OF THE XIXth CENTURY. 1929, Wasmuth, 35 pages of introduction; then 120 color plates, 32 x 26 cm. One of the classic design books, with examples from Classical Greece and Rome to modern European countries. Hardcover. Used, fair condition, spine nearly loose on both sides, hinges good, no internal marks. $10.

Boston Museum Bulletin, vol 69, number 355/356. 1971, 87 p., 54 illus., 1 in color, 23 x 21 cm. The articles are Welch: Two Shahs, Some Miniatures and the Boston Carpet; Dimand: Persian Hunting Carpets of the 16th Century; Hanaway, Jr: The Concept of the Hunt in Persian Literature; Ettinghausen: The Boston Hunting Carpet in Historical Perspective; Salmon: Appendix: Description of the Boston Carpet. Paper. Used, good, $11.

Bösch, H. ZUBERHAFTE HAMALAJA-TEPPICHE. 1984, 18 p., 60 color illus., 21 x 29.5 cm. Dealer's catalogue of modern Tibetan rugs, woven in Nepal, with pictures of the rugs, weavers, dyers. In German. Paper. Used, good condition, $21.

Boucher, J.W.   BALUCHI WOVEN TREASURES. 1996, 2nd edition, 152 p., 63 color illus., 28.5 x 22.5 cm. 10 pages of text, including prefaces, with tantalizing information; most of the book, however, consists of plates, in good color, of good Baluch and related rugs and bags. Technical analyses; bibliography. The second edition is the same as the first, except for a different preface, new $70. Also 1st edition, 1989, used, very good condition but crease on page 132/133, in very good dust jacket, $55. Another copy, used, very good condition in very good dust jacket, with an inscription on the title page "Ot Lee Beshar with appreciation for making No. 50 available for this book. Jeff Boucher 12 June 1950 [sic]". $60.

Boyle, J.A. & Marsden,D.J. THE QASHQA'I OF IRAN. 1976, 99 p., 60 illus., 12 in color, 25 x 16 cm. Well-done exhibition catalogue on these nomads, their tents, costumes, jewelry, felts & woven textiles. Paper. Used, good condition, top of spine torn, text block crisp, no internal marks, bumped corners. $17.

Braun, U., Mauch, P., and Ruppenstein, A. LEUCHTENDE FARBEN - MAGISCHE MUSTER. WEB- UND KNUPFARBEITEN ORIENTALISCHER STÄMME. 2002, 143 p., 64 color plates, 30.5 x 22 cm. Exhibition catalogue of Shahsavan, Kurd, Lur, Afshar, Belouch and Turkmen bags, bag faces, mafrash, salt bags. Color is good. Technical descriptions. In German. Hardcover. $98.

Brody, J.J. BETWEEN TRADITIONS: NAVAJO WEAVING TOWARD THE END OF THE 19th CENTURY. 1976, 63 p., 37 illus., 4 in color, 23 x 25 cm. Exhibition catalogue for a travelling exhibition of rugs, with an introduction to the textiles, and a bibliography. Paper. $38.

Brown, L. & Rachid, S. EGYPTIAN CARPETS. 1985, 104 p., 29 illus., 11 in color, 21 x 13.5 cm. A guide to modern carpets produced in Egypt, ranging from copies of Persian & Turkish designs, to traditional kilims, to Haraneya designs; includes a list of shops & factories, and maps. Paper. New. $21.50.

Brüggemann, W. YAYLA. FORM UND FARBE IN TURKISCHER TEXTILKUNST. 1993, 424 p., 149 color illus., 30 x 24 cm. A very much expanded exhibition catalogue, with sections on the history of flatweaves in Turkey, culture and religion, dyes, structure, designs, as well as descriptions of the textiles in the illustrations; most are flatweaves. In German. Hard. $109.

Buhler, A., Fischer, E., & Nabholz, M.-L. INDIAN TIE-DYED FABRICS. 1980, 238 p., 92 plates, 12 in color, 298 x 22.5 cm. Vol. IV, Historic Textiles of India, Calico Museum. The book describes the holdings of the Calico Museum; most of the examples are from around 1900, and from Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh & Rajasthan; the text also describes the production, history & use of these textiles. Hard. New, but corners bumped & edges worn. $68.

Burns, J.D. ANTIQUE RUGS OF KURDISTAN. 2002, 320 p., 138 illus., 109 in color, 33.5 x 24.5 cm. An overview of Kurdish weaving, starting with the Kurds themselves, and then describing weavers, construction of rugs, and designs from the seven major Kurdish areas. Hardcover. $265.

Burns, J.D. THE CAUCASUS: TRADITIONS IN WEAVING.1987, 68 p., 71 color illus., 30.5 x 23 cm. Catalogue from the Henry Art Gallery of Burns' collection; the colors are off, but the pieces are a good selection of 18th and 19th century Caucasian rugs and flatweaves. Hard. New. $72. Used, very good condition in a very good dust jacket but with slight wear along top edge. $50.

Burns, J.D. VISIONS OF NATURE. THE ANTIQUE WEAVINGS OF PERSIA. 2011, 383 p., 152 color illus., 34 x 24 cm. From Burns' private collection. Mostly rugs, and all before 1900; most of the pieces are ornate, but include both city and tribal pieces. Brief introduction to Persian rugs, brief introductions to various Persian rug-producing areas, and comments on individual rugs. Hardcover. $225.

Butterweck, G., Kryza-Gersch, F., Neuber, E., Roth, F.O., Stanzer, W., & Trimbacher, P. ANTIQUE ANATOLIAN CARPETS FROM AUSTRIAN COLLECTIONS / ANTIKE ANATOLISCHE TEPPICHE AUS OSTERREICHISCHEM BESITZ. 1983, 173 p., 60 color illus., 29 x 21.5 cm. A very nice catalogue, with interesting text, on Anatolian rugs, from an exhibition at the 5th International Conference on Oriental Carpets. Out of print. One of 2,500 copies. Hard. $74. Used, very good condition, in good dust jacket: rubbed,wear along edges and some sun-fading. $54.

Butterweck, G. and Orasch, L. HANDBOOK OF ANATOLIAN CARPETS. CENTRAL ANATOLIA. 1986, 229 illus.,22l in color, 356 p., 30 x 21 cm. Large number of illustrations of mostly 19th century Anatolian rugs, many not attractive; text is organized around rug-weaving areas and could have been edited down. Hard. In German/English. $95.


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Cadry, J. WOVEN HISTORY. STORIES IN CARPETS. 1990, 52 p., 32 color illus., 20 x 24.5 cm. A catalogue of pictorial carpets, mostly 20th century, with the interesting text providing background and interpretation of the picture. Scenes range from the Yildiz Seray to Mustafa Kemal to a commemoration of the Iranian Revolution of 1905-1909 to Afghan war carpets with weaponry to an Armenian icon to a commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the USSR to a copy of an Imperial Bank of Iran 100 toman banknote to scenes from Persian literature. Pictorial rugs are not everyone's favorite type; but these are an interesting selection. Paper. $16.

Calatchi, R. de. ORIENTAL RUGS. 1967, 1st ed., 236 p., 110 pl., 48 in color, 36 x 27 cm. French dealer and restorer's view of Oriental rugs, reflecting European tastes for brighter rugs. Hardb. This is not the smaller sized reprint edition. Used, very good, dust jacket torn and chipped, $27. 1970, 2nd ed.(really reprint of 1st), Used, good, dust jacket worn, torn and chipped, $25. Another copy, 2nd edition, used, good, no dust jacket, $18. Another copy, 1st edition, good condition, hinges weak; dust jacket in good condition, shiny but chips, tears and wear along edges. $10.

Campana, M. ORIENTAL CARPETS. 1969, 157 p., 66 color pl., 19.5 x 14 cm. A brief overview of Oriental rugs, from a European perspective and with examples from the 18th and 19th centuries, from European museums and private collections. Hard. used, good, with dust jacket in good condition. $6.

Campana, M. TAPIS D'ORIENT. 1966 (1976 printing), 155 p., , 64 color pl., 18.5 x 13 cm. A brief overview of Oriental rugs, from a European perspective and with examples from 18th & 19th centuries, from European museums and private collections. In French. Hardcover. Used, good condition: bump along edge of front cover in good dust jacket: small tears and wear along edges. $10.

Cassel-Pihl, E.H. et al.. THE HALLWYL COLLECTION OF ORIENTAL CARPETS AND TEXTILES / HALLWYLSKA SAMLINGEN AV ORIENTALISKA MATTOR OCH TEXTILIER. 2003, 114 illus., 56 in color, 234 p., 28.5 x 22cm. Carpets are arranged by region: Anatolia, Persia, Caucasia and Turkmenistan. Sections on the history of the collection, the function of the carpets within the Hallwyl residence and the techniques of production of the rugs. Except for a 17th century Polonaise carpet, most were bought between 1890 and 1910, and thus predate this time; many are early 19th century. They include kilims and saddle bags as well as knotted rugs. With glossary, list of exhibitions and index of re-attributions. In English and Swedish. Hard. $59.

Cassin, J. CULT KELIM. 1990, 29 p., 10 color illus., 22 x 15 cm. 10 very small flat weave fragments, from Egypt, dated between the 15th century BC and the end of the Coptic weaving tradition in the 9th century AD. The text suggests some are Egyptian and some are Anatolian, and uses them to discuss a transitional period in the development of Anatolian kilim designs. Paper. $22.

Cassin, J. IMAGE IDOL SYMBOL ANCIENT ANATOLIAN KILIMS. 1989, 2 vol.; vol I: 55 p., fig; vol II: 29 p., 10 color pl., 33.5 x 46 cm; boxed. Kilims are good; colors are good; text follows the Mellaart, Balpinar, Hirsch arguments analyzing design elements in the light of neolithic archeological excavations. Grossly overpriced. Hard. Used, fine, deluxe version; bound in goatskin; one of 80 numbered copies. $600.

Castriota, D. and Basha's Oriental Rugs and Textiles. BALUCH SPIRIT - THE COLOR OF LIGHT. N.d. (1998), 87 p., 40 bl & wh illus., 28 x 21.5 cm. A dealer's exhibition catalogue of 40 Baluch rugs; brief text describing each rug, with technical analyses and references to similar ones. The reproduction is by xerox and the contrast is poor. Softcover. $20.

Cattai, M. BAKSHAIESH E SERAPI. TAPPETI DELL'AREA DI HERIZ. 2000, 39 p., 16 color illus., 29.5 x 21.5 cm. An exhibition catalogue from Mohtashem, Milano, of 16 attractive Northwest Persian rugs, from the 19th century. The text describes, in two pages, the area; brief descriptions of each of the rugs. Paper. In Italian, with a separate English translation of the introduction. $32.

Cattai, M. TAPPETI ANATOLICI. XVI - XIX SECOLO. 2009, 62 p., 28 color illus., 29.5 x 24.5 cm. Exhibition catalogue, Mohtashem Gallery, of 16th - 19th century Turkish rugs. Most are prayer rugs; three are from the Alexander collection; examples are from Ushak, Konya, Ladik, Melas, Bergama, Ghiordes, Mujur, Karapinar, Dazkiri, and Transylvania. In Italian. Hardcover. $94.

Centraal Museum, Utrecht. ANTIEKE OOSTERSE TAPIJTEN UIT DE COLLECTIE VAN AARDENNE. (Antique Eastern Rugs from the Collection of Aardenne) Sept 28 - December 1, 1968. 1968, 38 p., 17 illus., 1 in color, 21 x 14 cm. 54 rugs from one of the best Dutch private collection; many are dated between 1600 and 1800. In Dutch. Paperback. Used, good condition, no internal marks, corners not bumped, but since the book is glued, not sewn, the first page is starting to be detached. $14.

Ceretto, E. & B. Kolahi. LABYRINTHS ON THE RUG. 1991, 77 p., 30 color illus., 28 x 21. Exhibition catalogue, Behrouz Gallery, of 30 rugs woven for Behrouz with maze designs; a strange concept. Paper. $29.

Cerny, C. NAVAJO PICTORIAL WEAVING. 1975, Museum of New Mexico Foundation, 32 p., 26 illus., 6 in color, 23.5 x 21.5 cm. A short monograph on Navajo pictorial rugs; examples go as far back as 1890, but most are from between 1960 - 1975. Examples includes cows (including one labelled "cow"), scenery, killing of the great monster, and the Conoco trademark. Paperback. New. $25. Used, very good condition, covers rubbed. $11.

Çetinkaya, M. MEHMET ÇET¤NKAYA GALLERY. n. d.(c. 2009), 51 p., 72 color illus., 30 x 21.5. Dealer's catalogue, with an emphasis on Uzbek and Turkmen costume, susani, and ikats, but also with Daghestan Kaitags, 17th - 19th century Turkish rugs and kilims and a selection of new Turkish rugs in traditional and not-so-traditional Indian, Khotan and Turkish designs. Paper. New. $30.

Chait, Ralph M. CHINESE CHRONOLOGY. A CHRONOLOGICAL ARRANGEMENT OF THE NAMES OF ALL THE CHINESE EMPERORS AND THE DATES OF THEIR REIGNS TOGETHER WITH LISTS OF CHINESE SEALS, CHARACTER AND SYMBOLIC MARKS. 1928, Chait Galleries, 2nd printing (1934), 43 p., figures, 18 x 13 cm. The Chait Galleries specialize in Chinese art; this is what it says it is; the list starts with mythological and legendary rules, pre-1953 B.C. and through the last emperor. Paperback. Used, very good condition, $15.

Chase, H. TURKISH TAPESTRY. 1993, 300 p. The author lived in Turkey in the mid 1970's, is a rug dealer, tour guide, ethnographer; these are entertaining, intelligent, and sympathetic short vignettes on her travels, friends, food, architecture, Turkish mores, scenery; the author is aware that there are 3 levels of reality: the way things are said to be, the way the observer sees them, and the way things are. Paper. $3.90

Chattopadhaya, K. CARPETS AND FLOOR COVERINGS OF INDIA. 1976 (rev. ed. of 1969), 71 p., 86 illus., 4 in color, 28.5 x 22 cm. By the former chairperson of the All India Handicrafts Board; the illustrations are poor; the text has sections on historic Indian carpets, but focuses mostly on modern production of piled rugs and flat-weaves, and reflects the author's interest in encouraging handicrafts. Hard. $29. Another copy, used, good, no dust jacket, cover with some sun-fading. $16. Another copy, 1969 edition, 68 p., 90 illus., 6 in color, used, good condition in good dust jacket with chips, tears, and wear along edges. $15.

Chattopadhyay, K. INDIAN CARPETS AND FLOOR COVERINGS. n.d. ( 1969?), 38 p., 30 illus., 15 in color, 24 x 24 cm. By the former chairperson of the All India Handicrafts Board; the illustrations are in mediocre color; the text describes 20th century production on a district-by-district level and the examples are of modern production of piled rugs and flat-weaves, and reflects the author's interest in encouraging handicrafts. Hard. Used, good condition in good dust jacket. $33.

Chenciner, R. KAITAG TEXTILE ART FROM DAGHESTAN. 1993, 208 p., 260 illus., 80 in color, 32.5 x 25 cm. 171 examples of embroideries from the Kaitag area, with technical analyses and comments on the symbolism of the designs. Hard. $130.

Chirkov, D. DAGHESTAN DECORATIVE ART. 1971, 280 p., 160 illus., 46 in color, 34 x 22 cm. Ceramics, metalwork, woodwork and textiles; the textiles are embroideries, felts and 22 carpets. The rugs are about half 19th century, half modern; the modern ones tend to be Avar. Little text. In Russian/French/English. Good Russian color. Hard. Used, very good condition, with good dust jacket; dust jacket is torn along bottom and top, although not chipped. $26.

Chodrack, T., and Tashi, K. OF WOOL AND LOOM. THE TRADITION OF TIBETAN RUGS. 2000, 160 p., 155 color illus., 28.5 x 22.5 cm. A survey of Tibetan carpets, by two ethnic Tibetans; sections on the history of tibetan carpets, their use, and development of commercial weaving in Tibet during this century. The illustrations are of 19th and 20th century carpets. Hard. $40.

Christie's London sale 5547, 14 Feb 1996. THE BERNHEIMER FAMILY COLLECTION OF CARPETS. 200 rugs, 196 illus in color. Many old rugs; many Turkish; many fragments; most with the date they were acquired by Bernheimer and often for what price; for the older pieces often commentary on similar examples. Hardcover. New. $55. Paper. $52.

Christie's N.Y. Sale 6738. FINE ORIENTAL RUGS AND CARPETS, INCLUDING THE J.P.J. HOMER COLLECTION OF TURKOMAN RUGS. April 8, l989. 229 items, 174 illus., 29 in color. In l989, Homer did not issue a catalogue; this auction catalogue is its substitute. 55 items are from Homer's collection; all are l9th century. Hardcover. Used, very good condition, but spots on front cover; no internal marks, corners not bumped. $142. There were also paperback versions of this sale.

Christie's London Auction Catalogues

sale 5840, Lincoln. May 14, 1997. Decorative Oriental Rugs and Carpets. 108 items, 77 illus., 71 in color. $10.

sale 5914, Battilossi. February 11, 1998. Rugs and Carpets: Battilossi, Tappeti d'Antiquariato. 122 items, all illustrated in color. New, paperback in glassine dust jacket. $49.

Sale 5947, Linen. April 30, 1998. Oriental Rugs and Carpets. 193 items, 166 color illus.. $10

sale 6038, Alexander. October 15, 1998. The Christopher Alexander Collection. 26 items, all illustrated in color. New. $48.

Christie's East Auction Catalogues

sale 8397. June 28, 2000. European and Asian Furniture, Decorative Arts, and Carpets, including a Selection of Miniature and Child's Furniture. 681 items, about 1/4 illustrated, most in color. $6.

Christie's New York Auction Catalogues sale 6568. April 9, 1988. Fine Oriental Rugs and Carpets. 156 items, 100 illus., 83 in color. $10.

sale 7812, Buckeye. December 17, 1993 Fine European and Oriental Carpets. 218 items, 130 illus., 119 in color. $10.

Sale 8566, Ace. December 17, 1996. Fine European and Oriental Carpets. 212 items, 96 illus., 90 in color. $10.

Sale 8740, Ceremony. September 30, 1997. Fine European and Oriental Carpets. 283 items, 96 color illus.. $10.

Sale 8802, Claws. December 17, 1997. Fine European and Oriental Carpets. 288 items, 159 color illus., $10.

Sale 9018, Roar. December 17, 1998. Fine European and Oriental Carpets. 237 items, 140 color illus., $10

Sale 9148, Rodeo. April 8, 1999. Fine European and Oriental Carpets. 250 items, 177 color illus., $10.

Christie's London Auction Catalogues

sale 4508 / 4513, Inherit / Lentil. April 23, 25, 1991. Islamic Art, Indian Miniatures, Rugs and Carpets. 322 items, about half illustrated, about half in color. $8.

sale 4615 / 4618, Imbue / Leopard. October 8, 10, 1991. Islamic Art, Indian Miniatures, Rugs and Carpets. 430 items, about half illustrated, about half in color. New, but corners bumped and spine torn $8.

sale 5779, Imperial. April 25, 1997. Islamic Art and Indian Miniatures. 353 items, about half illustrated, nearly all in color. $8.

Christie's South Kensington Auction Catalogues.

sale 7755, Cor. October 23, 1977. Islamic and Oriental Works of Art. 655 items, about half illustrated, about half in color. $6.

sale 8718. April l5, 2000. Furniture and Works of Art. 554 items, about half illustrated, nearly all in color. $6.

sale 8782. June 7, 2000. Furniture and Works of Art. 549 items, about half illustrated, nearly all in color. $6.

sale 8908. September 27, 2000. Furniture and Works of Art. 689 items, about half illustrated, nearly all in color. $6.

Chung, Young, Yang. SILKEN THREADS. A HISTORY OF EMBROIDERY IN CHINA, KOREA, JAPAN, AND VIETNAM. 2005, 462 p., 375 illus., 300 in color, 29 x 22. 5 cm. A detailed history of embroidery in these countries, with focus on costumes, including rank badges from China, Japan and Vietnam. Hardcover. $75.

Chung, Young Y. Hyungbae: Rank Badges of Korea. p 10-14 in New York Arts of Pacific Asia Show, Spring 1998. 7 color illus. A short article in the catalog for this show; most of the catalog consists of glossy ads for the dealers in this show, but there are four short articles: the one by Chung; Salviati: Archaic Jades, Modern Fakes, Problems and Solutions; Curtis: Chinese Glassmaking: A Fusion of Techniques; and Kennedy: Japanese Prints (Or it is too late for form an interesting collection?). Paper. Used, good condition, front cover crease, $17.

Ciba Review. 1965/4. Das Sportkleid. (Sport Clothing). 48 p., 36 illus., 8 in color. Articles surveying sport, from ancient Egypt (ballplaying) to mediaeval Europe (jousting and hockey) to Persia (polo, and illustrated by a manuscript painting) to modern times (rugby, mountain climbing, horse racing), plus two technical articles on dyeing. In German. Paper. Used, good condition. $7.50.

Cloudman, R.M. A RICH INHERITANCE; ORIENTAL RUGS OF THE 19th AND 20th CENTURIES. Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska, 1974, 75 p., 59 illus., 12 in color, 28 x 21.5 cm. A catalogue of the Joslyn Art Museum, describing their 18 rugs, plus a number of others loaned for this show. Examples are mostly 19th century or early 20th century village and tribal rugs; there ae 10 Turkish, 14 Persian, 14 Caucasian, 10 Turkmen, 5 Chinese, and one Indian. Loaned rugs are from Yohe, Dodds, Keshishian, Tschebull, etc., so the collection is not as provincial as might at first be expected. Map. Short introduction. Paper. $18.50. Another copy, used, very good condition, foxing on top edge, owner's signature. $16. Another copy, used, very good, but stain inside back cover. $14.

Coen, L. & Duncan. L. THE ORIENTAL RUG. 1978, 192 p., 102 color illus., 28.5 x 23.5 cm. An introductory book, with rugs reflecting European tastes; about half of the examples are from the 19th century. Hardb. Used, very good condition, in very good dust jacket, protected by a plastic sleeve. $15.

Cohen, G. IL FASCINO DEL TAPPETO ORIENTALE (The Fascination of the Oriental Rug). 1968, Görlich Ed., 301 p., 274 illus., 168 in color. A well-illustrated survey - the text is only 27 pages long - of Persian, Caucasian and Turkish carpets, ranging from the Ardebil carpet to choice 19th century examples. Hard. In Italian. New. $79. Used, good condition with owner's bookplate in good dust jacket: rubbed and wear along the edges. $45.

Cohen, J. JAF. 2009, 32 p., 29 color illus., 21 x 21 cm. A dealer's exhibition catalogue of 27 Jaf Kurdish bag faces. The color is good. There is not much text: brief comments on the textiles and a list of the colors, up to 14, of each piece. In English with an Italian translation of the short introduction. Paperback. $37.

Cohen, J. JAF 2. 2010, 28 p., 27 color illus., 21 x 21 cm. A dealer's exhibition catalogue of 21 Jaf Kurdish bag faces and rugs. The color is good, and some of the bags are shown in both front and back. There is not much text: brief comments on the textiles and a list of the colors, up to 14, of each piece. In English with an Italian translation of the short introduction. Paperback. $37.

Cohen, J. TURKOMAN. 2011, 63 p., 90 color illus., 30 x 22 cm. A dealer's exhibition of textiles exhibited at the 2011 ICOC in Stockholm, of Turkoman torbas, rugs, ensi, etc. Each of the 30 pieces has an illustration of the entire piece plus two more showing details of the design. The are all dated to the 19th century. One page introduction; then brief comments on each piece. Hardcover. $69.

Cohen, M. TAPPETI KAZAK. 1984, 105 p., 47 pl., 32 in color, 31 x 22 cm. Exhibition catalogue, Galleria Campana; rugs are late 19th century - some attractive and some with ugly asymmetry and colors. The book is nicely printed, with good paper and color. In Italian. Hard. $48.

Cohen, S., Black, D., Loveless, C. THE UNAPPRECIATED DHURRIE. 1982, 64 p., 22 color illus., 30.5 x 21.5 cm. Spectacular early 20th century dhurries; text on what they are, how they were made and by whom, their designs and their history. Much better examples than the current production. Paper. New. $30. Used, fine condition, owner's bookplate and signature. $24.

Cohen, S., and Kajitani, N. GARDENS OF ETERNAL SPRING. TWO NEWLY CONSERVED SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY MUGHAL CARPETS IN THE FRICK COLLECTION. 2006, 39 p., 20 illus., 17 in color, 29 x 21.5 cm. A monograph on these two rugs, with sections on the restoration, and a fascinating account of what has been said about their provenance - mostly lies - and what can be said now about when and where they were produced. Paper. New. $33.

Cole, T. ANCIENT IMPRINTS TURKMEN TEXTILE ART. 2010, 19 p., 24 color illus., 28 x 21.5 cm. Exhibition catalogue of 19th century Turkmen: Tekke, Yomud, Ersari, Chodor chuvals, mafrash, torba, main carpets, tent band. Colors are bright; almost no text. Technical analyses. One of 250 numbered copies. Paperback. $30.

Cole, T. DREAM WEAVERS. TEXTILE ART FORM THE TIBETAN PLATEAU. 2004, 185 p., 78 illus., 73 in color, 28 x 24.5 cm. The Tibetan rugs are from the De Giosa collection and have brief comments on them. The body of the text describes Tibet's early history, types of rugs, and types of designs. Hardcover. New. $25.

Collingwood, Peter. THE TECHNIQUES OF RUG WEAVING. 1968, 4th printing, 1974, Watson-Guptill, 480 pages, 400 diagrams, 174 illust., 4 in color, 25.4 x 19 cm. This starts with basic instructions on yarns and how to set up various rug looms; then sections on plain weaves, pick-up weaves, blockweaves, warpface rugs, warp and weft twining. Hardcover. Used, very good condition but an X scratched inside front cover; corners not bumped; dust jacket very good. $14.

Collins, J.J. Jr. 1986 CALENDAR: THE SOUTH PERSIAN COLLECTION. The calendar was designed so the plates could be cut off and saved; certainly the dates are now not very useful. Colors look dull; rugs are mostly Afshar & Khamseh and the illustrations could have been larger. The calendar consists of 12 loose sheets plus the cover. $17.

Collins, John. PERSIAN PILED WEAVING. A COLLECTION OF NON-URBAN PILED BAGS. 2008, 98 p., 119 color illus., 31 x 22.5 cm. A dealer's exhibition of 47 bags, with illustrations of the front, back, and details, and brief comments about each piece. Bags are Khamseh, Baktiyari, Qashqa'i, Varamin, Kurd, Afshar, and Shah-savan. Hardcover. $60.

Collins, J.J. SHIRAZ. 1987, 80 p., 55 color illus., 28 x 22 cm. Dealer's exhibition catalogue of 55 19th and early 20th century Lur, Afshar, and Qashqa'i rugs & bags. No text; technical descriptions. Paper. Our of print. Used, very good, but bumped corner. $120.

Con, J. M. CARPETS FROM THE ORIENT. 1965,Universe, 63 p., 19 illus., 9 in color, 21 x 14 cm. A small introductory book, by a Dutch author. Hardb, used, good condition, but dust jacket wrinkled, torn. $9. Paperback, used, good condition, $6.

Concaro, E., and Levi, A., ed.. SOVEREIGN CARPETS. UNKNOWN MASTERPIECES FROM EUROPEAN COLLECTIONS. 1999, Skira, 253 p., 208 color illus., 28.5 x 25 cm. Exhibition catalogue from the 9th ICOC at the Palazzo Reale; there is a good selection of rugs from Turkey to China mostly from Italian collections and then an extensive section on Turkoman rugs from the State Russian Museum of St. Petersburg. Brief introductions to the various rug weaving areas and notes on the rugs by Boralevi, Cohen, Concaro, König, Levi, Mills, Pinner, Rageth, Suriano, and an essay on "The Turkoman Wedding" by Boguslavskaya and Tsareva. Both the rugs and the colors are good. This is the English version of the Italian original. Hard. $50.

Conn, R. and Wheat, J.B. THE NORTH AMERICAN INDIAN COLLECTION OF THE LOWE ART MUSEUM. 1988, 156 p.,214 illus., 11 in color, 23 x 23 cm. This is the latest version of the catalogue to the Barton collection; about half of the items illustrated are textiles, mostly southwestern: Navajo, Pueblo, Rio Grande, and mostly early. Paper. New. $30.

Constantine, M., and Chatelet, A. CONTEMPORARY FRENCH TAPESTRIES WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY MILDRED CONSTANTINE ASSOCIATE CURATOR DEPARTMENT FO ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN, MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK WITH A NOTE ON TAPESTRIES AND RUG HANGINGS BY ALBERT CHATELET CONSERVATEUR DES MUSEES DE FRANCE. n. d., (1970), Charles E. Slatkin, Inc., Galleries, N. Y., 40 p., 34 illus., 32 in color, 30 x 23 cm. A dealer's exhibition catalog with a separate price list of tapestries designed by Arp, Calder, Cocteau, Derain, Ernst, Klee, Laurens, Leger, Matisse, Miro and Picasso. Paperback. Used, good condition, $35.

Constantine, M. and Jaffe, I. B. AMERICAN TAPESTRIES WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY MILDRED CONSTANTINE SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE DIRECTOR, CONSULTANT, DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN, MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK AND CRITICAL NOTES BY PROFESSOR IRMA B. JAFFE, PH. D., CHAIRMAN, FINE ARTS DEPARTMENT, FORDHAM UNIVERSITY. 1968, Charles E. Slatkin, Inc. Galleries, 62 p., 31 illus., 27 in color, 23 x 21 cm. A dealer's exhibition catalogue with a separate price list of tapestries designed by Avery, Baskin, Calder, Diebenkorn, Dine, Gatch, George, Gottlieb, Indian, Kelly, Lichtenstein, Lindner, Motherwell, Noland, Shahn, Stamos, Stella, Trova, Vicente, Warhol, Youngerman and Zox. Paperback. Used, good condition, $12.

Cootner, C.M. ANATOLIAN KILIMS. THE CAROLINE & H. MCCOY JONES COLLECTION . 1990, 275 p., 172 illus., 115 in color, 30.5 x 21.5 cm. Colors are good; kilims are mostly pre-19th century. The text describes the colors and designs of each kilim; this is done briefly, which is just as well, since the reader can see the colors and designs him- or herself; the major part of the text attempts to analyze kilims as art and in the context of other crafts: basketry and pottery. Hard. New. $80.

Cootner, C. M. TENT AND TOWN. RUGS AND EMBROIDERIES FROM CENTRAL ASIA - THE H. McCOY JONES COLLECTION. 1982, 17 p., 14 illus., 9 in color, 28 x 21.5 cm. A small catalogue on these textiles; examples are a Saryk, a Yomud, a Tekke, an Ersari rug and an Uzbek emboidery.. Paper. New $16. Used, very good condition, $6.

Cootner, C., ed. FLAT-WOVEN TEXTILES. THE ARTHUR JENKINS COLLECTION. Vol I, 1981, 221 p., 62 illus., 40 in color, 31 x 23 cm. An analysis of the 62 flat-weaves in this collection; articles by Cootner, Bierman, Beattie & Wertime on selected topics having to do with flatweaves: history, mediaeval Middle Eastern flatweaves, zilu, weft-wrapping & structure. Hard. $110. Another copy, used, very good condition in very good dust jacket: slightly rubbed. $61. Used, good condition in good dust jacket: two one inch tears and wear along edges. Inscription by Jenkins to Lee Howard Beshar and his bookplate. $40.

Costikyan and Co. SPECIAL LIST OF FINE PERSIAN RUGS IN CARPET SIZES OVER TEN FEET IN LENGTH. No date (1913?, after the company moved into their new building at 12 E 40th Street and before the names changed to Kent-Costikyan). 63 pages., 16 tipped-in black and white plates. A list, without prices, of about 400 rugs, mostly Persian but a few Chinese and Caucasian; the illustrations are of Shahristan rugs, woven on their looms, at prices of $3 to $8 per square foot, for specific customers (including Percy Rockefeller). Paperback, used, poor condition: missing 6 of the plates, front cover almost completely detached, spine wear, covers chipped. $20.

Coulter, L., ed. NAVAJO SADDLE BLANKETS. 2002, Museum of New Mexico Press, 144 p., 115 illus., 85 in color, 28 x 22.5 cm. Articles by Begay-Foss, McGreevy, Price, Reed, Rodee, Shackleford and Sunrise on these textiles, which include not only the usual Navajo rug types but also double weaves, two-faced weaves, tufted angoras and twills. Paper. $29.95.

Cowan, M.L. and Jungerman, M.E. INTRODUCTION TO TEXTILES. 1980 (1994 reprint), Taraporevala Press, Bombay, 325 p., about 50 illus., 22 x 14 cm. This is a textbook - there are review questions - on textiles and the textile industry; chapters on cellulose, protein (wool and silk), synthetic and mineral fibers, spinning, knitting, weaving and felting, finishes, dyeing, quality control, types of fabrics, hosiery, foundation garments, linens and floor coverings. Paper. Printed in India, with poor contrast in the illustrations and a mediocre quality paper. Paper. $10.

Craycraft, M. & Halley, A. BELOUCH PRAYER RUGS. 1983, 93 p., 40 color illus., 28 x 21.5 cm. This is a good book on Baluch rugs; the rugs are interesting; good color; and the text makes an ambitious attempt at attributing specific Baluchi rugs to specific tribes. Paper. New. $35.

Cselenyi, L. ORIENTAL RUGS FROM THE COLLECTION OF MR. JOHN SCHORSCHER. 1972, Royal Ontario Museum, 54 p., 22 illus., 10 in color, 21.5 x 16.5 cm. About half are 19th century; the rest earlier, including a Mamluk, Northwest Persian & Transylvanian. Paper. Used, good condition, book bent from being stored with spine up, $13.

Curatola, ed. ARABESCHI. TAPPETI CLASSICI D'ORIENTE DAL XVI AL XIX SECOLO. 1991, 178 p., 72 color illus., 29 x 21.5 cm. Exhibition catalogue, in Venice, of mostly 16th & 17th century carpets from Cairo, Turkey, the Caucausus, Iran, Spain, & North Africa; the text describes the rugs, and provides some background on carpets from this period of time. In Italian. A modified version of this catalogue is in French, under Varichon. Paper. Used, very good condition: text block tight, but bumped corners, rubbed covers. $56.

Curatola, G. and Spallanzini, M. TAPPETI CARPETS. 1983, 28 p., 13 illus., 3 in color, 21 x l3.5 cm. A small booklet on 5 16th and 17th Ushak and Persian carpets in the Bargello Museum in Florence; the text discusses the use and importing of Oriental rugs into Italy in the 16th century. Text in Italian and English. Paper. $15.50.


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Dahlin, A. TEXTIL PA SKOKLOSTER. 1988, 63 p., 60 illus., 14 in color, 25 x 19 cm. A detailed description of the textiles in this Swedish castle; 2 rugs; 17th century Lotto & Polonaise, brocades, hangings, embroideries, finials to canopy beds and panels from a 17th century Turkish tent, clothing. Text in Swedish; captions to illustrations in English. Paper. $18.

Danker MEISTERSTÜCKE ORIENTALISCHER KNÜPFKUNST. 1966, 264 p., 120 pl., 23 x l5.5 cm. Exhibition catalogue of the Anton Danker collection, about 1/3 Turkish, 1/3 Caucasian, and the rest Persian & Turkmen. Mostly 19th century; brief introductions to the weaving areas; then brief descriptions of the rugs (mostly colors); technical analyses. In German. Paper. New. $26.

Danon, E. and Danon, R. INDIA. TAPPETI DEI PERIODO COLONIALE. COTTON RUGS FROM THE COLONIAL PERIOD. 1800- 1947. 1999, 78 p., 52 color illus., 33 x 24 cm. A dealer's exhibition catalogue: Textilia and Doris Leslie Blau, of cotton Rugs from India, mostly 19th century. Rugs are from Rajasthan, Kashmir, Agra, Amritsar, Ladakh, Jaipur. Text consists of a brief, not-very-useful introduction and the date / source / size of each rug. Paper. $44.

Danon, Enzo, Danon, Roberto, and Villari, Anna. INDIGO FLOWERS. BLUE AND WHITE CARPETS FROM RAJASTHAN 1800 - 1930. 2008, 47 p., 12 color illus., 30.5 x 24.5 cm. A dealer's catalogue; brief flowery introduction loosely on why indigo rugs; 12 examples of these indigo rugs made with cotton, 8 of which are attributed to the 19th century. In English / Italian. Hardcover, in a box. $65.

Darchen, Karma Trinley & The Greensmith Collection. SECRETS OF TIBETAN WEAVING. THE GREENSMITH COLLECTION. 2012, 3rd edition, 2013, 128 p., 164 illus., 159 in color, 29.5 x 21 cm.. Chapters on the origin of Tibetan rugs, looms and technique, the making of Tibetan rugs, chequer rugs, cushions, Gampa Dzong rugs, Gyantse carpets, horse trappings, Wangdon monastic carpets and a suggested reading list. The text reflects a fair amount of first hand observation and extensive reading. Textiles are 190th and 20th century. Paperback. $115.

Daumas, H. LES SUZANIS SPLENDEUR DES BRODERIES D'ASIE CENTRALE. In L'Estampille, no. 211, p. 12 - 19, 1988, 6 color illus. A description of Suzanis from the various regions of Central Asia. In French. Paper. $12.50

Davidson, B. "The Navigatione d'Enea tapestries designed by Perino del Vaga for Andrea Doria" in The Art Bulletin, Vol. 72(1), March 1990, p. 35-50, 20 illus. These 16th century tapestries survived to the 19th century; the article describes them and analyses the political content in terms of 16th century politics. Used, very good. $6.50.

Davies, P. ANTIQUE KILIMS OF ANATOLIA. 2000, 160 p., 160 illus., 80 in color, 27.5 x 24 cm. This is a revised and expanded version of his earlier book on kilims. There is substantial text discussing the origins of kilims, the meaning of the symbols, how they are made, as well as a section on aesthetics. Hardcover. $50.

DeCredico, A.V. ORIENTAL RUGS FROM THE COLLECTIONS OF MEMBERS OF THE ORIENTAL RUG SOCIETY OF NEW ENGLAND. 1975, 62 p., 62 illus., 27.5 x 21 cm. An exhibition catalogue, showing a nice sampling of rugs & kilims from New England collections. Paper. Used, very good condition, bookplate. $14.

Dedera, D. NAVAJO RUGS: HOW TO FIND, EVALUATE, BUY & CARE FOR THEM. 1975, 1st edition, 5th printing. 114 p., 39 color photos, 23.5 x 19 cm. Brief guide to prospective purchasers of Navajo rugs. Paper. New. $9.

Dedera, D. NAVAJO RUGS. HOW TO FIND, EVALUATE, BUY AND CARE FOR THEM. 1990 (rev., exp ed.), many illus in color, 128 p., 24 x 17.5 cm. An introductory book, with some history of the navajo and their weaving; also buying information, including on fakes and frauds, and on care of Navajo rugs. Paper. New. $14.95.

de Franchis, A., and Housego, J. TRIBAL ANIMAL COVERS FROM IRAN. 1975, 78 p., 33 illus., 8 in color, 23 x 24 cm. An exhibition catalogue of the Tehran Rug Society; brief introdution and then the plates of the textiles, with comments on where the textile was bought and who made it. Technical descriptions. Paper. Used, good condition but book is warped from being stored spine up. $44.

de Franchis, A. & J.T. Wertime. LORI & BAKHTIYARI FLATWEAVES. 1976, 153 p., 60 pl., 24 cm x 20.5 cm. Exhibition catalogue of the Tehran Rug Society; introduction on problems of dating, types of textiles, characteristics of Lori & Bakhtiyari flatweaves; the textiles are a variety of bags, gelims & animal trappings. Paper. Used, good, cover folds, title written on spine, red ink spatters on back cover, owner's bookplates, but no other internal marks and text block is fairly tight. $35.

de Jong, Koos. DRAGON AND HORSE: SADDLE RUGS AND OTHER HORSE TACK FROM CHINA AND BEYOND. 2013, 2 volumes, 240 p, 288 color pl., 30.5 x 24 cm. A survey of the evolution of saddles, saddle rugs, stirrups from the 5th century BC to now, based on paintings, sculpture and actual examples from the author's collection. The geographical areas covered are China, Inner Mongolia and Tibet. The author is an art historian with interests in, among other things, ceramics and Chinese, Mongolian and Tibetan carpets. Volume 2 is a Chinese translation of volume 1. Hardcover. 2 volumes in a slipcase. $110.

Delaunay, Sonia. TAPIS ET TISSUS PRESENTE PAR SONIA DELAUNAY. Vol 15 of L'Art International d'Aujourd'hui. 1929, Editions d'Art Charles Moreau, 4 sheet introduction plus 50 loose cardboard plates, 11 in color, in a folder. The rugs and textiles are modern designs by Delaunay, Francis Jourdain, Sylvie Feron, Rene Baucher, Valmier, Edith Eberhart, Marie Hennich, Lisbayer, Silva Bruhns, Likarz, Mathilde Flogl, Marianne Clouzot, Marguerite Dubuisson, Fernard Leger, Jaap Gidding, Maurice Dufrene, Joseph Hoffmann, Frantiseck Havlik, Eileen Gray, Karpinska, Mikolajeykousna, E. Grodecka, Marcoussin, Lilly Jacker, Burkalter, Richard Herre, , Stobel, Pierre Legrain, Jaroslava Vondrachova, Arthur Fischer, Paul Haesaerts, Evelyn Wild, Jean Lurcat, Martha Erps, W. Gropius, Ruth Valentin, Richard Lisker, E. lutynska, Rene-Herst, Popova working in or which Wiener Werstatte, Vanderborght Freres (Brussels), C. des Arts Francais, Myrbor, Studio de Saedeleer, Maitrise des Galeries Lafayette, Bauhaus (Dessau, and Weimar), Societe "Lad" (Poland), Pierre Charreau, Marcel Coupe, Lincrusta Walton, Mecanische Weberei. Hardcover folder with ties, containing the 4 sheet introduction and 50 loose plates; some plates show edgewear. Folder has some wear along the edges and "Art International Contemporary Designs" writton on the spine. In good condition. $690.

De Leon, A. R. GUIDE EN COULEURS DU TAPIS (Color Guide to Oriental Rugs). 1967, 2nd edition, 191 p., 76 illus., 53 in color, 23.5 x 16 cm. A beginner's book, with brief sections on the history of carpets, how to buy, how to repair, and then a dictionary of rug terms, mostly sites of production. In French. Used, good condition. Hardcover. $18.

del Grosso, T. LE TRAME DELLA GRANDE DEA. 1993, 131 p., 25 color illus., c. 200 figures, 29 x 24 cm. A dealer's catalogue; about 100 p. of text arguing that many geometric designs - crosses, diamonds with latch hooks, hexagons - are representatives of the Great Goddess, or childbirth, or female reproductive organs. The bibliography reveals the influence of Gimbutas and Mellaart. The color plates are of tribal rugs, kilims, bags, mostly from Persia with a few Turkish and Afghan. In Italian. Hard. $78.

Delmarcel, G. TAPISSERIES. I. 1977, 36 illus., 19 x 13 cm. A guide to medieval and early renaissance tapestries in the Bruxelles Museum of Art and History. The tapestries are mostly Flemish. In French. Paper. $9.50

De Moor, A., Pollet, L., Janssen, E., Van Mierlo, C., Verhecken, A., Vermuelen, A. TUSSEN KETTING EN INSLAG. 1988, 157 p., 125 bl. and wh. illus., 29 x 20.5 cm. Exhibition catalogue. Hessenhuis, Antwerp, of Turkish rugs and flatweaves, mostly 20th century. The text is good; sections on rugs in 14th-17th century paintings, weaving techniques, repair and conservation, dyes - including pictures of plants, and the Dobag project. The illustrations lack contrast. Paper. In Flemish. $24.

Denny, W.B. THE CLASSICAL TRADITION IN ANATOLIAN CARPETS. 2002, 128 p., 60 color illus., 27.5 x 23 cm. An essay by Denny on the history, designs, and types of classical Anatolian carpets, followed by a catalogue on an exhibition of 15th - 19th century Anatolian carpets from the Textile Museum and other colllections. Color is good. Paperback. New. $24.95

Denny, W.B. LOOMS OF SPLENDOR. 1980, 91 p., 69 illus., 21 in color, 28 x 21.5 cm. Exhibition catalogue, Columbus Museum of Art, of local collections. Most of the rugs are late 19th or early 20th centuries; 1/3 Turkish, 1/3 Persian, the rest Caucasian or Turkmen. Paper. New. $30. Used, good condition, owner's bookplate and signature, $10.

Denny, W.B. ORIENTAL RUGS. 1979, 127 p., 106 illus., 27 in color, 28 x 21.5 cm.A good introductory book for the antique collector, covering the major rug producing areas, with many illustrations of good 19th century rugs. Out of print. Hardb. Used, very good, in good dust jacket but with foxing on top edge. $7.

Denny, W.B. SOTHEBY'S GUIDE TO ORIENTAL CARPETS. 1994, 203 p., 48 illus., 16 in color, 21.5 x 14 cm. An survey of carpets, directed toward the beginning collector; thus the section on carpet regions is only 1/3 of the book; the rest is on the history of carpets, where to buy rugs, how to see if prices are reasonable, how to care to rugs, and what books to read. There is a lot of detail. Paper. New. $23.

Denny, W. B., Oman, A., Lockwood, B. St.-L., and McDevitt, E. THE GARDEN IN THE ARTS OF ISLAM. 1980, Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, 64 p., 9 illus., 23.5 x 21 cm. Exhibition catalogue with three essay on the role of gardens in islamic art, the gardens themselves, and gardens in religious thought. The exhibition has 41 items, ranging from manuscripts, porcelain and metalwork, to rugs; all have comments about them. Two of the illustrations are of rugs: a 17th century Indian prayer rug with a floral design and a 19th century Persian garden carpet, both from the Fogg Art Museum. Paperback. Used, good condition, bookplate. $20.

Denny, W.B. and Walker, D.,ed. THE MARKARIAN ALBUM. 1988, 432 p., 194 illus., 188 in color, Description of an interesting collection of 165 rugs, mostly Persian, Caucasian, Turkish; essays on Markarian and on selected rugs. Hard. Used, very good in very good dust jacket. $155.

Denwood: P. LE TAPIS TIBETAIN. 1977, 105 p., 107 illus., 24 in color, 30.5 x 21.5 cm. This is the French edition of The Tibetan Carpet; and is one of the major sources on Tibetan carpets; about half the book is on their construction and use; about half on carpet types and designs, both before and after 1959. In French. Hard. Used, good condition. $39.

Der Manuelian, L. & Eiland, M.L. WEAVERS, MERCHANTS, KINGS. 1984, 211 p., 68 color pl., 29.5 x 22 cm. Exhibition catalogue, on inscribed rugs from Armenia; good essays analyzing Armenian rug production in the Caucasus & Turkey, Armenian design elements, & inscriptions as historic & cultural documents. Hard. New. $48. Another copy, used, very good condition in very good dust jacket. $30. New. Paper. $25. Another copy, used, very good condition, $12.

Desai, C. IKAT TEXTILES OF INDIA. 1988, 156 p., 150 color illus., 29.5 x 21 cm. Brief text (6 p.) on the history of ikat production; then illustrations of examples. Most look modern. Paper. $19.95

d'Heurle, D., Munkasci, K., and Saunders, P. BIGGER IS BETTER. MAIN CARPETS OF THE TURKMEN. 2003, CD, in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF), viewable on any MAC or PC with a CD Rom drive and Adobe Acrobat Reader. A CD of the exhibition at the Mark Shilen Gallery, presented in conjunction with the Hajji Baba Club of New York and the 10th International Conference on Oriental Carpets. $30.

Diehr, F.M. THREE DUSTY DOZEN. 2001, 64 p., 36 color pl., 31.5 x 22.5 cm. Mostly a picture book of 36 Baluch rugs, with brief comments, and technical descriptions; the quality of the rugs is good, as was true of Diehr's earlier book. Hardcover. $54.

Diehr, F.M. ed. TREASURED BALUCH PIECES. 1997, c. 120 p., 64 color pl., 32 x 23 cm. 75 or so Baluch rugs from private collections; this demonstrates the range of Baluch rugs which can be fairly easily be found; includes a reprint of Spooner: "who are the Baluch" and an interview with Dr. D.H.G. Wegner. Hard. $69.

Dienes, G.M. and Reinisch, H., ed. 2000 UND 1e NACHT. TEPPICHE UND TEXTILIEN AUS PRIVATSAMMLUNGEN. (2000 and 1 Nights. Rugs and Textiles from Private Collections). 2001, Stadmuseum Graz, 343 p., 270 color illus., 33 x 23.5 cm. A museum exhibition catalogue of items, mostly from Austrian and German collections; the items are mostly tribal, from Persia, Baluchistan, Turkey, Central Asia and the Caucasus; they include salt bags, saddle covers, small rugs, tent bands, kilims. Color is good and the quality of the items is high. Text by Breuss, Konzett, Rabe, Reinisch, Reinthaler, Walter. In German. Hardcover. New, but corners bumped in shipping. $86.

Dilley, A. U. THE GARDEN OF PARADISE RUG AND THE HOLY CARPET OF THE MOSQUE AT ARDEBIL REPRODUCED WITH VARIATIONS IN SILK. 1924, 31 p., 6 color illus., 36 x 28 cm. Two large rugs, reproduced from Northwest Persian originals, with a flowery discussion of gardens, garden carpets, the winter carpet at Ctesiphon, and the Ardabil carpet. Rare. Hardcover. Used, good condition: wear along edges, scratch on back cover, wear on front cover, owner's bookplate and signature. Contains the letters from other rug dealers saying how marvellous these rugs are, in a tipped-in folder. $485.

Dilley, A.U. ORIENTAL RUGS. 1909, 81 p., 29 illus., 21.5 x 15 cm. An early introductory book, most useful for showing what rugs were available at the turn of the century; all the rugs are now, as of the 21st century, antique. Cardboard covers. Good, but with front binding loose. $12.

Dilley, A.U. and Dimand, M.S. ORIENTAL RUGS AND CARPETS. 1959, rev. ed., Lippincott, 298 p., 75 pl., 14 in color, 28.5 x 22 cm. One of the early introductory books; discursive and with an emphasis on history and classic rugs; the original book, by Dilley, was revised by Dimand, curator of Far Eastern Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Hard. Used, good, good dust jacket in a soft plastic sleeve; bookplate and ex-library Col. Jeff Boucher, the noted Washington collector and also author of a major book on Baluch rugs, $50. Another copy, good, dust jacket worn & with slight tears, corners bumped, $33. Another copy, no dust jacket, $7.

Dilmaghani, Mehdi and Company. POINTS FOR THE PERSIAN RUG BUYER. 1951, 32 p., 17 bl and wh illus., 25.5 x 20.5 cm. A dealer's advice for buying a Persian rug, specifically their Cyrus Crown Kerman. Their summary is look at the quality of the wool, whether vegetal dyes were used, whether the design appeals, and whether the dealer is reputable. Paper. Used, good condition, one corner of the front cover chipped. $37.

Dimand, M.S. THE BALLARD COLLECTION OF ORIENTAL RUGS. 1935, St. Louis City Art Museum, 162 p., 69 illus., 13 in color, 31 x 23.5 cm. This was a major collection of 16th - 19th century of mostly Persian, Turkish and Caucasian rugs. One of 1000 copies. Hard. Very good condition, but spine faded. $99.

Dimand, M.S. A HANDBOOK OF MOHAMMEDAN DECORATIVE ARTS. 1930, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 286 p., 169 illus.. This covers minatures, sculpture, metalwork, books, ceramics, glass, textiles (30 pages), and carpets (50 pages), with focus on the Metropol­itan's collections. Cardboard covers, used, good condition, foxing on front and back end papers. $15.

Dimand, M.S. THE KEVORKIAN FOUNDATION COLLECTION OF ORIENTAL RUGS. 1966, 32 p., 18 pl., 3 in color, 23 x 16 cm. This collection is of 17th & 18th century carpets; the introduction, in 10 pages of small type, discusses rugs from this period of time. Paper. Used, very good condition, but foxing on back cover and owner's signature. $12.

Dimand, M.S. PERSIAN RUGS OF THE SO-CALLED POLISH TYPE. 1930, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 47 p., 7 illus., 21.5 x 14 cm. A discussion on these rugs, followed by a description of 27 examples exhibited at the Metropolitan. Hardcover. (A paperback version exists). Used, good condition: spine worn at top and bottom, no internal marks, $31

Dockstader, F.J. WEAVING ARTS OF THE NORTH AMERICAN INDIAN. 1978, J.J. Kery, London, 223 p., 176 illus.,, 64 in color, 28.5 x 22 cm. A detailed book on North American woven textiles; the emphasis is on Navajo & Hopi, but there is some discussion of what is known about textiles from other areas. Despite its age, one of the the best books in this area. Hard. New, but dust jacket shelf-rubbed. $40.

Dockstader, F.J. THE SONG OF THE LOOM. 1987, 130 p., 83 color illus., 26 x 26 cm. Exhibition catalogue, Montclair Art Museum; a few of these Navajo rugs are 19th century, but most are new; a large number are sand-painting blankets. Text is a general introduction on Navajo & Navajo blankets; section on chants; glossary; good bibliography; paragraph biographies of 19 of the weavers. Hardb. $35.

Dodds, D.R. and Eiland, M., ed. ORIENTAL RUGS FROM ATLANTIC COLLECTIONS. 1996, 304 p., 340 color illus., 32.5 x 23.5 cm. The catalogue to exhibitions at the 8th International Conference on Oriental Carpets, in Philadelphia in 1996. The exhibitions include rugs from the Bogolyubov and Dudin collections, North African rugs at the "Mysteries of the Maghreb" exhibition, and other rugs from local collections, with a focus on Central Asia and village and nomadic rugs from Turkey, Iran, the Caucasus and Baluch areas. Hard. $95.

Dombrowski, G. & Pfluger-Schindlbeck, I. FLACHGEWEBE AUS ANATOLIEN. 1988, Bilderheft 58/59, Staatlichen Museen der Preussischer Kulturbesitz, 100 p., 71 illus., 16 in color, 23 x 17 cm. A catalogue of 45 flatwoven textiles: rugs, bags, camel bands from this museum; most were collected in the 1960's and 1970's and most were new. The extensive text describes weaving techniques, dyes, wool, and motifs. In German. Paper. $26.

Doughty, C.M. WANDERING IN ARABIA. 1926,1949 printing, 607 p., 1 map. Doughty was a geologist, interested in Arabic inscriptions; his description of 2 years travel around 1880, of Bedouin life, the daily famine-level existence and the endurance of desert life makes this one of the classics of travel & ethnography. This is an abridged version of his two volume work, made with the author's sanction. Hard. Used, good condition; fore edge stained; dust jacket fair condition: torn and half the spine missing. $18.

Douglas, F. H., and d'Harnoncourt, R. INDIAN ART OF THE UNITED STATES. Arno, 1969 reprint of 1941 edition, 204 p., about 150 bl and wh illus. The book is based on an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art and consists of three sections: prehistoric art; 19th and early 20th century art, and modern (i.e., mid 20th century) art. The tribal groups include: Pueblo, Navaho, Apache, Southwest Desert tribes, western tribes, plain Indians, eastern woodlands tribes, Northwest coastal tribes and Inuit. The artifacts include sculpture, pottery, weaving, embroidery, jewelry, pipes and toys, weapons, pictographs, murals and sand paintings. The range of materials is extraordinary, and include ivory, silver, copper, mica, shell, quills, hide, bone, fur, claws and hair. Hardcover. Used, very good: pages beginning to brown at the edges; dust jacket very good. $9.

Douglas, James. INCLUSIVELY BALUCH. 2014, 83 p., 39 color illus., 28 x 21 cm. ACOR6, the sixth American Conference on Oriental Rugs, in Indianpolis, 2002, had three exhibitions. All were published on a CD. This book is the printed version of the Baluch exhibit, showing 39 Baluch, Timurid, and related ethnic groups' rugs, bags, bag faces, salt bags, soffrehs. One page introduction; and a new bibliography. Hardcover. $75.

Dovodov, N., and Khodzhamukhamedov, N. CARPET AND CARPET PRODUCTS OF TURKMENISTAN. 1983, 152 p., 139 color illus., 29.5 x 20.5 cm. Most of the carpets are new, but there are a few early 20th and late 19th century ones. Poor color. In Russian/Turkmen/English. The English text is a 4 p. introduction and 4 p. listing the plates. Hard. New. $25. Used, very good condition, but corners bumped. $17

Dreczko, W. TEPPICHE DES ORIENTS. 1957, 74 p., 16 color pl., 18 x 12 cm. A small introductory book, with illustrations of Caucasian, Turkmen & Persian rugs. Hardb. In German. Used, very good condition, no dust jacket. $9.

Du Halde, Father J.-B. and Bussagli, M. COTTON AND SILK MAKING IN MANCHU CHINA. 1980, Rizzoli, 94 p., 41 color illus., 24.5 x 23 cm. Short introductory text, consisting of the sections on cotton and silk making from Du Halde's Description of the Empire of China and of Chinese Tartary (1735). Most of the book consists of 41 color plates taken from Chinese paintings, on cultivating, preparing and weaving cotton, and on breeding silk worms and working raw silk. The Chinese illustrations date from sometime between 1700 and 1850. Paper. Used, as new, $19.

Dubon, D. TAPESTRIES FROM THE S.H. KRESS COLLECTION. THE HISTORY OF CONSTANTINE THE GREAT DESIGNED BY PETER PAUL RUBENS AND PIETRO DA CORTONA . 1964, Phaidon, 151 p., 99 illus., 5 in color, 30 x 22.5 cm. A very scholarly discussion of the 13 panels in this series, woven in France and Italy. Hard. Used, good, dust jacket torn, autographed by the author, $13.

Dumas, H. and Dumas, D.G. TREFOIL: GULS, STARS AND GARDENS. 1989, 50 p., 33 color illus., 28 x 21.5 cm. 17th-19th century carpets, Antolian, Caucasian, Persian, Turkmen, East Turkestan and Chinese, organized around design elements, with the text describing the evolution of these designs. One of 1500 copies. Paper. $23.

Dunsmore, S. NEPALESE TEXTILES. 1993, British Museum Press, 204 p., 180 illus., 100 in color, 27.5 x 21 cm. This describes, from the author's first hand experience in Nepal, traditional modern textiles. There are sections on textile traditions in the various parts of this country, on dyeing, weaving, raw materials, textile designs, and the history of the country and textile production. This is the best source on textiles from this area. Paper. $35.

Durdyeva, T.K. MAGNIFICENT TURKMEN CARPETS / GUDRATLY TUUuml;RKMEN HALYSY / BOLSHIENIE TURKMENSKIE KOVRII. 2006, 239 p., 153 color illus., fig., 30 x 22.5 cm. The example are from the Turkmen Carpet Museum, of rugs, bag faces, and other textiles; most are dated as 19th century. Technical descriptions of each piece; sections on field and border elements. The text is not useful. In Turkmen, English, Russian. Hardcover. $78

Dutton, B. P. NAVAHO WEAVING TODAY. 1961, 3rd edition, 1963, Museum of New Mexico Press, 39 p., 30 black and white illus., 21.5 x 14 cm. A small introduction to Navajo blankets, (as of the middle of the 20th century), organized by region: Two Gray Hills, Crystal, Nazlini, etc. Map showing weaving areas. Paperback. New. $10.


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Eagleton, W. AN INTRODUCTION TO KURDISH RUGS AND OTHER WEAVINGS. 1988, 144 P., 124 color illus., 30.5 x 22.5 cm. The author's first hand experience is mostly with Iraqi Kurds; sections on Kurdish history, tribal groups, and weavings from Iraq, Iran, and Turkey; an excellent, detailed book on this group. Hardb. Used, very good condition, bumped corners, in very good dustjacket. $63.

Eberhard, H. DER SCHÖNE ORIENTTEPPICH. n.d. (1953), 62 p., 104 illus., 54 in color, 27 x 19 cm. Dealer's guide to rugs. The black and white illustrations are mostly of Persia: landscapes, people, architecture; the colored illustrations are on rugs and are small. In German. Hardcover. Used, good condition. $31.

Eberhart, H., Leitner, M., and Stanzer, W. TEXTIL KUNST FEUER. TEPPICHE UND TEXTILIEN AUS ÖSTERREICHISCHEN PRIVATSAMMLUNGEN.(TEXTILE ART FIRE. RUGS AND TEXTILES FROM AUSTRIAN PRIVATE COLLECTIONS). 1999, 3 sheets plus 99 loose color plates, 32 x 28 cm. A portfolio, produced by the Austrian Society for Textile-Art-Research (Gesellschaft zur F&oum;rderung der Textilkunstforschung), of 99 of the rugs from Austrian collections. The examples include 32 Turkish, 13 Caucasian, 11 Turkmen, 9 Moroccan, 8 Uzbek, 4 Belouch, 4 Balkan, and the rest from China, Tibet, India, East Turkestan, and Europe. The colors are good. The examples are mostly l9th century and come with comments about each one and references, but not technical descriptions. In German, with the preface also in English. Loose sheets in a yellow leather case; number 309 of 400 numbered copies. Cases came in a variety of other colors: black, red. Used, fine condition, $381.

Ebersold, W. KELIMS UND FLACHGEWEBE. KILIMS ET TISSUS PLANS (Kelims and Flatweaves). 1981, 64 p., 28 color illus., 22.5 x 17 cm. Exhibition catalogue of 19th century kilims by the Swiss Oriental Rug Dealers Association (Schweizerischen Orientteppichhändler Vereinigung / Association Suisse de Commerçants en Tapis d'Orient); the kilims are Turkish, Caucasian, Persian, Turkmen and Indian. In German / French. Hardcover. Used, very good condition, $27.

John C. Edelmann Galleries, Inc. AUCTION CATALOGUE In operation in New York from 1979 to circa 1985, specializing in Oriental rugs and related textiles.

Volume 1: 1. June 12, 16, 1979. Fine Persian, Caucasian, Turkish, Turkoman, Village, Nomadic Rugs and Carpets; Tapestries and Textiles. 154 items, 47 illus., 12 in color. New, $18.

Volume 1:2. September 26, 1979. Fine Chinese Rugs, Carpets and Textiles. 203 items, 79 illus., 12 in color. "China" includes East Turkestan. New, $18.

Volume 1:4. November 10, 1979. Turkoman, Persian and Caucasian Rugs and Carpets. 182 items, 67 illus., 13 in color. New, $18. Used, good condition, $16.

Volume 1:7. April 15, 19, 1980. Part I: Rare tapestries, textiles and books. Part II: Fine Persian, Caucasian, Turkish, Turkoman, Village, Nomadic Rugs and Carpets. 364 items, 114 illus., 37 in color. Used, good condition, $18.

Volume 1:8. June 14, 1980. Part I: Textiles. Part II: Fine Chinese, Persian, Caucasian, Turkish, Turkoman, Nomadic Rugs and Carpets, Village. 299 items, 51 illus., 20 in color. New, $18.

Volume 2:1. September 27, 1980. Fine Turkish Rugs and Carpets. Also included Turkoman, Caucasian and Persian Carpets, Kilims and Textiles. Textiles, Kilims, Rugs and Aubusson Rugs and Carpets. 298 items, 63 illus., 18 in color. New, $18.

Volume 2:2. October 25, 1980. Rare Turkoman, Caucasian Carpets and Kilims. Nomadic Folk Art and Weavings. Also included Books, Jewelry. 426 items. 138 illus., 34 in color. New, $18.

Volume 2:4. November 28, 1980. Fine European Tapestries, Textiles, Carpets and Related Books. 38 items, 18 illus., 8 in color. New, $14.

Volume 2:6. February 7, 1981. Fine Persian, Turkoman, Nomadic and South American Textiles and Fine Persian, Caucasian, Turkish, Rugs, Carpets and Kilims. 347 items, 38 illus., 2 in color. New, $18.

Volume 2:7. March 14, 1981. Important Sale of Rare Chinese Rugs, Carpets and Oriental Textiles, including many rare Greek Island, Indonesian and American Indian Textiles, Turkish, Turkoman, Caucasian and Persian Rugs and many room size carpets. 490 items, 116 illus., 29 in color. New, $18.

sale October 29, 1982. Important Auction of Fine 16th, 17th and 18th Century Carpets including Property from the Estate of the late Frank M. Michaelian and Mrs. Lorna P. Michaelian. 7 items, 6 illus in color. The old carpets are a Chinese, Oushak, and Tabriz. New, $18.

Edwards, E.C. THE PERSIAN CARPET. 1953(1967 reprint), 424 illus., 4 in color, 28.5 x 21.5 cm. This is a re-issue of the 1953 edition & is the standard work on older Persian carpets; Edwards was a buyer in Iran for many years, and this book reflects his first-hand experience. Each area is covered in detail, almost village by village, and provides a comprehensive view of rug production in Iran up to 1950. Hardcover. Used, good condition, in good dust jacket: worn, chips and tears along edges. $109. Another copy, 1975 reprint, very good condition in very good dust jacket: wear along the edges. $119

Efendiyev, T. PATTERNS OF AZERBAIJAN. AZERBAIJAN CARPETS. 2011, 32 p., 40 illus., 38 in color, 15 x 21 cm. A small booklet published by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Azerbaijan; brief sections on the history of carpet making in Azerbaijan, how carpets are made, flatweaves, the various carpet areas ("schools"), and pictorial carpets. Carpets range from the 19th century to now. Paperback. Used, good condition, $19.

Eiland, E. ORIENTAL RUGS TODAY. 2nd edition, 2003, 199 p., 138 color illus, 28.0 x 21.5 cm.  This argues that some of the new Oriental rugs are more beautiful and better made than any in the last 70 years: good dyes, including natural ones; good quality wool; good quality control; and good designs, both floral and folk art (like the Afghan war rugs and Azeri ones).  This is thus an excellent book on modern rugs, with good illustrations and detailed discussion of major countries and companies that produce new worthy new rugs. Paper. $34.95

Eiland, E. and N. ARMENIAN IMMIGRANT RUGS OF THE CAUCASUS. 1990, 15 illus., 8 p., 28 x 21.5 cm. A dealer's small brochure of an exhibition; the text discusses the recent influx of rugs being brought in by Armenians since 1988, and lists the rugs exhibited. Paper. $15.

Eiland, M.L. CHINESE AND EXOTIC RUGS. 1979, 246 p., 232 illus., 52 in color, 28 x 21 cm. This covers, in a thorough and iconoclastic fashion, rugs from China, Tibet, Mongolia, India, North Africa and the Balkans. Out of print. Hard. Used, good in good dust jacket, $24.

Eiland, M. ORIENTAL RUGS FROM PACIFIC COLLECTIONS. 1990, 244 p., 307 illus., 236 in color, 29 x 22 cm. Exhibits from the 6th International Conference on Oriental Carpets from private collections and from the Dudin collection, Leningrad; Dudin bought Turkoman rugs in Turkmenistan in 1900; there is a variety, both in origin and in quality, of rugs, mostly 19th century; text describes the rugs and some of the current carpet problems; the text is useful. Hard. $110.

Eiland, M. STARTING TO COLLECT ORIENTAL RUGS. 2003, 192 p., 178 illus., 170 in color, 24 x 19.5 cm. A book for the beginning collector, with sections on where to buy, what to look for, care and restoration, materials and techniques, dyes and designs, and then coverage of the major rug producing areas: Iran, Turkey, the Caucasus, Afghanistan, India and China. Flatweaves and modern rugs are also covered. Hardcover. $25.

Eiland, M. L. Jr, & Eiland, M. III. ORIENTAL CARPETS. 1998, 4th ed., 368 p., 365 illus., 330 in color, 31 x 24 cm. The first three editions were excellent for their times; this one follows the footsteps of the earlier ones. There is more emphasis on attribution and the text reflects the developments in rug scholarship that have occured since the previous, 3rd edition. As with the early editions, there have been major changes, and this is an essential book for every serious rug collector. Hard. Used, very good condition but rounded corner; dust jacket good: worn along edges and top and bottom of spine $101.

Eiland, M.L.Jr, ed. A WORLD OF CARPETS AND TEXTILES. 2003, 290 pages, about 200 color illustrations, 31 x 24 cm. The catalogue to exhibitions at the 10th ICOC in Washington, D.C. The exhibitions were on Mamluk and early Spanish rugs at the Textile Museum, mafrash and khorjim, kaitag embroideries from US collections, Turkoman ensi, rugs from the central and southern Zagros mountains, Uzbek ikats, susani and pile rugs at the Uzbek embassy, and selected textiles from members of US rug societies. Brief introductions to the sections by Babanazarova, Bier, Crosby, Hoffmeister, Makhamova, Mirsadiyeva, Pinner, Scollay, Swan, Tsareva, Weicker, and Wertime. Titles of the articles are Bier: JEWELS OF THE TEXTILE MUSEUM'S COLLECTION: Mamluk Rugs and Carpets of Andalusia; Scollay: KAITAG EMBROIDERIES; Wertime: TEXTILES OF CENTRAL & SOUTHERN ZAGROS; Swan: KHORJIN & MAFRASH OF NORTHWEST PERSIA AND TRANSCAUCASIA; Hoffmeister, Tsareva and Crosby: THE TURKMEN ENSI; Mahkamova, Mirsadiyeva, Babanazarova & Tsareva TRADITIONAL TEXTILES OF UZBEKISTAN. Hardcover. $110.

Eiland, M.L., Jr. ed. PASSAGES. CELEBRATING RITES OF PASSAGE IN INSCRIBED ARMENIAN RUGS. 2002, 155 p., 160 illus., 157 in color, 31.5 x 23.5 cm. Exhibition catalogue from the Armenian Rugs Society of inscribed Armenian rugs; most of the book consists of plates of rugs. Brief essays by Eiland, Sommer, Boxdorfer, Spencer, Ahakamian, Hazarabedian; the more interesting ones are using the proportion of rugs with Armenian inscriptions to identify certain designs as being Armenian ones; Marash embroidery, and the data bank of inscribed Armenian rugs. Contents: Eiland Jr. Inscribed Armenian Rugs: The Next Step; Sommer: Uniquely Armenian; Mary Jo Spencer: The Importance of Naming Inscribed Armenian Rugs; Abrahamian: A Window into the Universe in Your House: Boxdorfer The Armenian Rug Society Data Bank of Inscribed Armenian Rugs; Hazarabedian: The Oral Tradition in Inscribed Armenian Rugs. Hardcover. $65.

Eiland, M. L. Jr, & Eiland, M. III. ORIENTAL CARPETS. 1998, 4th ed., 368 p., 365 illus., 330 in color, 31 x 24 cm. The first three editions were excellent for their times; this one follows the footsteps of the earlier ones. There is more emphasis on attribution and the text reflects the developments in rug scholarship that have occured since the previous, 3rd edition. As with the early editions, there have been major changes, and this is an essential book for every serious rug collector. Hard. Used, very good condition but corners bumped, in very good dust jacket. $67.

Eiland, M.L., Jr. and Pinner, R. ORIENTAL CARPET AND TEXTILE STUDIES. V: Part 1. 1999, 240 p., c. 500 bl & wh and color illus., 30.5 x 23 cm. These are 46 papers from the 8th International Conference on Oriental Carpets, Philadelphia, 1996. This does not include all of them: some were published in Hali; it also includes some papers not presented, and some of the poster sessions. The papers are grouped into sections: classic, Persian, Turkmen, Anatolian, design, and miscellaneous. Compared to earlier volumes in this series, there are many more illustrations, and many more in color. Articles are Azadi: The Ardabil Carpet and the Ardabil Shrine; Day: Paradise Gained: Timurid Painting as the Mainspring of Safavid Carpet Design; Enez: Analysis of the Dyes Used in Ottoman Court Carpets and Mamluk Carpets; Brancati: Figurative Evidence for the Philadelphia Blue-Ground SPH and an ArtHistorical Case Study: Gaudenzio Ferrari and Sperindio Cagnoli; Lemaistre: Oriental Rugs in the Collection of the Jacquemart-Andre Museum in Paris and at Chaalis; Ferrari: Vase Painting and Carpet History in Ancient Greece; Levi: Architectural Motifs in Early Turkish Rugs -- Domes and Squinches; Klose: Textiles as Models for Turkish Carpets of the 16th and 17th Centuries; Wertime and Wright: On the Provenance of the Dragon Carpets; Allen and Carriere: Perspective in Ancient Turkmen Weavings; Andrews: Early Turkish Rugs: the Written Evidence; Andrews: Turkmen Wedding Carpets and Their Ethnic Context; Eiland: Fieldwork in Turkestan; Hoffmeister: Salor Engsi No.9: Presentation of the Piece and Conservation Problems; Long and Whiting: Classification of Tekke Small -- Chuval-Gul Chuvals; Price: Did the Turkmen Weave Saddlebags and Prayer Rugs Before theMid-Nineteenth-Century?; Sommer: The Kyrgyz and Their Reed Screens; Tzareva: A. A. Bogolubov and Other Early Central Asian Carpet Collections inthe Russian Ethnographic Museum as a Historical Source: Turkmen: Tracing Central Asian Turkmen Designs through Parallels with Anatolian Carpets; Bornet: The Gabbeh Story; Cavanna: Mother and Child: the Pregnant Boteh; Pittenger: Further Research on 'Baluch' Rugs and Their Weavers; Eagleton: Kurdish Rugs of Northwest Iran: a New Look; Tanavoli: Palas Culture; Hassouri: A Contribution to the Origin of the Herati Design; Parham: The Southernmost Turkmen; Sabahi: The Eagle and the Serpent, the Phoenix and the Dragon; Zolanvari: Carpets of the Shooli-Heiatdovood; Atlihan: Nomad Band-Weavings from Western Turkey; Bohmer: Migration of Central Asian Carpet and Flatweave Designs to Anatolia; Daugherty: Through the Eyes of the Weavers: Aesthetics and Culture of Tribal Yuruk Women of Turkey; Horulu: The Last Felt Makers of Anatolia; Powell: A Survey of a Group of Recent Anatolian Nomad Weavers; Swan: The So-Called Leaf and Wineglass Border in Anatolian and Caucasian Rugs; Eiland and Pinner: Multi-Level Designs: Significance on Many Levels; Salingaros: The 'Life' of a Carpet: an Application of the Alexander Rules; Fogelberg: Universality and Interrelationship of Certain Design Elements; Blazek: Beni Jelidassen, Ait Youb, Zkara: Pilewoven Carpets of Zenata-BerberTribes in the Northeastern Middle Atlas and East-Morocco; Claus: Before All Traces are Lost: Decorated Horse Blankets; Ryder: Wools Used in 19th Century Carpets Made in Barnhard Castle, Co.Durham, U.K.; Sherrill: The Pomegranate, an International Motif in Carpets and Textiles:Italy, Spain, Turkey: Fifteenth to Seventeenth Century; Smith: Antique Tibetan Carpets; Long: Classification of Color in Oriental Carpets; Dunca-Moisin: Oriental Carpets in Moldavia and Walachia: Documentary Sources; Neergaard: Turkmen Tentband Figures Used As Design Elements in Carpets and Bags. In English. Paper. $65.

Eiland, M.L., Jr. and Pinner, R. ORIENTAL CARPET AND TEXTILE STUDIES. V: Part 2.THE SALTING CARPETS. 1999, 136 p., about 100 illustrations, about 1/3 in color, 30.5 x 23 cm. This contains the 5 papers on Salting carpets, from the 8th International Conference on Oriental Carpets, Philadelphia, 1996. The authors are Mills, Eiland III, Enaz, Tezcan and Franses. In English. Paper. $45.

Eiland, M.L., Jr., and Pinner, R. ORIENTAL CARPET AND TEXTILE STUDIES. VI. PAPERS FROM THE ICOC CONFERENCE MILAN, 1999. 2001, 239 p., circa 500 color illus., 30.5 x 22.5 cm. Papers from the 9th International Conference on Oriental Carpets; the general areas are early development of carpets and classic carpets; Caucasian carpets; Anatolian carpets; Moroccan carpets, conservation; Turkmen and Central Asian carpets. Individual papers are The Early Development of Carpet Weaving and Classical Carpets: The Tree of Life, A Universal Symbol (Susan Day). Stefano Bardini: Classic Carpets and America (Thomas J. Farnham). Mythologic Origins of Stylized Birds (Cyrus Parham). A Collection of 13th-18th Century Chinese Carpets From the Silk Route (Gloria Ganz Gonick). Reconstruction of a Pair of Important Vase Carpets (Christine Klose). Early Animal Carpets Revisited. (John Mills). The Eagle and the Lion (Mary Moser). A Mughal Animal Carpet as Reconstructed from Fragments and Its Implications With Regard to Related Carpets (Franz Sindermann). 'Large Pattern Holbein Carpets' in Italian Painting (Valentina Rocella). Carpets of the Persian Court 1700-1750 (William Robinson). East-West Design Metamorphosis in 16th Century Spanish Wreath Carpets (Sarah B. Sherrill). Symmetry and Symmetry-Breaking in Oriental Carpets (Carol Bier). Signs of Carpet Weaving Before the Bronze Age (Ali Hassouri). Ornamented Funeral Felts from the Noin-Ula Necropolis (Nikita Tzarev). Rugs from the Caucasus and Other Areas: The Carpets of Georgia (Murray L. Eiland, III). Borchalo Rugs (Irina Koshoridze). Fieldwork in Azarbayjan (Raoul Tschebull). Anatolian Carpets: The Flat Woven Camel Covers in Anatolia (Serife Atlihan). The Origin and Development of the Chintamanni Motif (Sumiyo Okumura). Funeral Rugs (Nalan Turkmen). The Karakoyunlu Yoruks and their Kilims (Harald Böhmer). Anatolian Kilims in Ethiopia (Martha H. Henze). Ethiopian Weft-Twined Tapestries (Belkis Balpinar). Design Relationships between Turkish Carpets, Textiles, and other Handicrafts (Cigdem C. Senturk). Geometrical Motifs in Rugs of the Bergama District (Didim Ozhekim). Moroccan Carpets: Design Origins for Ait Bou Ichaouen Weavings (Alfred H. and Suzanne S. Saulniers). Introduction to the Mats of the Middle Atlas. (Gerard Boely). Identifying an Anti-Atlas Weaving Tribe. (Annette Karolnik-Andersch). Flatweaves and Carpets from the Haouz of Marrakech (Marcel Korolnik). Turkmen and Other Central Asian Weaving: Rugs from Shah Abbas Provincial Workshops (Murray Eiland Jr.). Textiles of Central Asia in the Collection of the State Historical Museum, Moscow (Marina Kuznetsova): Central Asian Felts (John L. Sommer). Notes on Certain Turkmen Carpet Terms (Yussuf Azemoun). The Development. of Primary and Secondary Gols in Turkmen Torbas, Chuvals, and Main Carpets (Sören Neergaard). Paper. $65.

Eiland, M.L, Jr., Pinner, R., & Denny, W.B. ORIENTAL CARPET AND TEXTILE STUDIES. IV. 1993, 281 p., 5 color illus., about 300 bl and wh illus., 24.5 x 18 cm. Papers from the 6th International Conference on Oriental Carpets. They include: Ellis: Room for Improvement; Eiland: Evidence for pile carpets in cuneiform sources and a note on the Pazyryk carpet; Stronach: Patterns of presige in the Pazyryk carpet: notes on the representational role of in the first millenium B.C.; Fuji and Sakamoto: The marked characteristics of the textiles unearthed from the Al-Tar Caves, Iraq; Olcer: Early Seljuk and Ottoman carpets from the collection of the Museum of Turkish-Islamic Art; Bohmer: Turkish knotted carpets and flatweaves with similar designs: Questions and answers concerning the transfer of designs from one weaving technique to another; Micaelian: The enigna of Transylvanian triple niche rugs; Atlihan: Traditional weavings in the village of settled nomads in Northwest Anatolia; Tezcan: Velenses of the Topkapi Museum collection; Andrews: Wall, floor and baggage pile: the differing context of flatweaves in Anatolia; Mallett: Structural clues to antiquity in kilim design; Rageth: The iconography of the patterns of two so-called "prayer kilims" from Obruk; Valcarenghi: Anatolian kilim iconography; Azadi: Reading the inscription with date on a Qashqa'i rug: a methodological approach; Sabahi: The Qashqa'i emblem: is it really a tribal emblem? An outstanding Qashqa'i carpet with the Qashqa'i emblem; Boralevi: Italian peasant rugs; Burkett: Some new aspects in the history of felt making; Cole: The Tibetan rug: a tribal tradition?; Enez: Dye research on the prayer rugs of the Topkapi collection; Gibson: Non-Kurdish weavings of Iraq; Hilden: Beduin textiles of Saudi Arabia; Stepanyan: Ornamentation of Caucasian carpets and its parallels to Armenian medieval miniature and stone carving work; Opie: Approaching rug motifs as a "language"; Pinner: The Crivelli rug medallion and the Turkmen connection; Day: Tales of totems and tanghas; Brown: New approaches for display of old textiles; Henderson: Light sources and fadeing. Paper. $35.

Eldred, Robert C., Co. THE ANTIQUE ISLAMIC RUGS COLLECTED BY THE LATE ANDREW R. DOLE OF OAK PARK, ILLINOIS. 1970, 73 illus., 4 in color. This is the first volume of this noted sale:106 items; most of the ones illustrated are floral design, city or village Persian rugs; 30 of them are silk rugs. Include a sheet with prices realized. And prices back then! Persian saddle bags went for $150 and the most expensive rug: a 15 x 12 silk Heriz went for $19,000. The illustrations are often of only a quarter of the rug (although since most of the rugs are floral design ones, the rest of the rug can be gotten by flipping the quarter). Paper. Used, fine condition, $27.

Eldred, Robert C., Co. THE ANTIQUE ISLAMIC RUGS COLLECTED BY THE LATE ANDREW R. DOLE OF OAK PARK, ILLINOIS. PART II. 1971, 52 illus., 1 in color. This is the second volume of this noted sale:82 items; 35 of them silk rugs. The illustrations are of 4 Caucasian rugs; the rest are village and city Persian rugs. Not priced. Paper. Used, fine condition, $27.

ELEGANCE ON THE FLOOR. Museum books, a periodical for buyers and consumers Vol F2, No. 4, Jan/Feb 1985, 20 p., illus., some in color, with paragraphs on the market, the American Craft Council exhibition of rugs by contemporary artists, and a 3 page article by P.R.J. Ford on carpet patterns. Used, very good, $3. Vol F2, No. 5, Mar/Apr 1985, 20 p., illus., some in color, with paragraphs on the market, and 6 more pages by P.R.J. Ford on carpet patterns. Used, very good, $3.

Ellis., C.G. EARLY CAUCASIAN RUGS. 1975, 112 p., 37 pl., 10 in color, 28 x 22 cm. Exhibition catalogue from the Textile Museum, with an extensive introduction to early Caucasian rugs; 37 rugs, mostly from the Textile Museum. Hardcover, number 74 of 200 numbered copies; inscription to Lee and Penny signed by the author; bookplate and signature of Lee Howard Beshar. Used, very good condition in good dust jacket: rubbed, tears, chips and wear along edges. $107.

Ellis, C.G. EAST OF TURKESTAN. 1967, Textile Museum, 28 p., 6 illus., 28 x 21.5 cm. Exhibition brochure of Chinese rugs & textiles, from the Textile Museum, Metropolitan aand private collectors; the first comprehensive exhition in this country; 83 rugs, k'ang covers, seat backs, saddle covers, with brief descriptions; 5 page introduction on Chinese rugs. Typed and stapled. Paper. Used, good, back cover with a coffee stain, p. 16 is blank and replaced with a photocopy and p. 24 is printed upside down. $29.

Ellis, C.G. ORIENTAL CARPETS IN THE PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART. 1988, 304 p., 182 illus., 76 in color, 31 x 30.5 cm. The Philadelphia Museum of Art has one of the top 5 rug collections in the US; this is a scholarly discussion of 81 15th to 19th century carpets, with comparison to similar examples in other collections. The text is interesting, as are the rugs. Hardb. New. $65. Paper, new, but shelf rubbed. $35.

Ellis, Marianne and Wearden, J. OTTOMAN EMBROIDERY. 2001, 144 p., 159 illus., 145 in color. A selection of 17th - 19th century Turkish embroidered sashes, kerchiefs, towels, napkins. The book is mostly illustrations; there is a very brief essay on Turkish history and culture. Hardcover. $45.

Ellwanger, W.D. THE ORIENTAL RUG. 1903, Dodd, Mead, 154 p., 12 color illus., 23 x 16 cm. A standard early work, now of interest largely for historical reasons. The rugs illustrated are however, earlier than 1903. And it is interesting to read "Of the Shirvans...ordinarily offered...They are cheaply and rougly woven...at $6.98 apiece". Hardb. Used, good condition, front hinge cracked, foxing, worn cover, $39. Another copy, used, good condition, front hinge detached at top and bottom, bumped corners, worn spine; former owner's signature and bookplate. $10.

Elmby, H. ANTIKKE TURKMENSKE TAEPPER / ANTIQUE TURKMEN CARPETS. 1990, 48 p., 32 color pl., 29.5 x 21 cm. Dealer's exhibition catalogue of 19th century Turkmen carpets, bag faces, tent bands, animal trappings; structural descriptions; good color. In Danish and English. Paper. $40.

Elmby, H. ANTIKKE TURKMENSKE TAEPPER II / ANTIQUE TURKMEN CARPETS II. 1994, 48 p., 44 color illus., 30 x 21 cm. Dealer's exhibition catalogue; the text describes the 19th rugs, bag faces, tent bands, with some references to similar ones in other books; there are technical descriptions. Paper. English/Danish. $40.

Elmby, H. ANTIKKE TURKMENSKE TAEPPER III / ANTIQUE TURKMEN CARPETS III. 1996, 48 p., 47 color illus., 30 x 21 cm. Dealer's exhibition catalogue of 19th century rugs, bag faces, tent bands; the colors are good; so is the quality. In Danish / English. Paper. $40.

Elmby, H. ANTIKKE TURKMENSKE TAEPPER IV / ANTIQUE TURKMEN CARPETS IV. 1998, 48 p., 52 color illus., 30 x 21 cm. Dealer's exhibition catalogue of 19th century rugs, bag faces, tent bands; the colors are good; so is the quality. In Danish / English. Paper. New. $40.

Elsaesser. TIBET TEPPICHE VON NATÜRLICHER SCHÖNHEIT. n.d. (post 1980), 19 p., 47 color illus., 29.5 x 21 cm. A dealer's brochure, describing Tibetan rugs and rug making; rugs are new. In German. Paper, used, good condition. $19.

Eltz, N. WOVEN ART OF THE EAST. A CALENDAR. 1986, 26 color p., 24 x 14 cm. Not a calendar; rather an undated appointment book, with the left page having lines for 14 days, and the right page having a color illustration of a rug. Since there are no dates, one can start with any year and day. Spiral bound. Paper. $9.

Enay, M.-E. & Azadi, S. EINHUNDERT JAHRE ORIENTTEPPICHE - LITERATUR. 1877-1977. 1977, 152 p., 24 x 17 cm. A bibliography of books on Oriental rugs; more comprehensive than Creswell, but does not include magazine articles. Now superceded by O'Bannon's more comprehensive bibliography; this book is now largely of interest to the compulsive collector of everything on Oriental rugs; it provides details of number of pages, illustrations, and existence of various editions. Hard. Out of print. In German. $45. Another copy, very good condition in good dust jacket, $5.

Enderlein, V. ORIENTALISCHE KELIMS. 1986, 176 p., 158 illus., 48 in color, 30 x 21.5 cm. Basically an expanded catalogue of 64 flatweaves in East German collections, mostly the Islamic Museum in Berlin. Examples are Turkish, Caucasian and Persian. Introductory chapters discuss the history of flatweaves, their construction and where they come from. In German. Separate 1 page English summary. Hard. New. $47.50.Used, fine in fine dust jacket, boxed, $35.

Engelhardt, E. ORIENTGEHEIMNISSE AUFGEDECKT! (Oriental Secrets Uncovered). n.d. (1971), 61 p., 46 color illus., 21 x 15 cm. A dealer's exhibition catalogue of new Persian, Turkmen, Caucasian, Turkish and Berber rugs. Paper. Used, very good condition. $21.

Engelhardt, H. ORIENTTEPPICHE DER SONDERKLASSE. SAMMLEREXEMPLARE AUS DEM ALTEN RUSSLAND (Exceptional Oriental Rugs. Collector's examples from old Russia). 1990, 100 p., 66 illus., 50 in color, 28.5 x 21.5 cm. A dealer's catalogue of 19th century Turkmen and Caucasian rugs, kilims, and bags (a few Shah-savan bags are present also), with some references to similar pieces; colors are good. In German. Hard. $47.

Engelhardt, E. ORIENTTEPPICHE DER SONDERKLASSE. 1980, 73 p., 71 color illus., 28.5 x 21.5 cm. Rugs are mostly 19th century; about half are Caucasian, the rest Persian, Turkish, & Chinese. In German. Hard. $52. Another copy, used, fine in very good dust jacket. $35.

Engelhardt, E. ORIENTTEPPICHE DER SONDERKLASSE. 1982, 175 p., 92 color illus., 28.5 x 21.5 cm. 19th century rugs: Persian, Caucasian, Turkmen, Chinese. There are other volumes in this series, with the same title, but published in different years. In German. Hard. $49. Another copy, used, fine condition in scratched dust jacket. $35.

Engelhardt, E. PERLEN UNTER DIE TEPPICHEN DES ORIENTS. 1975, 185 p., 167 bl and wh illus., 30.5 x 30 cm. A dealer's catalogue of Persian, Turkish, Caucasian, Turkmen and Chinese rugs, 19th and 20th centuries. In German, but of course the pictures of rugs are in the universal language. Paperback. Separate price list. Used, good condition, crease mark on cover. $37.

Engelhardt, E. PERLEN UNTER DIE TEPPICHEN DES ORIENTS. 1976,162 p., 183 color illus., 30.5 x 30 cm. A dealer's catalogue of Persian, Turkish, Caucasian and Turkmen rugs, 19th and 20th centuries, with a small section at the back of modern rugs. In German. Hardcover. Used, good condition, no dust jacket. $55.

Engelhardt, E. TEPPICHE. DIE BILDER DES ORIENTS. 1977, 358 p., 183 color illus., 30 x 30.5 cm. Good color; good examples of rugs from Turkey to China. The binding, however, is not strong enough for the large size of the book, and is starting to separate. With a separate booklet of prices. In German. Hard, used, good. $95.

Engelhardt, E. TEPPICHE, DIE BILDER DES ORIENTS. Vol II. 1978, About 300 p., 187 color illus., 30.5 x 30.5 cm. Good color; good examples of rugs from Turkey to China. The binding is not strong enough and hinges are starting to separate. In German/English. Price list. Hard. $105. Used, good condition: cracked hinges, foxing on top edge; dust jacket good condition: rubbed, and repaird tear on spine. $26.

E.O.M.M.E.X. UPHANTA APO TIN ARKADIA (Weavings from Arcadia). 1980, 40 p., 42 illus., 37 in color, 29.5 x 23.5 cm. 22 examples of Arcadian Greek textiles: rugs, bags, embroideries, from the 19th and 20th centuries. Some of the illustrations are charted designs from the textiles. 7 pages of text, including descriptions of the pieces. In Greek. Paper. $21.

Erbek, G. ANATOLISCHE MOTIVE VON ÇATALHÖYÜK BIS HEUTE (Anatolian Motifs from Catal Huyuk to Today). 1985, Ankara Alman Kültür Merkezi / Deutsches Kulturinstitute Ankara, 68 p., figures, 23 x 16.5 cm. Extensive description of motifs in Turkish carpets; 703 figures. In German. Paper. $58.

Erbek, G. KILIM. Catalogue No. 1, 1988, 234 p., 100 color illus., 27 x 20 cm. Illustrations of 100 18th -20th century Turkish kilims, from museums & collections in Turkey, available as models for modern copies, from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. Almost no text; valuable for the illustrations. 27 pages of designs from Turkish kilims. Paper. Used, very good condition, $33.

Erdmann, K. EUROPA UND DER ORIENTTEPPICH (Europe and the Oriental Rug). 1962, Kupferberg, 62 illus., 8 in color, 27 x 20 cm. A cultural history of the Oriental carpet in Europe: when rugs first appeared in Europe; their use; the development of trade in rugs; formation of rug societies, and the development of the study of Oriental rugs. In German. Hardcover. Good, in good dust jacket - slight soiling and small chips and tears. $49.

Erdmann, K. ORIENTAL CARPETS. 1962, 2nd American ed., Universe books, 228 p., 186 illus., 8 in color, 27.5 x 22 cm. A well-illustrated discussion of classic carpets; the second edition has some minor charges. Hard. Used, good condition, first page with folds, owner's bookplate and signature in good dust jacket with chips, tears, wear along edges and general soiling. $25.

Eren, A. N. TURKISH HANDMADE CARPETS. N.d. (c. 1990), 96 p., 83 color illus., 23.5 x 17 cm. This has the appearance of something to give to tourists, but the text is by a researcher at the Antalya Museum and includes not only a desription of rugs from a variety of areas, but also a history of Turkish rug production, technical details on weaving (including the Turkish terms for the 3 types of yarn necessary to weave rugs) and dyes from the Milas and Antalya areas. The English is often rudimentary. There are also Italian, Spanish, German, Dutch, Japanese and French editions; if you want a non-English edition, specify which. Paper. $13.50.

Eskenazi, J. IL TAPPETO ORIENTALE DAL XV AL XVIII SECOLO. 1981, 102 p., 36 color pl., 29.5 x 21 cm. Exhibition catalogue of 15th - 18th century classic carpets: Mamluk, Turkish, Caucasian, Persian, Indian; the text is scholarly. In Italian. Used, good condition, spine, covers worn. $45.

Eskenazi, J.J. KILIM. 1980, 88 p., 32 color illus., 29.5 x 21 cm. Dealer's exhibition catalogue of 19th century kilims; about half are Turkish; the rest Caucasian and Persian. Text on weaving techniques; brief but interesting comments on the kilims illustrated; technical descriptions. In Italian / English. Paper. Used, as new. $80. Another copy, used, good condition, owner's bookplate and signature; signed by Eskenazi; stains on spine and back cover, back cover torn 2 cm in from edge with associated folds. $45

Ettinghausen, R. ANCIENT CARPETS FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE L.A. MAYER MEMORIAL ISTITUTE FOR ISLAMIC ART. 1977, 25 p., 15 illus., 9 in color, 24 x 17 cm. Mostly 16th - 18th century rugs: Lotto, Ushak, Polonaise, Dragon, Spanish. Paper. New. $21. Another copy, used, good condition, $16.

Ettinghausen, R. FROM PERSIA'S ANCIENT LOOMS. 1972, Textile Museum, 20 p., 14 illus., 23 x 15 cm. A small booklet for an exhibition on the Textile Museum's 16th and 17th century rugs, satins, velvets, and embroideries with the text commenting on Persian fabrics and the individual examples. Paper. Used, good, but mildew spots. $10.

Ettinghausen, R. ed. ISLAMIC ART IN THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART. 1972, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 334 p., illus., 29 x 22 cm. Two articles on carpets: Dimand: The seventeenth-century Isfahan School of Rug Weaving, p. 255-266; Ellis: The Portuguese carpets of Gujarat, p. 267-290. Other articles: Ettinghausen: Almost 100 years ago; Soucek: Nizami on painters and painting; Golombek: Twoard a classification of Islamic painting; Gray: A Timurid copy of a Chinese Buddhist picture; Swietochowski: The historical background and illustrative character of the Metropolitan Museum's Mantiq al-Tayr of 1483; Robinson: The Shahnameh manuscript Cochran 4 in the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Meredith-Owens: A geneological roll in the Metropolitan Museum; Grabar: Notes of the decorative composition of a bowl from Northeastern Iran; Carswell: Six tiles; Pope: Chinese influence on Iznik pottery: A re-examination of an old problem; Clairmont: Some Islamic glass in the Metropolitan Museum; Harper: An eighth- century silver plate from Iran with a mythological scene; Rosen-Ayalon: Four Iranian bracelets seen in the light of early Islamic art; Abu-L-Faraj Al-'Ush: A bronze ewer with a high spout in the Metropolitan Museum of Art and analogous pieces; Baer: An Islamic inkwell in the Metropolitan Museum of Art;; Nickel: A Mamluk axe; Jenkins: An eleventh-century woodcarving from a Cairo nunnery; Fehervar: Tombstone or Mihrab? A speculation; Welch: Two drawings, a tile, a dish, and a pair of scissors; Kurz: Folding chairs and Koran stands; Clair: Turkengefahr. Hardcover. Used, very good condition, no dust jacket. $75.

Ettinghausen, R. ISLAMIC CARPETS. THE JOSEPH V. MCMULLAN COLLECTION. n.d.(1970), 32 p., 21 illus., 19 colored, 25.5 x 21.5 cm. Exhibition catalogue, Metropolitan Museum, of this famous collection; the text comments on the rugs. Paper. Used, good condition. $6.

Ettinghausen, R., Dimand, M.S., Mackie, L.W., & Ellis, C.G. PRAYER RUGS. 1974, 140 p., 60 pl., 32 in color, 28 x 20 cm. 16th - 19th century prayer rugs; text on use, history, iconography. Textile Museum publication, so the rugs are good, and the text, scholarly. Paper. New. $24. Used, very good, paperback, text block still fairly tight, no spine creases, slight wear along edges and spine, one corner slightly bumped. $18. Hardbound. New. $30.


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Faegre, Torvald. TENTS. ARCHITECTURE OF THE NOMADS. 1979, Anchor Books, 167 p., about 200 drawings, 28 x 21 cm. A detailed discussion of tent types and their use, illustrated by drawings of tents, tent construction, tent moving etc. Tent types include the black tents of Bedou, North African, Iranian and Afghan tribes; yurts, Siberian tents, Lapp tents, Inuit tents, American indian tents and tipis. Paperback. Used, very good condition, owner's signature and bookplate. $28.

Fahrenkamp, H.J. TEPPICHE. Heyne Verlag: Heyne Antiquitaten series 4428, 1974, 3rd printing (1976), 159 p., fig., 21 illus., 12 in color, 18 x 11.5 cm. A general introductory book, with a lot of text and few pictures; the list of interesting collections includes 7 in Germany, but not the Textile Museum nor the Budapest Museum of Applied Arts. In German. Paper. Used, good, paper yellowing. $7.50

Fanto, A. KILIM CURDI D'ANATOLIA. n.d.(1991), 169 p., 16 color pl., 24 x 21 cm. The text describes Turkish kurds and their kilims: textile construction, design, function; the examples are complex design kilims with attributions to specific areas in Turkey. In Italian. Paper. $42.

Faraday, C.B. EUROPEAN AND AMERICAN CARPETS AND RUGS. 1990, rev. of 1929 ed., 484 p., 438 illus., 112 in color, 28 x 22 cm. Covers both hand-made and machine-made rugs from Spain, France, Britain, and the US, as well as minor areas like Poland, Holland, and Greece; the revisions consists in adding a bibliography and 80 new color plates. New. Hard. $60.

Farensadeh. S. KAUKASISCHE TEPPICHE. 1971, Klinkhardt & Bierman, 48 p., 18 illus., 15 in color, 19 x 13 cm. A pocket-sized introductory book on Caucasian rugs, with 19th century examples. In German. Hard. Used, very good condition; wear on top and bottom of spine. $15.

Farkas, A. / Metropolitan Museum of Art. FROM THE LANDS OF THE SCYTHIANS. 1975, Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 32, no. 5, 160 p., 33 color pl., many bl & wh illus., 28 x 21.5 cm. Most of the book consists of plates of the items, and their descriptions; the items are from various Russian museums; there are brief essays on the Scythians and the Vettersfelde hoard, and a longer section on the Scythians as described by Herodotus. Paper. Used, good condition except that a fifth of the color facing is torn of the back cover. $7.

Farnham, T. J., and Shaffer, D. ORIENTAL CARPET AND TEXTILE STUDIES VII. SELECTED PAPERS FROM ICOC X, WASHINGTON 2003 and ICOC XI, ISTANBUL, 2007. 2011, 200 p., circa 400 illus., nearly all in color, 29 x 21.5 cm. Papers: Eiland: Textile cultures of Syria: Palmyra, Mamluks and Bedouin; Denny: Beyond the carpet design revolution: perspectives on 15th-century carpet history; Atlihan: End finishes of Topkapi Palace Museum prayer rugs; Froom: Design and influence in the Brooklyn Museum of Art's Spanish pomegranate carpet; Sherrill: Ghost story: vestiges of a vanished Turkish carpet design seen in some 16th and 17th century European embroidered and pile carpets; Krody: Tulips to roses: changing trends in Ottoman embroidery; Erber: Large, larger, largest...large medallion suzanis in German collections; Scollay: Hunting imagery in Kaitag embroideries from Daghestan: origins, influences, and evolution; Hann: The Pazyryk carpet: a stylistic appraisal of the deep-frozen treasure from Kurgan Number Five in the High Altai; Nockert: The Marby rug; Sabatini: Polonaise carpets in baroque Rome; Biedronska-Slota; Carpets in Polish paintings; Cohen: Do not believe everything you read: early Indian, "Portuguese" and pashmina-pile Mughal carpets and the importance of original documentation; Ionescu and Tuna: A structural study of the Transylvanian group and its implications for attributions to Anatolian carpet production centers; Dunca and Gherghinescu: Tudoc's coupled-column prayer rug fragment: a virtual reconstruction of the original design; Maktabi: After the Safavids: Khorasan carpets of the 18th and 19th centuries; Day: New perspectives for two prestigious carpet collections; Baybaktaro—lu: Carpets and Kilims in the Tokat Dervish Lodge Foundation Museum; Sherrill: Mysteries of the misplaced Mamluk revisited: mid-18th-century Aubusson "Mamluk" carpets; Buddeberg: Studio style - the use of carpets and textiles in historicist era painters' studios in Munich: the reception of the Oriental carpet in Europe in the second half of the 19th century; Tsareva: The compartment group of Middle Amu Darya pile rugs and the Bactrian carpet-making tradition; Tezcan: Dervish and sufi costume in the Topkapi Palace Collection. One of 500 copies. Paperback. $95.

Favaretto, I., and Da Villa Urbani, M. ARAZZI E TAPPETI DEI DOGI NELLA BASILICA DI SAN MARCO (Tapestries and Carpets of the Doges from the Basilica of St. Mark). 1999, 95 p., 54 color illus., 22 x 12 cm. A book to go with an exhibition of tapestries, rugs, and vestments from the St. Mark Basilica in Venice. The tapestries go back to the 1400's; there are 5 Persian rugs, which predate 1637. In Italian. Paper. $25.

Felkersam, A. ALTE TEPPICHE MITTELASIENS. 1979, 140 p., 46 pl., 22 x 15.5 cm. A translation of the 1914/1915 Russian edition; on Turkmen, Uzbek, Afghan, Belouch, East Turkestan & Kirghiz weavings; a useful early source on these rugs. In German. New. Paper. $55.

Felton, A. JEWISH SYMBOLS AND SECRETS. A FIFTEENTH-CENTURY SPANISH CARPET. 2012, 286 p., 73 illus., 56 in color, 24 x 16 cm. An extended analysis of a 15th century Viscaya carpet, with sections on the role of Jews and converted Jews in carpet production, the possibility that the original owner of the carpet was of Jewish ancestry, and the extend of Jewish symbols woven into the carpet design. Hardcover. $74.95.

Fenlon, S. ORIENTAL RUGS, AN EXHIBIT FROM AREA COLLECTIONS (NEENAH, WISC.) 1979, 16 p., 35 bl and wh photos, 28 x 20 cm. An exhibition catalogue, showing the types of rugs to be found in a localized area; the photos are clear and there are technical descriptions of these 19th and 20th century rugs. Paper. $6.

Fernandes, B.J. A WEAVER'S ODE TO JOY. Single Medallion "Sunburst" Kazaks. 1998, 8 p., 11 illus., 9 in color, 28 x 21 cm. A monographlet on the 5 examples of this type of rug, inspired by one sold at Sotheby's for $148,000 in 1998. The booklet describes all 5, and summarizes what is known about their precursors. Paper. Autographed by the author. $15.

Ferrier, R.W. ed. THE ARTS OF PERSIA. 1989, 2nd printing, 334 p., 170 color illus., 32 x 25 cm. A collection of articles by experts, on Persian art and architecture from the Achaemenids to now. Chapters on rugs (by Housego), textiles (by Allgrove McDowell), Parthian art, Sassanian art, architecture, metalwork, jewelry, coins, painting, books, lacquer, ceramics, tiles, glass, and calligraphy. Used, fine condition but dent in bottom edge of back cover; dust jacket rubbed. $30.

Fertig, B. THE NAVAJO WEAVER. N.d. (1972), Textile Museum, 7 p., no illus., 23 x 15 cm. A typed gallery guide to an exhibition of Navajo blankets at the Textile Museum in 1972; the text provides a history of the weaving tradition of the Navajo; there is no list of the blankets exhibited. Paper. As new. $10.

Fertig, B. TURKISH RUGS FROM PRIVATE COLLECTIONS. 1973, 16 p., 36 bl & wh illus., 28 x 21.5 cm. Catalogue from the Textile Museum, of an exhibition of rugs from the members of the New York, Washington DC, Chicago, St. Louis, and Pittsburgh rug societies. The descriptions are mostly of the colors of the rugs which are 19th century village and city rugs. Paper. Used, good condition, paper beginning to brown. $10.

Fisher, N., ed. SPANISH TEXTILE TRADITIONS OF NEW MEXICO AND COLORADO. 1979, 1984 printing, 279 p., 70 color illus., 100 bl & wh photographs, 21 x 25.5 cm. Museum of International Folk Art: semi-scholarly; sections on history; textiles, Saltillo serapes; Saltillo-design blankets; vallero blankets; general weaving & embroidery; weaving techniques & dyes, by Bowen, Cerny, Fisher, Mather, Minge, Saltzman, Spillman, Stoller & Wheat. Excellent book on textiles of this type. New. Paper. $26.95

Fiske, P.L. CAUCASIAN RUGS FROM PRIVATE COLLECTIONS. 1976, Textile Museum, 43 p., 45 illus., 15.5 x 23 cm. Examples come from collection of various Rug Society members; the plates are small and tend to lack contrast. Technical descriptions. Paper. Used, good. $18.

Fiske, P.L., Pickering, W.R., & Yohe, R.S. FROM THE FAR WEST: CARPETS AND TEXTILES OF MOROCCO. 1980, 192 p., 245 illus., 60 in color, 29 x 22 cm. Exhibition catalogue, Textile Museum; 1st comprehensive work on Moroccan rugs since the 1930's. History, culture, weaving traditions; analyses of the examples exhibited. French/English text. Hard. New, but dust jacket shelf worn; small tear. $23. Used, good condition in good dust jacket, $17. Used, very good condition, one of 200 copies bound in quarter goatskin; inscription to Lee Howard Beshar by Pat Fiske, signed by Pickering and Yohe; bookplate and signature of Beshar. $188.

Fiske, P. PRAYER RUGS FROM PRIVATE COLLECTIONS. 1974, 39 p., 23 bl and wh illus., 15.5 x 23 cm. Brief exhibition catalogue from the Textile Museum, with Turkish, Caucasian, Persian and Turkmen prayer rugs; descriptions are informative. Paper. New. $15.

FitzGerald, Edward THE RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM. 1947, Random House, 151 p., 16 color illustrations (by Mahmoud Sayed), 24 x 15.5 cm. This a reprint of the first edition, and the combined third, fourth, and five editions, with an appendix with FitzGerald's prefaces and notes. Hardcover. Used, good condition; spine faded. $10.

Fitz Gibbon, K. & Hale, A. IKAT. SPLENDID SILKS OF CENTAL ASIA. 1999 (1997 copyright), 208 p., 124 color illus., 31 x 24.5 cm. A well-illustrated guide to ikats, based on the Goldman collection, and with text on the social & historical context in which ikats were produced, and the design characteristics of the different types. This version is smaller is size than the original 1997 printing. Hard. $60.

Fling, R. KHANS, NOMADS AND NEEDLEWORK: SUZANIS AND EMBROIDERIES OF CENTRAL ASIA. 2013, 300 p, 340 color illus., 30.5 x 22.5 cm. Chapters on on the history of the region and its impact on suzani production; classication by city, time period, design, tribe; examples of textiles with extensive comments on them; materials used. Hardcover. Limited press run. $150.

Foitl, G. and Steinman, A. STRAPS AND BANDS. TEXTILIEN AUS DER SAMMLUNG FOITL. 2008, Museum für Völkerkunde, Wien, 256 p., 244 illus., 207 in color, 27 x 21 cm. Exhibition catalogue of the Foitl collection of straps and belts, mostly Iranian, Afghan and Turkoman, but also a few from Southeast Asia, Africa and the Americas. The text describes the weaving techniques used to make these and has notes on examples from specific geographic area. In German. Paper. $63

Formenton, F. ORIENTAL RUGS AND CARPETS. 1972, McGraw-Hill, 252 p., 113 color illus., 26 x 19 cm. Introductory guide, with mostly 19th century examples, from European private and museum collections; the rugs tend to be brighter than American ones, and thus show a different palate of rugs. Hard. Used, very good, in good dust jacket. $5.

Ford, P.R.J. ORIENTAL CARPET DESIGN. 1989 (1992 reprint), 352 p., 800 illus., 400 in color, 32 x 24 cm. An excellent advanced introductory book, based on the idea of identifying rugs by first examining the complexity of their designs. The text reflects the author's long experience in the Oriental rug industry. Paper. $44.95.

Forkl, H., Kalter, J., Leisten, T., & Pavaloi, M. DIE GARTEN DES ISLAM. 1993, 388 p., 645 illus., about 1/3 in color, 30 x 24.5 cm. Exhibition catalogue, Linden Museum, on Islamic art, loosely organized around the idea of gardens; most of the book is text, with articles on aspects of Islamic art and culture from Morocco to Indonesia; including such exotic topics as Islamic funerary monuments in the Punjab, music in the Near East, Sufis, gold embroideries from Sumatra. There are examples of textiles: costume, rugs, embroidered hangings. In German. Ausstellungkatalog, Linden Museum, auf der islamischen kunst, lose organisiert um die Idee der Gärten; die meisten des Buches ist Text, mit Artikeln auf Aspekten der islamischen kunst und der Kultur von Marokko nach Indonesien; einschließlich solche exotische Themen wie islamische funerary Denkmäler im Punjab, Musik im nahen Osten, Sufis, Goldstickereien von Sumatra. Es gibt Beispiele der Gewebe: Kostüm, Wolldecken, gestickte hangings. Auf Deutsch. In German. Paper. $61.

Formenton, F. ORIENTAL RUGS AND CARPETS. 1972, Country Life / Hamlyn, 252 p., 113 color illus., 26 x 19 cm. Introductory guide, with mostly 19th century examples, from European private and museum collections; the rugs tend to be brighter than American ones, and thus show a different palate of rugs. Hard. Used, very good, in good dust jacket. $8.

Foster, O. O. FINE ARTS, INCLUDING FOLLY. A HISTORY OF THE HAJJI BABA CLUB 1932-1960. 1966, 57 p., 21.5 x 14 cm. History, anecdotes about early luminaries of the New York rug world: Arthur Urbane Dilley, John Kimberly Mumford, Amos Thacher and others. Paperback. An unnumbered copy of 500 copies. Used, very good condition, $37.

Franses, J. EUROPEAN AND ORIENTAL RUGS. 1970, Arco, 176 p., 118 illus., 16 in color, 22 x 14.5 cm. Introductory book to weaving in 26 countries; the overview is nice, but the classification schemes for identifying which rug comes from which country is too simple to do much good. Hard. Used, good condition, dust jacket torn. $7.

Franses, J. TRIBAL RUGS FROM AFGHANISTAN AND TURKESTAN. 1983, 64 p., 52 illus., 4 in color, 31.5 x 20.5 cm. 4 pages of text; about half of the plates are from Russian sources & are exotic but not clear. Hard. Used, good condition, bumped spine, bookplate, owner's signature, in good dust jacket: wear along edges, rubbed. $21.

Franses, M. TEXTILE ART OF THE CAUCASUS. 1996, 32 p., 15 color illus, 33 x 12.5 cm. A booklet from the Textile Gallery of an exhibition at Rippon Boswell, Germany, on 17th - 19th century Caucasian embroideries, including ones from the Kaitag region. Paper. $18.

Franses, M. THE WORLD OF RUGS. 1973, 108 p., 61 bl and wh illus., 25 x 17 cm. A dealer's introductory book for the beginning collector, with a small amount of text. The examples are mostly 19th century rugs and mostly tribal and about equally divided between Turkish, Caucasian, Persia and Turkmen, with a few East Turkestan and Chinese. Paper. New. $35. Used, good condition. $18.

Franses, M. and Eskenazi, J. TURKISH RUGS AND OLD MASTER PAINTINGS. 1996, 16 p., 15 color illus., 33 x 15 cm. Dealer's exhibition booklet of six 15th to 17th century Turkish rugs, with European paintings of similar examples. The brief text discusses the use of paintings to date rugs and to follow changes in their designs. Paper. $18.

Franses, M., König, H., Hwee Lie Thè, and Dickinson, G. LION-DOGS. HUNDRED ANTIQUES. CLASSICAL CHINESE CARPETS I. 2000, 94 p., 26 color pl., 35.5 x 25.5 cm. A book on Chinese rugs with either Lion-dog designs or hundred antiques designs from the 18th century or earlier; the text discusses early Chinese rug production, lion-dogs and the hundred antiques, and then carpets with these motifs. Hardcover. $102.

Frauenknecht, B. ANATOLISCHE KILIMS / ANATOLIAN KILIMS . 1983, 55 p., 24 color illus., 21 x 15 cm. Dealer's exhibition catalogue of Turkish kilims, whose color, drawing, & wear lead in many cases to a 19th century attribution. Short text, in German/English. Paper. Out of print. $20.

Frauenknecht, B. BEST OF BACH. TASCHEN. 1990, 48 p., 41 color illus., 29.5 x 21 cm. An exhibition of 41 9th bag faces from the Bach collection; they are tribal, mostly Shahsavan, but with a few Kurd, Qashqa'i, and Afshar. The colors are good. Paper. $20.

Frauenknecht, B. EARLY TURKISH TAPESTRIES / FRUHE TURKISCHE TAPISSERIEN. 1984, 169 p., 64 color illus., 30 x 21.5 cm. Excellent 18th & 19th century Turkish kilims, in excellent color. Text gives short descriptions of the pieces, with comparison to others in the literature; essay by James Melaart, on the archeologic evidence for kilims in Anatolia, as far back as the 7th millenium. Hard. $60.

Frauenknecht, B. SCHAHSAVAN SUMAKH TASCHEN. N.d.(1993), 87 p., 64 color illus., 30 x 21.5 cm. Dealer's exhibition catalogue of 19th century Shahsavan bag faces, woven in sumakh technique; in good color; two brief essays by Noack and Maul; short descriptions of the textiles illustrated. In German. Hard. $58.

Frauenknecht, B. & Frantz, K. ANATOLISCHE GEBETSKILIMS. 1978, 91 p., 40 illus., 21 in color, 24 x 17 cm. Two page introduction; the rest is picture after picture of prayer kilims, with technical descriptions and comparison to other examples. German/English text. Paper. New. Out of print. $36.

Frehse, E. WAS MUSS MAN VON ORIENT-TEPPICHEN WISSEN? (What should one know about Oriental Rugs?). 3rd edition, 1926, 215 p., 74 bl and white illus., 1 map, 23.5 x 16 cm. An early German introduction to Oriental rugs, with a lot of text and useful for the illustrations, which of rugs produced before 1926. In German. Hardcover. Used, very good condition, but spine torn at top, faded spine and edges of covers. $26.

Frembgen, J. ART AND BREAD / KUNST UND BROT. 2007, 94 p., 84 color illus., 19 x 19.5 cm. Exhibition catalogue of 42 Persian sofrehs: Afshar, Kamo, Kurd, and Baluch; mostly circa 1900. Short two page introduction on sofrehs. In German / English. Paper. $52.

Frembgen, J. and Mohm, H. LEBENSBAUM UND KALASCHNIKOW. KRIEG UND FRIEDE IM SPIEGEL AFGHANISCHER BILDTEPPICHE (Lebensbaum and Kalaschnikovs. War and Peace in the mirror of Afghan War Rugs) 2000, 151 p., color illustrations, 19. x 14.5 cm A catalogue of 44 Afghan war rugs. In German. English summary. Hardcover. New. $68.

Freundenkreises orientalischer Teppiche und Textilien in Norddeutschland. TASCHEN DER NOMADEN WEST-PERSIENS AUS DER SAMMLUNG BACH. (Nomadic Bags of Western Persia from the Bach Collection). n.d. (2006), 105 photographs mounted in a bound photographic album. An expansion of the book by Frauenknecht (Best of Bach). Most of the pieces are Shahsavan, but there are a few Bakhtiari, Qashqa'i, and Afshar bags. This was published in very small numbers. $190.

Freundenkreis orientalischer Teppiche und Textilien in Westfalen. FOTOKATALOG DER AUSSTELLUNG ORIENTALISCHER KNÜPF- UND WIRKTEPPICHE AUS WESTFÄLISCHEN PRIVATSAMMLUNG. 1979, 68 p., 113 black and white illus., 30 x 21 cm. A catalogue of mostly 19th century pieces at Greven in 1979. Almost no text; the illustrations often lack contrast. The pieces include bag faces, rugs, kilims, suzani and are from the Caucasus, Iran, Anatolia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, China. 23 of the textiles are Baluch. Paper. Used, good condition. $49

Fritz & LaRue. THE HAND-BOOK FOR LOVERS OF ORIENTAL RUGS. n. d. (1915?), 87 p., 28 illus., 22.5 x 15.5 cm. A small paperback given out by a rug dealer to customers; the booksurveys Persian, Caucasian, Turkmen and Caucasian rugs, and has advice for a prospective rug buyer. Note that all the rugs illustrated were made before 1915. This book is a trade publication, probably originally produced by Pushman Brothers in Chicago; the book appears with different rug dealers as the author; this one is by Fritz and LaRue, 1134 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia. Paperback. Used, good condition: chips and top of the spine repaired with tape; the fore edge of the pages is untrimed and shows some signs of wear; this edition is missing, naturally enough, the first plate: Garabed Pushman holding up his rug, the first rug woven in Chicago, although this plate is listed in the list of illustrations. $25.

Frost, K. EASTERN RUGS FROM LAURISTON. 1986, 63 p., 38 illus., 15 in color, 24 x 17 cm. A description of the rugs in Lauriston Castle, in Edinburgh; the rugs were bought around 1900, thus are now antique, and represent middle class taste of the time. The text describes the castle, owners and rugs; some of the rugs are illustrated in situ; colors are mediocre. Paper. $16.50

Fusto, L. BIBLIOGRAFIA ITALIANA DEI TAPPETI ORIENTALI 1898 - 1998 (Bibliography of Italian Books Etc., on Oriental Rugs) . 1999, 139 p., no illus., 25 x 17.5 cm. This is a bibliography of material: books, catalogues, videotapes, encyclopedia and magazine articles on Oriental rugs published in Italy; about 350 items. A useful reference source, with some items not in O'Bannon's bibliography. In Italian. Paper. $62.


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Gabai, C. THREADS OF CONTINUITY THREADS OF CHANGE. 1992, 38 p., 21.5 x 13.5. Exhibition catalogue on Guatemalan Highland Costume; some figures of the display cases, looms, designs; brief text on the role of costume as a method of describing identity, materials used in weaving, and weaving techniques. Paper. $4.

Gabriel, A., EN TURQUIE. 1935, P. Hartmann, about 140 pages, 158 photographs, 26 x 20 cm. A picture book: 14 pages introducing Turkey and describing the 158 photographs; then the photographs themselves of Istanbul, Smyrna, Iznik, Ankara, Pergama...Fascinating if you are interested in seeing what Turkey looked like 75 years ago. Paperback. Used, fair condition, spine missing, front cover torn and repaired; covers worn along edges, signatures still holding together but loose. $14.

Gans-Ruedin, E. CHINESE CARPETS. 1982, 198 p., 80 illus., 60 in color, 24 x 25 cm. In format, like his other books; brief introductions to sections, then plates on one page with facing description on the other; many pictures, mostly of new Chinese rugs. Hard. New, in cardboard shipping box. $67.

Gans-Ruedin, E. INDIAN CARPETS. 1984, 318 p., 120 color illus., 26.5 x 25 cm. An often inaccurate discussion of Indian carpets, with examples from Mughal to current production. The illustrations are of good quality even if the text is not. Hardcover. Used, good condition, owner's bookplate, in good dust jacket, 3 cm tear at front bottom edge of spine, wear along edges. $19.

Gans-Ruedin, E. MODERN ORIENTAL CARPETS (also published as THE CONNOISSEUR'S GUIDE TO ORIENTAL CARPETS). 1971, 431 p., 464 illus.and fig, 42 in color, 26 x 25 cm. A guide to modern rugs; about half are Persian, with the remainder Turkish, Caucasian, Turkmen and a few Pakistani, Indian, Tibetan, Chinese, North African, and Balkan. Hardb. Used, good condition, dust jacket worn along edges and torn. $22.

Gans-Ruedin, E. ORIENTAL CARPETS. 1965, Hallweg, 40 p., 19 color illus., 19 x 12 cm. Small picture book, with examples of 19th & a few earlier rugs. Hard. Used, very good condition. $6.50.

Gans-Ruedin, E. ORIENTALISCHE MEISTERTEPPICHE. 1969, Orbis Pictus(Hallway), 48 p., 19 color illus., 19 x 12 cm. A small guide book; most of the rugs are circa 1900. In German. Hardb. Used, very good condition. $11.

Gantzhorn, V. ORIENTAL CARPETS. 1998, 532 p., 707 illus., most in color, 32 x 25 cm. A dissertation for Faculty of Cultural Studies, Tubingen; argument that Oriental carpets have Armenian & proto-Armenian origins, with the argument based largely on designs. Whether the argument is convincing or not, there are still a lot of illustrations for the money. This is a reprint of the original edition, which was entitled "The Christian Oriental Carpet", but printed on thinner paper. Hard. $39.95

Gardiner, R.F. ART OF THE LOOM. A LOAN EXHIBITION OF ORIENTAL RUGS. 1973, 64 p., 26 illus., 23 x 15.5 cm. Exhibition catalogue, Thames Art Gallery, Ontario, of rugs from Canadian collections, with interesting commentary on each rug. Most of the illustrations are of Caucasian rugs, with smaller numbers of Turkish, Turkmen and Persian ones. Most of the rugs are tribal. Includes addendum sheet. Paper. Used, good condition; with owner's bookplate; slight foxing on edges; wear along spine; back cover stained along spine. $21.

Gardiner, R.F. ORIENTAL RUGS FROM CANADIAN COLLECTIONS. 1975, 176 p., 81 pl., 5 in color, 24.5 x 18 cm. Exhibition catalogue; detailed descriptions of each rug; forward by Schurmann. Paperback. Used, good condition. $22. Used, good condition, bookplate and owner's signature, foxing inside covers. $10.

Garrigan, John. SOUTHWESTERN WEAVING FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE STARK MUSEUM OF ART. 1981, Stark Museum of Art, 35 p., 27 illus., 20 in color, 25.5 x 21. 5 cm. Exhibition catalogue; the text introduces Navajo and Pueblo weaving. Textiles include 18th and 19th century textiles: several chief blankets, Hopi and Pueblo mantas, a Saltillo serape, a Rio Grande blanket, and mid-20th century blankets from Two Gray Hills, Ganado, etc. Paper. Used, very good condition; remains of price sticker on front cover, back cover scratched. $11.

Geijer, A. A HISTORY OF TEXTILE ART. 1979 (Pasold, Sotheby's) (1982 ed - minor corrections), 317 p., 99 plates, 4 in color, 21.5 x 16 cm. Scholarly; starts with a survey of weaving techniques & equipment; then a discussion of special topics: silk manufacture in Asia, Scandinavia, & the rest of Europe; knotted rugs & fleecy carpets; textile trade with the Orient, particularly through Scandinavia; Scandinavian textiles. Hard. Used, very good, in very good dust jacket. $35. Another copy, 1979 edition, used, very good condition, bookplate and owner's signature, in good, rubbed dust jacket. $21.

Gentles, M. TURKISH AND GREEK ISLAND EMBROIDERIES. 1964, Art Institute of Chicago, 53 p., 53 illus., 41 in color, 29 x 21.5 cm. 16th - 19th century embroideries whose collection was started by Burton Yost Berry while he was working as a diplomat in Istanbul in the 1930's. Hard. Very good in very good dust jacket. $41.

Gervers, V. FROM THE MARMORA TO THE GREAT WALL OF CHINA. 1976, 6 p., 4 bl & wh illus., 22 x 14 cm. Short descriptions of 41 bags, rugs & covers from the Royal Ontario Museum. Paper. Used, good condition. $18.

Gervers, V. STUDIES IN TEXTILE HISTORY IN MEMORY OF HAROLD B. BURNHAM. Royal Ontario Museum, 1977, 370 p., illus., 28.5 x 22.5 cm. Article: Bolland: Weaving the Pinatikan, a warp-pattern Kain Bentenan from North Celebes; Brett: Some 18th century French woodblock printed cottons in the Royal Ontario Museum; Burnham: Constructions used by Jacquard coverlet weavers in Ontario; Crowfoot: The clothing a 14th century Nubian bishop; Geijer: The loom representation on the Chiusi vase; Gervers: An early Christian curtain in the Royal Ontario Museum; Golombek and Gervers: Tiraz fabrics in the Royal Ontario Museum; Gronwoldt: Notes on Italian and Spanish textile of the 17th century; Gudjonsson: Icelandic mediaeval embroidery terms and techniques; Hayes: Some Etruscan remains in the Royal Ontario Museum; Hoffmann: Manndalen revisited: traditional weaving in an Old Lappish community in transition; King: How many apocalyse tapestries?; Leipen: Classical tradition in early Christian art: a textile fragment in the Royal Ontario Museum; Lemberg: The problem of brown wool in mediaeval tapestries: the restoration of the fourth Caesar tapestry; Levy: Lace and lace-patterned silks: some contemporary illustrations; Levine: Notes on felt-making and the production of other textiles at Seh Gabi, a Kurdish village; Montgomery: John Holker's mid-18th century Livre d'Echantillons; Muller-Christensen: Examples of mediaeval table-woven bands; Needler: Three pieces of unpatterned linen from ancient Egypt in the Royal Ontario Museum; Riboud: A closer view of early Chinese silks; Rothstein: The introduction of the jacquar lom to Great Britain; Shih: Textile finds in the People's Republic of China; Standen: Three ladies in tapestry; Vollmer: Archeological and ethnological consideration of the foot-braced body-tension loom; Watson: The rise and spread of old world cotton. Hardcover. Used, good condition, foxing on edges, in good dust jacket: rubbed and stained. $20.

Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Textil-Kunst-Forschung / Butterweck, G. GEWEBT UND GEKNÜPFT I - III. 2011, 116 p., about 200 color illus., 29.5 x 21 cm. Exhibition catalog of shows in 2002, 2004, and 2008 by the Linzer Group of this Austrian rug society. The rugs and kilims are from Austrian private collections; most are 18th and 19th centuries. There is some emphasis on Turkmen rugs, especially for the 2008 show and which also has comments on some of the pieces. But there are also Persian, Turkish, Caucasian, Belouch and East Turkestan examples. Technical descriptions for most pieces. In German. Paper. $45.

Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Textil-Kunst-Forschung / Butterweck, G. GEWEBT UND GEKNÜPFT IV. 2010, 66 p., about 60 color illus., 29.5 x 21 cm. Exhibition catalog of a show in 2010 by the Linzer Group of this Austrian rug society. About 1/3 of the examples are Chinese silk fragments from between circa 1000 and 1650 AD; nearly all the rest are East Turkestan rugs and come with comments. In German. Paper. $45.

Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Textil-Kunst-Forschung / Baumann, P, Butterweck, G. and Hoffmeister, P. GEWEBT UND GEKNÜPFT V. DIE PRACHT DER SALOREN. 2013, 53 p., 41 color illus., 29.5 x 21 cm. Exhibition catalog of a show in 2012 by the Linzer Group of this Austrian rug society. The examples are Salor: main carpets, engsi, juvals, torba; there are comments on each textile. In German. Paper. $45.

Getzwiller, S. RAY MANLEY`S THE FINE ART OF NAVAJO WEAVING. 1984, 49 p., about 4 color illus.per page, 30.5 x 23 cm. An introduction to modern Navajo rugs, divided up by area, with the text heavily subordinate to the illustrations. The colors are slightly brown & yellow; the book is mostly valuable for the numerous illustrations, and the names of the weavers of the rugs illustrated. Paper. $9.95

Gewerbemuseum, Basel / Kyburz, Gustav, Burkhardt, Willy, Gsell, Hans-Otto, Nabholtz-Kartaschoff, Marie-Louise and Naf, Gerd. ALTE TEPPICHE AUS DEM ORIENT. 1980,148 p., 45 color illus., 24.5 x 16.5 cm. An exhibition catalogue from this museum; most of the rugs are 19th century and are from Iran, the Caucasus, Anatolia, Turkmenistan and a few from East Turkestan and China; most are village and tribal. In German. Hardb. Used, as new but not crisp, covers slightly rubbed; no dust jacket as so issued. $35

Ghaleh, M.S. KLEINE GESCHICHTE ÜBER DIE ENTSTEHUNG DER PERSER-TEPPICHE (Brief History of the Origins of Persian Carpets). A series of small pamphlets from a dealer (Cyrus Verlag): each is 21 x 15, paper. In German. (There was an English edition). All have a map of rug weaving areas in Iran. The non-color illustrations tend to be of weavers, designers, scenery, looms. Rugs are mostly modern and are city rugs. The original series had 10 volumes. Used, good, $10 each; $60 for the set of 10. 1. Folge: Bachtiary-Gebiet (Bakhtiari district). 1971, 33 p, 15 illus., 8 in color. Map. 2. Folge: Esfahan und sine umliegenden Provinzen (Isfahan & surrounding provinces). 1976, 49 p., 22 illus., 12 in color, including the rug designer Hajji Abbas Karbassion & two of his assistants. Map. 3. Folge: Ghom, Keschan, Arak, Schahsand, Weramin. 1979, 50 p., 22 illus., 10 in color. Map. 4. Folge: Hamadan, Malayer, Bidjar, Sandjan, Ghaswin. 1976, 50 p., 22 illus., 11 in color. Map. 5. Folge: Ardebil, Tabriz, Heriz, Ahar, Miyaneh. 50 p., 21 illus., 12 in color. 6. Folge: Mesched, Neischabur, Zemnan, Ghombad, Schirwan. 50 p., 24 illus., 12 in color. 7. Folge: Yasd, Kerman, Ardekan, Baft, Rawar. 50 p., 21 illus., 12 in color. 8. Folge: Schiraz, Abadeh, Bam, Sahedan. 50 p., 23 illus., 12 in color. 9. Folge: Kermanschah, Khoram-Abad, Ghasre-Sherin, Sanandadj, Rezaiyeh. 50 p., 25 illus., 12 in color. 10. Folge: Pasargard, Bishapur, Shush, Shushtar, Kazerun. 50 p., 27 illus., 12 in color.

Ghazarian, M. ARMENIAN CARPET. 1988, 251 p., 225 color illus., 31.5 x 21.5 cm. Introduction on the history of Armenian carpet production, in small type & with footnotes, from the Pazyryk rug to modern ones. Illustrations range from the 15th century Marby rug to less controversially Armenian 19th century ones. Most of the illustrations are of 18th & 19th century rugs; colors are good. In Armenian & English. Hard. Used, very good condition. $75.

GHEREH. INTERNATIONAL CARPET AND TEXTILE REVIEW. Back issues of this magazine.
vol. 1, numbers 0 - 2, 1993, in Italian, bound in one hardcover volume, $90.
Contents include

number 0:
  I.C.O.C. 1993
  Sabahi: La conferenza internationale di Teheran
  Eiland: Un viaggio tra i Bakhtiari
  Mariani: Tappeti dipinti
  Cohen: Comprare tappeti oggi
  Sabahi: Bakhtiari

number 1:
  Fisher: Le conferenze e le mostre del prossimo ICOC
  Sommer: Un viaggio in Kyrgyzstan
  Bier: Tappeti safavidi
  Sabahi: Un safavidi a Torino
  Faccioli: Il restauro dei tappeti orientali
  Klose: La datazione dei tappeti orientali
  Souresrafil: Ustad

number 2:
  International conference on Oriental carpets
  Novelli: Un'associazione al servizio del tappeto
  Sobhe: Teheran '93
  Bellini: La popolazione curda
  Levi: Tappeti curdi classici
  Eagleton: Uno sguardo sulla tessitura del cordestan
  Sabahi: I monte dei curdi
  Stanzer: I curdi di Guchan
  Papotti: Eredita dell'Islam
  Eiland: Tessille tappeti nell'antica Roma

Vol 2, numbers 3 & 4, 1994, in Italian, bound together in one hardcover volume, $90.

number 3:
  Novelli: I tappeti di Rodi
  Sabahi: Il tappeto di Pazyryk
  Parham: Origine del Pazyryk
  Rudolph: Costumi turkmeni
  Boralevi: Tesori del Kuwait

number 4:
  Sabahi: Istanbul '94
  Aslanapa: Tappeti ottomani
  Boralevi: Turchi in Italia
  Batari: Transilvani a doppia nicchia
  Enez: Uno studio sulle antiche Tinture
 

Vol 3, numbers 5 - 7, 1995, in Italian, bound together in one hardcover volume, $130

number 5:
  Stanzer on Moroccan rugs
  Bargna on African textiles
  Panto on Dogon textiles
  Klose on Ottoman court saddlecloths

number 6:
  Boely on rural Moroccan carpets
  Nicolosi on carpets of Rabat
  Sabahi on Nain carpets
  Curti on Japanese kesi
  Fiori on silk textiles in the Bishop's Palace of Novara

number 7:
  Sabahi on Ardabil
  Wearden on the Ardabil carpet
  Tanghe on Djulchir rugs
  Vivier on Tunisian costumes

Volume 4, numbers 8 - 10, 1996, available as a set, in a plastic/cardboard box, $80, or separately at $30 each. Issue 8 is in Italian but has an English supplement with the major articles in English; from issue 9 on the entire issue is in English.

number 8:
  Sabahi: ACOR 3
  Batari: Kula rugs, some technical characteristics
  Neumann and Helmecke: Ottoman treasures. Fabrics and embroideries in
    German collections
  Hassouri: Carpets as votive offerings
  Plus notices & reviews of exhibitions, auctions, books, in Italian.

number 9:
  Terry: Ashkhbad. First international symposium
  Tanavoli: The Persian use of masnads
  Youso: Treasures of Mongolia

number 10:
  Martin: Magic Philadelphia. Report on the 8th ICOC
  Deuss: A glimpse of Guatemala. A century of change in Maya weavings
    Sabahi: The Harsin mystery. A study of Lurs flat-weaving

Volume 5, numbers 11 - 14, 1997, available as a set, in a plastic/cardboard box, $150, or separately: 12 and 14 at $20 each; 11 and 13 at $65 each.

number 11:
  Herrmann: Between Heaven and Hell. Observations on geometry in textile art
  Parham: Reciprocal trefoil designs
  Howe: The ICOC Washington tour. Plus news,
    exhibition, auction reports, book reviews

number 12:
  Felton: Jewish carpets
  Herrmann: Between Heaven and Hearth. Observations on
    geometry in textile art
  Bichler; The Orient in Vienna. 1873 & its message for today

number 13:
  Bohmer: Dyeing for colour. Natural dye reserach at Marmara University Istanbul
  Sobhe: From Persia with love. Arabzadeh's masterpieces
  Herrmann: Between Heaven and Hell. Observations on
    geometry in carpets and textile art, III

Number 14:
  Klose: Eagle Kazak. Design origin and evolution
  Torchia: Lorenzo Lotto
  Sabahi: TÜLÜ. Long-pile rugs of central Anatolia
 
 

volume 5: numbers 15-18; $45 each; $150 set
  number 15, spring 1998
  Azadi: Azerbaijan-Caucasian Rugs
  Mancino: Treasures from Moscevaja Balka
  Pittenger: A Zodiac Animal Rug?
plus auction reports, exhibition notes, book reviews, etc.

number 16, summer 1998
  Schneider: Portugese Rugs
  Sabahi: Hamadan, part I
  Pinto: Castelo Branco. Portugese Embroidery from the 17th century to the present day

issue 17, autumn 1998
  Allen and Carriere: Classical Turkoman Yovals
  Sabahi: Hamadan, part II
  Mancino: Antinoe. The Treasures of Emperor Hadrian's City

issue 18, winter 1998/99
  Klose: Fragments with Animal Grotesque Design.
     Reconstruction of 16th Century Indian Carpets
  Lynton: Sari
  Hassouri: Malayer. Rugs from the Heart of Persia.

Ghuznavi, Sayyada R. NAKSHA. A COLLECTION OF DESIGNS OF BANGLADESH. 1981, Design Centre, Bangladesh Small & Cottage Industries Corporation, 142 p., 97 illus., 63 in color, plus many figures, 22.5 x 28.5 cm. A survey of contemporary crafts, about half of the illustrations are of textiles: sari, kantha, shawls and jute mats and baskets. There are also sections on pottery, metalwork and jewelry. The text describes crafts, including areas of production, and names of design elements and type of fabrics. Hard. Used, good condition, in good dust jacket. $31.

Gilfoy, P.S. PATTERNS OF LIFE. 1987, Smithsonian Institution, 96 p., 56 illus., 36 in color, 25.5 x 17.5 cm. Catalogue on an exhibition of West African narrow strip weaving, at the National Museum of African Art, in Washington DC with an extensive 40 p. introduction on these textiles and their role in West Africa (and a 4 page bibliography). Paper, used, fine but bent corner, $35.

Gilles, R. THE HEAVEN IN A CARPET. 2005, 207 p., 79 illus., 74 in color, 30 x 23 cm. Exhibition catalogue of classic rugs: 15th - 19th centuries, from a variety of museum and private collections. The text includes articles by Gilles: Heaven in a Carpet; Lemaistre: Oriental Carpets in a Western Mirror; Khatibi: Carpets in the Oriental Imaginary; Spuhler: Western Collections; Kröger: Paris-Berlin-Lisbon: Several Carpets and Exhibitions of Carpets in the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries; Leite: Calouste Gulbenkian; Schneider: Oriental Carpets in the 20th Century; Chiron: Carpet Restoration, and comments on the individual carpets which are illustrated. Paperback. $100.

Gittinger, M. MASTER DYERS TO THE WORLD. 1982, 207 p., 177 illus., 29 in color, 30.5 x 22.5 cm. Subtitled "Techniques and trade in early Indian dyed cotton textiles", this work accompanied an exhibition of these textiles and provides background for analysis of trade, from fragments found in Fostat to ones found in Europe and Japan, as well as textiles remaining in India. Paper. New, $20.

Gittinger, M. SPLENDID SYMBOLS. TEXTILES AND TRADITIONS OF INDONESIA. 1985 (reprint of 1979 ed., with more illus.), 243 p., 184 illus., 15 in color, 29 x 23 cm. A detailed description of Indonesian textiles, with sections on the various geographic areas, designs, and their use, both as clothing and in rituals. New. Paper. $60.

Gittinger, M. and Lefferts, H.L. Jr. TEXTILES AND THE TAI EXPERIENCE. 1992, 264 p., 200 illus., 24 in color, 29.5 x 23 cm. Textile Museum exhibition catalogue; exhaustive; covers Thai, Lao, Shan and southwest Chinese ethnic groups. Hard. $67. Paper. $40.50

Gladiss, A. von. ISLAMISCHE TEPPICHE UND TEXTILIEN.(Islamic Rugs and Textiles.) 1987, 80 p., 66 pl., 40 in color, 23 x 21.5 cm. Exhibition catalogue, Kestner Museum, of 17th - 19th century silks (mostly Turkish) and carpets (mixed countries). Some of these were previouslly published in Erdmann's earlier catalogue of this major collection. Hard. In German. $29.

Glass, J. PRECIOUS GEMS. 2007, Amadi Gallery, San Francisco 2007, 102 color illus., 52 p., 30 x 22.5 cm. Exhibition catalogue, Amadi Gallery, San Francisco, of small late 19th to early 20 th century rugs and textiles from the Clearlight collection. About a third are Persian tribal bags; a third Central Asian trappings and ornaments; the rest are Chinese, Anatolian and newer textiles including tiny Navajo and Mexican pictorial weavings. Paperback. $25.

Glassie, H. TURKISH TRADITIONAL ART TODAY. 1993, 947 p., illus., The author is a professor of folklore and Turkish studies; this book describes the many craftspeople he knows in Turkey: their life, what they do, what they produce, in incredible detail. Crafts include glass, ceramics, woodworking, and textile production. Hard. $85.

Gleizes, H. FRANSKE BILLED-TEPPER (French tapestries). 1958, Kunstindustrimuseum, Oslo and Bergen, 68 p., 12 illus., 21 x 14 cm. Exhibition catalogue; French tapestries from the 14th century to now, loaned to museums in Norway. The text describes each tapestry, and, briefly, tapestry production in France in each century. In Norwegian. Paper, used, good, $16.

Gluck, J. and Gluck, S. A SURVEY OF PERSIAN HANDICRAFTS. 1977, 416 p., 640, 404 in color, 31 x 26.5 cm. This is an outgrowth of Pope's Survey of Persian Art, with examples from prehistoric times but with focus on the present; the text describes methods of production and changes in production in the 19th and 20th centuries; handicrafts include wood, metalwork, ceramics and glass, and textiles including rugs. Hardcover. Used, good condition, in good dust jacket: wear along edges, 1 by 2 cm chip along spine. $49.

Godefroy, J. PERZISCHE TAPIJTEN. Kosmos, Amsterdam, n.d (1934), 63 p., 27 figures, 23 x 15.5 cm. Despite the name, this a survey of Oriental rugs, from classic to modern carpets, although the focus is on Persian rugs. The illustrations are drawing, usually of a quarter of the rug, in fairly good detail. Hardcover. Used, very good. In Dutch. $39.

Gombos, K. RÉGI KOZEPAZSIAI SZ?NYEGEK / ALTE ZENTRALASIATISCHE TEPPICHE. 1979, 48 p., 26 illus., 23.5 x 17 cm. Exhibition catalogue to one of a series of 5 exhibitions at the Ferenc Nadasdy Museum in Sarvar between 1979 and 1983, parallel to the Textile Biennial in Szombathely; on 72 rugs from the Museum of Applied Arts; mostly 19th century; 8 pages discussing Turkmen rugs; then a list of the rugs, with technical descriptions. In Hungarian & German. Paper. Used, good condition. $38.

Gombos, K. "Kaukasische Webteppiche", in Ars Decorativa 6, . 157-176, 1979, 12 illus. Reprint of this article, on Caucasian flatweaves, horse and camel trappings from the Museum of Decorative Art, Budapest. Separatum, made by detaching this article from the appropriate volume of this magazine, the glue from the binding does not hold all the pages together, so some pages are separated. New, $9.50

Gombos, K. RÉGI KAUKAZUSI SZ?NYEGEK / OLD CAUCASIAN RUGS. 1978, 11 black and white illustrations, one 57 x 24 cm sheet folded in sixths. Exhibition catalogue of 19th century Caucasian rugs from an exhibition at the Iparmüvészeti Múzeum. In Hungarian. Used, good condition. $15

Gombos, K. REGI KELETI IMASZONYEGEK / OLD PRAYER RUGS. 1980, 1 folded 23.5 x 57 sheet, 11 bl & wh illus. Exhibition catalogue of rugs from the Iparmuveszeti Museum, Budapest. The rugs are 17th - 19th century ones from Transylvania, Turkey, the Caucasus, Iran, Turkestan & Khotan. In Hungarian. Paper. $10.

Gombos, K. REGI KELETI SZONYEGEK / ALTORIENTALISCHE TEPPICHE / OLD ORIENTAL RUGS. 1977, 116 p., 37 bl and wh pl., 20 x 14 cm. Exhibition catalogue of the Christian Museum, Esztergom; 37 rugs, 15th - l9th centuries; mostly Turkish and Caucasian. The plates are not always clear, but most of the rugs have not been described since 1924. In Hungarian. German summary and analyses of rugs. Paper. Used, good, back cover stained, slight moisture wrinkling of last 15 pages, front cover worn. $24.

Gombos, K. RÉGI KELETI HIMZESEK RODOSZTOL BOKHARAIG / OLD ORIENTAL EMBROIDERIES FROM THE RHODOS TO BOKHARA. 1982, 40 p., 40 illus., 20 x 14 cm. A description of the collection of oriental embroideries in the Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest; most are 18th century, with illustrations of a sample of the holdings; examples include Greek & Turkish embroideries, a Caucasian tablecloth, suzani. Text in Hungarian; 3 p. English summary and English legends to illustrations. Paper. Used, very good condition, $23.

Gombos, K. RÉGI SZOVOTT KELETI SZ?NYEGEK ES HIMZESEK / ALTORIENTALISCHE WEBTEPPICHE UND STICKEREI. 1980, 56 p., 10 illus., 23.5 x 17 cm. Exhibition catalogue from the Savar Nadasdy Ferenc Muzeum on 81 Anatolian, Caucasian Persian, Turkmen, Yugoslav flatweaves & embroideries; text discusses flatweaves, and lists the textiles, with technical descriptions. In Hungarian & German. Paper, used, very good, $24.

Gombos, K. RÉGI TURKMEN SZ?NYEGEK / OLD TURKMEN RUGS / STARINNII TURKMENSKIE KOVRII. 1975, 108 p., 6l illus., 22.5 x 20 cm. Exhibition catalogue of Turkmen rugs in the Iparm?vészeti Múzeum, Budapest; this is a major collection of Turkmen rug; most are 19th century. Text in Hungarian; Russian & English summaries. Paper. Used, good condition. $34.

Gombos, K., Gombos-Farkasvolgyi, Z., & Thompson, J. ASZIAI NYEREGTAKAROK / SAMMLUNG ASIATISCHER SATTELDECKEN / ASIATIC SADDLE COVERS FROM THE COLLECTION OF NICOLAS M. SALGO. 1985, 76 p., 22 bl and wh illus., 24 x 17 cm. Exhibition catalogue of a private Washington D.C. collection of 110 saddle bags from China, Tibet, Persia and Afghanistan. Text in Hungarian and German; 2 p. English summary. Technical analyses. Paper. Used, very good condition. $49.

Gomersall, S. KILIM RUGS. TRIBAL TALES IN WOOL. 1999, 112 p., 235 color illus., 29.5 x 21.5 cm. A guide to kilims, with a text suitable for a novice; the examples are from Persia (including Baluch) and the Caucasus, with a few from Thrace and Afghanistan; examples are mostly modern (modern means since 1960). The author is a dealer, and the examples have prices to show approximate costs. Paper. $24.95

Gonick, G. G. MATSURI!. 2002, 256 p., 332 illus., 321 in color, 30.5 x 23 cm. This is on the textiles and costumes associated with Japanese community festivals; many of the examples are from the Meiji period (1868 - 1912). A UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History publication, in its Textile Series. Paperback, New. $29.

Gouml;nül, M. TUKRISH EMBROIDERIES. XVI -XIX CENTURIES. n.d.(1973), Touring & Automobile Club of Turkey!, 96 p., fig, 32 illus., 7 in color, 23.5 x 16 cm. Half the text is on the techniques used to embroider these 16 - 19th century embroideries, with figures showing the needle paths; the rest is on colors, motifs, types & purposes of various kinds of embroideries, and descriptions of the plates; many of the plates are of small pieces of the textiles, to show motifs; colors are good. Paper. Used, good, $29.

Graf and Raaflaub AG. TURKMENISCHE TEPPICHE. 1975, 6 p., 4 plates of 16 pieces, 1 color illus., 29.5 x 21 cm. A dealer's small brochure, with examples of 19th century Tekke, Salor, Saryk, Yomud and Tschoudor rugs and bags. Two pages of text on Turkmen rugs in general. Paper. Used, as new. $25.

Gregorian, A.T. THE GREGORIAN COLLECTION OF ARMENIAN RUGS. 1979, 33 p., 13 illus.,1 in color. 23 x 15 cm. Exhibition catalogue, Dartmouth College; list of rugs exhibited, with brief descriptions; all the rugs have Armenian inscriptions or dates. Paper. Used, good but slight foxing on front and back covers. $18.

Gregorian, A. T. THE GREGORIAN ORIENTAL RUG CATALOGUE. no date (1976), 32 p., 40 illus., 31 in color, 26 x 18 cm. Dealer's catalogue, mostly with Persian and Central Asian rugs, bags; 4 pages of prices of various Persian, Baluch, Central Asian rugs, bags and horse covers. Used, very good condition. $17.

Gregorian, A.T. ORIENTAL RUGS AND THE STORIES THEY TELL. Taylor Press, 1955, 1949 copyright, 1st ed., 2nd printing. 94 p., 31 bl and wh illus., 23 x 16 cm. A noted New England dealer's introductory book, with an organization based on design; nearly all of the book is on Persian rugs, which makes sense since the author was born in Azerbaijan Province. Hardcover; used, good condition, some foxing marks along edges and on front and back endpapers. Dust jacket fair, chipped and torn and detached at the front end flap. $7.

Gregorian, A.T. ORIENTAL RUGS AND THE STORIES THEY TELL. 1957, 2nd ed., 134 p., 49 illus., 23 x 15.5 cm. A dealer's introductory book, with first hand experience in Iran; long on romance and mystery, short on correct vocabulary (see "Cabistan" and "Yarmout"). Hard. Used, good, dust jacket torn and worn. $24.

Gregorian, A.T. ORIENTAL RUGS AND THE STORIES THEY TELL. 1967 (1977 ed), 230 p., 84 color illus., 20 x 24 cm. A dealer's introductory book; useful for the examples of commercially available rugs and for the romantic text, which reflects the author's buying expeditions in the Orient. Hard. Used, good condition with torn, chipped dust jacket. $28. Another copy (1978 printing), fine in fine dust jacket, $33. Another copy, autographed, no dust jacket. $6.

Gregorian, A. T. ORIENTAL RUGS AND THE STORIES THEY TELL. Nimrod Press, 1975, 3rd edition, enlarged, 132 p., 83 illus., 45 color illust., 23 x 15.5 cm. A dealer's introductory book; romantic; with anecdotes of buying and travel in the Near & Middle East; the text is not always reliable; the rugs range from 18th century to modern. Paperback. Used, very good condition, bookplate. $6.

Gregorian, A.T. ORIENTAL RUGS 1970. 1970, 65 p., 161 illus., 45 in color, 21.5 x 28 cm. A dealer's catalogue, with prices, of modern and antique rugs; they are mostly Persian and Turkmen. Paper. Used, good, cover worn. $13.50.

Gregorian, J. ORIENTAL RUGS OF THE SILK ROUTE. 2000, Rizzoli, 176 p., 148 illus., 138 in color., 28.5 x 23.5 cm. An introductory book, suitable for a beginner, mostly on modern rugs from Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan and India; sections on types of rugs, color, use in a house, designs, buying, care and repair, and with the usual Gregorian family charming anecdotes of travelling and buying in the Near and Middle East. Hard. $55.

Gregorian, A.T., Gregorian, P.B., Gregorian, J.B. and Gregorian, J.B. THE GREGORIAN COLLECTION. ANTIQUE ORIENTAL RUGS OF THE GREAT SILK ROUTE FROM CHINESE TURKESTAN TO ANATOLIA AND RUGS OF THE TURKIC PEOPLES FROM THE BOSPORUS TO YARKAND (CHINA). 1974, 2nd ed., 65 p., 26 color illus., 21.5 x 14 cm. The second of a series of exhibitions of Gregorian rugs, at Wellesley and Dartmouth Colleges. Brief descriptions of over 100 rugs from the 18th and 19th centuries; color illustrations of some of them. Paper. Used, very good, bookplate. $9.

Gregorian, A.T., & Hampshire, J.G. ARMENIAN RUGS FROM THE GREGORIAN COLLECTION. 1986, 81 p., 45 illus., 26 x 18 cm. This collection has been exhibited a number of times, with slightly difference exhibition catalogues; the most complete version is the 1987 version. This is the smaller, earlier, and less expensive version, from an exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Florida; examples of Armenian rugs, with Armenian inscriptions or dates, including one with a Turkmen design; this must be an eastern province of Armenia. Paper. Used, good condition. $13.

Grote-Hasenbalg, W. MASTERPIECES OF ORIENTAL RUGS. n.d.(1925), Scarabaeus, Berlin; Text-volume: 121 p.,; two volumes of pl, each with 60 loose color plates printed on cardboard stock, as a portfolio. The text volume provides descriptions and comments on the plates; the carpets are mostly 19th century, with a few earlier ones; they certainly date before 1925, the publication date. Hard. Paper yellowing in the text volume; front covers of portolio cases detached. Used, good condition. $89.

Gügel, E. and Wühr, R. ZWECK UND ZIER ANTIKE TASCHEN AUS DEM KAUKASUS UND NORDWEST PERSIEN. (Purpose and Embellishment. Antique Bags from the Caucasus and Northwest Persia). 2010, 87 p., 80 color illus., 21.5 x 30 cm. Exhibition catalogue, Traunstein, Bavaria, of 19th century bags and bag faces: saddle bags, mafrash, salt bags. Brief 8 pages introduction on geography, types of bags, and attribution. In German. Hardcover. $48.

Gurdji, V., revised by Donchian, J. B. THREADS FROM THE ORIENTAL LOOM. 1913,(original copyright 1901) 101 p., 18 illus., 19.5 x 13. 5 cm. A New York importers guide to Oriental rugs, with sections on Persian, Turkish, and Caucasian rugs and brief mentions of other rug weaving areas. The illustrations are of antique rugs, that is antique for the time of publishing, and certainly antique now. Hardcover. Used, good condition, front hinge slightly cracked, corners not bumped, bookplate of Lee Howard Beshar and signature of A. K. Beshar. $18.

Gürsu, N. THE ART OF TURKISH WEAVING. 1988, 199 p., 204 illus., 132 in color, 27.5 x 20 cm. A scholarly work on non-rug textiles, based on Topkapi, Victoria & Albert, Textile Museum, and other collections. Paper. $35.

Guy, J. WOVEN CARGOES. 1998, T & H, 192 p., 241 illus., 145 in color, 31 x 23.5 cm. This is a study, well illustrated with samples of textiles, of the trade between India and the East, especially at its peak in the 17th and 18th centuries. Sections on types of textiles, the spice-for-textile trade, and the role of these imported cloths in Indonesia, the Malay peninsula, Siam, China and Japan. Hardcover. $35.


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Haack, H. ORIENTAL RUGS. 1960 (1972 printing), 77 p., 42 p., 8 in color, 25 x 19 cm. An introductory book, now somewhat dated. The rugs illustrated are a good sample of late 19th/early 20th century ones; they are mostly from the firm of L. Bernheimer and had not been previously published . Hardb. Used, good in good dust jacket, with chips, tears and wear along edges. $4.50.

Hackmack, A. CHINESE CARPETS AND RUGS . 1973 reprint ed., Dover, 78 p., 26 pl., 23.5 x 15.5 cm. A standard early work on Chinese rugs, whose illustrations of design elements are used in nearly every other book on Chinese rugs. Out of print. Paper. New. $8. Hardcover. Tuttle edition, 1980 reprint ed., 104 p., 26 pl., 27 x 20 cm. Hard. Used, fine condition, in very good dust jacket, slight wear along edges. $13.50.

Hakimian, B. and S. / Antique Rug Studio. ANTIQUE AND SEMI-ANTIQUE EUROPEAN RUGS AND TAPESTRIES. n.d. (1990?), 146 p., 142 color pl., 28 x 21. 5 cm. Dealer's catalogue, mostly of Persian carpets, but with some Indian, Chinese, Caucasian, and Turkish examples; there are almost no European rugs; most of the carpets are ornate, floral-design ones. Paper. Used, fine condition. $33.

Hali. ART EAST. A REVIEW OF ISLAMIC AND ASIATIC ART. No. 1, 1982. 32 p., illus., 30 x 21.5 cm. A very short lived journal - 1 issue - with articles on Asiatic art. Article in this issue: Fehervari: Slip-painted pottery of Persia and Transoxiana; Erdmann: Lacquer ware from Kashmir; Zebrowski: Bidri: Metalware from the Islamic courts of India, and review of 3 exhibitions: Hayward Gallery on Indian sculpture and painting; Victoria and Albert Museum on courtly arts of Mughal India, and Spink and Son: 2000 years of Indian art. Used, very good condition, $10.

HALI (magazine) This is a list of what issues are available, with sometimes a list of the contents.

Hali, volume 1:3, number 3. good condition , but back cover torn. $130. contents: Diyarbekirli: New Light on the Pazyryk Carpet; Zick-Nissen: Eine kunsthistorische Studie zum ältesten erhaltenen Knüpfteppich islamischer Zeit;: Erdmann: Die Beziehung der vorosmanischen Teppichmuster zu den gleichzeitigen Ornamenten; Mills: Early Animal Carpets in Western Paintings; Spuhler: Entwurfspraktiken safawidischer Hofmanufakturen am Beispiel der sogenannte Polenteppiche; Beattie: The Sheffield Exhibition of Vase-technique Rugs, 1976; Cammann: "Paradox" in Persian Carpet Patterns; Tschebull: The Development of Four Kazak Designs; Azadi: Some Methodological Aspects and Problems of Research into Oriental Carpets; Allgrove: The Qashqai of Iran; Ellis: The Rugs from the Great Mosque of Divrik; Dall'Oglio: Transylvanian Rugs; Tzareva: Saryk Tent Bags in the State Museum of Ethnography of the Peoples of the USSR; Whiting: The Dyes of Turkoman Rugs; Boucher: Baluchi Weaving of the 19th Century; Wegner: Some Notes on the Rugs of Baluchi Nomads and Related Weavers

volume 1:4, number 4. New, $95. contents: Dodds: Anatolian Kilims from the Sivas region - Two Aspects of the Small Pattern Holbein Carpets; Mills: Small Pattern Holbein Carpets in Western Paintings; and Pinner and Stanger: "Kufic" Borders; Gombos: The Turkoman Ensi in the Iparmüveszeti Museum; Rüters: Cleaning, Restoration and Storage of the Carpets of the Museum fur Islamische Kunst; Behar: The Cleaning and Care of Oriental Rugs; Elliot: Cleaning Woollen Rugs at Home; Steinert: Colouring antique Woolen Fabrics with Water- and Light-fast Colours; Hollatz: On Carpet Trails in the Nomad Areas of Central Asia; Dodds Allen Art Museum Rug Exhibition, Oberlin, Ohio

volume 2:1, number 5. Used, very good condition. $55 contents: articles on The Oriental Carpet in Islamic Art, Romanian Carpets, Toward an Understanding of Nomadism and Nomadic Rugs, The Lister Collection of Oriental Rugs at Westwood Manor, Wiltshire.

volume 2: 2, number 6. contents: includes an article on Anatolia - Continuity and Creativity

volume 2: 3, number 7. New, $99. Used, very good condition $70. contents: includes an article: The Pasha and the Magic Carpets - The story of Vitall Benguiat, The Triumph of Bad Taste: Persian Pictorial Rugs, and on the 2nd ICOC.

volume 2: 4, number 8. Used, very good condition. $70 contents: includes an article on Turkoman Rugs in the Victoria & Albert Museum

volume 3:2, number 10. New, $130. Used, very good condition, $90. Used, good condition, $70. contents: articles on The Textile Museum, Washington, Turkish Rugs in Hungary, Caucasian Rugs in the V & A, Pre-Columbian Textiles

volume 3:3, number 11. contents: articles on King Henry VIII of England and his Carpets; Torok Carpets of the Toros Mountains (Landreau, Yohe, Mott and Alexander); Swastika Kazaks (Gsell); hand-made carpets in Britain (Anderson); Harshang pattern carpets in the Musee des Arts Decoratifs (Bensoussan); and spelling foreign names and terms (Wertime)

volume 3:4, number 12. New, $75. Used, very good condition, $65. Used, good condition $50. contents: articles on The Beshir Carpets of the Bukhara Emirate, Knotted Persian Saddle-Covers, 'Lotto' Carpets in Western Paintings, The Moon-Shawls of Kashmir

volume 4:1, number 13. New, $115. Used, good condition, $50 contents: articles on Kilims in the Home, Small Yomut Tent-Bags; Harvey & Long: Turkoman Rugs in Iran fifty years ago; Achdjian: Some Flatweaves and Textiles in the Historical Museum, Erivan; Sassouni: Armenian Church Floor Plan; and on Mamluk rugs

volume 4:2, number 14. New, $90. Used, very good condition, $60. Used, good condition, $50 contents: papers from the 3rd ICOC:Andrews: The Turkmen Tent; Housego: Some Flat Weaves of Azerbaijan; Ittig: A Group of Inscribed Carpets from Persian Kurdistan; Beattie: Hereke; Konig: Ersari Rugs - Names and Attributions; and David: Art of the Nomads (Persian); Doone: Tripod Looms.

volume 4:3, number 15. New, $90. Used, very good condition, $60. Used, good condition, $60 contents: on Mughal carpets (Beattie, Ellis, Erdmann) and papers from the 3rd ICOC: Walker: Classical Indian Rugs; Miller: Dyes in Rugs from the Milas Area; Acar: Establishing the Cultural Context of a Group of Anatolian Cicim Prayer Rugs.

volume 4:4, number 16. New, $90. Used, very good condition, $40. Used, good condition, $50 contents: papers from the 3rd International Conference on Oriental Rugs: Spuhler: on some Turkish carpets in the Berlin collection; Denny: Turkmen Rugs and Early Rug Weaving in the Western Islamic World; Eiland: Development of Village and Nomad Rug Designs; Khose: Deutung von Musterformen and Orientteppichen durch Verfolgung ihrer Wandlungen; O'Bannon: Baluch Rugs from Afghanistan; Grigg: Quadriga Silk from the Tomb of Charlemagne; Topalian: Rug Merchants in America.

volume 5:1, number 17. New, $90. Used, very good condition, $35. Used, good condition, $30. contents: Boralevi: Turkish Carpets in the Bardini Museum: Ellis: Garden Carpets and their relation to Safavid Gardens; Bierman: The Significance of Arabic Script on Carpets; Yohe: Rugs of Morocco; Frauenknecht: Journey to North-west Persia; Selandia: Textiles from Kohistan and Nuristan; Vollmer: Chinese Tapestry Weaving-K'o-ssu; Unger: An Ancestor of the Mamluk Carpets

volume 5:2, number 18. New, $90. Used, good condition, $50 contents: Franses: Early Ninghsia Carpets; King, Franses & Pinner: Chinese Carpets in the Victoria & Albert Museum; Perrachon: The Vogue of the Chinese Carpet; Young: The Calligraphic Tradition in Chinese Carpets; Markrich: Reproductions from the Textile Museum; Ansari: The Modernization of an Ancient Craft; Ford: Modern Chinese Carpets A matter of aesthetics; Pinner: The Earliest Carpets; Khlopin: The Manufacture of Pile Carpets in Bronze Age Central Asia; Bensoussan: Melas Rugs from Asia Minor; Naf: Sofreh and Ru-Korssi; O'Bannon: Baluch Rugs from Afghanistan.

volume 5:3, number 19. New, $90. Used, very good condition, $35. Used, good condition, $30 contents: articles include In Memoriam Lesley Pinner; four contributions on Oriental Carpet Structure; The Oriental Carpet in London and coverage of the 4th International Conference on Oriental Carpets

volume 5:4, number 20. New, $90. Used, very good condition, $60. Used, good condition, $50 contents: Dodds: Qashqa'i Khorjins in Philadelphia; Opie: Animal Head Designs in Lori / Bakhtiyari Weavings; Martin: Gabbehs on Fars; Tanavoli: Gabbeh; Frauenknecht: Anatolian Kilims; Dhall: Rugs of the Afghanistan Baluch and two articles on modern rugs: the ORRA 13th annual convention and Romanian kilims.

volume 6:1, number 21. New, $90. Used, very good condition, $60. Used, good condition, $45 contents: Wilber: Heriz Rugs; Balpinar: Classical Kilims; Klose: Changing Patterns in Anatolian Carpets from Two Paintings in France and China around 1400; Farr: 19th Century Photographer; Bensoussan: A Conversation with Krishna Riboud

volume 6:2, number 22. New, $140. Used, good condition, $80 contents:

volume 6:3, number 23. New, $75. Used, very good condition, $55. Used, good condition, $50 contents: Gough: Dragon Sumakhs; Kerimov: Islimi; Stepanyan: Changes in Carpet Making in the Caucasus during the last Century; Sassouni: rugs with Armenian Inscriptions and Associated Designs; Stanzer: Portrait of an Austrian Collector; Gombos: Mor Dechy in the Caucasus 1884-1907; Effendiyev: Techniques and Methods of Carpet Restoration; Gassong: Odshak Bashi; Cleaver: An Introduction to Ainu Costume

volume 6:4, number 24. New, $110. Used, very good condition, $60. Used, good condition, $50. contents:

volume 7:1, number 25. New, $70. Used, very good condition, $60. Used, good condition, $45. contents: includes article on Carpets from Afghanistan The McCoy Jones Tribal Rugs at the M.H. De Young Museum, San Francisco

volume 7:2, number 26. New, $70. Used, very good condition, $60. Used, good condition, $35. contents: includes articles on Anatolian Kilims; Masterweavers of Istanbul; Islamic Art

volume 7:3, number 27. New, $70. Used, very good condition, $60. Used, good condition, $35. contents: includes articles on Central Asian Ikats; Carpets in Paintings; Pre-Columbian Textiles

volume 7:4, number 28. New, $70. Used, very good condition, $60. Used, good condition, $50. contents: includes articles on Indian Arts; Ladik Prayer Rugs; Hammersmith Carpets

volume 8:1, number 29. New, $70. Used, very good condition, $60. Used, good condition, $45. contents: includes articles on Nuremberg Tapestries; Noh Theatre Costume; South Persian Tribal Rugs

volume 8:2, number 30. New, $70. Used, very good condition, $60. Used, good condition, $50. contents: includes articles on The Dobag Project (Thompson); The Saz Style (Wearden); Liberty's (department store)(Marechal); reminiscences of Budapest (de Unger); Suzani.

volume 8:3, number 31. New, $70. Used, very good condition, $60. Used, good condition, $50. contents: includes articles on Classical Carpets in Vienna; Senna Kilims; Kuba Textiles; and the 5th ICOC

volume 8:4, number 32. Used, very good condition, $55. contents: includes articles on Denmark's Coronation Carpets; Turkmen Carpets in the Ashmodlean Museum; Savonnerie Carpets; Bizarre Silks, the Musee Historique des Tissus in Lyon.

volume 9:1, number 33. New, $170. Used, very good condition, $70. Used, good condition, $60. contents: includes articles on The Freud Asmalyk; The I.C.O.C./ A Special Report; Safavid Carpets in Lyon

volume 9:2, number 34. Used, very good condition, $55. Used, good condition, $40. contents: includes articles on Antique Nomadic and Village (Tribal) Rugs from Persia (Shaffer); Han Dynasty Silks (Riboud); The Sultans' (Ottoman) Kaftans in the Topkapi (King); Saafavid Rugs (Bennett)

volume 9:3, number 35. New, $90. Used, very good condition, $56. contents: includes articles on Indonesian Textiles; 'Mohtashem' Kashan Carpets; Islamic Textiles; Timeless Exposures-Photographers Roland & Sabrina Michard; A Giant Tekke Carpet

volume 9:4, number 36. New, $190. Used, very good condition, $105. Used, good condition, $45. contents: includes articles on Shahsavan Jajims; Pierre Loti; Safavid and Qajar Textile Art; Small Silk Kashans; Greek Island Embroideries

volume 10:1, number 37. Used, very good condition, $35. Used, good condition, $30. contents: includes articles on European Tapestries; The Afshar; Ottoman Tents; Turkoman Weavings in Ashkhabad; West African Textiles

volume 10:2, number 38. Used, very good condition, $35. Used, good condition, $30. contents: includes articles on Carpets in Paintings; French Silks for the Ottoman Market; Spanish Rugs; The Vakiflar Carpet Collection; Mediaeval Figured Silks in the V & A

volume 10:3, number 39. New, $55. Used, very good condition, $35. Used, good condition, $30. contents: includes articles on The Maastricht Fair; The Topkapi Carpets; Early Rugs from Aksaray;/ Hardwick Hall-Oriental Carpets and English Needlework; Carpets in 17th Century Dutch Paintings

volume 10:4, number 40. New, $55. Used, very good condition, $35. Used, good condition, $30. contents: includes articles on Shahsavan Scissor Bags; Hereke Silk Rugs; The Leningrad Conference; Indian Painted Cottons; Elizabethan Needlework at Hardwick Hall

volume 10:5, number 41. Used, very good condition, $35. Used, good condition, $30. contents: includes articles on Tibetan Tiger Rugs; Pre-Columbian Textiles; West African 'Kente' Cloths; Isfahan 'Strapwork' Carpets

volume 10:6, number 42. New, $90. Used, very good condition, $60. Used, good condition, $50. contents: Pinner with an overview of studies on carpets; McDowell on very early Egyptina weaving; Mellaart: Catal Huyuk; Pinner: Multiple and Substrate Designs in Early Anatolian and East Mediterranean Carpets. This is the 10 year anniversary issue.



volume 11:1, number 43. New, $90. contents: includes articles on Inscribed Bakhtiari Carpets; Blankets from the American Southwest; Early Chinese Silk Textiles; Oriental Carpets in Japan

volume 11:2, number 44. New, $105. Used, very good condition, $75. Used, good condition, $60. contents: includes articles on Early Nepalese Embroideries; Carpets of 'The Big Horse'; Inscribed Bakhtiari Carpets; The Arthur D. Jenkins Collection

volume 11:3, number 45. New, $50. Used, very good condition, $40. Used, good condition, $30. contents: includes articles on Shahsavan Pile Carpets (Tanavoli); Early Indonesian Textiles (Kennedy); Textile Conservation at the Abegg Foundation; The Maastricht Fine Art Fair

volume 11:4, number 46. New, $145. Used, very good condition, $75. Used, good condition, $60. contents: includes articles on tapestries, including The 'Viceregal' Tapestries of Peru (Reid); Feuilles de Choux Tapestries, and the collector's market for kilims (Bennett).

volume 11:5, number 47. New, $55. Used, very good condition, $35. Used, good condition, $30. contents: includes articles on A Pre-Safavid Persian Carpet (Mackie); Bird Imagery in Shawls (Levi-Strauss); development of ornament on Yomut C-Gul Carpets (Sienknecht) and reviews of and exhibition of caprets from the Institute of the Arab World and early Caucasian rugs at the Textile Museum

volume 11:6, number 48. New, $100. Used, very good condition, $55. Used, good condition, $45. contents: includes articles on Chinese Influence on Islamic Carpet Design; Large-Scale 'Coptic'Hangings; Carpets of the Caucasus: Tradition and Technology

volume 12:1, number 49. New, $100. Used, very good condition, $85. contents: includes articles on Kain Prada-Indonesian Gilded Cloth; Tibetan Carpets; Nazca Textiles A Standardised Iconography

volume 12:2, number 50. New, $100. Used, very good condition, $75. Used, good condition, $60. contents: includes articles on Baluch Rugs-The Boucher Collection; Double-Sided Gabbeh; Kilims and the Goddess from Anatolia; Choosing a Conservator

volume 12:3, number 51. New, $90. Used, very good condition, $70. Used, good condition, $55. contents: includes articles on Ottoman Children's Kaftans in the V & A; Turkish Domestic Embroidery; Persian Pictorial Rugs; Balpinar's 'Mural' Kilims

volume 12:4, number 52. contents: includes articles on Early Spanish Carpets at Vizcaya; Moj-Persian Tribal Flatweaves; Moroccan Tribal Weaves; Indonesian Textiles

volume 12:5, number 53. Used, very good condition, $35. contents: includes articles on San Francisco Conference Preview; Seljuk Textiles; Origins of Persian Tribal Rug Design; New Acquisition at the Metropolitan Museum; Medieval Swiss Tapestries

volume 12:6, number 54. Used, very good condition, $35. contents: includes articles on Textiles in Mughal Miniatures; An Unusual Turkoman Chuval; Pre-Columbian Textiles; Peruvian Painted Textiles; The Development of Tribal Rug Designs; Amish Quilts

volume 13:1, number 55. Used, very good condition, $40. Used, good condition, $35. contents: includes articles on A Himalayan Banner; Oriental Carpets at Skokloster; Turkoman Aesthetics; The Perepedil Design; Santa Fe Tribal Arts

volume 13:2, number 56. Used, very good condition, $40. Used, good condition, $35. contents: includes articles on 6th ICOC; The McCoy Jones & Alexander Collections

volume 13:3, number 57. Used, very good condition, $40. Used, good condition, $35. contents: includes articles on Afshar Tribal Rugs; Donegal Carpets; Romano-Egyptian Embroidery; Mamluk Carpets

volume 13:4 number 58. Used, very good condition, $45. Used, good condition, $40. contents: includes articles on Bronze Age Piled Weavings; Kum Kapi Prayer Rugs; Indonesian Textiles; 'Bellini', 'Keyhole' or 'Re-entrant' Rugs in Paintings; Song Dynasty Dyes

volume 13:5, number 59. Used, very good condition, $30. Used, good condition, $25. contents: includes articles on Baluch Tribal Rugs; Early Iranian Textiles from Shahr-i Qumis; Qajar Tents; Brooklyn's Paracas Textile; Azerbaijan Embroideries

volume 13:6, number 60. Used, very good condition, $30. . contents: includes articles on Italian Silks in Paintings; An English Carpet; Indian Textiles; Salor Turkoman Ensis; English Needlework Pictures

volume 14:1, number 61. Used, very good condition, $25. contents: includes articles on Turkoman Okbash ~ Indigo ~ Tibetan Religious Textiles ~ Anatolian Kilims in Munich ~ Cleaning Poldi Pezzoli's Safavid Carpets

volume 14:2, number 62. contents: includes articles on Zeikhur Rugs; Safavid Kilims; American Conferencer on Oriental Rugs; Kurdish Rugs; Assamese Lampas Weaves

volume 14:3, number 63. contents: includes articles on Silk Jajims: A Case Study; Persian 'Black and White' Flatweaves; Al-Andalus: The Art of Islamic Spain; Vlach Textiles from Greece

volume 14:4, number 64. New, $170. Used, very good condition, $90. Used, good condition, $70. contents: includes articles on Andean Textiles - The Boston Collection; Oriental Rugs at Macculloch Hall; The Cintamani Design in Turkish Carpets

volume 14:5, number 65. New, $30. contents: includes articles on the Tehran Conference; West African Textiles; Fante Flags; The Quedlinburg Carpet; Ottoman Art in Memphis

volume 14:6, number 66. New, $30. Used, very good condition, $25. Good condition, $22. contents: includes articles on Wedding Textiles from Fez; Imaging Technology in Textile Analysis; Kilims - The Vok Collection; The Buccleuch European 'Ushaks' & Other Early European Carpets with Oriental Designs

volume 15:1, number 67. New, $40. Used, very good condition, $30. Used, good condition, $25. contents: includes articles on 100 Kilims - The Munich Poll; Archaeological Textiles in Egypt; The Vienna Fair; Kashmir Map Shawls; Chinese Carpets - Steppe Art

volume 15:2, number 68. New, $40. Used, very good condition, $30. Used, good condition, $25. contents: includes articles on Special Preview - 7th ICOC, Hamburg & Berlin; articles on the Kirchheim: Orient Stars collection; Turkmen rugs at the Ethnographic Museum; Ottoman and Turkish textiles at the Altonaer Museum; classical carpets from the Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg; David Collection; Berlin Museum turkmen rugs; Yayla

volume 15:3, number 69. New, $40. Used, very good condition, $30. Used, good condition, $25. contents: includes articles on Kaitag Embroideries from Daghestan/London; Ardabil Carpet

volume 15:4, number 70. New, $40. Used, very good condition, $30. Used, good condition, $25. contents: includes articles on Iconographic Origins of Kurdish Carpet Design; The Carpet Pages of the Lindisfarne Gospels

volume 15:5, number 71. New, $40. Used, very good condition, $30. Used, good condition, $25. contents: includes articles on the 7th ICOC

volume 15:6, number 72. New, $40. Used, very good condition, $30. contents: includes articles on Late Antique and Coptic Textiles: The Boston Collection; Cankiri Kurdish Divan Covers

volume 16:1, number 73. New, $36. Used, very good condition, $25. contents:

volume 16:2, number 74. New, $36. Used, very good condition, $30. Used, good condition, $25 contents: includes articles on ACOR II; Chicago Report; The Alexander Collection; and The European Fine Art Fair, Maastricht

volume 16:3, number 75. . contents:

volume 16:4, number 76. contents:

volume 16:5, number 77. Used, very good condition, $35. contents: Purdon: Gion Matsuri; Munkacsi on classification of Chodor ertmen-gul rugs; Rocklin: Water Symbolism in Nazca Textiles

volume 16:6, number 78. contents: includes articles on the Istanbul Conference on Turkish and Central Asian Carpets; Bhutanese Tunics; On the Road to Zacatala

volume 17:1, number 79. New, $32. Used, very good condition, $20. contents:

volume 17:2, number 80. Used, very good condition, $20. contents: includes articles on Persian pictorial carpets; the Maastricht textile fair; Ziegler carpet cartoons

volume 17:3, number 81. Used, very good condition, $20. contents:

volume 17:4, number 82. New, $32. Used, very good condition, $17. contents: Purdon: The First International Conference on Moroccan Carpets; Riboud: A New Group of Liao and Jin Dynasty Silks; review of an exhibition of post-conquest tapestries at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

volume 17:5, number 83. Used, fine, $35. contents:

volume 17:6, number 84. New, $32. Used, fine condition, $25. contents: Bier: Weavings from the Caucasus; Woolley: Egyptian Hangings of the 4th to 7th Centuries; Day: Chinoiserie in Islamic Carpet Design;

volume 18:1, number 85. New, $32. Used, very good condition, $14. contents: includes articles on A Journey to the Oasis Towns of East Turkestan (Eiland); An Ilkhanid Tapestry Woven Roundel in the David Collection (von Folsach); Xinjiang Rugs (Taylor and Hoffmeister); carpets of the Parisian Avant-Guard (Sherrill)
volume 18:2, number 86. contents: includes articles on The Neutrogena Collection of Textile Art; Persian and Caucasian Saddle Bags from West Coast Collections; report on ACOR 3, Santa Monica

volume 18:3, number 87. contents: includes articles on Classical Carpets in the Philadelphia Museum of Art; Luna and Her Attendants - A Renaissance Tapestry; The Philadelphia ICOC - Exhibition Previews

volume 18:4, number 88. New, $32. Used, good condition, $20. contents:

volume 18:5, number 89. New, $32. Used, very good condition, $14 contents: Ramsey on Daghestan Dragon flatweaves; Callawy and Bergh: Ancient Andean Textiles at the Dumbarton Oaks; Kraak on Winterthur Museum's rugs; Balfour-Paul: The Traditional Use of Indigo in Southwest China; King: Historic Brunswick Textiles

volume 18:6, number 90. New, $49. Used, very good condition, $25. contents: includes articles on

volume 19:1, number 91. New, $190. Used, good condition, bent in shipping $27. contents: includes articles on the 8th ICOC: reviews of the exhibitions of Central Asian textiles, Maghreb rugs, Indian and European shawls, private collections; summary of the conference

volume 19:2, number 92. New, $32. Used, fine condition, $25. Used, good condition, bent in shipping, $14. contents: Zeng: Silk Roundels From the Sui to the Tang; Eskenazi on a animal design Tibetan fragment; Torchia on Widner's Safavid and Mughal rugs at the National Gallery of Art, Washington; review of the exhibtions in New York and the TM for ICOC

volume 19:3, number 93. New, $32. Used, fine condition $14 contents: Mills: The Chihil Sutun "Para-Mamluk" Prayer Rug; Ellis on Lessing's Mamluk fragment; Hopkins on Baluch Prayer Rugs; Bunn: Kirghiz Felt Carpets

volume 19:4, number 94. New, $32. Used, very good condition, $20. Used, good condition, $18. contents: Blazek: Carpets of the Beni Ouarain and Related Moroccan Nomadic Tribes; Boely and Vivier: Moroccan Carpets at the MAAO, Paris; Gordeeva: Textiles in the State Historical Museum, Moscow; Winn on Turkmen horses.

volume 19:5, number 95. New, $130. Used, very good condition, $95. Used, good condition, $72. contents: Kennedy: Liao Luxury Silks; Nabholz-Kartaschoff: Qalamkar-e Tasviri: Two Persian Figural Hangings with Religious Themes; Peers: Malagasy Lamba; Baginski & Shamir: The Earlier Ikat; Friedlander and Armsbruster: embroidered Torah covers; Baker: A Romanov Coronation Rugs; Cohen: Carpet Images in the Windsor Padshahnama; Walker on Mughal rug production

volume 19:6, number 96. New, $32. Used, fine condition $23 contents: Strock: Tapestry Panels from Southern Peru; Nilsson: Norwegian Pictorial Carpets; Felton: Bezalel Carpets; Rothberg: Arabachi

volume 20:1, number 97. New, $32. Used, very good condition, $23. contents: Suriano: Mamluk Blazon Carpets; Vjueva & Kuznetsova: The Kremlin Iconostasis; Code: Baluch Style

volume 20:2, number 98. New, $32. Used, very good condition, $25. Used, good condition, $20. contents: Takahara: Japanese Cotton Pile Rug; Isaacson on a Spanish armonial carpet with wild man imagry; Rageth: A Selendi Rug; Grioni: The Mortlake Tapestries of Bratislava

volume 20:3, number 99. New, $32. Used, very good condition, $20. contents: Korolnik: Rehamma Carpets; Shalem: Early Islamic Audience-Hall Carpets; Crill: The Ikats of India

volume 20:4, number 100. New, $32. Used, very good condition, $18. contents: Wertime: Primitive Pile Rugs and West and Central Asia; Eliand: Rethinking Kerman: A New Look at Some Safavid Carpets; Pinner: The Turkmen Wedding; Moraga: Chuspa Rituals and the Coca Cult in Pre-Columbian Andes; various authors on events during the last 10 years

volume 20:5, number 101. Used, very good condition, $18. contents: includes articles on Adat Textiles of Southern Sumatra: Asian Art in London: Classical Carpets: The Yerkes Collection: Oriental Carpets in Sweden

volume 20:6, number 102. New, $32. Used, good condition, $20. Used, very good but bent corners, $15 contents: Kaufman: a Sehna Pole-Medallion Rug; Adam: Japanese Folk Textiles in Tokyo; Pittinger: "Timuri" and "Baluch" Blue-Ground Prayer Rugs

volume 21:1, number 103. New, $32. Used, fine condition, $25. Used, very good but bent corners, $15 contents: Kaffel: Marasali Prayer Rugs; Guy: India, Southeast Asia and the Textile Trade; Cole on the AORTA conference

volume 21:2, number 104. New, $32. Used, fine condition, $23. contents: includes articles on the Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection at Villa Favorita; Carbon-14 Dating of Turkmen Carpets; The Liestal Symposium; ICOC in Italy; The Palazzo Corsini Rank Badges

volume 21:3, number 105. New, $32. Used, fine condition, $23. contents: Day: Art Deco Masterpieces (Ivan Da Silva Bruhns); Klingner: Rugs and Flatweaves of the Northern Zagros; Balfour-Paul on Indigo techniques from Senegal and Mali; review of the 9th ICOC in Milano.

volume 21:4, number 106. New, $32. Used, fine condition, $23. contents: includes articles by Tanavoli on Carpets and Flatweaves from the Varamin Plain; Rivers on Kutch Embroidery; Rose on Stitched Inlay; Galloway on Arts & Crafts Textiles

volume 21:5, number 107. New, $32. contents: includes articles on

volume 21:6, number 108. New, $85. Used, fine condition, $60. contents: includes articles on

volume 22:1, number 109. New, $115. contents: includes articles on

volume 22:2, number 110. New, $32. contents: includes articles on Islamic Art in Germany; Hali Fair 2000; The RKO Family; Ait Bou Ichaouen Carpets; Embroidery in the Burrell Collection

volume 22:3, number 111. New, $32. contents: includes articles on

volume 22:4, number 112. New, $32. Used, very good condition,but water damaged at corner, $15 contents: includes articles on Monastir Prayer Rugs; Embroidered Samplers; Indian Trade Cloth; Islamic Steel in Oxford; Hali Fair Review; Paris Focus; Journey to the Karakorum Pass

volume 22:5, number 113. New, $75. contents: includes articles on The Pazyryk Felts; Ersari Rugs; Moroccan Shawls; Punjabi Phulkaris & Baghs; Caucasian Pictorial Rugs; Hemp & Ramie in Guizhou; Chinese-Style Bird Paintings in Persia

volume 22:6, number 114. New, $32. Used, good condition, $16. contents: includes articles on the Gulbenkian Museum: its Safavid and Mughal carpets, Islamic Textiles, Persian and Turkish Ceramics, Mamluk Glass and its Islamic Manuscripts

volume 23:1, number 115. New, $32. contents: includes articles on Sumbanese Lau Pahudu; Sehna Kilims; Anatolian Kilims; Bukhara Large Medallion Suzani; Domotex & Atlanta; Islamic Art in the L. A. Mayer Museum, Jerusalem

volume 23:2, number 116. New, $32. contents: includes articles on Ottoman Silks in the Orthodox World; Hali Fair Preview; Balinese Paintings; Kufic-Bordered Large-Medallion Ushak Carpets

volume 23:3, number 117. New, $32. contents: includes articles on Afshar Tribal Rugs; Indonesian Batiks in Amsterdam; Turkmen & Turkish Rugs in St Louis; Ecuadorian Ponchos; Spring Islamic Sales Review; Mughal Embroidered Niches; Ply-Split Braiding in Northwest India

volume 23:4, number 118. out of stock contents: includes articles on Yoruba Textiles; Chahar Mahal Gabbehs; Hali Fair Review; Tianjin 'Deco' Carpets; Islamic Glass; Simple Weaves; Deccani Carpets; Anatolian Kilims in Ethiopia

volume 23:6, number 120. Used, very good condition. $20.

volume 24:1, number 121. New, $86.

volume 26:2, number 134. 25th Anniversary Issue contents: Erber: Constantinople and beyond: Needlework in the Ottoman world; Cohen: The unusual textile trade between India and Sri Lanka: Chintz and block prints, 1550 - 1900; Jordan: Pinning down the asmalyk: An overview of one of the best known types of Turkmen animal trappings; Hunter: Tales of Burma in the golden age of Oz: A photographic journey through Myanmar; Reid: Victor and vanquished; The iconographic mysteries of a tapestry from pre-Columbian Peru; Whitman and Yao: Carpets at the Crossroads: Classical periods rugs from Xinjiang; Erduman-Calis and von Roques: The inner life of the word: The history and art of Arabic calligraphy across fourteen centuries; Dickinson: The 'Tail-eater': A possible origin of the Dragon and Pearl; Powell: From generation to generation: Anatolian nomad storage sacs; Franses: Tying the Knot: Jufti-knotted lattice carpets from Northeast Persia; Baker: Following Fashon: Qajar dress observed: Carpets and textiles in Qajar paintings; Martens: Lords of the dance: The dervish sikke. Used, as new, but bent in shipping, $20.
volume 26:3, number 135. New, $25. contents: Schollay: on the Holgren-Spertus Collection of Indonesian textiles; Campbell: Pueblo Ceremonial Textiles 1840 - 1945; brief review of ACOR 7 and preview of ICOC down under.
number 135, separate 25th Anniversary Issue contents: Erber: Constantinople and beyond: Needlework in the Ottoman world; Cohen: The unusual textile trade between India and Sri Lanka: Chintz and block prints, 1550 - 1900; Jordan: Pinning down the asmalyk: An overview of one of the best known types of Turkmen animal trappings; Hunter: Tales of Burma in the golden age of Oz: A photographic journey through Myanmar; Reid: Victor and vanquished; The iconographic mysteries of a tapestry from pre-Columbian Peru; Whitman and Yao: Carpets at the Crossroads: Classical periods rugs from Xinjiang; Erduman-Calis and von Roques: The inner life of the word: The history and art of Arabic calligraphy across fourteen centuries; Dickinson: The 'Tail-eater': A possible origin of the Dragon and Pearl; Powell: From generation to generation: Anatolian nomad storage sacs; Franses: Tying the Knot: Jufti-knotted lattice carpets from Northeast Persia; Baker: Following Fashon: Qajar dress observed: Carpets and textiles in Qajar paintings; Martens: Lords of the dance: The dervish sikke.

Hali. HALI DECORATIVE. A BUYER'S GUIDE TO THE BEST DECORATIVE CARPETS. 1988, 89 p., many color illus., 30 x 21.5 cm. A one-issue magazine by the publishers of Hali International Journal of Carpets and Textiles, with a focus on modern rug, suitable for interior decorators. Paper. Used, fine condition, $12.

Hali. LE TAPIS D'ORIENT DANS LES COLLECTIONS FRANCAISES. Reprint from Hali, p. 15-28, 51 illus., 8 in color, with articles on rugs from an exhibition at the Centre Culturel de Boulogne-Billancourt. Many of the rugs are from the Louvre or the Musee des Arts Decoratifs; detailed comments on the rugs by Bensimon, Bennett, Franses, Housego, Erdmann, Ellis, and Pinner. Also has 16 p. of advertising. In French. Paper. Used, good condition. $8.

THE HALI ANNUAL. 1994. 1994, 247 p., 31.5 x 23 cm. The format is the same as Hali: many pages of glossy ads, some articles. The articles are on a variety of topics having to do with Asiatic, European and American textiles: Folsach on Islamic attitudes towards textiles; Mills on the Oriental Stars collection; Simcox on early Chinese textiles; Franklin and Swallow on Burmese court costume; Sandys, Gilles Williams on a natural dyeing project in Afghanistan; McLean on a silk from Fatehpur-Sikri; Volckaert on pre-Rennaisance tapestries; King and Levey on embroidery in Britain between 1200 - 1750; Donnan on a Pacatnamu ritual textile; Moraga on Mapuche textiles; Baer on Navajo blankets. Paper. $65.

HALI. THE SECOND HALI ANNUAL. ASIAN ART. 1995, 226 p., illus. , 32 x 23 cm. 192 p. of text, with essays on specialized topics of architecture, painting, ceramics, metalwork and textiles. The articles on textiles are: Wertime and Wright: The Tabriz Hypothesis. The Dragon and Related Floral Carpets; Murray: Demons and Deities. The Masks of the Himalayas; Baker: A Time of Roses and Pleasure. A Zoroastrian Bridal Costume; Reyonds: Silk in Tibet. Luxury Textiles in Secular Life and Sacred Art. Used, fine in fine dust jacket, $81.

Hali. THE FOURTH HALI ANNUAL: FIRST UNDER HEAVEN. THE ART OF ASIA. 1997, 224 p., many illus. Same format as the earlier ones: advertising plus articles:
   Grube: The world is a garden: Decorative arts of the Timurid period.
   Hardy: Hydrid temples in Karnataka
   Mittersakschmoller and Leigh-Theisen: Patterns of life: A gateway
      to understanding Indonesian textiles
   Qiang: Public showcase, private residence: The early Tang tombs revisited
   Bruce: Sculptures to use: Classic Chinese furniture
   Franses: Gengruan rutan: Silk pile covers from western China
   Blair and Bloom: By the pen: Art of writing in Islamic Art
   Singer; The sublime image: Early portrait painting in Tibet
   Mowry: The quiet way: Korean celadons of the Koryo dynasty
   Schuldenburg: Court ladies, monks and monsters: Yamato-e painting
      of the 16-18th centuries
   Zebrowski: Glamour and restraint: Gold, silver and bronze from Mughal India
Hard. $81.

Hali. THE DECORATIVE CARPET. A supplement to Hali, Autumn 1984, 80 p. The usual glossy ads, with articles on the use of decorative rugs at the Biltmore Hotel (Los Angeles), Stratford Hall, the Security Pacific Bank, the residence of Princess Aga Khan, etc. Paper. Used, very good. $4.

Hali. THE HALI INDEX. 1997, 240 p., 31.5 x 22.5 cm. The index to issues 1 - 84, with indices for authors, books, exhibitions, subjects, and pictures. Paper. $90.

Hali. THE HALI INDEX SUPPLEMENT. 2001. The index to issues 85 - 115. Paper. New, but bumped corner. $60.

HALI Library Cases. If one is spending about $100 a year for current copies and a lot more for out of print ones, it may make sense to store them in a library case - that is, a box. Cases are available for each volume, with the volume number embossed on the spine. $40 each; specify which volume you want.

HALI. THE SECOND HALI ANNUAL. ASIAN ART. 1995, 226 p., illus. , 32 x 23 cm. 192 p. of text, with essays on specialized topics of architecture, painting, ceramics, metalwork and textiles. The articles on textiles are Wertime & Wright: The Tabriz Hypothesis. The Dragon & Related Floral Carpets; Murray: Demons & Deities. The Masks of the Himalayas; Baker: A Time of Roses & Pleasure. A Zorastrian Bridal Costume; Reyonds. Silk in Tibet. Luxury Textiles in Secular Life & Sacred Art. Other articles: Hillenbrand: Splendour and Austerity: Islamic Architectural Ornament; Goepper: Dressing the Temple: Textile Representations in the Frescoes at Alchi; Whitfield: Visions of Buddha Lands: The Dunhuang Caves; Caiger-Smith: A Kind of Alchemy: Persian Ceramics of the 12th and 13th Centuries; Carswell: White and Blue: Chinese Ceramics and the Albers Effect; Mackenzie: From Diversity to Synthesis: Changing Roles of Metalwork and Decorative Style in China. Hardcover. New. $18.

Hali. SILK AND STONE. THE THIRD HALI ANNUAL. 1996, 228 p., illus., 32.5 x 23 cm. As glossy as its predecessors. Articles:
  Monuments of the Deccan. Islamic Architecture of the
     Central Indian Plateau (Michell)
  The Royal Murals of Rajasthan. Art in Peril (Bautze)
  The Message of Misfortune. Words and Images in Sa'di's Gulistan (Hillenbrand)
  Farangi Saz. The Impact of Europe on Safavid Painting. (Canby)
  The Chiselled Surface. Chinase Lacquer and Islamic Design (Crowe)
  China for Export. Export Porcelain of the Qing Dynasty (Sheaf)
  The Progress of Rama. The Ramayana in Khmer Bas-reliefs
    of the Angkor Period (Zephir)
  Ritual and Splendor. The Gold of Indonesia (Kartik)
  A Fearful Symmetry. The Mughal Red-Ground Grotesque Carpets (Steven Cohen)
  Meibutsu-Gire. Textiles in the Japanese Tea Ceremony (Best)
  The Emperor's Treasure House. 7th and 8th Century Textiles in
    the Shosoin (Alan Kennedy)
  Silk of the Northern Song. Reconstructing the Evidence (Vainker)
  All Excellent Qualities...Chinese Jade from the Neolithic to the Han (Michaelson)
Hardcover. New, in publisher's shrink wrap $33.

Hali, King, D., Pinner, R., and Franses, M. TURKOMAN RUGS IN THE VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM. 15 p., 38 illus., 7 in color, 30 x 22 cm. A reprint from Hali, volume 2, number 4 of two articles: A History of the Collection by David King and The Turkoman Collection by Robert Pinner and Michael Franses. Paperback. Used, good condition, $25.

Handa, O.C. TEXTILES, COSTUMES AND ORNAMENTS OF THE WESTERN HIMALAYA. 1998, 312 ., 81 illus., 58 in color, fig., 25.5 x 19 cm. This area: Jammu, Kashmir, and Himchal Pradesh is a center where Tibet, India, Central Asia and the Middle East meet, and the textiles and people in this area reflect this mixture of influences. The author is a historian, specializing in the archeology of this area, but also with an interest in traditional costume and textiles here; this is a survey of the people and costume, with emphasis on the diversity of costume, on its role in the ethnography of the area, and changes, especially in response to commercial production. The focus is thus more on ethnography and less on just textiles. Printed in India, so the quality of the paper and binding is mediocre; the color plates are satisfactory. Hard. New, but dust jacket with some tears. $37.

Hangeldian, A.E. LES TAPIS D'ORIENT. n.d., 340 p., 330 illus., 40 in color, 27.5 x 22 cm. An introductory book with mostly 19th & 20th century examples. Plates are often out of focus. In French. Hard. Used, good condition, pages slightly wrinkled from dampness, $32.

Hangeldian, Armen E. TAPPETI D'ORIENTE. Antonio Vallardi Editore, Milano, 1959. 340 p., 330 illus., 40 in color, 27.5 x 22 cm. An introductory book with mostly 19th & 20th century examples. Plates are often out of focus. In Italian. Hard. Used, good condition: top of spine torn, foxing on top edge and on last two sheets, pages water wrinkled, paper beginning to brown along edges, no internal marks; no dust jacket. $29.

Hansen, V. TEXTILA KUBER OCH BLIXTAR. ROLAKANETS KONST- OCH KULTURHISTORIA. (Textile cubes and lightning. The art and cultural history of Rolakan). 1992, 296 p., about 400 illus., about half in color, 31.5 x 24 cm. An exhaustive discussion of Swedish double interlocking tapestry weaves, with sections on their construction, use, production, and designs. The design section argues that the designs are influenced by ancient and medieval designs from China, Greece, Byzantium, Northern Europe. Extensive tables of design and border elements, materials, etc. In Swedish. Hard. Deluxe version, numbered, 1 of 50, quarter leather, marbled covers $210.

Harmsen, W.D. PATTERNS AND SOURCES OF NAVAJO WEAVING. 1977, 70 p., 94 rugs illus., 31 in color, 30 x 22 cm. Exhibition catalogue to Harmsen's Western America Collection; most of the rugs are from the 1st half of the 20th century. Paper. $9.95.

Harris, N. RUGS AND CARPETS OF THE ORIENT. 1977, Hamlyn, 96 p., 107 color pl., 32 x 23 cm. An introduction, valuable for the many color plates of rugs in European collections. Hardb. Used, very good, dust jacket torn and chipped. $5.

Harrow, L. THE BELLAIRS COLLECTION. 1986, 48 p., 14 color pl., 30.5 x 23 cm. 14 examples of antique silk rugs: Kum Kapu, Persian & Indian; the text is not very useful and the book is mostly of interest to collectors of every book on Oriental rugs or of silk, complex-design floral rugs. Hard. New. Boxed. $29. Another copy, good condition, in slipcase, $10.

Harrow, L. FROM THE LANDS OF SULTAN AND SHAH. 1987, 64 p., 15 color illus., 12 bl & wh fig., 30 x 22.5 cm. A description of a collection of 15 18th-19th century silk Persian & Turkish rugs; the text describes the rugs (technical analyses, Jack Franses) & is then padded with a history of Iran & Turkey, other Islamic art forms, & some thoughts on art appreciation. Hardb. Used, very good condition in a very good dust jacket. $31.

Harrow, L. & Franses, J. THE RIVERBANK COLLECTION. SILK RUGS FROM TURKEY AND PERSIA. 1996, 64 p., 24 illus., 17 in color., 35 x 26 cm. This is a catalogue of 14 ornate silk rugs from Turkey & Iran; the text briefly describes, double spaced & with wide margins, silk rug production & the countries concerned; designers of the rugs are listed when known. Hard. Used, as new but not crisp; dust jacket as new. $19.

Hart, K. ed. JOSEPHINE POWELL COLLECTION. KILIM ÖRNEKLERI. EXAMPLES FROM KILIMS. 2007, 170 p., 92 color illus., 21.5 x 30 cm. Exhibition of a 2003 exhibition of the Powell collection of Anatolian kilims. Articles by Finkel and Böhmer on Powell and her travels and on dyes. There is no overlap with the other book on the Powell collection. Colors are very good. New, but corner bumped in shipping. Paperback. $105.

Hart, K., ed. GIVING BACK THE COLOURS. JOSEPHINE POWELL COLLECTION. 2007, 325 p., 273 color illus., 21.5 x 30 cm. Exhibition catalogue of the Powell collection of Anatolian kilims, with focus on the storage bags, from the 10th ICOC in Istanbul; essays by Böhmer, Frost, Hart, Jensen, Karakaya, Lave, Mendenhall, Powell, Steiner on the history of this collection of kilims and storage bags and the textiles themselves. Most of the book consists of plates of the textiles, including enlargements of details. There is no overlap with the other book on the Powell collection. Color is very good. New, but corner bumped in shipping. Paperback. $115. Used, fine condition. $70. Both volumes on the Powell collection: $200.

Harvey, J. TRADITIONAL TEXTILES OF CENTRAL ASIA. 1996, 160 p., 262 illus., 212 in color, 30.5 x 22 cm. A good survey of Central Asian textiles, with focus on non-rug ones: embroideries, ikats, felts, dress, prints, and with chapters on techniques as well as the textiles themselves. Hard. New, in shrink wrap, but with bumped corner and edge of cover. $42.

Haskins, J.F. IMPERIAL CARPETS FROM PEKING. 1973, University Art Gallery, University of Pittsburg, 50 p., 17 illus., 7 in color, 28 x 21.5 cm. An exhibition catalogue of 19th century Chinese carpets, exhibited in Pittsburg and also at Duke. Most have inscriptions saying there were to be used in the royal palaces. This version has the added plate 15. New. Paperback. $46. Used, very good condition, but slight wear along edge of spine, bookplate; does not have added plate 15. $28

Haslam, M. ARTS AND CRAFTS CARPETS. 1991, 200 p., 141 illus., 81 in color, 31.5 x 24 cm. A detailed discussion of British Arts & Crafts rugs, with chapters and Morris, Morton's Donegal carpets, and the small independant weavers influenced by Morris; the author is an expert on the arts & crafts movement and the text is rich in details. Appendix with technical analyses. Hard. New. $81. Used, very good condition in very good dust jacket. $13.

Hasson, R. WOVEN WITH LOVE. KILIMS FROM ANATOLIA. 2007, 108 p., 68 color illus., 30 x 23 cm. Exhibition catalogue, L. A. Mayer Museum of Islamic Art, of the Rabe collection of 17th, 18th, and 19th century Turkish kilims; introductory text on the history of kilims, weaving materials, dyes and designs. In English / Hebrew. Paperback. New. $47.

Hatton, B. POSTCARD: TASMANIAN TIGER. 1994. Postcard of a flat-woven rug by this weaver; one of a series drawing attention to endangered Australian species. The rug shows a pelt of this marsupial, with its stripes; it looks much like a Tibetan tiger rug, thus showing a little- known fact that Tibetans and Aussies share a common cultural heritage. $1 each; 5 for $4.

Hawley, Walter A. ORIENTAL RUGS, ANTIQUE AND MODERN. 1970 reprint of the 1913 ed., 320 p., 87 pl., 11 in color, 23.5 x 15.5 cm. A standard early work, which was one of the two best general guides for about a 30 year period; it is now mostly useful for the illustrations of rugs which predate 1913. Paper. Out of print. As new, crisp, and with shiny covers, but damaged in shipping: front lower corner bumped badly so that pages of the first 3/4 of the book have a fold mark. $12.95.

Hedlund, Ann Lane. BEYOND THE LOOM. 1990, Johnson Publishing, 98 p.,26 illus., 10 in color, 23 x 15 cm. Exhibition catalogue from the University of Colorado Museum of 19th century Navajo, Pueblo, and colonial Spanish weavings. The text describes the textiles, with occasional comment by Joel Ben Wheat, and has also a usefull chapter on Wheat's activities with the museum, and the type of information he collected about weavings, which serves as guide to documenting individual textiles. Paper. $19.

Hegenbart, H. ANATOLISCHE DORFTEPPICHE VON ENDE DES SULTANATS (Anatolian Village Carpets from the Era of the last Sultan). 1996, 135 p., 64 illus., 62 in color, 28 x 21.5 cm. Exhibition catalogue of 44 rugs, Bieler Galerie in Vienna, of late 19th century/early 20th century Turkish carpets; an extensive introduction on designs and rug construction; technical analyses. In German. Hard. Numbered, limited edition. New. $89.

Hegenbart, H. AUSGEWAHLTE ORIENTALISCHE GEWEBE (Exceptional Oriental Flatweaves). 1982,45p., 17 laid-in color photos, 23.5 16 cm. Exhibition catalogue from the Barberis Gallery of 13 Turkish flatweaves and 4 Persian ones (including a horse trapping); limited edition; good colors, technical descriptions. In German. Paper. New. $27.

Hegenbart, H. SELTENE WEBTASCHEN AUS DEM ORIENT / RARE ORIENTAL WOVEN BAGS. 1982, 127 p., 50 color pl., 25.5 x 21.5 cm. Dealer's exhibition catalogue of Shah-savan, Chamseh, & Kurd bag faces; the pieces are interesting; the text describes their construction & something about the groups that make them. Structural analyses; close-up illustrations of details of some of the pieces. German/English. Hard. New. $58. Another copy, used, fine condition, $45. Another copy, used, good condition, bumped corner, small tear at top of spine, and wear along spine. $31.

Heinz, D. ALTE ORIENTTEPPICHE (Antique Oriental Rugs). 1956, 60 p., 20 black and white plates, 20 x 13 cm. A small - 40 pages of text, in small print - introductory handbook to classic rugs; the illustrations are from museum, and the rugs are 16 to 18th century. In German. Hardcover. Used, very good condition in a good dust jacket (worn along the spine and corners). $12.

Helfgott, L.M. TIES THAT BIND. A SOCIAL HISTORY OF THE IRANIAN CARPET. 1994, 358 p., 23.5 x 16 cm. Scholarly: 70 pages of notes, bibliography & index, by a historian, tracing the changes in carpet manufacture & Iranian society, both nomadic and in the cities as factories were set up, as the West began importing carpets in the 19th century and during the evolution of the carpet trade in this century. Hard. Fine condition in fine dust jacket, protected by mylar. $36.

Hempel, R. and Preysing, M.G. ALTE ORIENT-TEPPICHE. 1970, 44 p., 15 illus., 3 in color, 23 x 18.5 cm. Exhibition catalogue of the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, of their carpets. The illustrations are of 16th-17th century ones. In German. Paper. Used, very good condition. $28

Herbert, J. A HANDBOOK OF THE AMERICAN BUYER. ORIENTAL RUGS. THE ILLUSTRATED GUIDE. 1978, Macmillan, 160 p., 108 illus., 106 in color, 26 x 18 cm. An introductory book, mostly on Persian rugs, with smaller sections on Caucasian, Turkmen, Chinese, Pakistani and Indian rugs. Hard, used, good condition but the paper covering the front hinge is cracked for 2/3 of its length, in good dust jacket. $4.

Herbert, J. AFFORDABLE ORIENTAL RUGS. 1980, 160 p., 100 color pl., 26 x 18.5 cm. A sympathetic guide to modern rugs from China, Pakistan, India, Romania and Tibet; this is one of the few book specializing in this are. Hard. Used, very good,in very good dust jacket. $13.

Heringa, R., Veldhuisen, H.C., Gluckman, D.C., and Carey, P. FABRIC OF ENCHANTMENT. BATIK FROM THE NORTH COAST OF JAVA. 1996, 240 p., 266 illus., 163 in color 31 x 24 cm. A bout a third of the book is a good discussion of Javanese batiks; the rest describes some 80 odd textiles from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, each of which has extensive comments on the textile itself, on who made it, and on who would wear it. Hardcover. $65.

Hermann, F. TEPPICHE AUS DEM ORIENT. 1986, 59 p., 61 illus., 4 in color, 22 x 20.5 cm. Catalague of Oriental carpets in the Museum Rietberg, Zurich; the rugs range from a Dragon carpet and a Lotto to 18th century Persian floral design rugs; the collection is divided evenly between Turkish, Caucasian, Persian, Turkmen, and East Turkestan. In German. Paper. $48.

Herrmann, E. Exhibition catalogues from this rug dealer, all with good color, and generally very impressive rugs.

VON KONYA BIS KOKAND. 1980, 196 p., 122 color illus., 31 x 22 cm. This is the 3rd catalogue from the noted dealer. 19th century rugs from Turkey, the Caucasus, Iran, Central Asia and China. In German/English. Hard. New. $127. Used, fine condition, $88.

VON USCHAK BIS YARKAND. 1979, 169 p., 122 color illus., 31 x 22 cm. This is the 2nd of his catalogues. 17th-19th century rugs from Anatolia, the Caucasus, Iran & Turkestan. In German/English. Hard. Used, very good condition; small dent on bottom edge of front cover. $88

SELTENE ORIENTTEPPICHE/ RARE ORIENTAL CARPETS IV. 1982, 104 color illus., 31 x 22 cm. Good rugs; good color; technical analyses. In German/English. Hard. $144. Used, very good condition but bumped spine, small scratch on back cover, bumps on edge of cover. $110.

SELTENE ORIENTTEPPICHE/ RARE ORIENTAL CARPETS V. 1983, 205 p., 96 color illus., 31 x 22 cm. Rugs from the 16th-19th centuries from Mamluk in the West to Chinese and Tibetan in the East; usual good color and interesting rugs. In German. Hard. New. $127. Used, fine condition, $101.

SELTENE ORIENTTEPPICHE/ RARE ORIENTAL CARPETS VI. 1984, 225 p., 96 color pl., 31 x 22 cm. Essay by Meyers on Oriental rugs and abstract art; readers without German miss nothing; rugs are not as choice this year. In German. Hard. $127. Used, very good condition, sun fading on cover. $98.

SELTENE ORIENTTEPPICHE VII. 1985, 202 p., 92 color pl., 31 x 22 cm. 17th-19th century rugs; mostly Persian, Turkmen, Caucasian; smaller numbers of Turkish, Chinese, East Turkestan. Many are unusual. In German. $148.

SELTENE ORIENTTEPPICHE VIII. 1986, 268 p., 124 color pl., 31 x 22 cm. Mostly 19th century rugs, but also a 17th century silk Kashan. About half the rugs are Caucasian and Persian. In German. Hard. $178. Used, fine condition, $145.

SELTENE ORIENTTEPPICHE IX. 1987, 228 p., 104 color pl., 31 x 22 cm. Most are 19th century, but with a issue of 17th and 18th century Turkish carpets and embroideries. In German. Hardcover. New. $173.

SELTENE ORIENTTEPPICHE X. 1988, 272 p., 133 color illus., 31 x 22 cm. Usual good selection, and with a number of Tibetan rugs. In German. Hard. $178.

Herrmann, E, ASIATISCHE TEPPICH- UND TEXTILKUNST / ASIATIC CARPET AND TEXTILE ART. 1989, 160 p., 72 color illus. The fall l989 exhibition catalogue, with excellent examples of rugs. Hard. With separate, softcover English translation. $148.

Herrmann, E, ASIATISCHE TEPPICH- UND TEXTILKUNST / ASIATIC CARPET AND TEXTILE ART. Bd. 2. 1990, 183 p., 184 color illus., 31 x 22 cm. Most are 19th century; this collection includes some of the currently popular gabbeh rugs, and a relatively large proportion of suzani and embroideries. In German. $160.

Herrmann, E, ASIATISCHE TEPPICH- UND TEXTILKUNST / ASIATIC CARPET AND TEXTILE ART. Bd. 3. 1991, 176 p., 87 color illus. In German. 31 x 22 cm. Hard. $134.

Herrmann, E. ASIATISCHE TEPPICH- UND TEXTILKUNST. 4. 1992, 244 p., 112 color illlus., 31 x 22 cm. The usual good selection of 16th - 19th century rugs from Turkey, the Caucasus, Iran, Central Asia, and China. Descriptions of the items, often with discussion of related rugs. In German. Hard. $272.

Herrmann, E. KAUKASISCHE TEPPICHKUNST IM 19. JAHRHUNDERT EIN BILDERBUCH (Caucasian Rugs in the 19th century, a Picture Book). 1993, 80 p., 60 color pl., 30.5 x 21.5 cm . This is what the name says; the text consists of a 1 page introduction, technical descriptions of the rugs, and a bibliography; the rugs are color, but the colors look faded for some; there is an attractive 1730 map of the Near East and Persia included in a pocket inside the back cover. In German. $110. Used, fine condition, $89.

Higgins, K. and Kenny, D. BOLIVIAN HIGHLAND WEAVING. 1978, 31 p., 12 illus., 21.5 x 28 cm. Exhibition catalogue, Textile Museum, Toronto, with detailed descriptions of the use of fabrics and the different types woven in Bolivia; many of the textiles are old; two pages on dyes, translated from an article by Girault. Paper. New. $27. Used, good condition, $21.

Hildebrand, H. DER PERSISCHE TEPPICH UND SEINE HEIMAT (The Persian Rug and its Home). 1951, Verlag Leeman, Zürich, 68 p., 15 illus., 3 in color, 23 x 15.5 cm. An introductory book, about half on techniques of rug production: dyes, material, weaving, and half on the major rug producing areas of Iran. The author lived and travelled in Iran and his interest in carpet production means about half the pictures are of weavers and looms. A rare item. Paperback. In German. Used, good condition: dust jacket worn and chipped; insides in very good condition. $75.

Hillmann, M.C. PERSIAN CARPETS. 1984, 128 p., 36 illus., 23 in color. A guide to contemporary Persian carpets, by a carpet dealer and professor of Persian literature & culture. Modern carpets are discussed in terms of the recent cultural & historical changes that have occurred in Iran. Much more text and the text is worth reading, than plates. Maps; a justifiably (and fun to read) critical discussion of other rug books, with lists of plates of Persian rugs in other books. Hard. Used, very good condition, in good dust jacket: chip, one inch tear on front cover, rubbed, wear along edges of dust jacket. $10.

Hindman, Leslie, Auctioneers. ORIENTAL RUGS AND TEXTILES AUCTION. FEBRUARY 27, 1994. 437 items, 63 illus., 11 in color. This auction was held concurrently with the 2nd International Conference on Oriental Carpets. Items include property from General Walter Bedell Smith, Rockford College, Michael Cuccello, Snite Museum of Art and the University of Notre Dame. Paper. Used, good condition, $28.

Hoffmeister, P. TURKOMAN CARPETS IN FRANCONIA. 1980, 105 p., 60 color pl., 33.5 x 24 cm. A lavish description of 2 collections, one of which was probably formed before 1914 and thus has rugs guaranteed to be older than that date. Good color. English/German text. Hardb. Used, very good condition in a good dust jacket. $89. There was also a paperback edition.

Holt, R.B. RUGS ORIENTAL AND OCCIDENTAL ANTIQUE AND MODERN. 1901, 1st edition, McClurg, 167 p.,31 illus., 10 in color, 28.5 x 21 cm. An early American book, now largely of historical interest, although it covers not only the traditional rug weaving countries, but also the Balkans, France, England, Sardinia, the US etc. Hard. 1908, revised edition, 33 illus., 12 in color, used, good, foxing, no dust jacket, from Boucher's library and with his bookplate. $27. Another copy, 1937 Garden City, 3rd ed., revised, 208 p., 32 illus., 12 in color, 27 x 18 cm. Hardb. Used, very good condition, in good dust jacket worn along edges. $10.

Homer, J.P.J. EXCLUSIVELY BELOUCH. 1986, 46 p., 40 color pl., 21 x 15 cm. Dealer's catalogue of 19th century Belouch rugs, mostly collected from the British countryside; the rugs are an interesting selection of Belouch designs; colors are good; brief descriptions of each rug. Separate price list and addenum. Paper. Used, very good condition, but bumped corner, slight foxing top edge. $34.

Hong Kong Carpet Manufacturers Ltd. TAI PING RUGS AND CARPETS. 1970, 88 p., 207 illus., 142 in color. A manufacturer's catalogue of Chinese, Persian, European, modern-art designs, and showing types of carving or embossing; there is of course not much text, and much of it is is on the order of describing all the famous places with Tai Ping carpets, but also there is a page on the history of the factory. Hard. Used, good but front cover with sun-fading, and front hinge starting to crack. $29.25.

Hoolihan, P., J.L. Collings, S. Nestor, J. Batkin. HARMONY BY HAND. ART OF THE SOUTHWEST INDIANS. BASKETRY, WEAVING, POTTERY. 1987, 108 p., 87 illus., 59 in color, 24.5 x 25.5 cm. The examples of rugs range from Chief blankets to the early 20th century; the basketry include Hopi, Paiute, Yavapai, Havasupai; ceramics are 19th and 20th century from the Pueblos, Zuni, etc. Paper. $16.95. Hard. $30.

Hosain, A. ORIENTTEPPICH BREVIER. Klinkhardt & Bierman, 3rd pr.,1955 copyright, 48 p., 19 illus., 10 in color, 19.5 x 13 cm. A pocket guide to Oriental rugs, with 19th & 20th century examples. In German. Hard. Used, very good condition, dust jacket good condition: worn, folded, chipped. $13.

Hotchkiss, C. THE ART OF THE NAVAJO. 1975, 24 p., 12 bl & wh illus., 22 x 18 cm. Lowe Art Museum exhibition brochure on Navajo blankets and silver; 11 of the illustrations are of Navajo blankets, all 19th century. Paper. Used, as new. $14.

Housego, J. TRIBAL RUGS. 1978, first edition,  177 p., 133 illus., 26 in color, 20 x 19 cm. A very nice little book with descriptions of the various Iranian nomads, including Turkmen and Belouch, and their rugs, bags, and horse trappings.   Second edition, unchanged except for a longer bibliography, new, $19.95.

Housego, J. TRIBAL RUGS. 1996, 3rd ed., 177 p., 133 illus., 26 in color, 20 x 19 cm. A very nice little book with descriptions of the various Iranian nomads, including Turkmen and Belouch, and their rugs, bags, and horse trappings. The only change from the 2nd edition is the preface to the second edition has been deleted. Paper. New. $19.95 1978, 1st edition, hardcover, used, good condition, foxing on top edge, no dust jacket. $22.

Hubel, R.G. THE BOOK OF CARPETS. 1979 reprint of the 1971 ed., 238 p., 182 illus., 28 in color, 16 x 23 cm. This is a detailed and advanced introduction to rugs; when it first appeared, it was the best detailed general introduction to Oriental rugs; the black and white illustrations tend to be dark, but the text is what is valuable. Hard. New. $45. Used, fine condition in very good dust jacket. $12.

Hubel, R.G. ORIENTTEPPICHE UND NOMADENKNUPFARBEITEN VERGANGENER JAHRHUNDERTE. (Oriental Rugs and Nomadic Textile from the Previous Centuries). 1978, 65 p., 18 illus., 1 in color, 26 x 21 cm. Exhibition catalogue, Museum of Ethnography, Munchen, of about 360 rugs from the Hubel collection. Each rug has a brief description, & there are brief introductions to the major carpet weaving areas. Paper. Used, good condition. In German. $24.

Hull, A. and Barnard, N. LIVING WITH KILIMS. 1988, 152 p., about 250 illus., about half in color, 26 x 25 cm. The orientation of the illustrations and text is toward the interior decorator; still, there are sections on construction, who makes kilims, as well as how to use them on floors, and hang them on walls. Paper, $31. Used, very good in very good dust jacket. $17

Hull, A. and Luczyk-Wyhowska, J. KILIM. 1993, 352 p., 649 illus., 370 in color, 33 x 25 cm. Many illustrations, although some are drawings of designs or enlargements of parts of rugs; there is an attempt to give distinguishing features of kilims from different areas; the emphasis is on Turkey, the Caucasus and Iran, but there are sections on North Africa and Central Asia as well as some advice on collecting (with a list of about 100 dealers in Europe, the US, New Zealand and Australia) and on new kilim production. This is a very good introductory book on kilims in these areas. Hard. $75.

Humphries, S. ORIENTAL CARPETS, RUNNERS AND RUGS, WITH SOME JACQUARD REPRODUCTIONS. A and C Black, 1910, 428 p., 24 color pl., 30 x 21 cm. The text is a leisurely blending of rugs, rare books, pre-Raphaelite painting, history, travel and techniques of making Oriental and Jacquard rugs. Hard. Used, good condition, cover stains, but insides clean, hinges tight, no internal marks. $29. Another copy, good condition, but ex-library and with call number on spine, rebound in library binding so hinges are good, missing last endpaper (probably with circulation card holder). $15.

Hyam, L.A. THE JOHN W. CAMPBELL COLLECTION OF ORIENTAL SILK RUGS. n.d. (1925), 259 p., 23 sepia illus., 30.5 x 23 cm. Descriptions of 106 silk rugs mostly from Persia, including several large ones and one with 1000 knots per square inch. Used, good condition, cover worn. $25.

Hyman, V.D. & Hu, W.C.C. CARPETS OF CHINA AND ITS BORDER REGIONS. 1982, 290 p., 50 tipped-in color pl., 45 in color, 22.5 x 28.5 cm. Sections on the history of China and evidence for early Chinese rugs, dyes, symbolism, rug shapes and use; little coverage of modern Chinese rugs. This will supplement the book by Rostov & Jia. Hard. $95.

Hyde Galleries. KILIMS, THE TRADITIONAL TAPESTRIES OF TURKEY. 1979, 24 p., 15 color illus., 26 x 14 cm. A brochure for an exhibition; the kilims and colors are good; little text. Paper. Used, good, but cover stained. $10. New. $15.

Hyde, J.S., Harmer, J., Lorimer, M. & Pickering, W.S. eds. WINDOWS ON THE MAGHRIB. TRIBAL AND URBAN WEAVINGS OF MOROCCO. 1991, 46 p., 32 color pl., 28 x 21 cm. Exhibition catalogue, McClung Museum & Near Eastern Art Research Center; 20th century carpets, saddle bags, embroideries, clothing; text on weaving and embroidery in Morocco, and comments on the textiles. Bibliography. Paper. Used, very good condition but bumped corner. $11.



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ICOC CATALOGUE; 5th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ORIENTAL CARPETS 1986. 1986, 57 p. text plus 80 p. ads.,30 x 21.5 cm. This is the glossy catalogue for the 5th ICOC, with the program list, list of museums in Budapest & Vienna, & list of rugs in the exhibition of rugs at the conference (described more fully in the book by Butterweck). Probably of most value to someone who was there & now wants a catalogue as a belated souvenir, or someone who was not there & what to pretend she or he was. Paper. Used, as new, stained on top edge. $12.

Inverarity, R. B. ART OF THE NORTHWEST COAST INDIANS. U. of Cal. Press, 1950, 243 p., 279 bl and wh illus., 28 x 20 cm. Totem poles, stone carvings, wooden panels, dancing blankets.... Paper. New but spine faded. $13.

Ionescu, S. ANTIQUE OTTOMAN RUGS IN TRANSYLVANIA. 2005, 227 p., about 300 illus., about 260 in color, 35 x 24.5 cm. This is now the most comprehensive book on Turkish rugs from Transylvanian churches and Romanian museums; the examples are 16th - 19th century and includes the classic transylvanian type, plus Holbein, Lotto, chintamani, etc. Chapters written by Ionescu, Kertesz and Boralevi on the previous studies of Transylvanian rugs, how the rugs arrived in Transylvania, types of Turkish rugs, the rugs themselves, a list of churches with rugs, technical analyses, bibliography. Hardcover. One of 500 copies. Normal edition, numbered, $195; special edition, with lower numbers and in a cardboard case, $260.

Irwin, J. & Hall, K. INDIAN EMBROIDERIES. 1973, 324 p., 122 pl., 12 in color, 29 x 21.5 cm. Volume II of the series describing the Calico Museum's holdings. As important as volume I. Hardcover. New, but with dust jacket rubbed and worn along edges. $180.

Iten-Maritz, J. ENZYKLOPADIE DES ORIENTTEPPICHS. 1984, 3rd, expanded ed., 371 p., about 600 illus., about 100 in color, 31 x 23 cm. An encyclopedia, with maybe 1500 entries, from "Adana" and "Carpet Trading Co (PVT) Ltd" to "Yun" and "Zar". In German. Hard. Used, very good to fine condition but bump on bottom edge of front cover; dust jacket very good: rubbed, worn along edges; Textile Museum sticker inside front cover. $74

Iten-Maritz, J. TURKISH CARPETS. 1976, 354 p., 180 color pl., 28 x 21.5 cm. A very good book on Turkish rugs, mostly 19th & 20th century. This was the first detailed survy of all areas of Turkey. Hard. Used, very good condition, dust jacket good condition, with wear along edges and 1 inch one chip at top of spine. $39. Another copy, used, fair condition: text complete but front hinge weak and back hinge completely cracked so that the text block is completely detached from the back cover; no dust jacket; a reading copy only. $14.

Ittig, A. WOVEN DREAMS: ORIENTAL CARPETS / REVES TISSES: TAPIS D'ORIENT. 1994, 88 p., 84 illus., 16 in color, 28 x 21.5 cm. Exhibition catalogue of rugs from the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts; they range from Turkey to China; most are 19th or early 20th century; the text is good; there are interesting notes on the Museum's holdings, but most of the text consists of discussions of the individual pieces and the changes in production that have occurred in Oriental carpet production in the last 100 years. In French / English. Paper. $25.


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Jacobs, Bertram. AXMINSTER CARPETS (HAND-MADE) 1755-1957. F. Lewis, 1970, 128 p., 90 illus., 1 (tipped-in) in color, 30 x 22. 5 cm. 68 pages of text on Thomas Whitty, the founder of the Axminster factory, on the history of the factory since it start and on some of the rugs it produced. The plates are of Axminster rugs, some in situ. The definitive book solely on this subject. Hardcover. Used, very good condition but owner's signature and bookplate, dust jacket in good condition, wear along edges, small tears along top edge, red ink smudges on front cover. $47.

Jacobsen, C.W. CHECK POINTS ON HOW TO BUY ORIENTAL RUGS. 1969, 208 p., 60 illus., 24 in color, 26 x 18.5 cm. An update of his big book: Oriental Rugs, with focus on what to look for as defects in a rug and whom to buy from (a reputable dealer) and on changes in rug production since his earlier book. The style is Jacobsen's usual style. Hard. Good, dust jacket good but with small tears. $5. Another copy, used, very good condition, in very good dust jacket; ex-library Colonel Jeff Boucher with his bookplate. $15.

Jacobsen, C.W. FACTS ABOUT ORIENTAL RUGS. no date, 1952?, 116 p., 4l illus., 24.5 x 17 cm. An introductory book, which became the first part of Jacobsen's "Oriental Rugs, a Complete Guide." Largely of interest to someone who wants a copy of every book published on Oriental rugs. Hard. Used, good, owner's signature: Sue Brickley; corners bumped. $9.50.

Jacobsen, C.W. ORIENTAL RUGS. A COMPLETE GUIDE. 1962, (1966), 479 p., 194 p., 39 in color, 26 x 19 cm. Valuable for the large issue of plates; the text is idiosyncratic but does describe the state of the rug trade in the 1940's and 1950's, including changes in production to meet consumer demand. Hard. Used, very good in very good dust jacket, $32. Another copy, good but weak hinges, dust jacket good, $28. Another copy, as new in box, 17th printing (1979), $38.

Jacoby, H. ABC DES ECHTEN TEPPICHS. 1948, Wasmuth, 1st d., 139 p., 24 illus., 1 in color, 19 x 13 cm. A beginner's book, organized as a dictionary. In German. Hardb., used, very good, but dust jacket worn, torn, stained. $11.

Jacoby, H. EINE SAMMLUNG ORIENTALISCHER TEPPICHE. 1923, Scarabaeus Verlag, 140 p., 99 bl & wh illus., 51 pl., 4 in color, 31 x 24 cm. A book largely based on 47 rugs from the PETAG collection, dating from the 16th to 19th centuries. In German. Hardb. Used, good condition, but leather spine is missing and covers are detached. With two sheets of notes, reputed to be by McMullan. In German. $79.

Jacoby, H. HOW TO KNOW ORIENTAL RUGS AND CARPETS. 1962, 2nd edition, Allen and Unwin, 148 p., 32 illus., 6 in color, 22 x 14 cm. Beginner's guide to Oriental rugs, arranged as a dictionary, with illustrations mostly of 17th-19th century rugs. Hard. Used, good, one plate torn but mended with tape. Dust jacket good. $18. Another copy, 1967 printing, good, no dust jacket, $10.

Jacoby, H., and Hubel, R. G. ORIENTAL CARPETS AND NOMADIC KNOTTED PILEWORK FROM THE COLLECTION OF HERR R. G. HUBEL. n.d (1970?), The Goethe Institut, 40 p., 4 color illus., 21.5 x 28 cm. An exhibition of Hubel's rugs at the Goethe Institut, Manchester, City of Liverpool Museums, Whitworth Art Gallery and Bristol City Art Gallery. There are paragraph introductions to the areas from which the rugs come, technical descriptions of the 146 rugs and color plates of 4 of them. Used, good condition but foxing spots on back cover. $15.

James, H.L. RUGS AND POSTS. 1999, 2nd ed.,rev., 120 p., 96 color illus. 30.5 x 23 cm. Guide to modern Navajo rugs; organized around the posts where rugs were brought; there is a tremendous amount of information about the Navajo, the history of the posts, designs, weavers, prices. Bibliography. The first edition was an excellent book; the second edition is too; the revisions update prices and modern production. Paper. $24.95.

Jett, S.C. WOVEN JEWELS FROM THE BLACK TENTS. BALUCHI, AIMAQ, AND RELATED TRIBAL WEAVINGS OF IRAN, AFGHANISTAN, AND PAKISTAN. 2006, Georgia Museum of Art, CD (Adobe Acrobat), 131 p., 6 color illustrations. The text has a history of the Baluch and other ethnic groups in this area: Aimaq, Timuri, and Mushwani, descriptions of how the textiles are made, their dyes and designs, and a discussion of the geographic areas of production, with lots of references. There is a list of the 84 pieces in the exhibition, with technical descriptions and color illustrations of 8 of them. New CD. $15.

Jevremovic, G. AZERI FOLKLIFE CARPETS. 1992, 96 p., 46 color illus., 32 x 23.5 cm. Dealer's catalogue of modern Turkish pictorial carpets; these resemble in style and subject the naive paintings from Haiti or the former Yugoslavia; brief introductory text vaguely about the rugs. Hard. $30.

Jevremovic, G. BLACK MOUNTAIN LOOMS. VOL 1. 1994, 96 p., 202 color illus., 30.5 x 2 cm. Dealer and manufacturer's catalogue of rugs woven with natural dyes and hand-spun wool, from Turkey, the Balkans, and India, in a variety of 19th century (and earlier) Persian, Turkish, European, Navajo designs; there are also a few examples of rugs woven with folk Indian imagry. Hard. $32.

Jones, H. McC. and Boucher, J.W. WEAVINGS OF THE TRIBES IN AFGHANISTAN. 1972, International Hajji Baba Society, 103 p., 52 bl and wh illus., 25 x 21.5 cm, spiral bound. Exhibition catalogue of Turkmen (mostly Ersari) and Baluch rugs and bags. This also includes a translation of Wegner: The Rugs of Nomads & Farmers in Afghanistan, originally from Baessler-Archiv, 1964. The illustrations are photographs, and sometimes lack contrast, but the rugs are interesting. Paper. Used, good; edges of pages starting to yellow. $53.

Jones, H.Mc., Yohe, R. S., and Boucher, J.W. PERSIAN TRIBAL RUGS. 1971, Washington Hajji Baba, 112 p., 47 bl & wh illus., 28. 22 cm. An exhibition catalogue at the Cosmos Club, Christmas, of Persian tribal rugs from Washington collections. Examples are Kurdish, Qashqa'i, Afshar, Baluch, Shiraz. This is clearly a home-made job: the illustrations are pale and the text is typed, but the rug examples are good. Two maps: western Persia and a map of Iran showing where the major tribal groups are. Spiral bound. Rare. Used, good condition, edges slightly worn, bookplate. $31.

Jones, M. FAKE? THE ART OF DECEPTION. 1990, 312 p., 315 illus., 130 in color., 27.5 x 22 cm. This is a thorough discussion of fakes, forgeries, copies, the boundaries and relationships between them, techniques for forgeries, different cultural attitudes towards coping; the bulk of the book discusses some 400 fakes, giving interesting histories of who made them, who was deceived by them, and what they really are; for textile specialists, the interesting fakes are the Turin Shroud and a Victoria and Albert's "17th-century" Turkish carpet. Paper. $40.

JOURNAL OF ASIAN STUDIES. Vol. 49(3), 1990, about 250 p.; articles:
Washbrook: South Asia, the World System and World Capitalism;
Cohen: Lineage Organization in North China
Sutton: Ritual Drama and Moral Order: Interpreting the Gods' Festival Troups
  of Southern Taiwan
Andrews: Traditional Painting in New China: Guohua and the Anti-Rightist Campaign
Crozier: Art and Society in Modern China - A Review Article
Plus many book reviews.
Paper. Used, good. $7.

Justin, V.S. FLAT-WOVEN RUGS OF THE WORLD. 1980, about 300 illus., 48 in color, 224 p., 31 x 23 cm. Page after page of kilims from both major areas: Turkey, the Caucasus, Afghanistan, Iran & North America; as well as minor areas: Algeria, Egypt, the Balkans, Peru, China. Technical descriptions; chapters on materials & methods; introductions (including characteristics of pieces from the area) to each of the kilim-producing areas. This is a good general book on flat-weaves. Hard. Used, very good, bookplate and owner's signature in very good dust jacket, shiny but with slight tears. $13.


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Kaffel, R. CAUCASIAN PRAYER RUGS. 1998, 192 p., 170 illus., 160 in color, 34.5 x 24.5 cm. The author has a database of over 2000 Caucasian prayer rugs, and has used 97 of them as a base for this survey of rugs. There is an introduction on what is know about rug weaving and the rug trade in the Caucasus, and on the various types of prayer rugs. Hardcover. $75.

Kahlenberg, M.H. AUSPICIOUS BEGINNINGS. 1987, 24 p., 17 color illus., 23 x 25 cm. A dealer`s exhibition catalogue, of textiles with bird designs: an English quilt, Nigerian women's wrapper, Italian cope, Islamic fragment, Indonesian ceremonial cloths, and Japanese and Chinese fabrics. Textiles range from the 14th to 19th centuries. Good color. Paper. $21.

Kahlenberg, M.H. & Berlant, A. THE NAVAJO BLANKET. 1972, 111 p., 81 pl., 16 in color. Exhibition catalogue, L.A. County Museum of Art; good introduction & then plates of 19th century Navajo blankets. Paper. Used, very good. $20.

Kalter, J. THE ARTS AND CRAFTS OF TURKESTAN. 1984, 166 p., 187 illus., 57 in color, 23 x 20.5 cm. Sections on the ethnic groups in Turkestan, their dwellings, costume, jewelry, metalworking technology. Hard. Used, very good condition. $23.

Katzenberg, D.S. AND EAGLES SWEEP ACROSS THE SKY. 1977, 151 p., 59 illus of textiles, 7 in color; 21.5 x 25.5 cm. Exhibition catalogue, Baltimore Museum of Art, half on Navajo blankets and half on Western Indian basketry. The text provides a good history of the Navajo and the resulting changes in types of blankets; illustrations are of a good selection of blankets from 1850 to 1960; the baskets are 19th and 20th century west coast and south west. Used, good except that the top right edge of the front cover has been cut off. Paper. $15.

Katzenberg, D. BLUE TRADITIONS. 1973, 203 p., 136 illus of textiles, 28 x 17.5 cm. Exhibition catalogue, Baltimore Museum of Art, of indigo-dyed fabrics and cobalt-glazed ceramics. The text describes interestingly indigo production and the use of this dye in printed, woven and embroidered fabrics, mostly in the 17th - l9th centuries. Most of the examples are European. Paper. Used, very good; covers and spine with some sun-fading. $18.

Keleman, P. AN EXHIBITION OF PERUVIAN SPANISH-COLONIAL TEXTILES. 1961, Textile Museum, 8 p., 6 bl & wh illus., 28 x 21.5 cm. Exhibition brochure, Textile Museum, to go with a 1961 show; comments on textiles from this area, with references to the exhibits (no longer on the walls of the museum) and the 6 illustrations. Paper. Used, very good condition. $15.

Kelim-Connection, Koll H. KULTKELIM, AUSGEWÄHLTE ANATOLISCHE FLACHGEWEBE. 1999, 145 p., 36 color illus., 31.5 x 22.5 cm. A catalogue of 19th century Turkish kelims, in good color; the introductory text discusses kelim designs and symbols with references to Mellaart; and also dyes, with articles by Harry Koll, Wolgang Borger and Dr. Manfred Bieber. In German, with a separate English translation of the text. Hard. $75.

Kell, T.R. and R.J. Friedmann. ORIENTAL RUG PRICE GUIDE. 1977, 52 p., 39 illus., 21.5 x 14 cm. Brief description of types of Oriental rugs; then representative samples with price ranges for these types, in fine condition, and a discussion of how various defects will change these prices. Paper. $11.

Kendrick, A. F., Pope, A. U. and Thompson, W. G. THE EMPEROR'S CARPET AND TWO OTHERS. N.d. (1928), Cardinal and Harford, 32 p., 4 illus.s, 2 in color, 28 x 21.5 cm. A monograph on the "emperor's carpet", a 16th century Persian rug from the Hapsburg collections, a 16th and an 18th century Persia rug. Not common. Paperback with stiff cardboard covers, good condition: covers worn at edges and along spine; top and bottom of spine are missing, bookplate, no other internal marks. $138.

Kendrick, A.F. and Tattersall, C.E.C. / Victoria and Albert Museum / Department of Textiles. GUIDE TO THE COLLECTION OF CARPETS. 1931, Victoria and Albert Museum, 120 p., 52 black and white plates. Third edition; 68 pages of text describing the rugs: Persian, Caucasian, Turkish, Central Asian, Chinese, Spanish, North African and European; then plates of them. Hardcover. Used, very good condition, foxing on top edge. $20. Paperback. Used, good condition: foxing, stained. $10. Hardcover

Kendrick, A.F. and Tattersall, C.E.C. HAND-WOVEN CARPETS ORIENTAL AND OCCIDENTAL. 1922, Scribner's Sons, N.Y., 2 volumes. Vol I: 198 p., 3 color pl., 29 x 22.5 cm. Vol II: 202 pl., l6 in color, 29 x 22.5 cm. This is the original edition; the book is a general introduction to classic and modern carpets (modern as of 1922); the classic carpets tend to be from the Victoria and Albert Museum and other British collections. #82 of 1000 copies. Hardb. Used, very good condition; no internal markings, but slight foxing on end papers of volume 2, This is however, a broken set: vol I is Benn Brothers, London; vol. II is Scribners. $151. Also, 1973 Dover reprint, 388 p., 224 illus., 19 in color, 23.5 x 15.5 cm. Paper. Used, good, $4.

Kent, K.P. NAVAJO WEAVING. 1985, 139 p., 104 illus., 24 in color, 25.5 x 21.5 cm. This grew out of an analysis of the School of American Research textiles, some of which were described by Mera earlier. The work itself is now a description of Navajo weaving from 1650 to current production; the tone is scholarly. Paper. $22.95. Hardcover. $50.

Kent, K. P. PREHISTORIC TEXTILES OF THE SOUTHWEST. 1983, School of American Research, 315 p., 18 col. illus., 161 bl & wh fig and illus., 25.5 x 20 cm. This survey, by an anthropologist, is of existing Anasazi, Mogollon, Hohokum textiles, organized in terms of types of fibers and the weaving technique. Hardcover. New. $140.

Kent, K.P. PUEBLO INDIAN TEXTILES. 1983, 118 p., 104 illus., 24 in color, 25.5 x 21 cm. An analysis of Pueblo textiles from 1540 to modern times, with a description of the Pueblo textile hold­ings of the School of American Research; methods of production; & types of textiles produced. Hardcover. New. $53

Kent, K.P. THE STORY OF NAVAHO WEAVING. 1961, Heard Museum of Anthropology, 48 p., 24 color illus., 27.5 x 21 cm. A history of Navajo weaving, from 1850 to 1961, with examples, most of them old, from the Heard Museum's collection. Paper. New. $10. Used, good condition. $6.50

Kerimov, L. AZERBAIJAN CARPETS / AZERBAJCHAN HALCHALARII / AZERBAIDZHANSKIE KOVRII. 1974, Izdatelstvo Ishit, Baku, 32 p.,22 color pl., 16.5 x 25 cm. A small brochure on what look like modern Caucasian carpets. In poor Russian color. What little text there is is in English, Russian, Azeri, and Arabic? Persian?. Paperback. Used, fair condition: intact but with covers detached. $10.

Kerimov, L. AZERBAICHAN HELCHESI / AZERBAIDZHANSKII KOVER (AZERBAIJAN CARPETS). 1961, 366 p., many illustrations, 44 x 33.5 cm. An important work from this famous rug designer. The color and black and white scale drawings are of Caucasian patterns. Text in Russian and Azeri Turkish. Hardcover. Used, good condition: covers worn; two plates are slightly chipped at the edges; as is the inside back end paper; light stains on several pages. $410.

Kerimov, L. AZERBAIDJAN HALSHASI / AZERBAIDZHANDSKII KOVER / AZERBAIJAN CARPET. 1985, 236 p., 164 color pl., 33 x 24 cm. A light survey of Azerbaijan carpets, illustrated in good Russian color; carpets from the 19th century to the present; text in Azerbaijan, Russian, and for descriptions of plates only, English. Hard. New. In case, but case worn. $64. Another copy, used, fine condition, inscription, in worn case. $50.

Kerimov, L., Stepanian, N., Grigoliya, T., & Tsitsishvili, D. RUGS AND CARPETS FROM THE CAUCASUS. THE RUSSIAN COLLECTIONS. 1984, 141 p., 127 illus., 99 in color, 29.5 x 22 cm. Examples of rugs & flatweaves, now in museums in Baku, Yerevan, Tibilisi, & Makhachkala; most have not been published before, so this is an interesting look at Russian collections. About half are 19th century; even they are attributed to specific villages, but with no supporting evidence. Printed in Austria, so the paper & binding are satisfactory; the colors still look off. Paperback. Used, as new but not crisp, covers are beginning to yellow at the edges; small dent at top of spine. $14.

Keshishian, J. M. INSCRIBED ARMENIAN RUGS OF YESTERYEAR. 1994, 256 p., 106 illus., 96 in color, 31 x 23.5 cm. Brief sections on the author, collecting, and on Armenian rugs and their inscriptions. Most of the book consists of plates of rugs, with inscriptions and dates, from the Caucasus and Persia; most are 19th century. Hard. New. $79. Used, very good condition, but bumped corners; dust jacket very good but 1 inch tear on front. $49

Keshishian, H. M. & Arts Club of Washington. RUGS OF THE CAUCASUS. 1967, 21 p., no illustrations, 27.5 x 21.5 cm. A catalogue to go with an exhibition of Caucasian rugs from Washington D. C. collections. 13 page, typed, double-spaced comments on Caucasian rugs; then a list with brief descriptions of the 30 rugs in the exhibition. Paperback. Used, good condition, rubbed covers, corners not bumped, bookplate and owner's signature. $19.

Khatibi, A. and Amahan, A. FROM SIGN TO IMAGE. THE MOROCCAN CARPET. 1994, 187 p., 77 color illus., 30.5 x 28 cm. A survey of Moroccan carpets, both new and old and both city and tribal; colors are good; a few of the illustrations are out of focus; the text describes carpet production and is interspersed with poems, musings on art, and folk stories. Hard. $85.

King, D. / Spink and Son Ltd. TEXTILES FROM THE SANGIORGI COLLECTION. 1985, 62 p., 33 illus., 20 in color, 30 x 21 cm. Dealer's exhibition catalogue, with a three page introduction, and comments on each textile: previous owners, similar pieces, age, etc. The 35 textiles include Byzantine / Islamic 8th century sleeve panels, 11th - 17th silk textiles from the Near East, Islamic Spain, 15th century Italian silks and velvets, 15-17th century Turkish velvets, part of a 17th century Turkish banner, a 17th/18th century NW Persia / Caucasus embroidered cover, a 17th century Persian velvet, Italian embroidered silk covers, a pair of 1704 Greek epimanikia, a Lyon silk, a Chinese 18th century silk tapestry cushion cover, Peruvian / Bolivian archeological textiles. Paperback. New. $49.

Kirchheim, H. et al. ORIENT STARS. 1993, 394 p., about 250 color pl., 36 x 30 cm. Catalogue of a private collection of 231 carpets, many of which are pre-1700 and many of which have not been published before. Hardback. English version. $355.

Kirdok, M. "FETZEN." 1991, 84 p., 16 color pl., 30.5 x 21.5 cm. 16 unrestored and fragmentary kilims from Anatolia and Thrace; estimates of age are from the 16th to 19th century. Brief text in German. Paper. $36.

Klimburg, M.  IKAT. 1993, 167 p., 77 color pl., 5 bl and wh photographs, 25 x 26 cm. Exhibition catalogue: Kirdok; the photographs are 19th century, showing ikat use; the color plates are of examples, mostly early 20th century; the text describes the production of ikats, and their use in clothing. Hard. $70.  Used, fine condition, $45.

Klimtov´, Z. KAVKAZSKÉ KOBERCE / CAUCASIAN RUGS. 2006, 112 p., 67 color illus., 27.5 x 21 cm. An exhibition of Caucasian rugs at the National Gallery in Prague; most of the rugs belong to the Gallery. Most of these were purchased between 1850 and 1910. Most of the 30 page introduction in on rug weaving areas in the Caucasus; short sections on the collection and motifs. The rugs are mostly late 19th century, in good condition; plates are good. Technical descriptions. In Czech / English. Paper. $36.

Kolahi, B., Ceretto, E, I GABBEH. 1988, Museo Nazionale della Montagna "Duca degli Abruzzi", 71 p., 53 color illus., 22.5 x 22.5 cm. Exhibition catalogue, Behrouz Carpets, of 19th and 20th century southwest Persian gabbeh rugs; text defines gabbehs and analyzes structure, dyes, and design elements. In Italian. Paper. $36.

Koll, H. DIE FARBEN MEINER TRÄUME. FRÜHE KELIMS AUS ANTOLIEN. COLORS OF MY DREAMS. EARLY KILIMS FROM ANATOLIA. 2011, 264 p., 211 illus., 35 x 24.5 cm. A catalogue of 101 early Anatolian kilims, with brief comments about each one. Some were exhibited at the Museum Duisberg in 2011. Short introductory sections on aesthetics and conservation; bibliography. In German and English. One of 500 copies. Hardcover. $135.

Koll, H., Meyer, H., Bischof, M., Steinboch, S., Höfchen, H. KELIM. TEXTILE KUNST AUS ANATOLIEN. (Kilim. Textile Art from Anatolia). 2002, 122 p., 64 illus., 60 in color., 30.5 x 22 cm. Exhibition catalogue, at the Deutsches Textilmuseum Krefeld, of 60 Anatolian kilims from private collections; most are 19th century. The text is on construction, esthetics, symbolism, and with comments of the kilims themselves. The color is good. In German. Paper. $57

Konieczny, M.G. TEXTILES OF BALUCHISTAN. 1979, 77 p., 48 p., 10 in color, 24 x 19 cm. The author collected these flat-weaves, now in the Berlin & British Museums, in Pakistan; the text describes, in detail, how they are made, the dyes used to color them, & the specific ways they are used. Paper. Used, very good, $55. Another copy, hardcover, used, very good condition, owner's bookplate and signature, foxing on top edge, in very good dust jacket. $39.

König, H. and Franses, M. GLANZ DER HIMMELSSÖHNE. KAISERLISCHE TEPPICHE AUS CHINA 1400 - 1750 (Splendor of the Sons of Heaven. Imperial Carpets from China 1400 - 1750). 2005, 227 p., 161 illus., 156 in color, 35 x 25.5 cm. 68 old Chinese carpets; illustrations of the entire rug plus details. Essays on Chinese rugs before 1400, the Imperial Palaces, field designs, and classical Chinese carpets in the West, plus comments on the individual rugs. The color is good; essay by Tsareva on structural details of Chinese classical carpets. In German, except for Tsareva's essay and with bilingual notes on the technical details of the rugs. Hardcover. $125.

Konzett. ALTE UND ANTIKE KAUKASISCHE TEPPICHE. 1982, 41 p., 39 bl & wh illus., 21 x 15 cm. Dealer's exhibition catalogue; 19th century Caucasian rugs; minimal text. Paper. Used, very good condition. $27.

Konzett. ANTIKE UND ALTE GASCHKAY-NOMADEN ALS KUNSTWERKE. 1980, 40 p., 49 bl & wh illus., 15 x 20.5 cm. Dealer's exhibition catalogue of Qashqa'i rugs, flatweaves, and bag faces. Illustrations are dark. Pieces are late 19th / early 20th century. Technical descriptions. Paperback. Used, good condition: covers rubbed. $30

Konzett ALTE UND ANTIKE TURKMENISCHE TEPPICHE. 1983, 32 p., 38 color illus., 21.5 x 15 cm. Dealer's small catalogue of old Turkmen & Belouch rugs, bags & tent bands. Brief technical descriptions; no other text. In German. Paper.Used, good condition: has been punched for a two hole binder. $29.

Konzett, P. KELIM. 1986, 91 p., 42 color illus., 21 x 21 cm. A small catalogue, from a dealer; 6 page, brief introduction; then illustrations of 19th century kelims; the reds look dark; about half are Turkish, a fourth are Persian, and the rest Caucasian, Belouch, and one each Turkmen, Uzbek, and Chinese. Paper. In German. $23.

Korwin, L. TEXTILES AS ART. 1990, 104 p., 125 illus., 121 in color, 28 x 21.5 cm. A section on selecting textiles, but most valuable for advice on framing, mounting, lighting and maintaining textiles. Illustrations are of a variety of textiles, from ethnographic to quilts to Kashmir shawls to contemporary textile art; the sections on exhibiting textiles are fairly detailed and of use to interior decorators and designers. Paper. Used, very good condition. $23.

Krausse, H.-J. FRUHE TEPPICHKUNST. 1990, 49 p., 32 color illus., 24 x 17 cm. Dealer's exhibition catalogue; mostly 19th century; Persian, Caucasian, a few Turkmen and Baluch and 2 silk embroideries (Turkish and Persian); the text describes the rugs in reference to other examples and provides references. In German. Paper. $32.

Kreissl, R.   ART AS TRADITION / KUNST ALS TRADITION. ANATOLIA. 1998, 152 p., 100 color pl., 30.5 x 21.5 cm. This is a book, mostly illustrations, on the carpets and kilims, 50 of each, given by Rainer Kreissl to the Náprstek Museum of Asiatic, African and American Culture, Prague; the items are mostly 18th and 19th century; brief descriptions without technical analyses of each item. Hard. In English/German. $50.

Kreissl, R.  GATES TO HEAVEN / HIMMELSPFORTEN. ANATOLIA. 1998, 175 p., 120 color pl., 30.5 x 21.5 cm. This is a book, mostly illustrations, on the Anatolian carpets and kilims given by Rainer Kreissl to the Náprstek Museum of Asiatic, African and American Culture, Prague; the items are mostly 18th and 19th century; brief descriptions without technical analyses of each item. Hard. In English/German. $50.

Kreissl, R. INFINITE VARIETY / UNENDLICH VIELFALT. ANATOLIA. 2000, 160 p., 113 color pl., 30.5 x 21.5 cm. This is the third and last catalogue on the Anatolian carpets and kilims given by Rainer Kreissl to the Náprstek Museum of Asiatic, African and American Culture, Prague; the items are mostly 18th and 19th century; brief descriptions without technical analyses of each item; there are 3 Ottoman formal dresses. Hard. In English/German. $50.

Kühnel, E. THE ARABESQUE. MEANING AND TRANSFORMATION OF AN ORNAMENT. 1976, Verlag fur Sammler, Graz, 76 p., 38 bl & wh illustrations, 24 x 17 cm. A translation by Richard Ettinghausen from the original 1949 edition, with addition of more plates. . A monograph on this ornament, with examples from the 6th to 17th century, and from tombs, mosques, ivory, tiles, bookbinding... Paperback. Used, good condition; book warped from being stored spine up. $38.

Kühnel, E., Staatliche Museen in Berlin. ORIENT-TEPPICHE. BILDERHEFTE DER ISLAMISCHE ABTEILING HEFT 3. 1935, Staatliche Museen in Berlin, Islamische Abteilung, 16 p. of text, 46 plates, 6 in color., 18.5 x 12.5. This is a pictorial survey of rugs in the Berlin museum, before World War II when some of them were destroyed. In German. Paperback. Used, good condition: covers with chips and a stain in the lower left front cover (but not affecting the text). $24

Kühnel, E. & Bellinger, L. CAIRENE RUGS AND OTHERS TECHNICALLY RELATED, 15th CENTURY - 17th CENTURY. 1957, Textile Museum, 196 p., 55 illus., 18 in color, 31 cm. This is a catalogue raisonne for these rugs, and is scholarly, thorough, and essential for understand them. Hard., used, good condition, with previous owner's bookplate and signature and foxing inside covers; dust jacket good but chipped, tears, foxing stains. Pasted in addendum slip: "This volume is imperfect and has been bound for sale at a reduced price. The text and plates are complete, the imperfections consisting of irregularities in printing." $95.

KÜhnel, E., & Bellinger, L. CATALOGUE OF SPANISH RUGS. 12th - 19th CENTURY. 1953, 128 p., 64 pl., 12 in color. A detailed analysis of the Spanish rugs in the Textile Museum. Unbound in a folder. $250.

Kulczycki, W. BEITRAGE ZUR KENNTNIS DER ORIENTALISCHEN GEBETTEPPICHE. 1914 (reprint: n.d.), 37 p., 6 illus., 23.5 x 15 cm. A reprint of this early booklet; the text analyzes 4 17th and 18th century prayer rugs from the author's collection; comments on color, designs, other examples, translation of inscriptions; the flavor of the text is scholarly. Paper. Used, as new, $44.

Kuloy, H.K. TIBETAN RUGS. 1982, 236 p., 258 color illus., 21 x 19 cm. The illustrations tend to be small, but they depict large numbers of old (that is, pre-l959) Tibetan rugs, and the text is informative. New. Paperback. $45. Also 1988 hardcover edition. $55.

KULTUR VE SANAT. (Culture & Art). A glossy magazine published by the Turkish Ministry of Culture on Turkish art; articles in Turkish, with brief English summaries; many color photographs, not always in register. $18.50
  Year 2, No 4, 1976: includes:
  Bariskan, A. "The Art of Embroidery in Anatolia", p 78 - 85, 13 illus.
  Pekin, E. "Yoruk Sackings", p. 122-137, 20 illus.

Kybalova, L. and Darbois, D. CARPETS OF THE ORIENT . 1969, Hamlyn, 123 p., 74 color pl., 28.5 x 20.5 cm. An introductory book, which also mentions Spain, Algeria and Morocco. Most of the plates are of Persian rugs and are mostly from the Golestan Museum and private collections in Tehran; there are close-up photographs of details but these tend to be out of focus. Hardb. Used, good condition, dust jacket torn. $7. Also Hungarian edition, hardcover, used, very good condition in very good dust jacket. $7


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Lamm, C.J. CARPET FRAGMENTS. THE MARBY RUG AND SOME FRAGMENTS OF CARPETS. Nationalmuseums Skrskftser. NS 7, 1985, 101 p., fig., 40 color pl., 21.5 x 21 cm. A expanded version of Lamm's 1937 article, with color plates. The Marby rug is 15th century; the other fragments are mostly from the same period. Hard. Used, very good condition, with previous owner's bookplate. $41.

Lanari, G. TAPPETI TURCHI DI VILLAGGIO. 1994, 320 p., 295 color illus., 29 x 22/5 cm. A survey of Turkish village rugs, mostly 19th and 20th century, organized by geographic area. Many are from Italian collections, but there are also examples from Turkish and American museums; text describes the rugs, with technical descriptions, and also characteristics of the various rug weaving areas. A very nice overview. In Italian. Hard. $110.

Landreau, A.N., and Pickering,  W.R. FROM THE BOSPORUS TO SAMARKAND: FLAT-WOVEN RUGS. 1969, 112 p., 113 pl., 9 in. color, 28 x 20 cm. A good exhibition catalogue, with an introduction to flat-weaves in general. From the Textile Museum. Paper. New, $15.  Used, good condition, $10.  Used, good condition but water stain on top corner; front cover water stained. $8. Used, hardcover, good condition in good dust jacket (chipped, torn, stained) $19. Used, very good condition. $8

Landreau, A.N. and Yohe, R.S. FLOWERS OF THE YAYLA: YORUK WEAVING OF THE TOROS MOUNTAINS. 1983, 112 p., 102 illus., 12 in color, 30 x 21.5 cm. An exhibition catalogue to these weavings, which gives first hand, chatty information about these nomads' way of life. Glossary of Turkish terms. Paper. New. $18.50. Used, very good condition, text block fairly tight, covers rubbed, owner's bookplate. $12.

Langlands, I. and Langlands, R. RARE ORIENTAL RUGS. 1990. 20 p., 12 color illus., 15 x 23 cm. Dealer's exhibition catalogue (Nomadic Rug Traders) of 19th century Persian medallion rugs, with 3 p. text on medallion carpets and a glossary. Paper. $16.

Langlands, I. and Langlands, R. RARE ORIENTAL RUGS 1991. TRIBAL TRADITIONS. 1991, 20 p., 12 color illus., 20 x 21 cm. Catalogue, Nomadic Rug Traders, in Australia, of 19th century Turkish, Caucasian, Persian and Turkmen rugs, kilims and bags; brief introductions to the various areas, with brief reading lists; good color; nice selection. Paper. $16.

Langlands, R. and Langlands, I. RARE ORIENTAL RUGS 1993. "BEASTS, BIRDS, BLOSSOMS and BOTEHS" 1993, 20 p., 10 color illus., map, 28 x 21 cm. Dealer's small exhibition catalogue of 19th century Persian and Caucasian rugs, mostly tribal and including a Wagireh and a Khamseh saddle cover; text touches on design elements, using the rugs as examples. Paper. $16.

Langlands, R. and Langlands, I. RARE ORIENTAL RUGS 1995. COLOUR AND DYEING. 1995, 16 p., 8 color illus., 29.5 x 21 cm. Dealer's exhibition catalogue; with examples of 19th century Caucasian, Persian and one Turkish and Turkmen rugs; the text describes dyes, on a level suitable for a beginner. Paper. $15.

Langton, M.B. HOW TO KNOW ORIENTAL RUGS. 1908 (1904 copyright), 244 p., 20 illus., 12 in color, 19.5 x 13.5 cm. An early introductory book, useful for the illustrations and to reveal the state of knowledge, or lack of it, at the turn of the century. The rugs, since this was published in 1904 have to be at least 100 years old, and thus antiques. Hard. Used, good. with slight cover wear, $19.00. Another copy, 1906 printing, good condition. $17. Another copy, 1916 printing, good condition. $7.75.

Lanier, M.B. ENGLISH AND ORIENTAL CARPETS AT WILLIAMSBURG. 1975, 132 p., 57 illus., most in color, 29 x 21 cm. Descriptions of 49 items, 34 of them Persian, Turkish or Caucasian, & a discussion of their role in early American homes. Hard. Used, very good condition; dust jacket good: worn on back; small chips at top of spine, a 1 cm tear on the back. $24.

Larson, Knut. RUGS AND CARPETS OF THE ORIENT. 1966 (English translation of 1962 ed.), Warne, 219 p., 140 illus., 24 in color, 26 x 19.5 cm. A general survey of rugs by a Swedish rug importer with a mixture of rug and flatweaves from Turkey, the Caucasus, Persia, Turkestan, India and China; most of the rugs are from the middle of this century. The text is organized by country, and within countries by major rug producing areas. Hard. Used, very good in a plastic dust jacket, with chips. $13.

Laszlo, E. FLAMAND ES FRANCIA KARPITOK MAGYARORSZAGON. 1980, Corvina, 194 p., 126 illus., 20 in color, 26.5 x 20 cm. A discussion of 15th - 18th century French & Flemish tapestries in Hungarian collections; illustrations of 65 examples; 142 item bibliography, many of the items from Eastern European art history journals. There is an English version of this. In Hungarian. Hard. Used, very good, cover worn along edges. $17.

Learmount, B. A HISTORY OF THE AUCTION. 1985, 212 p., 15 illus., 24 x 16 cm. This history starts with the first recorded auction, in 500 BC; then rapidly gets to 1550 and recounts the history of various auction houses, types of bidding, fashions in articles; about half of the book is on 19th century auction history, mostly British, but with some material on continental and US (especially slave) auctions. By a small rural British auctioneer. Hard. $19.

Ledács Kiss Aladár and Szüts Béláné. ISMERJÜK MEG A KELETI SZ?NYEGET (AN INTRODUCTION TO ORIENTAL RUGS). 1977, Gondolat, Budapest, 202 p., 228 illus, 42 in color. A guide to antique Oriental rugs, with examples from the 16th to 19th centuries. In Hungarian. Hardcover. Used, good condition in good dust jacket. $42.

Lederman, A.J., Walker, D. and Wolf, M. A SKEIN THROUGH TIME. 1996, 57 p., 42 color illus., 28 x 21.5 cm. Exhibition catalogue, Hajji Baba Club, to coincide with the 8th ICOC; there is a brief, two page history of the Hajji Baba Club; then a catalogue of 45 rugs and textiles from member's collections. Technical analysis, where they were bought, where published previously (most have not been), or where other similar rugs, or for fragments where the rest of the fragments have been published. The pieces range from a circa 1800 Ladik prayer rugs, to a 18th/19th century Chinese throne back, to a Choudor juval, to a 17th century Indo-Persian fragment, to a 19th century Kuba runner. Paper. New. $25. Used, fine condition, $16.

Leix, A. TURKESTAN AND ITS TEXTILE CRAFTS. 1974, Crosby Press, reprint of CIBA Review 40, 54 p., 42 illus., 17 x 23.5 cm. A general description of clothing styles in Turkestan among the various ethnic groups there, and of knotted and felted textiles. Hard. Used, very good condition, bookplate. $25. Another copy, text block is in very good condition but covers are damp spotted, bookplate. $18.

Lefevre and Partners. AUCTION CATALOGUES
8 July 1977. 54 Important and Rare Oriental Carpets and Textiles. 54 items, 52 illus., 8 in color. Used, good condition, $16.

7 October 1977. Rare Persian Carpets and Artefacts. 39 items; all illus., none in color. All Persian. New, $16. Used, very good condition $14

25 Nov. 1977. 63 Important and Rare Oriental Carpets and Textiles. 62 items; 61 illus., 11 in color. New, $16.

26 May 1978. Part I. 36 Exceptional Oriental Carpets and Rugs. Part II. Tapestries and Textiles. 73 items; all illus., 51 in color. Used, good condition. $16.

14 July 1978. 63 Rare Oriental Carpets and Woven Artefacts. 63 items; 61 illus., 17 in color. New. $16.

1 Dec 1978. 63 Rare Oriental Carpets and Woven Artefacts. 91 items; 88 illus., 27 in color. Used, good condition. $16.

27 April 1979. Important Examples of Islamic Art. 73 items; 65 illus., 57 in color. Includes metalwork, pottery, tiles.. Used, good condition, $16.

4 July 1980. Part I. Oriental Carpets and Rugs. Part II. Rare Textiles and Embroideries. 126 items, 108 illus., 65 in color. New, $16.

31 Oct 1980. 86 Rare Oriental Carpets, Kilims, and Embroideries. 86 items; 76 illus., 47 in color. New, $16.

15 April 1981. Early European and Oriental Textiles, Rare Oriental Carpets and Rugs. 82 items, 71 illus., 25 in color. Used, good $16.

17 July 1981. Rare Textiles, Kilims and Flatweaves, Oriental Carpets and Rugs. 76 items, 71 illus., 26 in color. Used, good condition, $16.

16 October 1981. Rare Oriental Carpets and Rugs, Kilims and Flatweaves. 62 items, all illus., 31 in color. Used, good condition, $16

27 Nov 1981. Rare and Important Oriental Carpets, Kilims and Textiles. 60 items; 59 illus., 23 in color. Used, good condition. $16.

23 April 1982. Rare Village and Nomadic Carpets. Outstanding Kilims and Other Oriental Weavings. 61 items; 60 illus., 33 in color. Used, good condition. $16.

18 June 1982. Rare Textiles and Islamic Carpets. 61 items; 59 illus., 41 in color. New $16. Used, good condition. $14.

1 October 1982. Rare Textiles and Islamic Carpets. 65 items, all illus., 46 in color. New. $16. Used, good condition. $14.

26 Nov 1982. Important Books, Rare Textiles, Oriental Carpets and Kilims. 70 textiles; 2 books; 70 illus., 42 in color. Used, good condition, $16. Used, fair condition: water damage (pages wrinkled, covers stained). $8.

4 March 1983. Rare and Important Oriental Carpets. 59 items, all illus., 33 in color. Used, good condition.

22 April 1983. Rare Oriental Carpets, Textiles and Kilims. 53 items; 52 illus., 26 in color. New $16. Used, good condition, $14

17 June 1983. Rare and Important Oriental Carpets, Reference Books. 75 textiles; 22 books; 73 illus., 42 in color. New, $16. Used, good condition, $14. Used, fair condition: water damage (pages wrinkled). $8

15 July 1983. Rare Oriental Carpets. 44 items; 43 illus., 27 in color. New, $16. Used, good condition, $14.

21 Oct 1983. Rare Oriental Carpets and Kilims. 61 items; 60 illus., 31 in color. Used, good condition, $16.

25 November 1983. Rare Oriental Carpets, Textiles and Reference Books. 110 textiles, 23 books, 107 illus., 51 in color. Used, good condition, $16.

17 February 1984. Rare Oriental Carpets. 90 items, 81 illus., 25 in color. Used, good condition, $16.

6 April 1984. Rare Oriental Carpets and Kilims. 50 items, 48 illus., 21 in color. Used, good condition, $16.

25 May 1984. Rare Oriental Carpets, Textiles and Reference Books. 68 textiles; 21 books; 68 illus., 46 in color. Used, good condition, $16.

23 November 1984. Rare Oriental Carpets, Textiles and Reference Books. 97 textiles, 21 books, 94 illus., 41 in color. Used, good condition. $16.

8 March 1985. Rare Oriental Carpets, Textiles and Reference Books. 65 textiles; 21 books; 65 illus., 35 in color. New, $16. Used, good condition. $14.

14 June 1985. Rare Oriental Carpets and Flatweaves. 72 items, all illus., 41 in color. New, $16. Used, good condition. $14.

Lefevre and Partners. CAUCASIAN CARPETS. 1977, 83 p., 39 color pl., 28 x 22 cm. The rugs are 17th-19th century; text by Lefevre and Thompson; has the second part of the essay by Thompson: "The Anatomy of a Carpets". Both text and plates are useful. Hard. Used, fine condition in good condition: stained on back, some rubbing wear. $64. Another copy, used, good condition, with bookplate and owner's signature, cover good, small tears along edges and top of spine. $30.

Lefevre & Partners. CENTRAL ASIAN CARPETS. 8 OCTOBER 1976. 1976, 77 p., 36 illus., 3 in color, 28 x 22 cm. These are the Turkmen carpets from the October 1976 sale and include 2 from Khotan & 2 Uzbek susani, with three brief essays by Jon Thompson. . Rugs are mostly 19th century; Tekke, Yomut, Ersari, Chodor, Beshir. Prices realized on a separate sheet. Hardcover. Used, very good condition, owner's bookplate and signature; dust jacket in good condition. $31.

Lefevre and Partners. THE PERSIAN CARPET. 1977, 77 p., 35 color pl., 28 x 22 cm. The illustrations are from the October 1977 sale and are 16th -19th century rugs; the text, by Jon Thompson, "The Anatomy of A Carpet" discusses aspects of Persian carpets. Hard. Out of print. New. $36. Used, good condition, bookplate,in good dust jacket. $17.

Lefevre and Partners. THE SARRE MAMLUK. 1980, 64 p., 27 illus., 13 in color, 28 x 21 cm. 13 carpets: 16th to 19th century, including the famous Sarre mamluk; the text, by Thompson, serves as background and as a catalogue to the sale. Paper. Used, good condition. $18. SPECIAL PRICE: new, $9.

Lefevre and Partners. TURKISH CARPETS. 1977, 64 p., 21 color pl., 28 x 22 cm. The rugs are from the February 1977 sale and are from the 16th - 19th centuries; discussion on "The Anatomy of a Carpet" by Thompson. Hard. Used, very good condition in very good dust jacket $55.

Leitch, G.B. CHINESE RUGS. 1935, Tudor reprint of 1928 Dodd Mead edition, 171 p., 33 pl., 1 in color, 24.5 x l6.5 cm. A standard early work on Chinese rugs, with chapters on the history of rugs, dyes, weaving, wool, symbolism, rug types, and buying a rug. Used, good condition, in a good dust jacket and with an inscription by the author. $42.

Leix, A. TURKESTAN AND ITS TEXTILE CRAFTS. 1974, Crosby Press, reprint of CIBA Review 40, 54 p., 42 illus., 17 x 23.5 cm. A general description of clothing styles in Turkestan among the various ethnic groups there, and of knotted and felted textiles. Hard. Used, very good condition, bookplate. $25. Another copy, text block is in very good condition but covers are damp spotted, bookplate. $17

Lerch, M. ALTE UND ANTIKE ORIENTALISCHE KNUPFKUNST. 1991, 64 p., 58 color illus., 24 x 17 cm. Dealer's exhibition catalogue; most are 19th century; technical descriptions; no other text; 30 Caucasian; 20 Persian; the rest Turkmen and Baluch. Paper. $32.

Lettenmair, Josef Gunther. DAS GROSSE ORIENTTEPPICHBUCH. Verlag Welsermuhl. 1972, 4th ed.,455 p., 478 illus., 168 in color. An popular - it went through multiple editions - introductory book on Oriental carpets, with most of the book organized alphabetically. Hardcover. Used, good condition: front hinge cracked; inscription to Yohe by Price. No dust jacket. $24.

Levey, Michael. THE WORLD OF OTTOMAN ART. Scribner's, 152 p., 107 illus., 11 in color. A survey of Ottoman art, with a major focus on architecture, but since mosques have to have contents, there is also coverage of tiles, calligraphy, metalwork, textiles. Hardcover. Used, good condition, no dust jacket. $9.

Levi, A. ANTICA ARTE TESSILE / ANTIQUE TEXTILE ART. 2000, 63 p., 30 color illus., 30.5 x 21.5 cm. A dealer's exhibition catalogue; minimal text, with brief comments on the rugs, which are mostly 19th century village: 6 Turkish, 6 Persian, 6 Caucasian, 1 susani, 1 ikat, 5 Chinese, 1 Tibetan, 1 Indian, and 3 French. In Italian and English. Paper. $33.

Levi, A. ANTICA ARTE TESSILE II/ ANTIQUE TEXTILE ART II. 2001, 71 p., 34 color illus., 30.5 x 21.5 cm. A dealer's exhibition catalogue; minimal text, with brief comments on the rugs, which are mostly 19th century village: 4 Turkish, 6 Persian, 4 Caucasian, 1 Turkmen, 1 ikat, 8 Chinese, 3 Indian, 1 Berber and 6 French, Portuguese and Russian. In Italian and English. Paper. $33.

Levi, A. ANTICA ARTE TESSILE III/ ANTIQUE TEXTILE ART III. 2002, 84 p., 40 color illus., 30.5 x 21.5 cm. A dealer's exhibition catalogue; minimal text, with brief comments on the rugs, which are mostly 19th century, mixed city and 19th village production: 1 18th century Ushak, 4 other Turkish, 10 Persian, 6 Caucasian, 1 Khotan, 1 Uzbek, 6 Chinese, 1 Indian, 2 North African, and 7 English and French. In Italian and English. Paper. $37.

Levi, A. ANTICA ARTE TESSILE IV/ ANTIQUE TEXTILE ART IV. 2003, 96 p., 36 color illus., 30.5 x 21.5 cm. A dealer's exhibition catalogue; minimal text, with brief comments on the rugs, which are mostly 19th century city and village: 5 Turkish, 11 Persian, 7 Caucasian, 8 Chinese, 3 Indian, 3 North African, and 9 European. In Italian and English. Hardcover. $52.

Levi-Strauss, M. THE CASHMERE SHAWL. 1987, 192 p., 195 illus., 180 in color, 30.5 x 25 cm. A well-illustrated book on Kashmir shawls, with emphasis on the French production of them. Hardcover. New, in shrink wrap. $49. Another copy, used, fine condition, in very good dust jacket: slightly rubbed and very slight wear along edges. $34.

Levin, L.M., Leoshkevich, I.S., and Saruhkhanov, S.E. KHUDOZHESTVENNIE KOVRI SSSR (Artistic Rugs of the Soviet Union). 1975, 128 p., 32 color pl., 20 x 12.5 cm. Modern Russian rugs, from traditional Caucasian and Turkmen designs to a head of Lenin. Poor color; In Russian. New. Paper. $10. Used, good condition. $6.

Lewis, G.G. THE MYSTERY OF THE ORIENTAL RUG. 1914, Lippincott, 103 p, 3l illus., l in color, 22 x 17 cm. A collection of three essays, written at an introductory level: Mystery of the Rug, The Prayer Rug, and Some Advice to Purchasers. The major value lies in the plates of good l9th century rugs and in the discussion of prices: good Caucasian rugs will run between $.50 and $2.00 per square foot. Hard. Used, good condition, no foxing, hinges intact, former owner's signature (Mary A. Nichols, Huntington R.I). $16

Lewis, G.C. THE PRACTICAL BOOK OF ORIENTAL RUGS. 1945, 6th ed., 461 p., 112 p., 32 in color, 22 x 16 cm. An introductory work, with multiple editions over a 40 year period.The first third of the text is general: rug construction, dyes, symbolism, etc. The balance is a survey by country of what was being made in each district. Some of the text is now dated, but the book is a useful as a record of production in the first quarter of the 20th century and, of course, all of the rugs which are illustrated are now at least 85 years old. Readers will note the complaints that good rugs are getting hard to find, and are more expensive. Hardcover. Used, top edge gilt; other pages are untrimmed; good condition, but back cover with gouges, front hinge starting to separate. $20. Used, good condition, foxing, $42.

Liberty Corporation. THE LIBERTY TEXTILE COLLECTION. n.d., 92 p., 46 pl., 45 in color, 24 x 20 cm. A catalogue of this corporate collection: most are 19th or 20th century, and range from a Senna kilim to an Uzbek ikat, to an Indonesian batik, to a Hausa blanket, to an Argentine string bag. The complete list of textiles: Senna kilim, Iranian horse blanket, Turkish grain sack, Afghan wedding shawl borders and saddle bag, Uzbek Ikat, Kazakh tent panel, susani, Romanian prayer rug, Punjab Phulkari, Indian ceiling embroidery and coverlet, Bhutal wrap, Burmese royal hanging, north Thai hill tribe costume pieces, Chinese mandarin robe and bed decoration, Korean embroidered panel, Japanese futon, Philippine geometric weaving and sash, Indonesian ikat, shawl, batik and ship cloth, Iban women's skirt, Tonga tapa, Congo kasai velvet, Hausa blanket, Coptic weaving, Berber textile, Georgia quilt, Navajo child's blanket, Cuna mola, Mexican embroidery, Peruvian pre-Columbian textile, folk textiles from Ecuador and Colombia, Argentine and New Guinea string bags, Peruvian festival embroidery. Text describes each textile. Paper. $21.

Lindahl, D., and T. Knorr. UZBEK. 1975, 72 p., 56 illus., 24 in color, 22.5 x 21 cm. A major exhibition catalogue of Uzbek susani, felt rugs, piled rugs, flatweaves & jewelry; the text provides a history of Uzbeks, and the various types of their weavings. Black & white illustrations tend to be dark. Paper. New. $72. Used, very good condition, owner's bookplate. $42

Lipton, M. THE TIGER RUGS OF TIBET. 1988, 191 p., 158 illus., 108 in color, 30.5 x 24 cm. Specialized monograph on these rugs, with essays by Goldman, Barrett, Ford, & Phillips on the artistry of these rugs, and their design & classification. New, in shrink warp. Hard. $130.

Little, N.F.   FLOOR COVERINGS IN NEW ENGLAND BEFORE 1850. 1967, Old Sturbridge Village Booklet Series, 81 p., 48 illus., 1 in color., 21.5 x 18 cm. A very good survey, based mostly on New England sources, of what floor coverings were used in early America: "Turkey Carpets" (i.e. Oriental ones or copies), British carpets, American carpets, and various floor cloths, painted floors, homemade rugs. Paper. Used, good, $10.75

Longenecker, M. IKAT OF INDIA.. CONTEMPORARY WEAVES OF ORISSA AND ANDHRA PRADESH. 1981, Mingei International Museum, 50 p., 47 illus., 26 in color. Exhibition catalogue of ikats, from the Calico Museum; the examples are mostly mid-twentieth century. Paper. New. $19.


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MacDonald, B.W. TRIBAL RUGS. TREASURES OF THE BLACK TENT. 2010, 302 p., 448 illus., 339 in color, 28 x 21. 5 cm. Revised edition with updated text and new pictures. A survey of tribal rugs: Turkish, Turkmen, Caucasian, and Persian, although the focus is on Persian, reflecting the authors extensive fieldwork in Iran. The comments on the rugs are interesting. Hard. $55.

Mackie, L.M. THE SPLENDOR OF TURKISH WEAVING. 1974, 86 p., 48 pl., 4 in color, 25 x 18 cm. Exhibition catalogue from the Textile Museum of Turkish silks & rugs from the 13th to 18th centuries. Paper. Used, fine condition, one corner slightly bumped. $14.

MacLean, A. and Blair, D. CATALOGUE OF ORIENTAL RUGS IN THE COLLECTION OF JAMES F. BALLARD. 1924, John Heron Art Institute, Indianpolis, 207 p., 107 illus., 1 in color, 31 x 22 cm. One of several exhibition catalogues of this major collection; this is of the rugs which did not end up in the Metropolitan Museum of Art; most of the examples are Turkish, but there are some Persian, Indian, Chinese and Caucasian; most are 16th - 18th centuries and represent a major collection of classic rugs, collected when they were still available and relatively inexpensive. Paper. Used, good condition but cover worn along edges, spine worn. $98. Another copy: Used, very good condition; last three pages folded at corner, wear along edges of cover; protected by mylar. Former owner's name written lightly on front cover. $44

Mahaval, Achmed. PERSERTEPPICH BREVIER. 1973, 3rd printing, 1964 copyright, Klinkhardt and Biermann, 48 p., 19 illus., 6 in color, 19.5 x 13.5 cm. A small guide to Persian carpets with a third of a page to a full page describing the major rug producing areas in Iran, with illustrations of rugs from some of these areas; the rugs are city and village ones, and date from 1920 to 1950. In German. Hardcover. Used, fine condition. $12.

Mahkamova, S., and Ermakova, E. IKATS FROM TURKESTAN. TAIR F. TAIROV COLLECTION. IKATII TURKESTANA IZ KOLLEKTSII TAIRA F. TAIROVA. 2002, 312 p., 102 illus., 101 in color, 25 x 25 cm. Catalogue of a private collection, exhibited at the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts. Most of the textiles are 19th century; there are 89 robes of silk or silk and cotton, plus 12 fragments or hangings. The quality is high. The text describes the formation of the collection, ikat production and the history of ikats in Central Asia. Color and paper are good. In Russian and English. Paper. $89.

Maktabi, Mohamed. OF SILK, WOOL AND COTTON. n.d. (2000), 80 p., 65 color illus., 33 x 23.5 cm. A dealer's exhibition catalogue of Turkish, Persian, Caucasian and Central Asian rugs and textiles. The Turkish rugs include a 16th century Lotto and 3 18th century village rugs; the Persian included both 19th century complex tribal rugs, and modern Persian floral design rug; the Caucasian are mostly 19th century; the Central Asian include 1 Khotan and 3 Turkmen rugs, plus 2 ikats and 4 suzani. There is almost no text; the color are good. Paperback. $45.

Mallory, J.P. and Mair, V.M. THE TARIM MUMMIES. 2000, Thames and Hudson, 352 p., 190 illus., 13 in color, 26 x 18.5 cm. The Tarim mummies are among the most important archeological finds of the 20th centuries; this is an overview of them, by two noted archeologists. There are chapters on the history of the Tarim basin, on the archeological expeditions there, on the mummies (including their textiles), and on an argument that the mummies are early Indo-Europeans or Tocharians. Hard. New. $50.

Malmöhus Län Hemslöjdsförening. GAMMAL ALLMOSGESLÖJD FRAN MALMÖHUS LÄN. RÖDLAKAN FRAN WEMMENHÖGS, LJUNITS OCH HERRESTADS HÄRADER. HÄFTET 3. (OLD PEASANT CRAFTS FROM THE MALMÖ (SWEDEN) DISTRICT. TAPESTRY WEAVES FROM WEMMENHÖG, LJUNIT AND HERRESTAD PARISHES. VOLUME 3). 1924. 28 p., 52 illus., 32 in color, 31 x 24.5 cm. Despite the title, this is on 18th and 19th century peasant weavings, with traditional designs: animals, people, geometric designs, zig-zag designs. This volume is on examples from Wemmenhög, Ljunit and Herrestad parishes. This is an important reference for these textiles; the text describes each textile, with the weaver and date of weaving given if known. In Swedish. Paperback. Used, good to fair condition: cover detached (although present). $54.

Marg Publications. TREASURES OF INDIAN TEXTILES. 1980, 146 p., 89 illus., 35 in color, 33 x 24.5 cm. A survey of Indian non-rug textiles, based on holdings in the Calico Museum, Ahmedabad; articles on the museum, textile trade, resist-dye fabrics, pigment paintings, conservation, designs by Indian, Swiss & English authors. Hard. used, very good, edges worn. $88.

Mason, C.Q. WOVEN TREASURES. TRIBAL TEXTILES FROM WESTERN AND CENTRAL ASIA. 2002, 24 p., 11 color illus., 21.5 x 17.5 cm. Exhibition catalogue, Allen Memorial Art Museum, with rugs from the Roberts collection and local Ohio collectors. Most of the examples are late 19th century. The text describes, briefly, important tribal groups and the role of textiles in their life. About half of the illustrations are Turkmen; the rest, Baluch, Persian and one Caucasian. Paper. New. $14.

Matthews, Dr. Washington. NAVAJO WEAVERS NAVAJO SILVERSMITHS. 1968, Filter Press, 37 p., 23 bl and wh illus., 20 x 13.5 cm. This is a reprint of two articles published by the Bureau of Ethnography in 1880-1882. Dr. Matthews served as an army physician in Navajo territory, so his information was first hard. The articles describe weaving techniques and equipment and techniques of silver working of the Navajo at the end of the 19th century. Paperback. New. $6.

Maxwell, G.S. NAVAJO RUGS - PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE. 1963, 15th printing (1973), 72 p., 44 illus., 20 in color., 22 x 15 cm. A survey of Navajo rugs from a Massacre Cave fragment to the 1950's; the examples are mostly from Maxwell's personal collection or the one he gave to the Anthropological Museum of the University of New Mexico. And as a dealer, he has short sections on buying rugs, taking care of them, and what to collect. Paper. Used, very good condition. $8.

Maxwell, G.S. NAVAJO RUGS - PAST, PRESENT and FUTURE. 1984, rev. ed (by Bobb, B. and S.), 99 p., 58 illus., 20 in color, 22 x 15 cm. A survey of Navajo rugs from a Massacre Cave fragment to the 1950's; the examples are mostly from Maxwell's personal collection or the one he gave to the Anthropological Museum of the University of New Mexico. And as a dealer, he has short sections on buying rugs, taking care of them, and what to collect. The revision includes a chapter on changes since the first edition. Paper. New. $15.

Maxwell, J. R. and Maxwell, R. J. TEXTILES OF INDONESIA. AN INTRODUCTORY HANDBOOK. 1979, Indonesian Arts Society, 51 p., 38 illus., 9 in color, 21 x 23 cm. An exhibition catalogue, the National Gallery of Victoria, of 94 19th and 20th century Indonesian textiles, with a 14 page introduction on Indonesian textiles. Paper. Used, very good condition: tight but bent coner and rubbed covers. $20.

McGreevy, S., Bennett, N. and Winter, M. SHARED HORIZONS: NAVAJO TEXTILES. 1981, Wheelwright Museum, 58 p., 17 color illus., 21.5 x 20 cm. Exhibition catalogue, from this museum, of Navajo textiles, from museum and private collections; the pieces range from first phase Chief's blankets to modern pictorial rugs. The text consists of 3 essays: an historical view of Navajo weaving, a view of weaving from the weaver's point of view, and a view from a collector. Autographed by McGreevy. Paper. New. $27.

McIntyre, K.K. RIO GRANDE BLANKETS. 1992, 85 p., 33 illus., 28 x 21.5 cm. Exhibition catalogue, Adobe Gallery, of striped blankets produced by Hispanics in New Mexico; examples between the late 19th century and 1940; good introductory text on the history of Hispanic textiles as far back as 17th century and the efforts at research on them. Paper. $22.

McKenzie, Michael. TUFENKIAN TIBETAN CARPETS. 1999 DESIGNERS' RESERVE LINE CATALOGUE. 1999, Tufenkian Tibetan Carpets, 112 p., 89 illus., about 70 in color, 30 x 23 cm. A dealer's catalogue, mostly of illustrations of rugs designed by this company; designs are contemporary and not traditional; the text describes the company and the process of weaving in Tibet. Paper. $19.

McMullan, J.V. and Reichert, D.O. THE GEORGE WALTER VINCENT AND BELLE TOWNSLEY SMITH COLLECTION OF ISLAMIC RUGS. n.d.(1970), 169 p., 75 illus., 12 in color, 25 x 18 cm. Most of these were purchased in l893 and l897-l898; the rest were purchased by 1905, so most are documented as being l9th century; most are village or nomadic rugs from Turkey, the Caucasus and Turkmenistan, with a few Persian. There are an interesting selection of what was available at the turn of the century. Paper. New, $24. Used, good, back cover folded, bumped,stained. $10. Also, rebound, cloth binding: red with blue spine, $52.

Mehta, R.J. MASTERPIECES OF INDIAN TEXTILES. 1994 (3rd ed), 144 p., 180 illus., 6 in color, 28.5 x 22 cm. A survey of Indian saris, embroideries, shawls and other non-rug textiles; many of the illustrations are of 19th century textiles, and many are taken from the issues of the Journal of Indian Art and Industry from around 1900. Hard. $44.

Meister, P.W. and Azadi, S. PERSISCHE TEPPICHE. 1971, 247 p., 113 illus., 5 in color, 23.5 x 19 cm. Exhibition catalogue, Museums of Kunst and Gewerbe (Hamburg) and Kunsthandwerk (Frankfurt); most of the examples are from the 17th to 19th century. In German. Hard. As new, $53.

Mera, H.P. NAVAJO WOVEN DRESSES. 1944, Laboratory of Anthopology, General Series, Bulletin No. 15, 14 p., 4 bl & wh illus., 16.5 x 12 cm. A small monograph on these textiles, used up through the 1890's when they were superceded by the modern voluminous dresses. Paperback. Used, fine condition. $18.

Mera, H.P. SPANISH-AMERICAN BLANKETRY. 1987, 81 p., 24 color illlus., 28 x 2l cm. The first printing of a manuscript planned to be published in 1965, on weavings from the American southwest by Spanish settlers. The book describes the origins and history of these textiles, and shows links to Navajo, but not Pueblo weaving. Introduction by K.P. Kent, updating the text in terms of recent scholarship. The textiles are mostly 19th century. New. Hardcover. $70. Paper. $15.95

Mera, H.P. & Wheat, J.G. THE ALFRED I. BARTON COLLECTION OF SOUTHWESTERN TEXTILES. 1978, 104 p., 89 illus., 44 in color, 26 x 22.5 cm. A revision of the original 1949 edition, with Wheat adding essays updating knowledge about these Navajo, Pueblo & Rio Grande textiles. Some textiles, no longer in the Barton collection, have been deleted from this edition. Hardcover. New, but with glue spots on the back cover. $73

Il Mercante d'Oriente. GABBEH. 1988, 35 p., 18 color illus., 24 x 19 cm. Dealer exhibition catalogue of Lori and Qashqa'i gabbeh; 2 of the illustrations are oil paintings similar to rugs. In Italian. Paper. $20.

Merx. BELEGE. 1994, a box containing 62 loose folders, each with a rug or flatweave illustrated in color, and comments about it, 24.5 x 17 cm. Dealer's exhibition catalogue, with Turkish, Persian, Caucasian and Turkmen pieces, mostly 19th century. Each piece is illustrated; comments on each. In German. Paper in a box, as new, $58.

Merx, H.-U. TEXTILE KUNSTWERKE DER VOLKER MITTELASIENS . vol 1, 1991, 35 p., 17 color illus., 30.5 x 21 cm. Dealer's exhibition catalogue, of 19th century flatweaves, bags, and knotted carpets and horse trapping; Shahsavan, Southwest Persian, and a few Turkmen and Baluch; the textiles are definitely tribal and village production. In German. Paper. New. $38.

Merx, H.-U. Untitled Catalogue. No date, (1990's), 8 p., 8 color illus., 31.5 x 21 cm. Dealer's brochure, with flatweaves and rugs: 3 Luri, 2 Shahsavan, 1 Qashqa'i, 1 Kazak and 1 Chinese saddle cover. Colors are good. Paper. Used, fine condition, $10.

Meschoulam, E.M. ANTIQUE CARPETS / TAPPETI ANTICHI. 1998, 48 p., 46 color illus., 24 x 17 cm. A dealer's catalogue, of 18th and 19th century rugs, mostly Turkish and Caucasian, plus a few naturally dyed examples from his Amrapur collection; the text is on designs and is strange: "from any part 'may the wind come', the thunderbolt moves in a counterclockwise motion..." In Italian/English. Paper. $36.

Meschoulam, E.M. COLLEZIONE E.M. MESCHOULAM. 1984, 92 p., 55 color pl., 30 x 21 cm. A dealer's exhibition catalogue of 18th & 19th century rugs; most are Caucasian, but there is an usually large number: 14 of East Turkestan rugs, and small numbers of Turkish, Persian & Chinese. In Italian. Hard. Used, very good condition but sides bumped in two places; former owner's bookplate. $49.

Meschoulam, E.M. UN PO' DI TURCHI PIENI DI VITA. (A Little Bit of Turkish, Full of Life) 1991, 54 p., 43 color illus., 30 x 21 cm. Dealer's exhibition catalogue of Turkish rugs, mostly 19th century, and mostly village; references to similar examples; the text describes the pieces. In Italian. Hard. Edges of cover bumped in shipping. $54.

Mesciulam, L. TAPPETI E KILIM ANATOLICI DAL 600 AL 900. n.d., 60 p., 24 color pl., 29.5 x 21 cm. Exhibition catalogue of Anatolian rugs and kilims, some fragmentary, from 1600 to 1900. Colors are good. Italian/English text of not much importance. Paper. Used, very good condition, $30.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. FROM THE LANDS OF THE SCYTHIANS. n.d., (1975), 160 p., many bl and wh illus., 33 color pl., 28 x 22 cm. A very glossy catalogue of this exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Los Angeles County Museum of Art; it includes material from Russian collections, as well as from the Metropolitan and the University Museum's (Philadelphia) Maikop treasure; the material includes gold and other metalwork as well as a few textiles, including a Chinese embroidered silk, and partial or complete felted saddle covers. Paper. Used, very good, but back cover scraped. $8.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART JOURNAL. VOLUME 19/20, 1984/1985. 269 p., illus. Contents: The publications of Edith A. Standen: A bibliography compiled for her eightieth birthday; Harachi: The gneiss sphinx of Sesostris III: counterpart and provenance; Lillich: The arms of Coucy in thirteenth-century stained glass; Nickel: Some remarks on the armorial tapestry of John Dynham at The Cloisters; Gomez-Moreno: Classical and Christian symbolism: an early renaissance female saint from Augsburg; Brandl: A Marian alterpiece by Hans von Kulmbach: a reconstruction; Standen: The Amours des Dieux: a series of Beauvais tapestries after Boucher; Kisluk-Grosheide: A japanned cabinet in the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Callahan: A quilt and its pieces; Kanter: Andromache and Astyanax by Pierre-Paul Prud'hon and Charles Boudanger de Boisfremont; Jay: Alphonse de Neuville's The Spy and the legacy of the Franco-Prussian War; Hackenbroch: Reinhold Vasters, goldsmith. Hardcover. Used, very good condition, in very good dust jacket but rubbed and some wear along edges. $15

Metropolitan Museum of Art. Metropolitan Museum Studies, vol 3:1, 1930. Includes an article: Means, P.A. "The origin of tapestry technique in pre-colonial Peru", p. 22 - 37, 16 illus. A detailed discussion of six early Nazca & Tiahuanaco II textiles, in terms of their construction and designs. The other articles are Kriss: "Notes on Renaissance Cameos and Intaglios"; Coomaraswamy: "Two Leaves from a 17th Century Manuscript of the Rasikapriya"; Alexander: "Unpublished Fragments of Roman Sacrophagi in the Metropolitan Museum of Art"; Burroughs: "Veronese's Alterations in his Painting of Mars and Venus"; Blegan: "Gonia"; Williams: "Two Egyptian Torsos from the Main Temple of the Sun at El Amarneh"; Rorimer: "A Monumental Catalan Wood Statue of the 14th Century"; Wang: "Notes on Chinese Ink". Paper. Used, very good. $21.

Meyer-Muller AG. KOSTBARKEITEN AUS DEM ORIENT. n.d.(1985), 56 p., 46 color illus., 21 x 14.5 cm. Swiss dealer's catalogue of antique and modern rugs; most are complex in design and give a feel for the types of rugs commercially available from a good dealer in Europe. In German. $17.

Meyer-Punter, C. DER ORIENTTEPPICH IN GESCHICHTE KUNSTGEWERBE UND HANDEL (The Oriental Rug in History, Art and Trade) . 1917, 88 p., 46 color illus., 23 x 16 cm. An introductory book, by a dealer, with illustrations of new (i.e. 1917) and old (i.e, 1850) Turkish, Persian and Caucasian rugs, and thus very useful for giving a picture of what was being sold in the early part of the 20th century, as well as dating 19th century rugs. Much of this collection was sold at Christie's between l990 and 1992. In German. Hard. New. $57.

Meyer-Punter, C. MEISTERWERKE ALTPERSISCHER TEPPICHKNUPFEREI. 1921, 58 p., 12 color illus., 28.5 x 22.5 cm. A dealer's catalogue describing an ambitious project of reproducing 16 carpets from the Vienna book, in sizes suitable for rooms of less than palace size. The illustrations are of 12 of the models, and thus illustrate classic carpets from European collections. German/English/French text. Hard. New. $54. Another copy, used, good condition, $24.

Migeon, G. LES ARTS DECORATIFS MUSSELMANS. BOIS SCUPTES, IVOIRES, BRONZES ET CUIVRES, VERRES EMAILLES, CERAMIQUES, TISSUS. 1925, E. Weyhe, Ed. Morance, 10 page introductory booklet, then 60 loose black and white plates in a folio with ties, 40 x 30 cm. There are 7 plates of Turkish velvets, 1 plate of Persian Safavid rugs, and 17th century rugs from Kuba, Armenian, Herat and Ghiordes. In French. Hardcover folder; used, fair condition. The folder and introductory booklet have water damage: staining and wrinkled pages and cover; top edge of some plates have slight water staining. $188.

Milanesi, E. THE CARPET. ORIGINS, ART AND HISTORY. 1999, 200 p., 262 color illus., 32 x 24.8 cm. This is an introductory survey of Oriental carpets, although since the examples are 16th - 19th centuries (including the Ardabil carpet), it seem to be oriented toward beginning collectors who are rich enough to afford these old rugs. Most of the examples are from European collections. Hard. $48.

Milhofer, S. DAS GOLDENE BUCH DES ORIENT-TEPPICHS. 1962, Fackeltrager Verlag, 414 p., 117 illus., 24 in color, 24 x 16.5 cm. Introductory book, with the illustrations mostly of 19th and 20th century examples. In German. Hard. Used, good, no dust jacket. $19.

Milhofer, S. A. ORIENT-TEPPICHE. TASCHENFÜHRER. 1966 (1970 printing), 2nd, enlarged edition, Fackelträger Verlag, 186 p., 48 illus., 8 in color, 18.5 x 115 cm. A pocket-book sized introduction to Oriental rugs, with large chapters on Persian, Turkish, Caucasian, a smaller chapter on Central Asian, and brief mentions of East Turkestan, China and India. In German. Hardcover. Used, very good condition, text block fairly tight, corners not bumped, spine faded, bookplate and owner's signature. $10.

Milhofer, S. A. DIE TEPPICHE ZENTRALASIENS. . 1968, Fackelträger Verlag,279 p., 108 illus., 12 in color, 23.5 x 16. 5 cm. Chapters on techniques, material used in rugs, dyes, design motifs, ethnography and history of this area, and types of rugs: Turkmen, Kyrgyz, Karakalpak, Belouch, and turkic people in East Turkestan. In German. Hardcover, used, very good condition, bookplate and owner's signature, in good dust jacket, wear at top of spine and along edges. $24.

Mirzakhanian, E. TAPPETI ANTICHI. n.d., c. 1991, 76 p., 35 color illus., 30 x 25 cm. A dealer's exhibition catalogue, of 18th and 19th century rugs; mostly Turkish, a few Persian and Caucasian; almost no text. In Italian. Hard. $53.

Mohanty, B.C., Chandramouli, K.V. & Naik, H.D. NATURAL DYEING PROCESSES OF INDIA. 1987, Calico Museum, 284 p., 129 illus., 29 in color, 21.5 x 29.5 cm. Scholarly; descriptions and recipes for dyeing collected from dyers; some analysis of what steeping wool in castor oil and buffalo dung does chemically to the dyeing process; lists of plant sources of dyes with native and Latin names and drawings of leaves or fruits. An exhaustive summary of the native dyeing industry in India. Hard. $60.

Morehouse, B. YASTIKS. CUSHION COVERS AND STORAGE BAGS OF ANATOLIA. 1996, 116 p., 144 color illus., 30.5 x 21.5 cm. Exhibition catalogue on these textiles, from the 8th International Conference on Oriental Carpets, in Philadelphia. Hard. New. $58

Morgan, M., Ullmann, O. / Hugh M Moss Ltd. / Artweave. CENTRAL ASIAN IKATS. 1974. 4 p., 7 illus., 1 in color, 29.5 x 21 cm. A one sheet, folded brochure with a large colored illustration on the front, and smaller black & white ones inside; the text describes their manufacture, who made them, and meaning of symbols. Paper. Used, very good condition, $10

Morning Star Gallery. Untitled catalogue (no. 1) , 1991, 64 p., 94 color illus., 28 x 23 cm. Catalogue of American Indian artifacts, including Navajo blankets (mostly 19th century), baskets, pottery, clothing, shields, masks, ledger drawings, and engravings by Bodmer. Paper. $22.

Morning Star Gallery. Volume II. 1992, 64 p., 92 color illus., 28 x 23 cm. Catalogue of American Indian artifacts, including Navajo blankets (mostly 19th century), baskets, pottery, clothing included beadwork moccasins, Navajo silver, masks, Indian drawings and engravings by Bodmer. Paper. $22.

Moshkova, V.G. CARPETS OF THE PEOPLE OF CENTRAL ASIA. 1996, translated and edited by G. O'Bannon and O. Amanova-Olsen, 400 p., 140 color illus., 23 x 30.5 cm. A new English translation of the major book on Central Asian rugs, with updates and critical comments on the original text; the illustrations are new, and include rugs from Uzbek and Turkestan museums not previously published in color. Hard. One of 950 copies. $250.

Moss, R. SOUTHWESTERN BANDED BLANKETS: THREE CULTURES, ONE HORIZON. 2011, 38 p., 22 illus., 14 in color, . Exhibition catalogue of the Moss collection, at the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, of 19th century banded blankets of Hopi, Rio Grande and Navajo origins; brief essays on the history of production of these three types of weavings, on churro sheep and wool, indigo; old photographs showing the blankets in use. Paper. $15.

"M.R.". ROYAL CHATEAU, LANGEAIS. ITS HANGINGS. 1981, S.A.E.P. edition, 20 p., 19 color illus., 15 x 15 cm. A small booklet, mostly of small pictures of the 15th and 16th century Flemish and Aubusson tapestries in this castle. Paper. Used, good, $9.50.

Mulder-Erkelens, A.M.L.E. OOSTERSE TAPIJTEN UIT DEN SCHENKING VAN AARDENNE. 1977, 48 pg., 76 illus., 22 x 22 cm. Exhibition catalogue of the van Aardenne collection, at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam; a good collection of 17th - 19th century rugs from Turkey to Turkestan. In Dutch. Paper. Used, good. $45.

Mumford, J.K. CHINESE RUGS. In the Mentor, vol 4(2), 1916, 6 loose color plates, 10 p. text, 25.5 x 16 cm. A brief overview of Chinese rugs, with detailed discussion of the 6 illustrated examples, all of which are described as being antique or old (relative to 1916). Paper. Used, good condition, cover worn and partly torn along spine. $10.50.

Mumford, J.K. ORIENTAL RUGS. 284 p., 32 illus., 16 in color, 28.5 x 20 cm. This is one of the standard early works on Oriental rugs, and one of the most reliable; useful for illustrating rugs available at the turn of the century. Various editions. 4th edition (1915 copyright, 1923 printing), used, good, text block fairly tight, hinges good, gilt lettering on spine faded (but not on the front cover) no dust jacket, $35; 3rd ed., (1902), used, good, hinges weak, spine lettering worn off, $35. 4th edition, used, good condition, spine faded and worn, back hinge starting to crack. $8.

Mumford, J.K. RUGS AND RUG MAKING. From The Mentor, vol 2, no. 19, 1914, 12 p of text plus 6 loose color pl., 25.5 x 18 cm. A brief introductory booklet on rugs; plates are of supposedly 15th & 16th century Persian & Polonaise rugs. Paper. Used, good condition. $11.

Murphy, Brian. THE ROOT OF WILD MADDER. CHASING THE HISTORY, MYSTERY, AND LORE OF THE PERSIAN CARPET. 2005, 297 p., 23 color illus. The book starts out with the author, a journalist who covers Iran and Afghanistan, telling a rug dealer he wants to learn about carpets, and getting the reply: "you aren't ready - to understand Persia and Persian carpets, you have to read the Persian poet Hafez". The rest of the book is the author's travels around Persian and Afghanistan (and the US), talking to dealers, weavers, dyers, collectors about Hafez, carpet making, the carpet industry, and madder. Ruggies won't learn much new, but the writing and interviews - he is a journalist after all - are vivid and he has read and talked to a lot of people. Fun to read. Hardcover. $25.

Murphy, V. and Crill, R. TIE-DYED TEXTILES OF INDIA. 1991, Rizzoli / Victoria And Albert Museum, 206 p., 88 color illus., 28.5 x 21 cm. This is a survey of tie-dyed textiles from the Victoria and Albert's collection, from Gujarat, Rapjasthan, South India, the Punjab, with text on indigenous traditions of production and use, the Bengal export trade, and European imitations. Hard. Used, as new, $45.

Museum for Textiles, Toronto. MYTHICAL BEASTS, MAGICAL FLOWERS. 1984, 12 p., 16 illus., 28 x 21.5 cm. Exhibition catalogue on Javanese batik; examples include a issue of examples signed by E. van Zuylen. Paper. $10.

Myers, D.K. TEMPLE, HOUSEHOLD, HORSEBACK: RUGS OF THE TIBETAN PLATEAU. 1984, 111 p., 70 illus., 6 in color, 28 x 21.5 cm. A scholarly catalogue from the Textile Museum; chapters on archeologic and historic origins of Tibetan rugs, weaving techniques, symbols, designs and uses. Paper. New. $47.50. Used, very good condition, $26.50

Myers, D.K. TIBETAN RUG NEWS. 1984, 61 p., 32 fig., 21.5 x 14 cm. A booklet containing material reprinted from the Tibetan Rug Association Newsletter, vol 1 and 2. Articles on design, dyeing, dyes, conservation, production and current marketing. Index, glossary, map. Paper. $15.

Myers, D.K. and Bean, S.S. FROM THE LAND OF THE THUNDER DRAGON. TEXTILE ARTS OF BHUTAN. 1994, 248 p., 150 illus., 130 in color. Published in conjunction with an exhibition at the Peabody Essex Museum; an exhaustive description of Bhutanese textiles: clothing, containers, covers, made of silk, cotton, nettle, wool and yak hair; sections on what is known about history of textile use and production; current use and production; weaving regions; looms. The illustrations show how beautiful Bhutanese brocades and supplementary warp patterns can be. Hard. $80.

Myers, H. ed. FOUR EXHIBITIONS AT ACOR IN SEATTLE. PACIFIC NORTHWEST COLLECTIONS. AFSHAR RUGS. DIRECTIONAL RUGS FROM PERSIA. INTERNATIONAL IKATS. 2004, Oasis Rugs, 157 p., 105 color illus., 28.5 x 22 cm. Exhibition catalogue of the 7th ACOR in Seattle, with sections on Chilkat blankets, rugs from local northwest collections, Persian rugs with a definite bottom and top (usually prayer or pictorial rugs), and ikats from around the world. Short text on Chilkat robes, a longer essay by Froemming on the kyz gylam and kalkan gol of Uzbekistan; technical descriptions. Hardcover. New. $60.

Myerscough, T.R. A PHOTGRAPHIC STUDY GUIDE FOR ORIENTAL RUGS. 1983, Self-published, 245 p., 107 color pl., 23.5 x 20.5 cm. This follows the idea in Neff & Maggs of showing the back of the rug to see details of the weave. The 50 or so rugs are mixed, & include Indian, Pakistani & Romanian; most of the rugs are modern. Hard. Used, very good condition, corners not bumped, scuff mark inside front cover, covers not rubbed, not crisp, no writing except autograph by author on title page. $42


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Nagel. Auction 319 2-4 June 1987. KUNST- UND TEPPICHE-AUKTION. About 5,200 items: silver, ceramics, Judaica, furniture, glass, jewelry, and 259 rugs, 82 illus, 26 in color. Used, good condition, $32.

Nagel Auction House. Sale 30T. 12 May 1998. Sammlerteppich - Spezialauktion. 423 items, 344 illus., 269 in color. Includes 91 books, 198 rugs and tapestries, and about 130 examples of Asiatic jewelry, metalware, furniture and New Guinea and Australian ethnographic art. Paper. New, $46.

Nahigian Brothers. THE CARE OF ORIENTAL RUGS AND OTHER FLOOR COVERINGS. 1936, 3rd edition, 24 p., 3 illus., 22 x 15.5 cm. A dealer's guide to carpet care. About half of the text is one rugs; the care part mentions removing shoes, but mostly suggests having Nahigian pick up (a nice picture of their 1930's delivery truck) and clean your rugs once a year and, if necessary, repair them. Exotic item. Paperback. Used, good condition, but front cover stained, 2 inch tear at bottom of spine. $18.

Nahigian Brothers. ORIENTAL RUGS IN THE HOME. 1913, various editions. 82 p., 47 illus., 7 in color, 26 x 17.5 cm. A dealer's introductory guide to Oriental rugs: Turkish, Caucasian, Persian, Turkmen and Chinese; the book is now mostly valuable for the plates of rugs, which are at least 99 years old (and many are labelled as antique and so are even older). Some of the black and white plates are of scenery and people. Hardcover. Used, fair condition: intact, but exposed to water so bottom of pages are wrinkled and there is some water and mold staining on the first and last several pages. $9.

Nahigian Brothers Gallery. TENT AND CARAVAN: FLATWOVEN TRIBAL TREASURES. 1987, l 25.5 x 72 cm sheet folded in fourths, 10 color illus. An exhibition brochure with 19th & 20th century Persian, Central Asian, Turkish & Caucasian flatweaves. Paper. $7.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC (magazine)

Vol. 130(2), August 1966, with article: Setton, K.H. "The Norman Conquest," p. 206 - 251, with the text loosely based on illustrations of all of the Bayeux Tapestry. Good condition. $3.50

Natschläger, H. and Volker, A. KNÜPFTEPPICHE AUS CHINA UND OSTTURKESTAN (Piled rugs from China and East Turkestan). 1986, 75 p., 44 color illus., 28 x 23 cm. A catalogue to the holdings of the Austrian Museum fur angewandte Kunst; the examples are mostly 18th and 19th century, and include Chinese rugs and column rugs, plus 11 East Turkestan rugs, including 4 multiple prayer arch rugs. The text has brief introductions to Chinese rugs in general, column rugs, and to East Turkestan rugs plus technical descriptions of all the items. In German. Paper. $39.

Nelson, P.B. ed. ARMENIAN RUGS: FABRIC OF A CULTURE. 1988, 40 p., 36 illus., 8 in color, 24 x 21.5 cm. Exhibition catalogue, Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies / Armenian Rugs Society, on Armenians in America & on Armenian inscribed rugs; 24 of the black & white photographs are of Armenians, the rest of rugs. Paper. $28.

Nemati, P. RUGS AS AN INVESTMENT. 1980, 209 p., 102 illus., 101 in color, 31 x 23.5 cm. Despite the title, there is not much analysis of the investment return on Oriental rugs; this is really a beginner's guide to Oriental rugs, with more than its share of errors; what value there is lies in the plates, mostly of 19th century rugs.. Hard. Used, good condition with an inscription by Nemati to the owner, foxing on top edge; dust jacket chipped, worn and five inch tear on front cover. $9.

Nemati, P. SPLENDOR OF ANTIQUE RUGS AND TAPESTRIES. 2001, 400 p., 300 illus. in color, 41 x 26.5 cm. A survey of Oriental rugs and European tapestries, with good color, but with an uninteresting text. The rugs are 19th and 20th century; generally with complex designs and in good condition. Hard. $95.

Neugebauer, R. and Orendi, J. HANDBUCH DER ORIENTALISCHEN TEPPICHKUNDE. 1922, Hiersemanns Handbucher IV, 246 p., 169 illus., 16 in color, 23 x 16 cm. This was a very popular, early book on Oriental rugs, with sections on classic rugs, construction and dyes, buying, but most of the text is organized around the many rugs which illustrate production in Turkey, the Caucasus, Iran, etc. For each type of rug, information is given about the knot count, general sizes, type of wool, colors, and the price range, in DM. In German. Used, very good, but scattered foxing on many pages; rebound in red cloth by Abington Books; cover is in very good condition. $53.

Newark Museum. WRAPPED IN PRIDE. AFRICAN TEXTILES FROM THE NEWARK MUSEUM. 1998, Newark Museum. A 1999 calendar with examples of Asante and Ewe (Ghana) narrow strip textiles. A bit late for calendars, but the textiles are still good. New, sealed in shrink wrap. $15.

Nistoroaia, G. ROMANIAN FOLK RUGS. 1975, 24 p., 16 illus., 5 in color, 21.5 x 20 cm. Exhibition catalogue, Museum of Folk Art of the Socialist Republic of Romania, of 19th & 20th century flatweaves; brief superficial discussion of types of Romanian flatweaves; then a listing of the 56 rugs or covers in the exhibition. In English. Paper. Used, good condition, covers rubbed, bent. $20

Noirot, H., Musee Retrospectif de la Classe 84. BRODERIE. A L'EXPOSITION UNIVERSELLE INTERNATIONALE DE 1900, A PARIS. RAPPORT DU COMITE D'INSTALLATION. 1900. 107 p., circa 60 black and white illustrations, 28.5 x 19.5 cm. This seems to be a catalog arranged around embroideries, with the extensive text divided into three sections: Gothic and Renaissance embroideries; embroideries of the 17th and 18th centuries, and embroideries from the Revolution to the end of the 18th century. In French. Poor condition: text is intact and indeed there are uncut pages, but the front cover and spine are missing, and the string holding the signatures together are starting to go, resulting in detached pages. An exotic item; we have found no copies for sale on the internet; A library search turns up 10 copies in libraries in North American, and 5 in France. $150.

Nooter, R.H., Koshoridze, I., and Tatikyan, V.; edited by J.T. Wertime. FLAT WOVEN RUGS AND TEXTILES FROM THE CAUCASUS. 2004, 255 p., 436 color illus., 31 x 23.5 cm. The first author is with AID and the World Bank; his part of the text is based on his field trips in the Caucasus plus what he has gotten from rug dealers in the Caucasus; the other authors are from the Caucasus and specialize in textiles from this area. Most of the examples are flatweaves; chapters on kilims and palases, sumakhs, zilis and shaddahs, jajims, mafrash, khorjins, and Georgian textiles. The text focuses on geographic attributions, and the authors provide justification for them, based partly on what was observed in villages and partly on attribution by dealers. An excellent book on Caucasian flatweaves. Hardcover. $59.95


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O'Bannon, G. W. FROM DESERT AND OASIS; ARTS OF THE PEOPLE OF CENTRAL ASIA. 1998, 114 p., 66 illus., 32 in color, 30 x 23 cm. Exhibition catalogue, Georgia Museum of Art / Gibbs Museum of Art, of the Tamor and Elaine Shah collection of Turkmen, Uzbek, Kirghiz, and Arab rugs, flatweaves, ikats, and a few pieces of jewelry; most pieces are late 19th-early 20th century; text describes the pieces (with technical descriptions), and provides introductions to felts, julkhirs, suzani and ikats, with a fair amount of detail; glossary of terms. Paper. $85.

O'Bannon, G. KAZAKH AND UZBEK RUGS FROM AFGHANISTAN. 1979, 33 p., 25 illus., 5 in color, 15 x 22 cm. Short monograph on these rugs. Paper. $15. Used, good condition. $13.

O'Bannon, G. W. ORIENTAL RUGS. A BIBILOGRAPHY. 1994, 745 p., no illus., 22 x 14.5 cm. A update of Enay and Azadi's bibliography, with both more titles published before 1977, when Enay and Azadi's bibliography stopped, and titles published through 1993. This bibliography also includes related books on arts and textiles, some magazine articles and some auction catalogues. 2875 entries; organized by geographic area for rugs; cross indices by author/title/geographic area/type of rug (Baluch, Kurd, classic and flatweave)/auction catalogue/basic books/books with extensive bibliographies. This is an essential book for serious book collectors. Hard. $79.50. Used, as new, $60.

O'Bannon, G. ORIENTAL RUGS FROM WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA COLLECTIONS. 1975, 84 p., 61 illus., 5 in color, 20 x 20 cm. Exhibition catalogue of 19th century rugs, owned by Pennsylvania collectors and exhibited by the Pittsburgh Rug Society. The text can serve as a good brief introduction to Oriental rugs. Paper. $11.

O'Bannon, G.W. TRIBAL AND VILLAGE RUGS FROM ARIZONA COLLECTIONS. 1998, 116 p., 122 color illus., 30.5 x 23 cm. Exhibition catalogue for the 1998 AORTA convention; text describes the textiles in the exhibition, and also (by Amy Newhall) the history of the rug trade and collectors in Arizona. About 1/5 of the examples are Turkmen; 1/5 Baluch; smaller issues of Caucasian, mixed Persian, donkey and salt bags, Turkish, Sanjabi Kurd, Tibetan and Saudi Arabian. Paper. One of 1,000 copies. $50.

O'Bannon, G. THE TURKOMAN CARPET. 1974, 169 p., 49 fig, 24 color pl., 28.5 x 22.5 cm. Guide to Turkmen rugs; plates are mostly of modern rugs. Hard. New: $90. Used, very good with very good dust jacket. $25. Used, as new, but not crisp, dust jacket as new and protected by a mylar cover. $48.

O'Bannon, G. WOVEN TREASURE. 1986, 48 p., 44 illus., 8 in color, 28 x 18 cm. Princeton Rug Society exhibition; clear plates of 19th century village and nomadic rugs. Two page introduction. Out of print. Paper. Used, very good condition. $20.

O'Bannon, G. and Omanova, A.., ed. THE KYRGYZ CARPET. 2000, George O'Bannon, two volumes; volume I: 119 p., 97 illus., 89 in color.; vol. II: 83 p., 49 color illus., 30.5 x 23 cm. This is O'Bannon's last work; it consists of a translation of the three most important works on the Kirghiz: two by Antipina (Characteristics of the Material Culture and Applied Art of the Southern Kyrgyz; The Decorative Arts of the Kyrgyz) and one by Beresneva (The Kyrgyz Carpet Collection in the State Museum of Oriental Art, Moscow), plus O'Bannon's annotations and three short essays on Kyrgyz weavings. Antipina's articles provide the basic information about Kyrgyz weaving, on which everyone else relies; Beresneva's article describes one of the largest collections of Kyrgyz textiles in the former USSR; both were originally in Russian and hard to find, so this major work summarizes the most important information about Kyrgyz textiles. The illustrations are new, in good color, of rugs from Russian and private collections. This is an essential book for collectors interested in Kyrgyz textiles. Paper. New. One of 500 copies. $210.

O'Bannon, G.W. and Garr, R. TRIBAL TREASURES: CARPETS AND JEWELRY FROM CENTRAL ASIA. 1994, 24 p., 36 illus., 28 x 21.5 cm. An exhibition of 19th century Turkmen and circa 1900 Turkmen jewelry; good pithy introductory text on the Turkmen, their carpets, designs, jewelry. Paper. Used, fine condition, autographed by O'Bannon. $14. New. $19.

O'Bannon, G., Wood, W.A., Irons, W. and Mushak, P. VANISHING JEWELS: CENTRAL ASIAN TRIBAL TRADITIONS . 1990, 128 p., 44 color illus., 21.5 x 21.5 cm. Exhibition catalogue, Amstey collection, Rochester Museum and Science Center, with excellent articles on Turkmen ethnohistory, textile production and dyes, and an interesting selection of textiles. Paper. $48.

Obendiek, H. THE TARIM BASIN CARPET. China Heritage Arts Foundation, n.d.(1997), 121 p., 62 color illus., 29.5 x 21 cm. The author speaks Mandarin and Turkish; the text reflects in part a 2 month excursion to the Tarim basin, to survey local methods of natural dyeing, including recipes. The author also explains how, she, a woman, was able to interview Uighur male informants. There are also chapters on the history of textile production in this area based on archeological and Chinese historical sources; technogical methods of production: looms, fibers; designs; and 12 examples of 18th-19th century rugs from the Peony collection. Good bibliography; lists of dye plants. One of 500 copies. Paper. $55.

O'Brien, M.J. THE RUG AND CARPET BOOK. 1951, 2nd edition, 166 p., 25 illus., 18.5 x 16 cm. A guide directed toward the homemaker, with advice for selecting, buying, caring for a carpet, and with superficial histories and descriptions of the various rug types: the section on Oriental rugs is 35 pages long; also sections on European, American & machine-made rugs. Hard. Used, good condition, dust jacket good condition with chips, small tears, wear along edges. $4.50

OCM. TIBET. 1982, 19 p., 29 color illus., 30 x 21 cm. A rug dealer's booklet on Tibet & Tibetan rugs, with illustrations of modern Tibetan rugs & 2 pages of illustrations on details of rug production, including use of a metal weaving rod. Map, chronology of Tibetan history. Paper. $28

Office National de l'Artisanat, Tunis. ARTS TRADITIONNELS DE TUNISIE. I. TAPIS. n.d.(post 1959), 138 p., 68 color illus., 27 x 21 cm. A catalogue of Tunisian rugs available from this governmental bureau; essentially no text; there are a variety of geometric, floral and medallion designs. Paper. Used, good, $29.

Okumura, S. THE INFLUENCE OF TURKIC CULTURE ON MAMLUK CARPETS. 2012, 277 p., 133 illus., 105 in color, 30.5 x 22 cm. The text covers the history of the Mamluks with some emphasis on their relationships with Central Asian Turkic groups; designs and symbols in Mamluk carpets, again with focus on the influence of Turkic cultures on them; and then a catalog of 76 Mamluk carpets, with illustrations, comments and technical descriptions. This is now the best book on Mamluk carpets. The covers are scratched: a defect in production. Hardcover. $80.

Olçer, N. KILIMS. 1989, 208 p., 80 color pl., 28.5 x 21 cm. The text briefly describes kilims in the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Art; most of the book consists of illustrations of kilims from this museum. Hard. $50.

Olçer, N., and Denny, W.B. ANATOLIAN CARPETS. 1999, 53 x 45 cm. A big, glossy book of major rugs from the Turkish Museum of Turkish and Islamic Art. Hard. Boxed. $1100.

Olesen, A. AFGHAN CRAFTSMEN. 1994, 326 p., 240 illus., 100 in color, 29 x 24 cm. An anthropological study of three ethnic groups and the specialized work they do; they are Musalli threshers, Shaykh Mohammadi peddlers, and Ghorbat sievemakers. The study looks at their history, their economics and their lifestyle. Hard. New. $40.

Olschak, B. C. TIBETAN CARPETS. 1967, reprint from The Palette, No. 27, 11 p., 12 color illus., 25 x 18 cm. A reprint from a Sandoz Ltd publication with examples of new and old rugs and a brief discussion of rug production in Tibet. Paperback. Used, good condition. $15.

Onishi, H., Oba, T., and Castile, S. "Immortals and Sages: Paintings from Ryoanji Temple" in Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, Summer 1993, Vol. 51(1), 56 p., 82 illus., 67 in color. A detailed discussion of these 16th century paintings. Paper. Used, good. $4.

Opie, J. TRIBAL RUGS. 1992, 328 p., 356 illus., 291 in color, 12 maps, 31 x 24 cm. A big section on tribal life, tribal art, and the history of motifs; then sections on tribes & their weavings: Lur, Bakhtiyari, Kurd, Qashqa'i, Khamseh, Afshar, Baluch, Shahsavan, Turkish, Caucasian, Turkmen. The text reflects personal experience in the Middle East and extensive reading. Hard. Used, very good condition, dust jacket very good but wear along edges and top and bottom of spine. $59.

Opie, J. TRIBAL RUGS OF SOUTHERN PERSIA. 1981, 223 p., 100 color pl., 30.5 x 22.5 cm. Most of the book is plates with facing text; the plates are divided into Qashqa'i, Khamseh, Lur, Bakhtiyari, Afshar, and uncertain rugs. The text describes the rugs, pointing out the details which define them as Qashqa'i, etc., and often locating the rug in a subtribe. The explicitness of this makes the book unusual and valuable. Bibliography; technical analyses. Hard. New. $100. Used, good condition in good dust jacket, wear, creases, fading. Inscription by author. $63.

Orendi, J. DAS GESAMTWISSEN ÜBER ANTIKE UND NEUE TEPPICHE DES ORIENTS. VOLUME 1. 1930, 280 p, 7 color illust.,25 x 17 cm. A survey of oriental carpets; this volume is the text volume and much of the text is devoted to describing and commenting on the plates in volume 2. Hardcover. Used, good condition: front hinge weak and plate I is loose. $80.

ORIENTAL ART. The magazine has scholarly articles on Near, Middle and Far Eastern Art, as well as book reviews and summaries of exhibition and auctions.

SPRING 1973 NS 19 (1)
Burkett: The Tower at Karat Khorassan;
Moran: Some Notes on Japanese Sword Accessories (Part I)
Goswamy and Jhamb: Leaves from an Illustrated Manuscript of Falconry
Roulston: On a Wall Painting by Wei Yen (translation);
Ledderose: Subject Matter in Early Chinese Painting Criticism
Used, good condition, $6.

WINTER 1975, NS 21 (4)
Figgess: Fujio Koyama - An Appreciation;
Lovell: Some Northern Chinese Ceramic Wares of the 6th and 7th Centuries
Impey: The Ceramic Wares of Hasami;
Brown: Preliminary Report of the Koh Khram Sunken Ship
Used, good condition, $6.

WINTER 1977, NS 23 (4)
Fong: A Probable Second "Chung K'uei" by Emperor Shun-Chih of the Ch'ing Dynasty
Riboud: Some Remarks on the Face-Covers (Fu-Mien) discovered in the Tombs of Astana.
Beattie, Housego, Morton: Vase-Technique Carpets and Kirman, p 455-472, 16 illus.
  Three articles on the carpets.
Pei and Reynolds: Chinese Ceramics in the Newark Museum.
   Part 2: Sung to Ch'ing
New. $15. Used, good condition, $11.

SPRING 1979 NS 25 (1)
Tregar: The Four Seasons, by Kao Ch'i-p'en
Seckel: Some Characteristics of Korean Art:
  II. Preliminary Remarks on Yi Dynasty Painting
Capon: A Koryo Painting of Samantabhadra;
Gompertz: New Discoveries in Korean Ceramics
Valenstein: Some Chinese Celadons Reclaimed from the Sea
Zainie: The Sinan Shipwreck and Early Muromachi Art Collections
Used, good condition, $6.

Oriental Rug Review. Vol I, issues 1 -12. Contents include
no 1: 1980, Year of the Turkmen, O'Callaghan
   Report on the 3rd International Conference on Oriental Carpets.
no 2: Carpets at the Crystal Palace, 1851
   Smaller weavings of the Qashqa'i, Opie
no 3: The Baluchi boom, Bennett
   Smaller weavings of the Qashqa'i part 2, Opie
no 4: In Turkestan with Schuyler, 1873
   Bargaining with a Bakhtiyari, Opie
no 5: Kurt Erdmann & the Turkish rugs, Eiland
   On the road to Bukhara - In Turkestan with Schuyler
no 6: A group of early Afghan Ersari ghalis, Saunders
   Katchli, Eiland
   Bukhara - In Turkestan with Schuyler
no 7: Rugs of the Khamseh confederacy, Opie
   In the Tashkent Bazaar - In Turkestan with Schuyler
no 8: The journey of the tulip, Collins
   The Pazyryk rug, Amirian
   Investing in rugs, David
no 9: Problems in the study of South Persian rugs, Opie
   Rug repair, Stone
no 10: The Byzantine origins of the Anatolian panel & animal gul carpets, Saunders
   Rug Care II, Keshishian
no 11: Arthur Upham Pope and the Persian carpet, Eiland
   Notes from Anatolia, Bardofsky
   Rug Book Overview II, Haldane-Izmidlian
no 12: Rugs as ideas, an interview with Walter Denny
   Iran: the revival of the rug industry in Iran in the late 19th century: true or false, Wilber
Paper. Vol I, $30. (Separate issues are also available at $4 each). Also available as bound with volume II, numbered, $180.

Oriental Rug Review, vol 10, no 1, October / November 1989. Articles: O'Bannon: Auction previews; Ellis: Carpets with offset knotting; Glassie: Master of the art of carpet repair, part II (on Hagop Barin); Hardy: A Central Asian patchwork cover and American quilts; ORR Staff: A conversation with Joseph Galton; Salmanov: Azerbiajn jajim: History and technique; Tselkin: Village weaving in Turkmenia today; Peak: Old Navajo pictorials; Conheim: Collecting Berber rugs and textiles; Evan: Birds and vases: Collins celebrates 10 years; Long: Heaven's gate in Ohio (on the Columbus Museum of Art's prayer rug exhibition): Houston: The Markarian album, plus book review. Paperback, used, very good condition, $16.

Oriental Rug Review, vol 10, no 2, December / January 1990. Articles: O'Bannon: Max & Simon's Thing (Museum for Textiles, Toronto); Petillo: Cheryl Kolander, Master dyer; Rodee: The Oriental Connection. The Influence of Caucasian rugs on Navajo weaving; O'Bannon: The impact of Oriental rug books on Navajo rug design; Mohtashem: The current market; Walter: A vegetal dye weaving project for Afghan Turkomans; ORR Staff: The Textile Museum Conference 1989; O'Bannon: Dragons, Blossoms, Sunbursts: Textile arts of the Caucasus; Stone: Rug structure; Newman: Color matching in tribal rug restoration; Glassie: Master of the art of carpet repair, part III; Taylor: Artisans of being: two books for the restorer; Rothberg: Tribal weavings from the Veramin plain; Collins, Jr: Good, better, best: The fall auctions 1989 Paperback, used, very good condition, $16.

Oriental Rug Review, vol 10, no 3: February / March 1990. Articles: Teselkin: Hunting for Karakalpak carpets; O'Bannon: Bogolubov and the Karakalpak attribution; Stone: How to make money in aesthetics in your spare time; Parham: Traces of prehistoric motifs in tribal rugs; Tarantino: Donald N. Wilber's A descriptive catalogue of dated rugs and inscribed rugs; Dr. Kabistan: The Fustat carpet; Menzel: The appeal and significance of collecting Oriental rugs; O'Bannon: The Carpet collection of the Museum of Islamic Art, Cairo: Zahirpour: The proper way to clean your Oriental rug; Divens: Of Arabian camel rugs and Gafsa Ferrasijas; Bensousan: Trefoil, an exhibiton at Mills College; Link: Brief sketches of Navajo rug styles and patterns and auction, book, and trade show reviews. Paperback, new condition, $16.

Oriental Rug Review, vol 10, no 4. April / May 1990. Articles: A conversation with Ralph and Linda Kaffel; O'Bannon: A group of rugs attributed to Shusha; Mushak: A technical dimension to color aesthetics in Old Armenian weavings; Cassin: Symposium review; Anatolische Kelims; Mast: Rethinking Caucasian soumak productions; review of Sabahi: Qashqai; O'Bannon: Exhibition review: Trefoil at Mills College; OFF Staff: Price guide to five Caucasian rug types from 1983 to 1990; Fling: Early Armenian rug merchants in the United States; O'Bannon: Caucasian rug nomenclature and structure; Wright: On the origins of Caucasian village rugs; Millberg: Sartor Resartus: some thoughts on the Caucasian rug literature and a Caucasian rug book biography; Mushak: Further studies of dye use in Caucasian Rugs of the commercial period; auction and gallery reviews. Paperback, used, very good condition, $16.

Oriental Rug Review, vol 10, no 5. June / July 1990. Articles: Wilber: An introduction to Persian tribal rugs; Teselkin: Traditional Turkoman embroidery; ORR Staff: Is this an S-group weaving?; Brubeck; Morocco's new flatwoven rugs; ORR Staff: South Persian Masterworks, Part I (exhibition review, Collins gallery); Petillo: About carpet restoration; O'Bannon: book review of Boucher: Baluchi Woven Treasues; Opie: Did Anatolian kilim designs descend from Itanian tribal traditions?; O'Bannon: "Textiles of Wonder and Delight" at the Textile Museum; Barodofky, Odegard: In the Market; Eiland, book review of Herrmann: Asiatic Carpet and Textile Art, vol 1; ORR Staff: A conversation with Tom Kalman; auction, market reports. Paperback, new condition, $16.

Oriental Rug Review, vol 10, no 6. August / September 1990. Articles: O'Bannon: A visit to Ayvacik; ORR Staff: A conversation with Marvin Amstey; Eiland: book review of Goddess from Anatolia; Daugherty: Anatolian kilims past and present; Mallett: A weaver's view of the Catal Huyuk controversy; Ittig and O'Bannon: review of Oriental Carpet and Textiles Studies IV; Willborg: The dragon rugs of Anatolia; Divens: The care and feeding of your rug dealer; O'Bannon: J. P. Willborg's Ten Years Exhibition, 1980-1990; Walter: Evolution of a revival - More ups and downs on new Turkoman vegetal dye rugs; auction, market, and gallery reviews. Paperback, new condition, $16

Oriental Rug Review. Volume 11, number 1, October / November 1990. Articles: The Sixth International Conference on Oriental Carpets: information on the programs, exhibitions, rug fair, and restaurants in San Francisco. West Coast Collections: Morehouse: Only One of Many Collections; ORgel: An Obsession for Bags; Stern: Compulsive Collector; Le Pell: Artist's Eyes; Buckmaster: On Pruning, Passion, and Philosophy. Hopkins: book review of Collins: South Persian Masterworks, Part II. The Collection of S. M. Dudin. Paper. Used, very good condition, $10

Oriental Rug Review. Volume 12, number 1. October / November 1991. Articles: Tashlitskaya: Modern Daghestan flatwoven carpets; Mallett: The classification of Anatolian brocades; Eiland: A Tibetan rug from China; Matteeva and Thompson: Patterned reed screens of the Kirghiz, part II. Reviews of exhibitions: Collins: Through the collector's eye: Oriental rugs from New England private collections, O'Bannon: Anatolian kilims in San Fransisco; Isaacson: Mameluks, Ottomans and all that (Textile Museum). Used, very good. $13.

Oriental Rug Review. Volume 12, number 2. December 1991 / January 1992. Articles: Opie: Animal figures in South Persian rugs; Ford: Flatweaves of Kerman province; Wertime: Weavings of the Lurs and Bakhtiaris: A 15 year retrospective; Collins: Trends in South Persian rugs; Eiland: The ethnography of the Shiraz region; Eiland and Opie: Barriers to honest scholarship in rug studies; Collins: The imp of misinformation; Opie: an interview with Parviz Tanavoli; Cole: Tibetan in name only. Review of exhibitions: Gardiner: Autumn in Toronto. Used, very good, $13.

Oriental Rug Review. Volume 12, number 3. February / March 1992. Articles: Newberry and Smith: Rugs and riots in Central Europe; Walter: Fresh breeze in Central Asia (on Afghan refugee weavers); Exner: Alexander Juran; Gonsenhauser: Her Majesty's Bazaar (London rug warehouses); Sanford: Training restorers in Navajo country; Hopkins: Rug collection in New England; Klose: Anatolian carpets with small patterns and their survival in later borders (a 6th ICOC paper). Review of an exhibition at the Textile Museum, of the first American Conference on Oriental rugs, and of auction sales at Skinner and Sotheby's. Used, very good condition. $13.

Oriental Rug Review. Volume 12, number 4. April / May 1992. Articles: Collins: Arabesque themes in 19th century Bidjar carpets; Wetime: Shahsavan Persianate sumak bags and covers from the Bijar area; Wilber: Bijar weavings; Richardson on botanical differences helping to define rug types; Collins: Where the Bidjars live; Smith: Rugs of iron, wefts of stone: Restoring Bidjars; Cole: "Tibetan" rugs (an ACOR paper), and reviews of a Skinner auction. Used, very good condition, $13.

Oriental Rug Review. Volume 12, number 5. June / July 1992. Articles: Teselkin: Field reserach on Yomud village weaving 1960 -1990; Carmel: Creating ruggies for the 21st century; Tanavoli: Muteh and its Mushaki Gelims; Mallett: A terminology puzzle; Johnson: Interpretations of Oriental weavings; Justin: The brick rugs of Margaret Kerr; Long: Yu Ali! the story behind Grass and reviews of galleries (Peter Pap) and uactions (Europe) Used, very good condition, $13.

Oriental Rug Review. Volume 12, number 6. August / September 1992. Articles: Opie: The Tehran carpet conference and exhibition; Eiland: Walks among the nomads (Bakhtiari and Qashqa'i); Opie and O'Callaghan: Editorial: U.S. embargo on Iranian goods; Opie: Visiting the Babadi-Bakhtiaris; Opie: Vegetal dyes, Iran restore and ancient tradition; Eiland: The bazaars of Iran; Opie: Dealers and merchandise, Iran: June 1992, Eiland: Fieldwork the easy way. Used, very good condition, $13.

ORIENTAL RUG REVIEW: volume XIII, number 1, Oct / Nov 1992. Articles include Walter: Uzbekistan: Searching the Heart of Central Asia, Timmerman: How to be Happy with Antique Oriental Holes, Exner: Loving Rugs which have Suffered, Barodofsky: On the Road to Azerbaijan: July, 1992, Abdullaeva: The Development of the Rug-Weaving Art in Azerbaijan in the Beginning of the 20th Century, Price: The Trunks of Azerbaijan Are Open, Azadi & Rautenstengel: The Authors Respond to a Book Review by E.B. Long, book review of James Opie's Tribal Rugs, Wertheimer: Some Thoughts on Dyes, auction review of Skinner exhibition reviews of The Lion Rugs of Iran, Woven Magic, Gardens of Paradise, Woven Jewels: Tibetan Rugs from Southern California Collections. Paperback. Used, very good condition. $12

volume XIII, number 2, Dec 1992/ Jan 1993. Articles: Mallett: The Goddess from Anatolia, An updated view of the Çatal Hüyük controversy, Gibson: Persian Jews in the Oriental Rug Business, Bischof: Woad-Seng, An international conference at Erfurt showcases the many uses of woad, Price: A Mixed-Technique Turkoman Mafrash,Bornet: An Origin of Gabbeh Patterns, Price: The Textile Museum: Sweet Sixteen, conference report, Mallett: A Weaver's View of the Çatal Hüyük Controversy, Opie: "Piltdown," a "Fairy-Sighting," and Fake Vermeer Paintings, Eiland: When Prophesy Fails, Wilber: An Elder Generation of Rug Merchants No. 1 Milani. Paperback. Used, very good condition, $12.

volume XIII, number 3, Feb / March 1993. Articles: Cole: Carpets from a Cultural Crossroads, Influences from the Mughul courts, east Turkestan oases, and Imperial China, Walter: Jora, A Turkoman rug producer works to improve life for fellow Afghan refugees, Eiland: Persepolis, O'Bannon: Charlie's Archives, An interview with rugdom's living treasure, Charles Grant Ellis, Haldane & Rubio: Easy Dyeing, Living Colors, Steaming vats among primitive peoples proved a myth by kitchen research, Collins: Color Truths and Other Wisdoms, The continuing dialog: vegetal dyes or synthetics, woven art or utilitarian rugs, Wingate: In the Blood, Davies: The Origins of the Kilim: A Survey of Current Thinking, Price: Karabagh Runner with Relatives from Lenkoran. Paperback, very good condition, $12.

Oriental Rug Review. Volume 13, number 4. April / May 1993. Articles: Exner: Peter Willborg: Wizard in a Warehouse; Price: A mixed technique Tekke Ak-Juval; Parham: The mystique of "Arab Jinni" designs; Purcell: Questionable color truths and other dubious wisdom: Opie: Encouraging vegetal dyeing in Iran; Saunders: A white ground small pattern "Holbein: rug in a c. 1500 northern Italian painting; Klose: A Persian tapestry carpet in a paintin gof 1634; Khisty: A plain man's understanding of mythology and semiotics with reference to oriental rugs; Walter: A new project in Negal, preview of 7th ICOC, Sobhe: interview of Hashemi Taba. Paperback, used, good condition, $11.

volume XIII, number 5, June / July 1993. Articles: Exner: Turkoman Weavings at the Schlossmuseum, ORR Staff: Artful Restoration on the Aegean, Bedraggled beauties made whole again by Woven Legends Restoration, O'Callaghan: Who's Afraid of Ronnie Newman, Exner: The European Fine Art Fair 1993, Parham: How Altaic Nomadic Is the Pazyryk Carpet, Hassouri: Problems of Persian Carpet Terminology Walter: Ngodup Dorje, Creating Tibetan carpets in exile, O'Bannon: Tekke Turkoman Juvals. Paperback, very good condition, $12

Oriental Rug Society of New South Wales. UNRAVELLING THE RUG PUZZLE. 1983, 52 p., 27 illus., 16 in color. Exhibition catalogue; text based on lumping rugs by complexity of design; rugs well illustrated in good color; mostly late 19th century peasant & nomad rugs. Cover has an intriguing Baluchi pictorial rug of people feeling their chests. Paper. Used, good condition, book is slightly warped probably from being stored spine up; bookplate. $20

Orientations (Magazine). CHINESE AND CENTRAL ASIAN TEXTILES. 1998, 230 p., about 350 illus., about 200 in color, 28 x 21 cm. This contains selected articles from Orientations, 1983-1997, on Chinese and Central Asian textiles plus book reviews, exhibition notes, letter of editor, and a few ads. Articles:
  Nixon and Lang: Recycled Chinese textiles in the University of Oregon Museum of Art
  Wilson: Chinese painted silks for export in the Victoria and Albert Museum
  Ogasawara: Chinese fabrics of the Song and Yuan dynasties preserved in Japan
  Berger: A stitch in time: speculations on the origin of needlelooping
  Sonday and Maitland: The Asian embroidery technique: detached looping
  Krahl: Designs on early Chinese textiles
  Cammann: Notes on the origin of Chinese k'ossu tapestry
  Dubosc: A contribution to the study of Song tapestries
  Reynolds: A Sino-Mongolian-Tibetan buddhist applique in the Newark Museum
  Reynolds: Myriad Buddhas: a group of mysterious textiles from Tibet
  Jull and Donahue: Radiocarbon dating with accelerators methods
    and applications to textiles
  Qixin: Royal costumes of the Jin dynasty
  Milhaupt: The Chinese textile and costume collection of the Metropolitan
    Museum of Art
  Reynolds: Chinese costume at the end of the Qing dynasty: American
    collectors and the China silk trade
  Seagraves: Qing dynasty costumes from the Denver Art Museum
  Finlay: Chinese embroidered mandarin squares from the Schuyler V.R. Cammann collection
  Wilson: Cosmic raiment: daoist traditions of liturgical clothing
  Reynolds: The silk road: from China to Tibet - and back
  Krahl: Early bronze age dress
  Lubo-Lesnichenko: Concerning the chronology and ornamentation of Han period textiles
  Sheng: Chinese silk tapestry: a brief social historical perspective of its early development
  Vollmer: A focus on Krisna Riboud, founder and president, AEDTA, Paris
  Krahl: Medieval silks woven in gold: Khitan, Jurchen, Tangut, Chinese or Mongolian?
  Reynolds: Buddhist silk textiles: evidence for patronage and ritual practice
     in China and Tibet
  Vollmer and Simcox: Tiger-stripe patterns on Chinese textiles in the AEDTA collection
  Henss: The woven image: Tibeto-Chinese textile thangkas of the Yuan and early Ming dynasties.
  Heller: An 8th century child's garment of Sogdian and Chinese silks.
Paper. New. $60.

Ostler, H. and Geisselmann, A. DIE TEPPICHKUNST DES ORIENTS UND DIE KUNST DER MODERNE (The Art of the Oriental Carpet and the Art of Modern Times). 1980, 119 p., 57 illus., 54 in color, 28 x 21.5 cm. A dealer's book comparing Oriental rugs to modern paintings; many of the rugs are old, and the comparisons are entertaining. In German. New, but corners bumped in shipping. Hard. $26

Otten, P. CATALOGUS VAN DE TENTOONSTELLING VAN OOSTERSCHE TAPIJTEN IN HET RIJKSMUSEUM van 13 Juli tot 3 September. (Catalogue of an exhibition of Oriental Carpets in the Rijksmuseum). 1946, 56 p. of text plus 19 bl & wh plates, 19 x 13 cm. Exhibition catalogue of 17th - 19th century carpets, mostly Turkish, Caucasian and Persian, from Dutch collections. The text comments about classic carpets and then describes the examples. In Dutch. Paper. Used, good condition: the text block is fairly tight, cover in good shape; the text pages are brown; the plates are printed on glossy paper and are in good shape. $59.


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Page, J. and Page, S. THE WOVEN MYSTERY. OLD TIBETAN RUGS. 1990, 155 p., 72 color illus., 26 x 22 cm. Dealer's exhibition catalogue of a variety of Tibetan rugs, in good color. Brief introductions by Kuloy and Bennett. Hard. $51.

Pakzad, A. ORIENTALISCHE TEPPICHE. DOKUMENTATION EINER AUSSTELLUNG. n.d.(1960?), 187 p., 221 illus., 30 x 21.5 cm. A dealer's exhibition catalogue; mostly 19th century but a few earlier; about half are Persian; a fourth Caucasian; the rest Turkish, Turkmen & Chinese. In German. Hard. Used, very good. $55.

Parham, C. CATALOGUE KERMAN CARPET DESIGNS EXHIBITION FEBRUARY 14TH - MAY 5th 1978. 1978, 32 p., 11 illus., 2 in color, 29 x 20.5 cm. A catalogue from the Cultural and Art Center of Sana'ti Museum, Kerman of carpet designs, mostly from the 1930's, for Kerman carpets. Three page introduction by Cyrus Parham on the history of carpet production in Kerman. Text in English and Farsi. Paper. Used, good condition. $55.

Parham, C. TRIBAL AND VILLAGE RUGS FROM FARS. Vol. 1, 1986, 312 p., 215 illus., 105 in color, 30.5 x 22.5 cm. This appears to be a detailed analysis of Fars rugs with emphasis on design elements; thus many of the illustrations are small or are of parts of rugs showing borders or fields. In Farsi. Hard. $75.

Parke-Bernet Galleries. sale 2057. 28 October 1961. Antique and other Oriental Rugs including Bessarabian, Aubusson and French and English Needlework Carpets, Persian, Kouba and other Oriental Rugs. Important Axminster and other Georgian Carpets. Liquidation of the stock of Ohan Berberyan. Part Three Final. 88 items, 37 illustrated. Used, very good condition, no internal marks, $29.

Parke-Bernet Galleries. sale 1999. 23 Nov 1960. ANTIQUE AND OTHER CARPETS. CHARLES X AUBUSSON, BESSARABIAN NEEDLEPOINT & ORIENTAL RUGS. Including Chinese, Impretial Turkish, Ferghan and Kirman Weaves. Liquidation of the Entire Remaining Stock of Whitbread & Ulmer,Inc. 64 items, 32 Oriental rugs, 12 illus.; 32 European rugs, 7 illus. Used, very good, $35

Parke-Bernet Galleries. Sale 2137. 3 Nov 1962. Antique and Other Fine Rugs. Aubusson, Bessarabian, Needlepoint, Savonnerie & Oriental Rugs, including a magnificent Cuenca Cathedral carpet (c. 1600). Property of Ohan Berberyan, Mrs Benson Ford, Sidney A. Mitchell, Mrs Robert Winthrop. 82 items, 11 illus of Oriental rugs; 29 illus of European carpets. Used, good, no internal marks, but 5 cm torn off the upper back corner of cover. $23

Parke-Bernet Galleries. AUBUSSON NEEDLEPOINT AND OTHER RARE RUGS ASSEMBLED BY OHAN BERBERYAN. sale 2244. Jan 4, 1964 75 items; 9 Oriental rugs, 3 illustrated; 66 European rugs, 39 illustrated, 1 in color. The color plate is of a George III Axminster carpet, a medallion example of Adam design, c. 1780.Used, good condition; no internal marks, comes with separate errata slip. $24.

Parke-Bernet Galleries. Rare Oriental Rugs, Chinese Art and Paintings from the Estate of the late Berenice C. Ballard, and including Rugs from the Famous Collection of James F. Ballard. Oct 27, 1950, sale 1187. 214 items, including 74 rugs, 19 illustrated, and 11 embroideries, velvet, none illustrated. 16 of the rugs were described in "The Ballard Collection of Oriental Rugs"; one of them, a 17th century Ushak, about 15 by 7 feet went for $1500. Prices and comments written in; also a list of the 18 rugs the owner of the catalogue bid on; 6 were checked off, so maybe he or she got them. Used, good condition, no foxing, edges of covers worn. $17

Pastor-Roces, Marian. SINAUNANG HABI. PHILIPPINE ANCESTRAL WEAVE. 1991, 311 p., 242 color illus., 31.5 x 29 cm. A survey of Philippine traditional textiles, mostly clothing, from a variety of museum and private collections. The text is extensive and describes textile types, the role of clothing and textiles in various Philippine ethnic groups, and textile production. The author has an extensive knowledge of textiles; the colors are very good; this is a superb book. Hard. $49.

Pauly, S.B. & Corrie, R.W. THE KASHMIR SHAWL. 1975, Yale University Art Gallery, 110 p., 52 illus., 25.5 x 18 cm. 52 p. of text describing the history of the style & design of this textile in Kashmir & Europe; the plates are of 17th - 19th century examples, mostly from the Yale collection. Paper. Used, very good, but wear along top front edge of cover.$15.

Pavignano, C. ANTICHI TAPPETI D'ARTE. 1997, 93 p., 27 color illus., 30.5 x 21.5 cm. Dealer's exhibition catalogue, from Moshe Tabibnia, in Milano of 60 rugs, of which 27 are illustrated; the illustrated examples include 5 Serapi, 7 other Persian, 4 Indian, 2 Ushak, 2 Caucasian sumaks, 2 Chinese, 1 Yarkand, and 4 French; almost all are 19th century. Brief introductions to rugs and these rug weaving areas. In Italian. Hard. $49.

Pavoni, R., Ed. THE RESTORATION OF TEXTILE ARTEFACTS: UPDATE. IL RESTAURO DEI MANUFATTI TESSILE: AGGIORNAMENTI. 1999, Museo Bagatti Valsecchi / Skira, Milano, 95 p., 33 bl and wh illus., 24 x 17 cm. 12 articles by textile restoration experts. The level of detail varies; some are very general and with the advice being too general to be of much use; others, mostly dealing with specific textiles, have more detail. The one on carpets is fairly specific on problems with insect pests, cleaning, and storage. Others of some use are the ones on restoring The History of Joseph Tapestries originally for Cosimo de' Medici, and wall hangings in the Pitti Palace, and on displaying historic costumes. In Italian and English. Paper. $25.

Pazyryk Gesellschaft. Jahrbuch der Pazyryk Gesellschaft. Band 1. 1998, 164 p., bl and wh illus., plus 36 color plates, 24.5 x 19 cm. A publication of papers from the Pazyryk Gesellschaft; articles:
   Ahlheim: Verwendung als "turkmenisch" bekannter Muster duch Kurdinen Nordkhorasans am Beispiel einger Knüpfkunstwerke
  Böhmer: Farbanalysen an tibetischen Teppichen
  Brühl/Dörfler: Turkmenen aus der Sammler Brühl
  Buddenberg: Alte tibetsiche Teppiche - sammelnswert als frühe Handelsware
  Diehr: Form ohne Inhalt? De genuine Nommadenteppich als frühe Handelware: Überlegungen zur stammeskundlichen bedeutung von "entirely all-over" Belutsch-Teppichen
  Ingrami: Carpets - the Moscow Scene
  Jansen: Der Teppich - Gottfried Semper zur Textilen Kunst
  Klose: Die Beziehungen zwischen Manufaktur- u. ländlichen Teppichen u. ihre Munstertraditionen.
  Krausse: Harmonie u. Schönheit nomadischer Knüpfkunst am Beispiel einer Tekke-Torba
  Kreutz: Lineamente in der turkmenischen Teppichkunst
  Kümmerer: Wie kommt der Drache zu seinem dritten Auge?
  Markov: Die Turkmenen - Geschichte und Kultur
  Müller: Haute Couture für da Lieblingspferd
  Schienerl: Das Kannenmotiv
  Sindermann: Über die Herkunft der Spiralranienteppiche der "Indo-Isfahan- Kontroverse"
  Suriano: The Fresco Paintings of Palazzo Castabili in Ferrara
  Tischer: Türen in Dialog
  Wackernah: Der andere Teppich
  Wild: Seltene Teppiche aus Tibet - Wangden Drumtze
Hardcover. One of 700 copies. New. $77.

Peebles, M.A. COURT AND VILLAGE. INDIA'S TEXTILE TRADITIONS. 1981, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 50 p., 50 black and white photographs, bibliography, map, 25 x 23 cm. Exhibition catalogue of Indian woven, embroidered, appliquéd, tie-dyed, painted and printed textiles, from West Coast collections. The text is informative. Paper. Used, fine condition, but corner bumped. $15

Pereira, T. P. and Hallett, J. THE ORIENTAL CARPET IN PORTUGAL. CARPETS AND PAINTINGS, 15TH - 18TH CENTURIES. 2007, 198 p., 132 color illus., 28 x 24 cm. This book is the result of an exhibition of classic carpets and paintings with classic carpets, both from Portuguese collections, at the Museu National de Arte Antiga; Portugal has some 100 classic carpets mostly from Persia but some from India and Turkey and some 100 paintings of carpets from that time. The catalog includes both the carpets and also their representation in paintings; additional text on the museum, the carpet trade in Portugal, carpets occuring in paintings by three Portuguese painters, and inventories of classic carpets and paintings with classic carpets in Portugal. Paperback. One of 1000 copies. $150.

Petsopoulos, Y. IN PRAISE OF ALLAH. PRAYER KILIMS FROM THE NEAR EAST. 1975, Textile Gallery / Hugh Moss Ltd and David Black Oriental Carpets, 10 loose pl in a folder with 35 kilims, 1 color illus, 30 x 21 cm. A dealer's exhibition catalogue and one of the first on flatweaves; text by Petsopoulos on inside of front and back covers. Paper. Used, good condition, bottom edge bumped and stained; former owner's bookplate. $70.

Petsopoulos, Y. KILIMIA APO TON DOUNABI OS TON OUPHRATI 180S - 190S AIONAS. FROM THE DANUBE TO THE EUPHRATES KILIMS OF THE 18th and 19th CENTURIES. 1990, 110 p., 46 color pl,. 28.5 x 21 cm., separate 17 p., xeroxed copy of translation to the captions of the illustrations. Thracian and Anatolian kilims in good condition and good color. In Greek, with English translation of descriptions and comments on the kilims. Paper. $45.

Petsopoulos, Y. KILIMS. 1979, 394 p., 422 illus., 72 in color, 26.5 x 25.5 cm. This is a detailed book on flatwoven rugs; the text is useful, and there are a large number of examples, with attributions to specific areas. The focus in on Anatolia, with smaller sections on the Caucasus and Iran. Winner of the Quatrefoil Award. Hard. Used, good condition; dust jacket in good condition, with wear and tears along edges.. $49.

Petsopoulos, Y. ed. TULIPS, ARABESQUES AND TURBANS. DECORATIVE ARTS FROM THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE. 1982, Alexandria Press, 224 p., 206 illus., about 70 in color, 29 x 21.5 cm. A survey of Ottoman metalwork, ceramics, textiles, painting, calligraphy and architecture with articles by Petsopoulos, Raby, Grube, Goodwin, Allan, Carswell, Lowry and Denny. Hardcover. New. $95. Used, very good condition but with former owner's bookplate on title page; in very good dust jacket - slight wear along top and bottom edges. $21.

Petsopoulos, Y. and Balpinar, B. KILIMS. MASTERPIECES FROM TURKEY. 1991, 184 p., 100 color illus., 35 x 22 cm. The brief commentaries about the rugs are by Balpinar and tend to describe the kilims and where they were made; the introductory text, by Petsopoulos, describes kilim weaving techniques, artistic values, and design elements. New. Hard. $50.

Piccus, R. P. SACRED AND SECULAR: THE PICCUS COLLECTION OF TIBETAN RUGS. 2011, 294 p., 200 + color illustrations, 30.5 x 21 cm. This collection is of early - most are dated as 19th century or 1900, naturally dyed rugs bought during the 1980's and 1990's when visitors were allowed in Tibet. Sections on the story of collecting; the individuals involved and the evolution of scholarship in this field. Rugs are divided into design categories: tigers and leopards, dragons, tantric, geometrics, medallions, warp face backs, and nomadic. Technical information and a visual glossary. Hardcover. $65.

Pickering, W.S. and Yohe, R.S. "DON'T FORGET TO SMELL THE FLOWERS ALONG THE WAY" PORTRAITS OF JOSEPH V. McMULLAN. Near Eastern Art Research Center, 1977, 160 p., 18 color plates. Reminiscences about McMullan. Hardcover. One of 1200 numbered copies. Autographed by Pickering. Used, very good condition. $22.

Pickering, B., Pickering, W.R. & Yohe, R.S. MOROCCAN CARPETS. 1994, 160 p., 115 color illus., 43 x 25 cm. Historical & technical overview of major weaving areas & tribal groups; examples are 19th & 20th centuries. Hard. New. $145.

Pinkwart, D. and E. Steiner. BERGAMA CUVALLARI. DECORATED SACKS OF THE YORUKS IN NORTHWESTERN ANATOLIA. 1991, 240 p., 282 color illus., 29.5 x 21 cm. A detailed book on these sacks, with discussion of their role in nomadic life, and distinguishing features of the sacks of the various tribal groups. In German, with English titles on the illustrations; separate 6 p. booklet with an English summary. Paper. $120.

Pinner, R. THE RICKMERS COLLECTION. TURKOMAN RUGS. 1993, 87 p., 63 color illus., 30 x 24.5 cm. The pieces in this collection were collected at the end of the 19th century in Turkestan; text describes Rickmers and his collection and the individual carpets. Paper. Used, fine condition. $42.

Pinner, R. & Denny, W.B. ORIENTAL CARPET AND TEXTILE STUDIES I. 1985, 304 p., bl & wh illus., 25.5 x 18.5 cm. 33 articles; lumped together into sections on archeologic textiles, classic carpets, Iran, Central Asia, Techniques, & the Balkans. Smaller sections on conservation, North Africa, Japan & Anatolia. Articles "Ancient Pile Textiles from the At-Tar Caves in Iraq" by Kazuko Sakamoto; "A Report on the Dyes of the Pazyryk Carpet" by Mark C. Whiting; "Covered with Flowers: Medieval Floor Coverings Excavated at Fustat in 1980" by Louise W. Mackie; "Early Historical References to Turkmen Carpet Weaving in Anatolia" by Faruk Sumer; "The Carpet Collection of Cardinal Wolsey" by Donald King; "Ellis in Holbeinland" by Charles Grant Ellis; "Centralised Designs on Turkish Carpets" by Christine Klose; "The Polonaise Carpets and their Connection with Polish Art and Culture" by Beata Biedronska-Slota; "Early Carpets in the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco" by Murray L. Eiland, Jr.; "The Kirmani Boom: A Study in Carpet Entrepreneurship" by Annette Ittig; "Farmash-Weaving Among the Shahsevan" From technical field notes by R.L. Tapper and N. Tapper, collated and introduced by Peter Alford Andrews; "The Turkoman Kaplyk (Tent Entrance Decoration)" by Siawosch Azadi; "An Unusual Saryk Carpet in the Islamisches Museum, East Berlin" by Robert Pinner; "Carpet Production and Trade in an Ersari Village" by Wolfram Fischer; "The Carpets of Qazaqstan" by Marat S. Mukanov; "The So-Called Herat Baluch Rugs and their Weavers" by Alfred Janata; "Flat-Weaves of Central Asia" by Paul Ramsey; "Azerbaijanian Carpets on the Home and Export Markets in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries" by Aly Jamil Abbasov; "Dragons and Dragon Carpets in the Caucasus" by Emile A. Salmanoff; "Khatayi" by Latif Kerimov; "Khorjins in the Ethnography Department of the Georgia State Museum" by G.V. Jalabadze; "On the Origins of Anatolian Kilim Designs" by Herwig Bartels; "The Mystery of Sarkoy: Background to a Kilim Attribution" Klaus Bohnlein; "The Szekely Flat-Woven Rugs of Eastern Transylvania" by Zsuzsa Farkasvolgyi Gombos; "Berber Rugs of Central Morocco" by Sally Forelli and Jeanette Harries; "Kesa of the Edo and Meiji Periods" by Alan Kennedy; "The Geographical Distribution of Nomad and Village Flat-Woven Structures in the Near East and Central Asia" by Cathryn M. Cootner; "The Classification and Description of Fabric Structures in Near Eastern Textiles: Another Example of Weft-Wrapping" by John T. Wertime; "Preventative Conservation. Protecting Carpets and Textiles Against Chemical Degradation" by Nicholas Eastaugh; "Aspects of the Aesthetics of the Oriental Carpet" by Werner Bruggeman. Hardcover. Used, very good condition. $88. New. $120.

Pinner, R. and Denny, W.B. ORIENTAL CARPET AND TEXTILE STUDIES II. CARPETS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN COUNTRIES 1400 - 1600 . 1986, 306 p., many bl and wh illus., 25 x 18 cm. 22 articles on "Carpets of the Mediterranean Countries, 1400 - 1600", based on sessions from the 4th International Conference on Oriental Carpets, 1983, London. Mediterranean includes the Caucasus, as well as Turkey, Spain, Egypt. Articles: Carpets in the Mediterranean Countries 1450-1550 (M. Rogers). Court and Export: Market Demands in Ottoman Carpets 1450-1550 (J. Raby). The Yürüks: Their Origins, Expansion and Economic Role (H. Inalcik). Early Ottoman Carpets (O. Aslanapa). Egypt, Syria and Their Trading Partners (R. G. Irwin). Data from the Haram Documents on Rugs in Late 14th Century Jerusalem (D. Little). Armenian Manuscripts of Cilicia: Sources for Rug Making during the Period 1450-1550 (V. Sassouni). Literary References to Carpets in North Africa (J. Housego). Near Eastern Carpets in Italian Paintings (J. Mills). Four Carpets in Venice (G. Curatola). French Documents Relating to Oriental Carpets, 15th to 16th Century (M. King). Oriental Carpets in the German Speaking Countries and the Netherlands (L. v. Wilckens). Non- Spanish Carpets from the Mediterranean Countries in Spanish Documents of the 15th to 17th Centuries (R. Pinner). On 'Holbein' and 'Lotto' Rugs (C. G. Ellis). Court and Export: Part 2. The Ushak Carpets (J. Raby). White Ground Anatolian Carpets (M. Dall'Oglio). White Ground Anatolian Carpets in the Budapest Museum of Applied Arts (Ferenc Batari). Three Egyptian Carpets in ltaly (A. Boralevi). 'Mamluk' Carpets and North Africa (J. Housego). The Origin and Development of Ottoman Court Carpets (W. B. Denny). 'Chessboard' Rugs (F. Spuhler). The 'Admiral' Rugs of Spain. An Analysis and Classification of their Field Designs (M. H. Beattie). Hardcover. $102.

Pinner, R. and Denny, W.D. ORIENTAL CARPET AND TEXTILE STUDIES III, PART I. 1987, 172 p., 5 color pl., bl and wh illus., 24.5 x 18 cm. Articles in honor of May Beattie, including, in part, ones on the type of wool in the Pazyryk carpet; carpets of Charles I; carpet industry in the Arak area; Davaghin and Dum rugs from Daghestan; Mongol rugs; natural purple dyes in Turkey; Turkoman prayer rugs. Titles of articles: A Bibliography of the Works of May H. Beattie (Louise W. Mackie with the cooperation of May H. Beattie). Early Carpets and Textiles: A Re-examination of the Fibres from the Catal Hüyük Textiles (Gillian M. Vogelsang-Eastwood). A Note on the Wool Type in Carpet Yarns from Pazyryk (Michael L. Ryder). Classical Carpets: The Carpet Collection of King Charles I (Donald King). A Lotto Rug and a Rug Fragment in the Historical Museum, Stockholm (Inger Estham). The Transylvanian Carpet - Historical and Typological Comments (Andrei Kertesz-Badrus). Iran: 18th Century Persian Carpets: Continuity and Change (Jenny Housego). The Carpet Weaving Industry in the Arak Region: (Patrice Fontaine). The Caucasus: Davaghin and Dum Rugs or Daghestan (Emil Salmanov and Robert Chenciner). Buta (Latif Kerimov). Central Asia: Turkoman Prayer Rugs (Siegfried Gassong). Classification of Tekke Chuvals by Elements ofDesign and by Technical Factors (E.B. Long). The Mongol Rug (Krystyna Chabros). India: Indian and Kashmiri Carpets Before Akbar: (Steven J. Cohen). Science in Carpet Studies: Purple Obtained with Natural Dyes in Anatolian Pile Carpets and Flatweaves (Harald Böhmer). The Measurement of Wool Fibres in Yarns as an Aid to Defining Carpet Type (Michael L. Ryder). Paper. $72.

Pinner and Denny, W. ORIENTAL CARPET AND TEXTILE STUDIES III, 2. 1989 264 p., 391` illus., 16 in color, 25 x 18.5 cm. 25 papers, 17 from the 1986 ICOC in Vienna. Articles: Balpinar: A Discussion on Central Asian Turkmen Influence on Anatolian Kilims; Hirsch: Old Weaving Techniques in Anatolia; Bartels: Kufic or Pseudo-Kufic as Anatolian Border Design; Andrews: From Khurasan to Anatolia; Powell: An Argument for the Origins of Anatolian Kilim Designs; Andrews: Tent Screens to Kilims; Powell: A Reply to Dr. Andrews' Counter-Argument; Bruggemann: Carpets and Kilims -- a Contribution to the Problem of the Origin of Designs in Kilims; Daumas: The Reciprocating Triangle. A Fundamental Symbol in the Pattern of many Anatolian Kilims; Denny: Saff and Sejjadehi; Origins and Meaning of the Prayer Rug; MacAllan: The English East India Company and Its Role in the Carpet Trade of 17th Century India and Persian; Kopackova: Fragment of a Safavid Kilim in Prague; Azadi: The Goklan Turkmen and Their Carpets; Kerimov: Namazlyg or Mehraby -- Prayer Rugs; Alieva: The Syncretic Nature of the Ornamental System of Azerbaijan; Salmanov: Kalaghai: Silk Kerchiefs from Azerbaijan; Bieber: he Kavacik Project. A Contribution to the Conservation and Advancement of the Turkish Carpet Tradition in the Istanbul Region; Bohmer: Carpets from the Yuntdag Region in Western Anatolia; Dulkadir: The Sarikecili Tribe and Their Flatweaves; Amos: The Techniques of Chinese Tapestry Weave -Kesi (K'o-ssu); Scarce: The Tradition of Knotted Pile Carpets in Romania; Montgomery: The Significance of Indigo Blue in Near Eastern Carpets and Textiles; Day: Heraldic Devices of Turkish Peoples and Their Relationship to Carpets; Hoffmeister: Cleaning Carpets as an Aid to Preservation; Batari: Restoration of an Early Ottoman Carpet. Paper. New. $75. Another copy, used, very good condition: crisp, no internal marks, but slight foxing on top edge, bumped edge. $39.

Pinner, R. and Eiland. BETWEEN THE BLACK DESERT AND THE RED. 1999, 144 p., 100 illus in color. This is the catalogue of the Wedersperg Collection of Turkmen rugs in the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Paper. $29.95. SPECIAL PRICE: New, $15.

Pinner, R., & Franses, M. TURKOMAN STUDIES I. 1980, 288 p., 602 illus., 28 in color, 26.5 x 21 cm. A reference book on Turkmen & their rugs. The first part contains 10 translated articles by authors who studied the Turkmen & their rugs at the time of the Russian conquest; the second half contains essays on specific Turkmen rugs types by Allgrove, Day, Franses, Azadi, Pinner & Whiting. Hard. Used, very good condition in very good dust jacket: dust jacket is shiny, but wear along spine and edges. $100.

Pir International. UNTITLED CATALOGUE. N.d. (2000?), 76 p., color illus. of circa 400 rugs, 21.5 x 28 cm. A wholesaler's catalogue of modern hand-made and machine-made rugs from a variety of manufacturers; prices. Paper. Used, good condition. $6.

Pittenger, R. REPORTS ON THE TRIBES. "BALUCH" REFERENCES FROM THE PERSO-AFGHAN BORDERLANDS. 2003, 2nd printing, one of 100 numbered copies, 72 p., no illus., 28 x 21.5 cm. A compilation of all significant reports on rug-weaving tribes between Sistan and Herat - Mashhad from 1700 to now. The references come from various scholarly journals, from official British reports, from books and include quotes or a summary from these written sources. Paper. Spiral bound. $33.

Pittenger, R. and R. D. Mallary III. ORIENTAL RUGS FROM THE COLLECTION OF W. PARSONS TODD. 1992, 48 p., 28 illus., 6 in color, 28 x 21.5 cm. Todd was an early member of the Hajji Baba Club; these rugs range from 17th century Turkish to 19th century Turkoman; there are interesting commentaries on the rugs illustrated, with references to previous publications, when bought (if known), and to similar examples. There is a full page of bibliographic notes. Paper. $24.

Ploier, H. GEWEBTE POESIE. 1991, 237 p., 85 color illus., 30 x 21.5 cm. Konzett Galerie, 18th and 19th century Turkish kilims; text provides a long history of Turkey, Turkish art, kilims, symbols, and Mellaart's theory of the origin of design elements. Hard. $66.

Plötze, K.-M. WELT DES KELIMS. 2001, 190 p., 118 color illlus., 30 x 21 cm. A dealer's exhibition catalogue of kilims from a variety of countries: about 30% Persian, 30% Turkish, 20% Caucasian, the rest mixed Peruvian and Egyptian (archeological textiles), Turkmen, Chines, Balkan, Indian . The text describes them; there is also a section on motifs. In German. Hardcover. One of 250 copies. Used, fine condition. $77.

Pohl-Schillings, H.E. AUSSERGEWOHNLICHE ORIENTTEPPICHE (Selected Oriental Rugs) . III. 1989, 98 p., 46 color illus., 22 x 22 cm. Dealer's catalogue; most of the items are early 20th century Persian tribal rugs and bags; text describes each piece, sometimes with reference to similar pieces in other books; sometimes with technical descriptions. In German. Paper. $28.

Pohl-Schillings, H.E. AUSSERGEWOHNLICHE ORIENTTEPPICHE (Selected Oriental Rugs) IV. n.d. (1990), 90 p., 42 color illus., 22 x 22 cm. A dealer's exhibitiion catalogue; text describes the pieces, most of which are Persian. In German. Paper. $26.

Pohl-Schillings, H.E. AUSSERGEWOHNLICHE ORIENTTEPPICHE (Selected Oriental Rugs) V. n.d. (1991), 90 p., 42 color illus., 22 x 22 cm. A dealer's exhibition catalogue; text describes the pieces, most of which are Persian. About 1/4 are flatweaves. In German. Paper. $26.

Pohl-Schillings. H.E. AUSSERGEWOHNLICHE ORIENTTEPPICHE (Selected Oriental Rugs)VI. 1992, 86 p., 40 color illus., 22 x 22 cm. Exhibition catalogue from a dealer; 3/4 Persian; 3 ikats and suzani; the rest Caucasian. Mostly tribal and late 19th/early 20th century. In German. Paper. $32.

Pohl-Schillings, H. AUSSERGEWOHNLICHE ORIENTTEPPICHE (Selected Oriental Rugs) VII. 1993, 82 p., 40 color illus., 22 x 22 cm. A dealer's exhibition catalogue with mostly 19th century pieces; about 3/4 are Persian, mostly tribal; the rest are Caucasian, Turkestan, Chinese, susani and ikats; the text describes each piece and mentions related pieces in other books and articles. In German. Paper. Used, very good: bumped corner, slight scuffing on covers; no internal marks. $52.

Pohl-Schillings, H.E. and Ford, P.R.J. PERSISCHE FLACHGEWEBE (Persian Flatweaves). 1987, 112 p., 46 color pl., 22.5 x 22.5 cm. Dealer's exhibition catalogue of 19th and 20th century Afshar, Shah-savan, Luri, Qashqa'i and Kurdish kilims. In German. Hard. New book. $52. Used, very good condition, with owner's stamp on title page. $41. Another copy, used, very good condition, foxing on top edge. $20.

Pohl-Schillings, H., Najmadbadi, S. and Meyer, H. PERSISCHE FLACHGEWEBE. BILDER AUS IRAN / PERSIAN FLATWEAVES. PICTURES FROM IRAN. 1994, 207 p., 57 color illus (rugs), 28 bl and wh photographs of Iranians, scenery and architecture, 28.5 x 24.5 cm. Dealer's catalogue of mostly NW and SW Persian flatweaves; most are 19th century; the accompanying text describes them; there are essays on the physical geography of Iran, the ethnic groups that live there, and a very brief overview of Iranian art; the photographs are by Iranian photographers, and are very good. Hard. $98.

Poinssot, L. and Revault, J. TAPIS TUNISIENS. II. TAPIS BÉDOUINS A HAUTE LAINE (Bedouin Rugs with Long Pile). 1950, Horizons de France, Paris, 70 loose plates, 4 in color, with a 27 page booklet, all in a folder. The booklet describes weaving and motifs; the plates are of rugs or of design motifs. In French. Hardcover folder with loose plates and a paperback booklet. Used, the folder has foxing on the back cover and wear at corners and along the spine; booklet and plates are in good to very good condition. Rare, $250.

Polo. THE ADVENTURES OF MARCO POLO. 1948, John Day Co., 207 p., 6 color illus., 3 maps. This text is based upon Marsden and Wright; this version is edited by Richard J. Walsh; introduction by Pearl S. Buck; the editor has made a strong effort to identify modern names of places; numerous drawings in the margins; illustrations by Cyrus LeRoy Baldridge, who also illustrated a common edition of Morier's Hajji Baba of Ispahan. Hard. Used, good, no dust cover, $12.

Pope, A. U. ed. PERSIA. In The Open Court, Second Monograph Series of The New Orient Society of America Number One, volume 47, number 920, 1933. 64 p., 11 bl and wh illus., 23.5 x 16 cm. Eight articles on aspects of Persia: Pope: The Arts of Persia; Ross: Persia's Contribution to Literature; Binyon: Persian Painting; Pope: The Potter's Art in Persia; Ackerman: The Fine Fabrics of Persia; Brousset: The Role of Iran in the History of Asia; Pope: Persia's Influence in the Arts of Other Lands, and a review by Ackermann of Wilson: Persia Today. Paper. Used, good condition, $41.

Pope, A.U. CATALOGUE OF A LOAN EXHIBITION OF EARLY ORIENTAL CARPETS. 1926, Art Club of Chicago, 132 p., 47 illus., 4 in color, 31 x 23 cm. Exhibition catalogue of 50 carpets, mostly 16th -18th century. Half of the catalogue is text: description of the colors of the rugs and then comments about them. Rugs were from Mrs. Edith Rockefeller, James Ballard, and a number of important American and European rug dealers: Altman, Beghian, Bernheimer, Bohler and Steinmeyer, Costikyan, Kent Costikyan, DeMotte, Duveen, French and Company, Indjoudjian, Kelekian, Robinson, Stainton, Stora, and Parish Watson. Paper. Used, good condition, owner's bookplate, water stains on back cover and small water stains on top edge and corner of last six pages; no other sign of water damage. $28.

Pope, A. U. "RUGS AND CARPETS" in ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANNICA, volume 19, RAYNAL TO SARREGUEMINES. 1951, 21 illus., 3 in color, map, 28.5 x 22 cm. This is the entire volume which contains the article on rugs and carpets, p. 620 - 629 plus pages 628A through F, as might be expected from who the author is, all the illustrations are of 16th - 18th century rugs except for a 19th century Tekke. The article also include a half-page bibliography in very small print. Hardcover. Used, good condition. $12.

Pope, A.U. and Ackerman, P. A SURVEY OF PERSIAN ARTS. CARPETS. 1964 (1981 printing), vol VI XA, p. 2257-3465, 53 fig., vol XII, pl. 1107-1275,63 in color, 30.5 x 23 cm. A reprint of the original edition, on classic carpets. Hard. Both volumes, $225. The other volumes in this series are also available.

Pope, A.U. and Ackerman, P. A SURVEY OF PERSIAN ARTS. TEXTILES. 1964 (1981 printing), vol VB, 262 p., 209 figures; volume XI, 260 p., 39 in color. A reprint of the original edition, on non-rug textiles. Hardcover. Both volumes. $145. The other volumes in this series are also available.

Postcards. RUGS AND CARPETS OF SOVIET CENTRAL ASIA AND KAZAKHSTAN. 1982, Aurora Pub., Leningrad. 16 color postcards, 14 x 9 cm. From the Ethnographic Museum, Leningrad; mostly 19th century. Loose in a folder. $6.50.

Postolaky, E. MOLDAVIAN CARPET. 1986, 16 p., 12 color illus., 17 x 13 cm. A small booklet describing Moldavian carpets, mostly 19th century; the illustrations are in mediocre color and are often of only part of a carpet. Paper. $9.

Powell, J., Gülgönen, A., and Özen, ?. 18TH AND 19TH CENTURY ANATOLIAN KILIMS. THE BRIGITTE AND AYAN GÜLGÖNEN COLLECTION / 18. VE 19. Y*Uuml;ZY1L ANADOLU K¤L¤MLER¤. BRIGITTE VE AYAN GÜLG*Ouml;NEN KOLEKS¤YONU. 2006, 87 p., 54 color illus., 32 x 24 cm. A brief introduction by Powell, brief essay by Özen, a longer one by Gülgönen on his collection and esthetic sense; then plates of 35 early 19th century kilims, in good color. Paper. New. $47.

Powischer, W. J. BELUDJ CONSIDERATIONS GEDANKEN. DIE THEMATIK UND SYSTEMATIK DER MOTIVE AUF GEWEBTEN AND GEKNÜPFTEN TEXTILIEN ARBEITEN IN DER BELUTSCH-TRADTION / THE SUBJECT MATTER AND CLASSIFICATION OF MOTIFS ON PILE- AND FLAT-WOVEN TEXTILES IN THE BALUCH TRADITION. 2008, 626 p., 458 color illus., fig., 30.5 x 21.5 cm. A very large book on Baluch and other textiles, organized by designs, from triangles and squares through horns through gols to floral designs. The focus in on Baluch and Timuri rugs, animal trappings, salt and other bags, with examples of other areas in Persia, the Caucasus and Tibet for contrast in the design elements. Most of the examples are early 20th century. Illustrations include backs and details of the designs. In German / English. Hardcover. $298.

Prakash, Om. THE DUTCH EAST INDIA COMPANY AND THE ECONOMY OF BENGAL 1630 - 1720. 1985, Princeton University Press. Bengal around 1700 provided 40% of the value of Asian goods sent to Holland and half of the textiles. Scholarly work by a professor of economics at Delhi University on early trade between India and Europe. Hardcover. Used, fine condition, fine dust jacket. $65.

Prammer, N. and Hirsch, U. FRÜHE ANATOLISCHE KELIMS. EARLY ANATOLIAN KILIMS. SAMMLUNG / COLLECTION PRAMMER. 2006, 163 p., 64 color illus., 24 x 33.5 cm. Brief introduction on the collection and on the history of kilim collecting over the past 30 years (the message is that old kilims are now hard-to-find). The examples are 18th century (or earlier) and early 19th century; many are fragmentary. Hardcover. New. Boxed, numbered edition, $145. Regular edition, $115.

Prangwatthanakun, Songsak and Cheesman, Patricia. LAN NA TEXTILES. YUAN LUE LAO. 1987, 108 p., 132 illus., about 115 in color, 28.5 x 21 cm. This accompanied an exhibition of Northern Thai textiles; the text describes the types of textiles from this area: clothing, scarves, bags, sleeping textiles, as well as the methods of constructing these textiles and dyes used in them, and is an excellent overview of textiles from this area. In English and Thai. Paper. New. $38.

Preszler, R.E. NOMADIC AND VILLAGE ORIENTAL RUGS. n.d.(c. l975), 16 p., 9 illus., 18 x 18 cm. Exhibition catalogue, Washington County Museum of Arts, of 39 rugs, half Caucasian, mostly probably c. 1900, & mostly from a local rug dealer. Illustrations are small; not much text. A curiosity. Paper. Used, good condition. $18.

Princeton Art Museum, Records of. Volume 48, number 2, 1989, 40 p., 42 illus., 1 in color, with 4 articles on pre-Columbian art and archeology:
   Reilly, F.K. III, The shaman in transformation pose: a study of the theme of rulership in Olmec art
   Miller, M.E., The Ballgame
   Kerr, J., A Maya vase from the Ik site
   Stuart, D., An early Maya shell at Princeton
Paper. new. $9.50.

Purdon, N. CARPET AND TEXTILE PATTERNS. 1996, 144 p., 271 color illus., 28.5 x 22 cm. This can serve as an introductory book on textiles, mostly Asiatic; the illustrations are mostly of Asiatic textiles: rugs, embroideries, clothing, from 16th century Safavid rugs to 20th century ones; there are also a few American ethnographic textiles & European carpets; the focus is on design elements; there is not much text. Hard. $29.95

Pushman, G. ART PANELS FROM THE HANDLOOMS OF THE FAR ORIENT. 1905, 4th ed., 87 p., 29 illus., 23 x 15 cm. A dealer's introductory book, which went through many printings; half is on Persian, with smaller sections on Turkish, Caucasian and Turkmen; the major value lies in revealing the state of the field around 1900; the text is fairly factual, mostly describing the types of rugs available. Paper. Used, good condition, back cover partly detached, owner's bookplate and signature. $5.

Pushman, G. ART PANELS FROM THE HANDLOOMS OF THE FAR ORIENT. 1911, 5th ed., 87 p., 29 illus., 23 x 15 cm. A dealer's introductory book, which went through many printings; half is on Persian, with smaller sections on Turkish, Caucasian and Turkmen; the major value lies in revealing the state of the field around 1900; the text is fairly factual, mostly describing the types of rugs available. Paper. Used, good condition, $12.25. Another copy, poor condition, no cover. $5.


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Rageth, J., ed. ANATOLISCHE KELIMS. 1990, 151 p., 191 illus., 1 in color, 21 x 29.5 cm. The papers from the 1990 symposium, in Basel; articles in English by Mellaart, Petsopoulos, Andrews, Balpinar, and in German by Bohmer, Wolff, Hirsch, Bruggemann, and Rageth, on flatweave use in Anatolia, use of natural dyes from insects, motifs, and Mellaart's controversial archeologic theories. Titles are Bartels: Eröffnungsvortrag aus Anlass der Ausstellung "Fr¨u;he Formen und Farben", Gewebe aus Anatolien im Museum im alten Zeughaus, Liestal. Mellaart: The earliest Representation of the Goddess of Anatolia and her Entourage. Petsopoulos: Kilims, a 10th Anniversary Reappraisal B¨o;hmer: Insektenfarbstoffe in anatolischen Kelims und anderen Textilien Andrews: The Context of Flatweaves in Anatolia Balpinar: Multiple-niche Kilims within their Historical Context Wolff: Über das Sammeln von Kelims Hirsch: Zum Widergeburtsmotiv im anatolischen Kelim Br¨uggemann: Der Ursprung des Lotto-Musters - eine Stilanalyse Rageth: "Gebets-Kelims", frühe Sinnbilder des Kosmos? Paper. One of 500 copies. $73.00

Rageth, J. and U. Hirsch. FRUHE FORMEN UND FARBEN. 1991, 24 color illus., 21 x 29.5 cm. Illustrations of the Anatolian kelims in the 1990 Basel exhibition; two brief articles on transmission of designs from the archeologic past and on sexual symbols. In German/ English. Paper. $75.

Rainer, K. TASNACHT. TEPPICHKUNST UND TRADITIONELLES HANDWERK DER BERBER SÜDMAROKKOS. (Tazenakht. Rugs and traditional hand work of the Berber of Southern Morocco). 1999. 192 p., 262 color illus., 31 x 23.5 cm. A survey of Berber traditional art from this area, with chapters on the Berber, the land, their textiles, symbols, distinguishing features of the textiles, and also sections on jewelry, architecture, ceramics and wood products. In German. Hard. $65.

Ramirez, F. and Rolot, C. TAPIS ET TISSAGES DU MAROC. 1995, 192 p., 120 color illus., 19 x 12.5 cm. A well-illustrated survey of Moroccan rugs; most look modern; the text is in a common flowery French style; in French. Paper. $26.

Raphaelian, H.M. RUGS OF ARMENIA. 1960, 87p., 32 plates, 29 x 22.5 cm. A book, by a dealer, loosely on Armenian rugs (including the Ardebil carpet), Armenian dealers, the history of rug production, and Armenian design elements. Hard, used, very good condition, but the glue attaching the end papers to the cover leaves a stain, Lee Howard Beshar's bookplate and signature; includes a letter from Raphaelian giving favorable comments on his other book and with a message in Armenian to Beshar ; no dust jacket, $18.

Rasekhschaffe-Aras, A. and Barmann, M. BILDER AUS DER TRAUMENDEN WELT. 1993, 252 p., 124 color illus., 33.5 x 25 cm. The subtitle is "Persian Rugs from 4 Centuries"; most of the centuries are 19th, and "Persia" includes the Caucasus, Bokhara (a susani), and China (2 saddle-covers). The rugs tend to be ornate; they range from a fairly garish one with illustrations of Persian notables to handsome Kurdish and Qashqa'i tribal pieces; there are a large issue of saddle covers. The format of the book is plate plus facing text; the facing text consists of quotations from writers and poets such as Goethe, Paz, Borges, the Thousand and One Nights on gardens, love, etc.; there are also scattered pages on rugs as poetry, as gardens. In German. Hard. New. $92.

Rautenstengel, A. and Azadi, S. STUDIEN ZUR TEPPICH-KULTUR DER TURKMEN. 1990, 161 p., 73 illus., 61 in color, 30.5 x 22 cm. Two essays: one on Eagle gol carpets, and one attributed these to the Goklan. One of 500 numbered, signed copies. First essay is in German/English; the second in German. Hard. $195.

Reed, C.D. TURKOMAN RUGS. 1966, Fogg Art Museum, 53 p., 45 illus., 4 in color, 22 x 23 cm. Exhibition catalogue, Fogg Art Museum, of 51 Turkmen and Baluch rugs and bags; the quality is very good and there is a good short introduction to types of Turkmen weavings. Hard. Used, very good but slightly warped. $14..

Reed, S. ALL COLOR BOOK OF ORIENTAL CARPETS AND RUGS. 1972, Octopus, 72 p., 102 color illus., 29.5 x 22 cm. A picture book with a sampling or rugs from Mamluk to 20th century Chinese. Hardb. Used, as new condition in as new dust jacket. $7.75.

Reed, S. ORIENTAL RUGS AND CARPETS. 1967, 118 p., 112 illus., 24 in color, 21 x 21.5 cm. An introductory guide, with more text than the book described above; covers carpets from one edge of Asia to the other, and from the 16th to 20th centuries. Hardb. Used, very good condition in very good dust jacket. $6.50.

Reichard, G.A. WEAVING A NAVAJO BLANKET. 1974 Dover reprint of 1936 ed., 222 p., 97 illus., 21 x 14.5 cm. The author spent 4 summers living, working, weaving with the Navajo; this then reflects a lot of first hand experience in setting up looms, weaving techniques, dyes, designs. Paper. $7.95.

Reinisch, H. GABBEH. THE GEORGES D. BORNET COLLECTION. 1986, 168 p., 72 color pl., 29 x 22 cm. The text is about half the book; about half of the text is devoted to designs specific to gabbehs; then plates of Lori, Qashqa'i, and Khamseh examples of these abstract design rugs. Hard. Out of print. Used, fine condition in good dust jacket, $79.

Reinisch, H. SADDLE BAGS / SATTEL TASCHEN. 1985, 141 p., 70 color illus., 29.5 x 32 cm. 40 pages of text analyzing saddle bags from different geographic areas; then plates of Persian, Caucasian, Turkmen, Turkish, East Turkestan and Indian saddle bags. Hard. New. $75.

Reinisch, H. VON BAGDAD NACH STAMBUL. 1983, 60 p., 47 color illus., 30 x 21 cm. Dealer's exhibition catalogue of antique Kurdish, Anatolian, Qashqa'i and Afshar rugs. The short introduction manages to refer to or quote Karl May, Wittgenstein, Jung and Rene Magritte. German/English. Hard. New. $46. Used, very good; bumped corner, spine wear, rubbed covers. $35.

Revault, J. DESIGNS AND PATTERNS FROM NORTH AFRICAN CARPETS & TEXTILES. 1973, 121 p., 340 illus., 2 in color, 28.5 x 21 cm. 4 page introduction on Tunisian carpets; then charted designs from Poinssot & Revault's Tapis tunisiens (1950-1957). Paper. Used, very good. $10.25

Review Publishing Co. ORIENTAL RUGS AND CARPETS. 1929, 3rd ed., revised and enlarged, 162 p., 118 illus., 24.5 x 16 cm. An introductory book, now mostly of use for the illustrations of rugs from the 19th century & for the synthesis of what rug dealers were saying about rug production at that time. Hard. Used, good condition, owner's bookplate, back cover worn. $22.

Richards, F. A PERSIAN JOURNEY. 1932, Cape and Smith, London, 48 drawings, 26 x 18 cm. An etcher's impression of Meshed, Kerman, Mahum, Yezd, Nain, Shiraz, Tabriz... Hard. Fair condition, missing 1 plate; several plates detached and with holes. $6.50.

Riccardijn, P. PERZISCHE TAPIJTEN. (Persian Rugs) N.D (1920-1930's), 30 p., 9 black and white / sepia illus., 13 x 19.5 cm. A small guide to Persian rugs, with examples dated to the 17th / 18th centuries. Rare. Paper. Used, good condition, spine worn, foxing. $365.

Ripley, M.C. THE CHINESE RUG BOOK. 1927, first edition, 66 p., 16 pl., 21 x 14.5 cm. One of the early books on Chinese rugs, describing construction, colors, designs & types of rug. Ex-library J. V. McMullan with his signature. Hard. Used, very good condition, dust jacket worn & chipped. The presence of a dust jacket is unusual in this title. Books owned by McMullan are also unusual. $44. Another copy, used, good condition, corners bumped, slight wear at top and bottom of spine, bookplate and owner's signature, no other internal marks, hinges good. $26.

Ripley, M.C. THE ORIENTAL RUG BOOK. 1936 (1904 copyright), Tudor, 310 p., 52 pl., 8 in color. An early introductory book on Oriental rugs, with a flowery, romantic text; useful for the illustrations of rugs which were old in 1904. Hardb. Blue embossed cloth covers with gilt designs and lettering. Used, very good condition, in dust jacket: $11. Another copy, good condition, but back cover water stained. $9.

Rippon Boswell & Co. AUCTION CATALOGUES Frankfurt (and later Wiesbaden) auctions:

FFM 4. July 1, 1978. Antike und seltene Orientteppiche und Webarbeiten. 169 items, 116 illus., 2 in color. New, $18.

FFM 5. November 11, 1978. Antike und seltene Orientteppiche und Webarbeiten. 222 items, 132 illus., 2 in color. New $18

FFM 9. May 10, 1980. Seltene Orientteppiche des 18. bis 20. Jahrhunderts. 163 items, 136 illus., 30 in color. New. $18



FFM 22. November 16, 1985. Seltene alte und antike Orientteppiche. 154 items; 115 illus., 48 in color. New, $24.

FFM 27. May 7, 1988. Seltene alte und antike Orient-teppiche. 167 items; 120 illus., 45 in color. New, $26

FFM 32. November 10, 1990. Seltene alte und antike Orientteppiche. 195 items; 141 illus., 67 in color. New, $26

FFM 38. May 15, 1993. Seltene alte und antike Teppiche, Textilien. 185 items, 142 illus., 63 in color. New, $30

FFM 40. May 14, 1994. Bedeutende antike und seltene alte Orientteppiche, Flachgewebe, Textilien. 175 items, 139 illus., 66 in color. New, $30.

FFM 41. November 12, 1994. Bedeutende antike und seltene alte Orientteppiche, Flachgewebe, Stickereien, Textilien. 209 items, 157 illus., 76 in color. New, $30.

FFM 42. May 20, 1995. Bedeutende antike und seltene alte Orientteppiche, Flachgewebe, Stickereien, Textil-ien. 204 items, 136 illus., 70 in color. New, $32

FFM 44. May 11, 1996. Bedeutende antike und seltene alte Orientteppiche, Flachgewebe und Textilien. Ausgewahlte Literatur. 200 items, 151 illus., 79 in color. New, $32

FFM 51. May 15, 1999. Antike Teppiche, Flachgewebe, Textilien, und prakolumbianische Arbeiten. 171 items, 115 illus in color. New, $34.

FFM 53. November 20, 1999. Antike Teppiche, Flachgewebe, Textilien und Stickereien. 246 items, 77 illus., in color. New, $34.

London sales: December 5, 1981. Rare Oriental Carpets. Antique and ancient Eastern textiles and Works of Art from the 4th to the early 20th Centuries. 106 items, 31 illus., 5 in color. New, $6

Zurich sales: November 20, 1981. Alte und antike bedeutende Orientteppiche aus Persien, dem Kaukasus, Anatolien, Turkestan, China. 115 items, 31 illus. New, $10.

Basel sales: BA 9. December 6, 1980. Bedeutende Islamische Teppiche und Textilien. 130 items, 90 illus., 16 in color. New, $8

Rippon Boswell. ANTIQUE CHINESE CARPETS. MASTERPIECES FROM THE TE-CHUN WANG COLLECTION. 1978, 112 p., 59 color illus., 30.5 x 21.5 cm. Short sections on symbolism, used, and design and construction; then plates of the 19th century Chinese and East Turkestan rugs sold in this sale. Descriptions, including technical analysis, of the rugs. Hardcover. Used, very good condition in a good dust jacket: rubbed and small tears and wears along the edges. $48.

Robbins and Casper / Baktiari Oriental Carpet Gallery. YÖRÜK RUGS. A WOVEN LEGEND. 1982, 13 color illustrations, 30 x 30 cm. A 1982 calendar. Text by Walter Denny. The illustrations, one per month, are of Turkish tribal rugs. Paper. Used, good condition. $15.

Robbins, A. and G. / Baktiari Oriental Carpet Gallery. KILIMS. A WOVEN LEGEND. 1981, 13 color illus., 28 x 21 cm. A 1981 calendar, with illustrations of flat-woven rugs, one per month. Comments by Cootner. Paperback. Spiral bound. Used, good condition. $12.

Roberts, E.H. ISLAMIC CARPETS. In Bulletin, Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, 36:4-113, 1978. 7l illus., 5 in color. This is a small collection of village and nomad rugs; most were given to the museum in 1911 and thus predate this time; so this is a useful book showing some of the village and nomad rugs being produced in the late 19th century. Illustrations are sometimes fuzzy. Paper. Used, good condition, $10. New. $16.

Roberts, E.H. TREASURES FROM NEAR EASTERN LOOMS. 1981, 73 illus., 8 in color, 28 x 21.5 cm. An exhibition catalogue of 72 textiles from the Roberts collection of Persian, Turkmen, Caucasian and Turkish textiles, mostly 19th century. Roberts started collecting the 1960's and started with Turkmen rugs, since they available and relatively inexpensive, so about half of the items are Turkmen rugs and bags. Paper. New. $24. Used, very good, $16.

Roberts, L. TREASURES FROM THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART. 1979, China House Gallery, 96 p., 82 illus., 28 x 22 cm. Exhibition catalogue of Chinese art from the Metropolitan: jades, bronzes, pottery, statues, scrolls, and 4 textiles; the items are 12th century BC to 18th century AD; the textiles are 2 13th twill fragments and 2 Ming medallions. The text describes each piece, with references; some of the illustrations are details of inscriptions. Paper. Used, good, stain on bottom corner; signed by the author. $14.50

Robinson, B. W. PERSIAN PAINTINGS IN THE INDIA OFFICE LIBRARY. 1976, Sotheby Parke Bernet, 271 p., 233 illus., 16 in color, 25.5 x 19 cm. Robinson was with the Victoria and Albert Museum and wrote a number of books on Persian miniatures and paintings. The collection of Persian miniatures acquired from the library of Tipu Sultan, the collection of Warren Hastings and, mostly, from the collection of Richard Johnson who served in the East India Company between 1770 and 1790. Among the outstanding pieces are Anthology of Diwans of 1314-15, from the Mongol period of Persian painting, and the Khamsa of Jamali illustrated at Bagdad in 1465. Hardcover. Used, very good condition, bookplate; dust jacket very good but worn along edges and foxing on inside top edge. $17.

Robinson, B.W., Skelton, R.W., Spuhler, F., Fehervari, G. Watson, O, and Pinder-Wilson, R.H. ISLAMIC ART IN THE KEIR COLLECTION. 1988, 316 p., illus., 28.5 x 22 cm. Sections on books, metalwork, ceramic and carpets and other textiles. The section on textiles includes material that is not in the earlier book by Spuhler on the Keir collection; this section is 58 p. long and includes descriptions of 57 textiles with 59 illus., 16 in color. Hardcover. New. $140.

Robinson, Stuart. A HISTORY OF DYED TEXTILES. DYES. FABRICS. PAINTED. BARK. BATIK. STARCH- RESIST. DISCHARGE. TIE-DYE. FURTHER SOURCES FOR RESEARCH. M.I.T. Press, 1969, 112 p., 50 illus., 10 in color, 25.5 x 18 cm. Sections on dyes and fabrics from the Egytians to modern times and on resist process: batik, tie-dyes; the geographic areas range from Europe to Indonesia. Suggestions for further reading; a list of CIBA Review contents; lists of museums with textiles, mostly in Europe and the US; libraries with holdings in textile literature. Used, as new but not crisp; dust jacket with slight wear along edges and protected by a mylar cover. $18.

Rodee, M.E. OLD NAVAJO RUGS. THEIR DEVELOPMENT FROM 1900 TO 1940. 1981, 96 p., 76 illus., 16 in color,24 x 15.5 cm. A compact guide to Navajo rugs, especially those produced between 1890 and WW II; the quality of the wool is the most important clue for dating rugs of this period. Hardcover. New, but cover shelf-rubbed. $60.

Rodee, M. SOUTHWESTERN WEAVING. 1981, 2nd ed., 176 p., 316 illus., 24 in color, 25.5 x 20 cm. A list of Navajo, Hopi, and other: Rio Grande & Mexican weavings in the Maxwell Museum; technical description and small illustration of each. This is a major collection, and this assembles all the textiles together in one place. Paper. New. $35.

Rodee, M. WEAVING OF THE SOUTHWEST. 1987, 248 p., 548 illus., 194 in color, 30 x 23.5 cm. Copiously illustrated, with material from the Maxwell Museum; some Pueblo, Rio Grande, Mexican, but mostly Navajo; some text, but the book is dominated by the illustrations of textiles; about 20 pages at the end is devoted to modern weaving, including descriptions and illustrations of some of the more important weavers and some of the contemporary trends in weaving. Paper. $20.

Roediger, V. M. CEREMONIAL COSTUMES OF THE PUEBLO INDIANS. 1941 (1991 printing), 251 p., 65 illus., 40 in color, 28 x 21.5 cm. This is from a dissertation, so it is scholarly; there is a brief survey of the history and life of the Pueblo Indians; then a section on the manufacture and symbolic significant of costumes: weaving, tanning leather, preparation of feathers and dyes, body paint; then a section of the relation of the costumes to the rituals and ritual dances of the Pueblo Indians. This is the most comprehensive description of the making and meaning of Pueblo costumes. Paper. $25. Another copy, used, very good condition, $12.

Rogers, C. Ed. EARLY ISLAMIC TEXTILES. 1983, Rogers & Podmore, 47 p., 40 illus., 10 in color, 21 x 25.5 cm. Exhibition catalogue of Fatimid, Sassanian & Coptic fabrics, with brief essays on early Islamlic textiles, Tiraz, Persian influences on textile design. Hard. Used, very good condition but book is slightly cocked, in very good dust jacket; bookplate. $27.

Rogers & Podmore. ANCIENT COPTIC TEXTILES. 1979, 25 p., 9 illus., 21 x 15 cm. A dealer's brief catalogue, with a suprisingly large amount of text, in small type, on Coptic history, and on Coptic textiles. Paper. Used, good condition, $14

Ropers, H. LES TAPIS D'ORIENT. 1958 (7th ed, 1967), 317 p., 252 illus., 28 in color, 24 x 16 cm. Introductory book, with mostly 20th century examples. In French. Hard. Used, good, dust jacket worn and with small tears. $42.

Ropers, H. MORGENLÄNDISCHE TEPPICHE. (Oriental Carpets). 1965, 9th edition, Klinkhardt and Biermann, 331 p., 234 illus., 40 in color. An introductory survey of Oriental carpets, with focus on Turkish, Caucasian and Persian rugs; smaller sections on Turkmen, East Turkestan and Chinese rugs. In German. Hardcover, used, very good condition, no dust jacket. $23.

Rossetti, B. DIE TURKMENEN UND IHRE TEPPICHE. EINE ETHNOLOGISCHE STUDIE. (The Turkmen and their carpets, an ethnographic study). 1992, 278 p., 11 bl. and wh., 16 color illus., fig, maps, 24 x 17 cm. Sections on the history of the Turkmen, their economy, the role of women in weaving, religion, political organization; and about half on rugs and their design motifs. In German. Paper. $58.

Rostov, C.I., & Jia, G. CHINESE CARPETS. 1983, 224 p., 160 illus., 120 in color, 30 x 23 cm. A good book on Chinese rugs, with much information on current production; chapters on history, symbols, weaving methods, materials, identification & dating; the presence of both an American and a Chinese author helps give a broad perspective. Hard. Used, very good, dust jacket very good but rubbed. $19. Another copy, used, good condition, bookplate and owners signature, foxing on bottom edge, in very good dust jacket. $5.

Rowe, A. P. WARP-PATTERNED WEAVES OF THE ANDES. Textile Museum, 1977, 119 p., 138 illus., 8 in color, 21.5 x 28 cm. A survey of types of weaving construction of Andean textiles, mostly pre-Columbian, well illustrated with textiles and with details of the weave. Scholarly. Paper. Used, very good condition but bumped corner. $34.

Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney / Oriental Rug Society of New South Wales / Close, I. FLOWERS OF THE LOOM. 1990, 59 p., 29 color illus., 25 x 25 cm. Exhibition catalogue; mostly 19th century Persian rugs, with text on classification and designs, and major sections on dyeing and sources of dyestuffs. Paper. New. $30.

Royal Geographical Society. THE COUNTRY OF THE TURKOMANS. AN ANTHOLOGY OF EXPLORATION FROM THE ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY. Oguz Press, 1977. 312 p., 72 lithographs, 7 maps, 24 x 15 cm. Articles: Jackson: Picturesque description in books of travels; Stirling: The political state of the countries between and India; Pritchard: The ethnography of high Asia; Vambery: Sketch of a journey through Central Asia, Khiva, Bokhara and Samarkand; Meazza: Trade of Bokhara; Napier: Notes on the Eastern Alburz Tract; Ahmad: Note of the Yomut Tribes; A Voyage to Uzbegistan in 1671-1672; Rawlinson: The Road to Merv; Stewart: The Country of the Tekke Turkomans and the Tejend and Murghab Rivers; Morgan: Steppe routed -from Karshi to the Amu-Daria; The New Russian-Persian frontier east of the Caspian Sea; Lieutenant Kalitin's journey across the Turkoman Desert; O'Donovan: Merv and its surroundings; P. M. Lessar's Jouney from Askabad to Sarakhs; P. M. Lessar's second journey in the Turkoman Country; Vambery: The geographical nomenclature of the disputed country between Merv and Herat. Hardcover. Used, good condition in a good dust jacket; previous owner's bookplate. $30.

RUG INSIDER. This is the successor to the Decorative Rug, and has very brief articles on dealers, dealer marketing and accessories, guides to industry exhibitions, survey of market trends, and personnel notes. Most of the issue consists of ads, showing mostly modern rugs, that will be the semi-antiques of 2073. Each issue, $7.00. Spring 1998; the featured interview is with Kesang Tashi and Steve Cibor on Tibetan rugs. Summer 1998: interview with Daniel Bolour.

Runge, T. ONE WOMAN, ONE WEFT. RUGS FROM THE VILLAGES OF HAMADAN. 2002, 152 p., 165 illus., 155 in color, 30.5 x 24.5 cm. 2/3 of the book consists of illustrations of 75 Hamadan rugs, front and a small detail of the back; the rugs are attributed to specific areas. The introductory text describes the sociology of rug production in this area, based partly on letters from Hamadan by Clara Case Edwards (A.Cecil Edwards' wife), and then goes over rug types from the various villages in the Hamadan area; the text is interesting. The author argues, successfully, that among the huge production in this area are many good rugs, and also that they are undervalued. Technical descriptions. Hardcover. Used, as new, dust jacket protected by a mylar cover. $80. New $90.

Rutherford, T., Eiland, M.L., Shimkhada, D., Wright, N.H. WOVEN JEWELS. TIBETAN RUGS FROM SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA COLLECTIONS . 1992, 96 p., 118 color illus., 28 x 21.5 cm. Text briefly covers the history of Tibetan rug production, Nepalese and India influences on design motifs, types of piled textiles. The illustrations range 19th century dragon rugs to small mats to tiger rugs to saddle covers to a bicycle seat cover. Colors are good. Paper. $43.

Ryan, J. TRIBAL AND TRADITIONAL TEXTILES. 1978, National Gallery of Victoria, 51 p., 43 illus., 1 in color, 23 x 22 cm. Exhibition catalague, National Gallery of Victoria (Australia), of 86 textiles. The textiles range include a Chinese 18th century cushion cover, Indonesian ceremonial cloths and clothing, Uzbek camel trapping and clothing, Pushtun embroidered purse, a 19th century Navajo blanket, Peruvian archeological textiles, Yugoslav costume pieces and Italian 16th - 18th century embroideries. The text provides background for the textiles. Paper. Used, as new. $24.


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Sabahi, T.  CHINA. ANTIQUE RUGS OF THE CELESTIAL EMPIRE / ANTICHI TAPPETI DAL CELESTE IMPERO. 1998, 144 p., 94 illus., 87 in color, 31 x 24.5 cm. Chapters on the history of rug production (based in part on archeological textiles), techniques, symbolism of designs, and commercial production in the 19th/20the centuries, followed by plates of 42 rugs from a travelling exhibition of dealer's 19th and early 20th century rugs. The color is good. In English/Italian. One of c. 600 copies, autographed. Hard. $150.

Sabahi, Taher. FIVE CENTURIES OF CARPETS WEAVING IN KERMAN. 2012,labelled as a special edition for the Textile Museum Associates of Southern California and Rug Ideas, 168 p., 193 color illus., 30.5 x 24.5 cm. Brief sections on the history and geography of the Kerman area; then chapters on 16th & 17th century rugs; 18th and 19th century rugs and shawls, 20th century rugs, pictorial rugs, and saddle rugs. The colors look good; the rugs are from a variety of museum and private collections. This is a translation of an Italian edition. Hardcover. New, but corners bumped and worn in shipping. $145.

Sabahi, T. UNA PREZIOSA COLLEZIONE DI TAPPETI ANTICHI DELL' ANATOLIA. n.d. (1994), 81 p., 40 color illus., 28 x 20.5 cm. 19th century Western and Central Anatolian village rugs; text mostly describes the rugs; technical descriptions. In Italian / English. Paper. Out of print. $59.

Sabahi, T. SAMARKANDA. 1995, 136 p., 42 color illus., 72 illus., 64 in color., 30.5 x 24.5 cm. Exhibition catalogue of East Turkestan rugs, mostly early 20th century, drawn from a issue of Italian dealers; essays on the geography and history of the area, and on Sinkiang textile production and history. In English/ Italian. Hard. Autographed. $100.

Sabahi, T. SHAHSAVAN JAJIM. 1998, 142 p., 97 illus., 96 in color, 31 x 24.5 cm. Sections on Shahsavan subgroups, their tent, weaving traditions (including piled rugs), designs, jajims themselves, and then plates of 42 examples. Good color. English text only. One of 500 numbered copies. $160.

Sabahi, T. SUMAKH. TAPPETI PIANI A TRAMA AVVOLTA. WEFT WRAPPED FLATWEAVES. 1992, 133 p., 88 illus., 48 in color, 31 x 24.5 cm. A dealer's catalogue; 46 p introduction on sumakhs, then plates of 19th and early 20th century examples. In Italian and English. Paper. Out of print. New but bumped corners, $100.

Sabahi, T. TAPPETI D'ORIENTE. 1986, 463 p., about 400 color illus.,35 x 24.5 cm. A general guide to rugs, with emphasis on older ones, from Turkey to China with brief mentions of North Africa and the Balkans; a lot of detail; most of the illustrations are of parts of rugs, to illustrate points in the text; glossary; 3 page bibliography in small print; list of important museums and rug societies. In Italian. Box. Hardb. $205.

Sabahi, T. TÜLÜ. LONG-PILE RUGS OF CENTRAL ANATOLIA. 1997, 63 p., 58 illus., 56 in color, 28.5 x 21 cm. Dealer's exhibition catalogue with 38 Anatolian examples; the text describes their characteristics, and ties them in with other examples from Persia and the Caucasus, and an Egyptian example from the 18th dynasty (circa 1400 B.C.) now in the Egyptian Museum in Turin. Hard. New, but with edges and spine bumped from shipping. $65.

Sabahi, T. VAGHIREH. 1987, 95 p., 48 illus., 23 in color, 29 x 22 cm. Describes and discusses the use of these sampler rugs; examples are 19th and 20th century Persian and Turkish. Hard. In Italian. Out of print. $70.

Sadighi, H. and Hawkes, K. GABBEHS. STAMMESTEPPICHE DER BERGNOMADEN AM ZAGROS (Primitive Rugs of the Mountain Nomads of the Zagros). 1991, 212 p., 70 color pl., 33.5 x 23.5 cm. A dealer's guide to these rugs. In German and English. Hard. $127.

Sadighi, H. and Hawkes, K. KELIMS DER NOMADEN UND BAUERN PERSIENS. 1990, 170 p., 70 color pl., 30 x 21 cm. Exhibition catalogue, Galerie Neiriz, of Persian kilims; most are 19th century, in good condition; colors are good. In German. One of 1,000 copies. Hard. $111. Used, very good, corners bumped; dust jacket good, worn along edges and spine, $97.

Galerie Sailer. ANTIKE TEPPICHE UND TEXTILKUNST. 1983, 36 p., 16 color illus., 27 x 21 cm. A dealer's exhibition catalogue of a small, choice collection of textiles, including a 17th/18th century Persian garden carpet from the Sarre collection; most are 19th century: 6 Turkish, 4 Caucasian, l Turkmen, 2 East Turkestan, 2 Persian, l Tunisian. Good colors. In German. Paper. $36.

Sakhai, E. PERSIAN RUGS AND CARPETS. 2008, 448 p., 300 color illus., 33.5 x 26.5 cm. Edited by Ian Bennett. 30 page introduction which includes sections on collecting and fakes; then mostly plates, mostly 19th and early 20th century city and village rugs, with brief comments about each rug with comments about production from Esfahan, Kashan, Kerman, Tehran, Tabriz, Nain, Qum, Bakhtiari, Bijar, Afshar, Qashqa'i, Senneh, Hamadan area, Saruk, Feraghan, Khorasan, Heriz, Mahal, Joshaghan, Rasht. Despite the book's title, there is also 40 pages on Turkish, Caucasian, Spanish, French, East Turkestan and Chinese rugs. Hardcover. $150.

Sameyeh, Sh. ERLESENE ORIENTALISCHE TEPPICHE / EXCEPTIONAL ORIENTAL CARPETS. 1982, 408 p., 296 color pl., 31 x 22 cm. Dealer's glossy catalogue; rugs are from 1850 to 1950; 250 are Persian, many of them very ornate, floral-design rugs; the other 50 are Turkmen, Caucasian and Chinese. Descriptions of the rugs; plates are sometimes too small to do justice to the complexity of the designs. German/English. Prices. Hard. New, but wear along the spine. $120.

Sameyeh, Sh. ISLAMIC ART. HAND-KNOTTED ORIENTAL CARPET. Cat. No. 2, 1993, 64 p., 115 color illus., 30.5 x 30.5 cm. A dealer's exhibition catalogue; most are complex floral design Persian rugs, from the 19th and 20th centuries; there are a few Turkmen, Turkish and Caucasian rugs. The text briefly describes each rug, in flowery terms. Paper. $44.

Sanford, E. ed. CONSUMER'S GUIDE TO THE CARE OF ORIENTAL RUGS. 1990, 17 p., 21 x 27 cm. Brief articles on cleaning, padding, repair & restoration, freezing as a method of pest control, and damage from potted plants & ultraviolet light. Paper. $15.

Sarabhai, Mrinalini. PATOLAS AND RESIST-DYED FABRICS OF INDIA. n.d. (1987), Mapin, Ahmedabad; Grantha edition, Middletown, NJ, 64 p., 56 color illus., 30 x 22.5 cm. The catalogue of an exhibition: The Voyage of a Cloth in Jakarta with 19th century to modern examples of these textiles, from Gujerat; the text describes the items with focus on the design elements; introduction on who makes them, the designs, uses of these fabrics, and trade. Hardcover. New. Sealed in shrink wrap. $29.50.

Sarkisian, H.M., Robinson, P., and Hedlund, A. CAUCASIAN TEXTILES 16TH - 20TH CENTURY. 1979, 31 p., 32 bl & wh illus., 15 x 23 cm. Exhibition catalogue, University of Colorado Museum, of some of Sarkisian's 19th Caucasian rugs, with one 16th century one, with comments on rugs from these areas. Paper. Used, very good condition. $35.

Saunders, P.E. TRIBAL VISIONS. 1980, 160 p., 56 color pl., 25.5 x 20 cm. Catalogue of a Marin county exhibition; the rugs are interesting & so are the articles by Saunders, David, & Eiland, critically looking at classification schemes for Caucasian and Turkmen rugs. Paper. Used, very good but for bumped corner. $21. New. Paperback. $46.

Scarce, J. ed. Islam in the Balkans - Persian Art and Culture of the 18th and 19th Centuries. Papers Arising from a Symposium Held to Celebrate the World of Islam Festival at the Royal Scottish Museum, Edinburgh, 28th-30th July 1976. 1979, 104 p., fig., 29.5 x 21 cm. The articles: Lawless: Berat and Gjirocaster: two museum towns in Albania; Kiel: Some reflections on the origins of provincial tendencies in the Ottoman architecture of the Balkans; Gervers: Oriental Carpets from Eastern Europe (14 pages, 6 black and white figures); Thirkell: Islamisation in the Macedonia as a social process; Lopasic: Islamisation of the Balkans; Matkovski: La signification historiqaue des expressions "raia" et "beraia"; Robinson: The Tehran Nizami of 1848 and other Qajar lithographed books; Scarce: Function and decoration in Qajar tilework; Baer: Traditionalism or archaism? Reflections on a 19th century bronze bucket; Sheikholeslami: Zili al-Sultan: political leadership; Sims: The 17th century Safavid sources of Qajar oil paintings; Diba: Persian wedding contracts of the late 18th to early 20th centuries. Paperback. Used, very good condition but back rubbed and former owner's signature. $73.

Schaber, W. AUS DER WELT DES KELIMS. THE WORLD OF THE KILIM. 1984, 63 p., 38 color illus., 27.5 x 21.5 cm. Dealer's exhibition catalogue (Sailer Gallery) of flatweaves; about half are Peruvian (archeologic) and early 19th century Swedish; the rest Persian, Turkish, Caucasian, Turkmen and Navajo. Brief paragraphs describing each textile. In German and English. Hard. $34.

Schaber, W. and I. Sailer. GALERIE SAILER. 20 YEARS IN SALZBURG / 20 JAHRE GALERIE SAILER IN SALZBURG. 1996, 69 p., 33 color illus. Dealer's exhibition catalogue, celebrating 20 years of business, with both plates showing the insides of various exhibition halls and business sites and some of the author's favorite textiles; about half of the textiles have been published previously, although some not since Martin's book. Paper. $55.

Schiffer, N.M. NAVAJO WEAVING TODAY. 1991, 64 p., 171 illus., 27.5 x 21.5 cm. A survey, largely by illustrations of contemporary (1960 - 1990) Navajo weaving, organized by regional areas: Burntwater, Wide Ruins, Ganado, Crystal, Chinle, Two Gray Hills, Teec Nos Pos, Shiprock, and western reservation. Some of the weavers are identified; colors look a little off. Paper. $12.95

Schlamminger, K. & Wilson, P.L. PERSISCHE BILDTEPPICHE / WEAVER OF TALES. 1980, 198 p., 80 color pl., 29 x 25 cm. Modern pictorial Persian carpets, from garden carpets to portraits of Nader Shah to lion rugs. Good illustrations, and the rugs have a certain strange charm; the text provides the cultural, historical or literary background to the examples. German/English. Paperback. Used, very good condition in original shipping cardboard box. $32.

Schlick, D.P. MODERN ORIENTAL CARPETS. 1968, 2nd ed., 139 p., 38 color illus., 22 x 13.5 cm. An introductory book; the major point of interest is a nomogram for determining prices based upon knot count, size, and the carpet factor. Hard. 1st edition, 1968, Continental Publishing Co., Hong Kong, not significantly different from the 2nd edition, used good, no dust jacket. $14. Another copy, 1970, C.E. Tuttle, very good in very good dust jacket. $13.

Schlosser, I. THE BOOK OF RUGS, ORIENTAL AND EUROPEAN. 1969, Bonanza(Crown), 319 p., 209 illus., 16 in color, 27.5 x 21 cm. An introductory book, but now dated, by a director emeritus of the Museum fur angewandte Kunst, in Vienna. Hardb. Used, good condition, with good dust jacket. $11.

Schneider, J. SCHWEIZERISCHE BILDSTICKEREIN DES 16. UND 17. JAHRHUNDERTS (Swiss Pictorial Embroideries from the 17th and 18th Centuries). 1960, Schweizerischen Landesmuseum, no. 14, 15 p., 16 black and white illustrations. Examples of embroidered wall hangings and rugs with pictures of scenery, individuals, religious scenes. In German. Used, good condition, ex-library of Congress duplicate and ex-library Cooper Union Museum library. $26.

Schneider, J. "Two Silks from Lyons in the Allen Art Museum." in Bull Allen Mem. Art Museum, 25 (1), fall 1967, p. 11-18, 55 illus. Description of 2 1750-1760 Lyon silks, with analysis of similar silks from other collections. Scholarly. Paper. Used, good condition, $10.25

Schumann, C.-W. and V. Gantzhorn. 99 TEPPICHE/RUGS . 1993, 192 p., 112 illus., 109 in color, 30.5 x 21 cm. Exhibition catalogue, Krefeld Museum of a collection of gabbeh rugs, nearly all Persian, but a few Belouch and Tibetan; in abstract designs: checkerboards, horizontal strips, linear diamonds, etc. The text describes gabbeh rugs in general and these in specific; technical descriptions. In German/ English. Hard. $79.

Schumann, C.-W., Tietzel, B., Brues, E. and Gasthaus, R. TEXTILIEN AUS ALLER WELT. 1986, 92 p, about 250 illus., 26.5 x 20.5 cm. Exhibition catalogue, Deutsches Textilmuseum and Schloss Rheydt of non-rug textiles from Africa, Indonesia, Persia, India, Turkey, Central Asia, the Philippines, China, Japan, Peru and the Balkans. Brief descriptions of all items. In German. Paper. $31. Another copy, used, very good condition, $22.

Schürmann, U. CAUCASIAN RUGS. n.d. (1964), 359 p., 142 color illus., 27 x 18 cm. The bible on Caucasian rugs; the evidence for attributions may be weak, but everyone uses them. Good rugs; good color. Hard. 1974, 3rd impression, used, fine condition but former owner's signature; dust jacketfine but slight wear along the edges, in original box. $133. New, 1990 reprint, for which the color plates are not printed in registry, so the edges where color changes are fuzzy. $160.

Schürmann, U. CENTRAL ASIAN RUGS. 1969, Verlag Osterrieth, 176 p., 100 color pl., 29.5 x 23 cm. The text analyses rugs types and gives a historical background of the area; the plates are in good color and are of 19th century pieces. Hard. Used, very good but rounded corners, dust jacket good with wear, chips, tears along edges. $166.

Schürmann, U. THE PAZYRYK. n.d.(l983?), 48 p., 44 illus., 6 in color, 26.5 x 21.5 cm. A monograph on the use and origin of this rug, delivered originally to a symposium of the Armenian Rugs Society, in 1982. Hard. New. $45. Another copy, used, fine condition, $24.

Schwarz, H.-G. CARPETS FROM THE ORIENT. 1977, 52 p., 30 bl and wh illus., 25 x 19 cm. Exhibition catalogue, Dalhousie Art Gallery, of 52 rugs from private collectors and commercial dealers in Nova Scotia and eastern Canada. Paper. New. $15.

Schwarz, H.-G. ORIENT-OKZIDENT: DER ORIENTALISCHE TEPPICH IN DER WESTLICHEN LITERATUR, ASTHETIK UND KUNST. 1990, 355 p., 21.5 x 15.5 cm. Scholarly; an analysis of the role and meaning of Oriental rugs in European literature (Goethe, Rilke, Oscar Wilde, etc), in esthetic theory, and in painting. In German. Hard. $44

Schwarz, H.-G. VISIONS OF PARADISE: THE ART OF THE ORIENTAL CARPET. 1983, 14 p., 14 bl and wh illus., 23 x 30.5 cm. Exhibition catalogue, Dalhousie Art Gallery, of rugs from local Nova Scotia collections and the Nova Scotia Museum. Paper. $15.

Scott, G.W. AN ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO MAKING ORIENTAL RUGS. 1984, 103 p., 7 color illus., black and white illus., charted designs, 28 x 21.5 cm. Instructions for making a Tabriz-style upright loom, setting up the warps, tying knots, fixing problems; also 6 charted designs, and sources for materials. The author tried weaving rugs first by trial and error, then after getting expert help from Iranians, so he has advice on what not to do, also. Paper. $25; and used, good, $6.

Seirafian, M. SEIRAFIAN CARPETS. A REVIEW OF PERSIAN CARPETS. 2003, 306 p., 178 color plates, 34.5 x 25 cm. The text has sections on Seirafian's history, the history of Persian carpets focusing on classic carpets, dyes and wool, and advice on buying carpets. The illustrations are of complex-design Persian carpets. In Farsi and English. Hardcover. $200.

Sen, P. CRAFTS OF WEST BENGAL. 1994, 179 p., 159 color illus., 30 x 30 cm. A survey of crafts, mostly with modern examples; sections on kantha and other embroideries; textiles, mostly for saris; pottery; brass; jewelry; wood and stone; musical instruments; and special crafts for festivals; the extensive text describes current production with some reference to how this has changed over the past years. Hard. $50.

Sevi, D. TAPPETI ANATOLICI DEL XIXe SECOLO. 1985, 88 p., 30 color pl., 30 x 21.5 cm. This is Sevi's 3rd catalogue, and the 1st which was bilingual; the introductory essay, by Boralevi, on Anatolian rugs, is not useful. Most of the rugs are village rugs, and for many either the natural colors or the color printing reinforces the feeling that many Turkish rugs have strange color combinations. Italian/English. Hard. $28.

Sevi, D. TAPPETI CAUCASICI DEX XVIII E XIX SECOLO. 1983, 64 p., 24 color illus., 29.5 x 21 cm. Dealer's exhibition catalogue of 19th century Caucasian rugs. In Italian. Paper. $32.

Shaffer, D., Cole, T., Mallary, D., and Sorgato, D. BALUCH. 2007, 225 p., 104 color illus., 30 x 24 cm. Exhibition catalogue, Sorgato, with brief essays by Shaffer, Cole, and Mallary; most of the book consists of the plates, in good color, of the 100 examples, with brief comments on each. Technical analysis, but not with knot counts. Hardcover. $165.

Shahrani, M. Nazif Mohib. THE KIRGHIZ AND WAKHI OF AFGHANISTAN. ADAPTATION TO CLOSED FRONTIERS. 1979, University of Washington Press, 264 p. An ethnographic study of these two ethnic group: their history, marriage and family life, pastoralism and agriculture, high altitude adaptations, and then how the closed frontiers of 1949 has modified their life. The author is an Afghan Uzbek who spent a year and a half living with these ethnic groups. Hardcover. Used, good condition, bookplate and owner's signature. $14.

Shankar, A. and Housego, J. BRIDAL DURRIES OF INDIA. 1997, 196 p., 152 illus., 55 in color, 26 x 21 cm. Extensive text on the history of dhurries, techniques of weaving, and the designs. The examples are all modern: 1970 to 1990, and include a variety of geometric, floral, and animals designs; specific dhurries are attributed to specific villages. Hardcover. $39.

Shaper, P. GARDEN OF PARADISE. 1993 CALENDAR. 1993, 12 color illus., 30.5 x 23 cm. A calendar for 1993, with a hole for hanging from the wall; illustrations of 9 Persian, 2 Caucasian, 1 Agra; colors are dark and reddish; rugs are complex-designed ones. The calendar will be good again in 1999. Paper. $10.

Shaper, P. "THE PERSIAN CARPET", "ART OF PERSIAN CARPET". 2 videotapes, released in 1975, 27 and 13 minutes respectively. Filmed in Iran: Mashad, Turkoman areas in northern Iran, and Fars. "The videos deal with the technical aspects of rugmaking, such as the aquisition and the preparation of materials, the origin and the creation of designs and the final preparation and the washing of the carpets. The knotted rug construction is explained in easy terms with diagrams so that the general public will understand it." The shorter videotape is most suited as an introductory tool in retail stores; the longer version would work for an introductory teaching course. The longer version is available in VHS; the shorter one as VHS and as 16 film. The longer version is $80; the shorter, $75. Order directly from the author: Paul Shaper Productions, 2228 Shelby Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90064 (1-800-345-5420), or pshaper@ix.netcom.com

Shaper, P. "THE WOVEN ART OF ORIENTAL RUGMAKING", "THE ART OF ORIENTAL RUGMAKING" 2 videotapes, released in 2000, 1997 respectively; 20 and 10 minutes respectively. The first was shot in Iran. "This remarkable video offers hard to obtain footage of colorful weavers, designers, dyers, spinners, and sheep shearing along with bustling middle-eastern markets. The narration gives the audience a rich educational description of all the rugmaking processes accented with maps and carpets of the various rug producing countries." The second features Turkish locations and various rug making techniques found in the Persian videos. "This video has no narration but has an alluring sound track set to beautiful music. Th viewer is shoown firsthard the traditional practices and culture surrounding the creation of these great works of art, in both village and modern settings". Both are suitable for retail stores. Order directly from the author: Paul Shaper Productions, 2228 Shelby Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90064 (1-800-345-5420), or pshaper@ix.netcom.com

Sherrard, Philip. CONSTANTINOPLE. ICONOGRAPHY OF A SACRED CITY. 1965, Oxford Univerisity Press, 139 p., 54 illus., 10 in color. The focus in on religious symbols starting with Constantine's adoption of Christianity and the role of the emperor as the head of the church. Hardcover. Used, good condition, one page torn, foxing on top edge; dust jacket good. $19.

Shoemaker, The House of. BENGAL-ORIENTAL RUGS. REPRODUCTIONS OF THE RAREST RUGS OF THE ORIENT. n.d. (c. 1920), 8 loose color plates in a paper folder, 18 x 14 cm. The New York rug dealer: The House of Shoemaker produced oriental rugs, in their Bengal-Oriental line, which were copies of old floral design Persian rugs. This shows examples of 8 rugs in this line. The examples would now almost qualify as antiques. Rare. Used, good condition; the folder is torn half way along the spine. Paper. $16.

Sienknecht, H.C. GROSSE TASCHEN. KLEINE TASCHEN. MINIATURKUNST DER TURKMENEN AUS DER SAMMLUNG HCS. 1997, 106 color photographs, mounted in a photo album, photographs are 15 x 10 cm. The exhibition catalogue of the 1997 exhibition of 100 pieces from the Sienknecht collection of Turkmen tschowals, torbas, ok bash, mafrash, ensi, tent bands; the exhibition was sponsored by the Freundeskreises orientalischer Teppiche und Textilien in Norddeutschland. The format is two photographs on one page, and on the facing page card giving the Turkmen tribe, the type of textile, the size and the knot count. One of 160 copies. 150 copies printed in 1997; 10 more in 2011. $220.

Silverman, C. and Wixman, R. MACEDONIAN BRIDAL COSTUMES. 1983, U. Oregon, Museum of Natural History, Museum Notes, No. 1, 17 p., 18 illus., 28 x 21.5 cm. Exhibition catalogue to 6 costumes, from various areas of (Yugoslav) Macedonia, with a detailed discussion of the various pieces that make them up and the distinguishing characteristics of each type of costume; there is some discussion of the role of costume, particularly bridal costume in Macedonia. Paper. $6.50

Smith, A. BLIND WHITE FISH IN PERSIA. 1953, Dutton, 231 p., 38 pl., 22 x 14 cm. A minor travel classic: 4 Oxford students decide to travel to Kirman during their vacation to study soil, cultivation techniques, botany, & for the author, to see whether blind fish live in the qanats. The description of life in Persia is sympathetic to cultural differences; for rug lovers, there is a discussion of the economic pressures for producing jufti knots. Hard. Used, good, dust jacket worn on spine & edges. $9.50.

Smithsonian Institution. ART TREASURES OF TURKEY. 1966, 197 p., 123 illus, 2 in color, 24 x 23 cm. Exhibition catalogue; about 65 p of text on Turkish art starting with 1200 BC, Iron Age/ Roman/ Greek, Byzantine, Islamic; descriptions of items; then plates of many of them; as might be expected from the text, items range from neolithic figurines to 17th century Ottoman daggers; there are illustrations of 2 17th century rugs and 4 kaftans. Paper. Used, good condition, wear on spine and edges of covers, one page with corner fold. $5

Smithsonian Institution. RUGS FROM THE McMULLAN COLLECTION. 1966, 66 p., 25 illus., 28 x 20 cm. Catalogue of a traveling exhibition of 50 of McMullan's rugs, with descriptions, mostly describing the pattern of each rug. Paper. Used, good, $8.

Sommer, J.L. THE KYRGYZ AND THEIR REED SCREENS. 1996, 168 p., 178 illus., 21 in color, 30.5 x 22 cm. This is now the definitive book on reed screens, in English. Contents include reprints of articles on reed screens, yurts, and Kirghiz culture by Antipina, Akmoldoeva, Makhova; Antipina's field photographs of screens from the 1950's; and a catalogue to the Sommer/Krieger exhibition at the 8th ICOC. Hard. $40.

Sommer, J.L. and L.S. Kreider. ANATOLIAN CARPETS: A FAMILY CONNECTION. 1986, 28 p., 33 illus., 28 x 21.5 cm. The authors' ancestors worked in Turkey in the early 20th century; the text describes their work, Turkish rugs, and the author's own trip to Turkey around 1970. The rugs are late 19th and early 20th century; most are Turkish but there are a few Caucasian, Persian and Turkmen; plates are dark and small; technical descriptions. Paper. Used, good condition. $17.

Sorgato, D. GABBEH. 1999, 94 p., 42 color illus., 21 x 15 cm. Dealer's exhibition catalogue of Gabbeh rugs; Lori, Bakhtiari, Qashqa'i origins. Colors look good. Brief comments on each textile; technical analysis. Paperback. $45.

Sorgato, D, and di Prima, M. TACHEH. 2006, 127 p., 81 color illus., 30.5 x 22. 5 cm. Dealer's exhibition catalog of these distinctive bags, used as sacks to be used for transporting goods. Brief text. In Italian / English. Hardcover. $80. Hardcover. Used, good condition, prices written in on edge of pages. $40.

Sotheby and Company. sale 5 December 1969. A COLLECTION OF HIGHLY IMPORTANT ORIENTAL CARPETS. PART I. SOLD BY ORDER OF THE KEVORKIAN FOUNDATION. 21 rugs, 20 illustrated in color. Includes a 17th century Bergama rug, 2 17th century Isfahan rugs in silk, silver and gold-thread, an 18th century Shiraz Millefleur prayer rugs, four 17th century Mughal carpets, two 18th century Persian garden carpets, a 17th century North-west Persian animal and medallion carpet. Hardcover. Used, good condition, prices written in on edge of pages. $40.

Sotheby & Co. A COLLECTION OF HIGHLY IMPORTANT ORIENTAL CARPETS. PART II. SOLD BY ORDER OF THE KEVORKIAN FOUNDATION. December 11, 1970. 19 items, 18 illustrated in color; an extraordinary collection of older rugs including: 18th century rugs: Ladik, Ghiordes, Kuba, Mughal, Kurd (2 of them).and Persian; 17th century rugs: Kuba, Mughal (3 of them), Persian (3 of them) and 2 Polonaise(2), and a 16th century Cairene. Hardcover. Used, good condition: cover rubbed. $37.

Sotheby's sale 7190. THE SAILER COLLECTION. 1998, 92 items, 72 color illus. The Sailers closed down their gallery in Salzburg in 1988; this is the end of their stock. About half are Turkish kilims, mostly 18th and 19th centuries; there is an usual 14th-15th century one (based on C-14 dating) as well as a scattering of Turkish rugs, suzani, and Caucasian embroideries and kilims. Paper. Priced. New. $20.

Sotheby's London. Fine Rugs, Carpets and Textiles, 15 October 1980. Sale Bibinaz. A Fine Selection of Textiles including a Turkmen Embroidered Azmaly, a 17/18th Century Skyros Coverlet, a 17th Century Syrian Tent Hanging, a Fine Selection of Persian Rugs and Carpets including a Kashan Pictorial Carpet, a Royal Kashan Silk Prayer Rugs, a Fine Kerman Pictorial Carpet, a Rare 19th Century Teheran Silk Prayer Rugs, a Fine Heriz Silk Carpet, an Unusual Ghashgai Animal Carpet, a Rare Amoghli Pictorial Carpet, a Pair of Khadivi Mashad Carpets, a Fine Bidjar Carpet, an Esfahan Zolfaghari Carpet, a 19th Century Chinese Silk Carpet, A Fine Selection of Turkmen pieces including a Rare Aghan Kazan Carpet, a Fine 19th Century Turkmen Tekke Carpet, an Antique Park Silk Pende Kizil Azak Ensi, an Antique Turkmen Kizil Ayak Carpet, a Fine Yomut Agyup, a Selection of Early Rugs and Carpets including a mid 17th Century Polonaise Silk and Metal Thread Rug, a 16th Century Ottoman Carpet, a 17th/18th Century Ladik Prayer Rug, A Fine Selection of Caucasian Rugs and Carpets including an Unusual Antique Moghan Carpet, a Rare Peacock Baku Rug, a Rare Kuba Animal Rug, an Unusual Alpan Rug, an Antique Talish Runner, a Kazakh Karachop Rug. 258 items, 241 illustrated, 19 in color. Used, good condition, text block fairly tight but tears at top and bottom of spine, bumped corner, no internal marks. Separate sheets with estimates and prices realized. $12.

Sotheby's New York Auction Catalogues sale 5226. 25, 26, October 1984. Fine American Indian Art. 502 items, about 1/4 illustrated, about 1/4 in color. $10.

Sale 5893. 13 Sept. 1989. Fine Oriental & European Carpets. 290 rugs, 101 illus., 37 in color. New. Priced. $10

sale 6461. 22 September 1993. Fine Oriental and European Carpets. 297 items, 131 illus., 117 in color. $10.

sale 6466. 2 October 1993. Fine Continental and French Furniture, Decorations and Carpets. 410 items, about half illustrated, about half in color. $6.

sale 6478. 19 Oct. 1993. European and Oriental Carpets from the Collection of Dildarian, Inc. 142 items, 44 color illlus. About half are French, English, Iberian, and Eastern European needlepoint, Aubusson and Savonnerie rugs; the rest are mostly floral design Persian rugs. New. Priced. $14

Sale 6519. FINE ORIENTAL AND EUROPEAN CARPETS. Dec 16, 1993, 230 items, 7 lots of books, including Bogolyubov, Martin, and Mumford: Yerkes collection; 91 illus., 84 in color; includes a 16th/17th century West Anatolian, a 17/18th Caucasian illustrated in de Calatchi's book, and a George III British carpet from Boscobel Restorations. Paper. New. $14

sale 6537. 9 Mar 1994. RUGS & CARPETS FROM THE COLLECTION OF DILDARIAN, INC. AND A PRIVATE COLLECTOR. 205 items, 34 illus., 8 in color. Used, very good. $14

Sotheby's Olympia, London. ORIENTAL AND EUROPEAN RUGS AND CARPETS. Sale WO2870, 27 February 2002. 96 items, all illustrated in color. Used, good condition. $18.

Sotheby's. TURKMEN AND ANTIQUE CARPETS FROM THE COLLECTION OF DR. AND MRS. JON THOMPSON. Sale 6518, December 16, 1993. 81 illus., 72 in color, 27 x 21 cm. A major sale catalogue of classic carpets. 81 items: 62 18th and 19th century Turkmen rugs, tent bags, engsi, along with 2 17th/18th century Chinese, 11 15/17th century Turkish, 5 17th/18th century Caucasian, and 1 possible Indian. The comments on rugs are by Thompson. Used, very good condition. $55.

Southwest Parks and Monuments Association / Lamb, S. A GUIDE TO NAVAJO RUGS. 1992, 2nd printing 1994, 42 p., 19 color illus., 16 x 11 cm. A small guide, with an three examples of chief blankets, and then modern ones from Ganado, Two Gray Hills, Chinle etc., and with a pictorial, Yei, and Yeibichai blanket. Paperback. Used, as new condition. $10.

Spallanzani, M. ORIENTAL RUGS IN RENAISSANCE FLORENCE. 2007, 295 p., 101 illus., 94 in color, 31 x 21 cm. The text describes the rug market in Florence in the 1400 and 1500's; how rugs got there, who bought them, what the prices were; documentation is provided; the plates are of rugs themselves and also rugs in contemporary paintings. Hardcover. $157.

Spuhler, F. CARPETS AND TEXTILES. THE THYSSEN-BORNEMISZA COLLECTION. 1999, 300 p., 105 illus., 95 in color, 30 x 24 cm. This is a new description of this famous collection of classic carpets, replacing Beattie's book. There are introductions for each geographic area, and of the carpets themselves. Hard. New. $165.

Spuhler, F. CARPETS FROM ISLAMIC WORLDS. 2012, 186 p., 140 color illus., 24 x 31 cm. This covers rugs from the al-Sabah collection, consisting of examples from the 16th to 19th centuries. The first chapter of the book, however, is on pre-classical carpets made during the Sasanian period (second to sixth centuries AD), and will thus help to fill in the knowledge of textile development between the the Pazyryk carpet (circa fifth century BC) and the first Seljuk carpets (circa thirteenth century AD). Harcover. $55.

Spuhler, F. ISLAMIC CARPETS AND TEXTILES IN THE KEIR COLLECTION. 1978, Faber & Faber, 251 p., 151 illus., 49 in color, 28 x 22 cm. A detailed description of the rugs, brocades, velvets, and other textiles from this famous collection; the strongest areas are 16th - 17th century Persian, but there are examples from Turkey, the Caucasus, India, Egypt and Moorish Spain. Hard. Used, good, in a good dust jacket. $120.

Spuhler, F. ORIENTAL CARPETS IN THE MUSEUM OF ISLAMIC ART, BERLIN. 1987, 332 p., 208 illus., 80 in color, 27.5 x 21 cm. Most of the text consists of paragraph descriptions of the rugs, describing the designs, which can be seen in the illustrations, and the colors, which can not; but there are discussions of the major rug types. Hardb. As new, in shrink wrap, $30. Another copy, used, very good condition in good dust jacket, $19.

Spuhler, F. PRE-ISLAMIC CARPETS AND TEXTILES FROM EASTERN LANDS. DAR AL-ATHAR AL-ISLAMIYYAH. THE AL-SABAH COLLECTION, KUWAIT. 2014, 160 p., 112 color illus., 28.5 x 22.5 cm. As might be expected, these textiles are fragments; they include Sassanian carpets and flatweaves and a variety of Sogdian textiles. They come from Central Asia or China and Eastern Iran and range in age from 4th to 12th centuries, as determined by radio-carbon dating. The text describes the textiles in the context of history of art in Sassanian and Sogdian cultures. Hardcover. $55.

Spuhler, F. TEXTILE FRAGMENTS / TEXTILE FRAGMENTE. 1988, 52 p., 48 color illus., 28 x 19 cm. Exhibition catalogue from Sailer of 17th -18th century textiles of which only beautiful fragments remain; most are Turkish. Text describes each fragment. German/English. Paper. $58.

Spuhler, F., Melbye-Hansen, P. & Thorvildsen, M. DENMARK'S CORONATION CARPETS. 1987, 94 p., 17 color pl., 25 x 18 cm. A book describing 7 carpets: 2 Polonaise & 5 chenille. The Polonaise rugs have been used less than 6 times and are thus in excellent condition; the plates show how brightly colored Polonaise rugs were when new. The text is an ideal example of what a text should be; it uses company archives and royal records to trace these rugs back to their origin, around 1666, in Iran. Fascinating little book, even for people who are not interested in, and also can not afford, Polonaise rugs. Hard. New. $43. Used, very good condition in good dust jacket. $24.

Spuhler, F., Köig, H., & Volkman, M. OLD EASTERN CARPETS / ALTE ORIENTTEPPICHE. 1978, 263 p., 114 illus., 80 in color, 28 x 22 cm. A very well done exhibition catalogue for the Staatliche Museum für Völkerkunde, München; rugs from the 16th century (Mamluk) to the 19th century (Chinese) and between in both time and area. English/German. . Hard. Used, good condition, front hinge cracked at top for 4 cm; text block bumped, no internal marks; dust jacket good: shiny but with wear along edges. $27.

Spurr, Jeff. UNUSUAL AND OVERLOOKED: ANTIQUE TEXTILES FROM CENTRAL ASIA. 2006, 45 p., 28 x 21.5 cm. This is the catalogue of an exhibition of Lakai, Uzbek and Kirghiz textiles at the 2006 ACOR in Boston. There are no illustrations; 5 page introduction on Lakai textiles; then descriptions and comments on 140 textiles. Softcover. $15.

Stack, Lois. CONSERVATION RESEARCH. STUDIES OF FIFTEENTH- TO NINETEETH-CENTURY TAPESTRY. National Gallerly of Art, 1993, 120 p., 107 illus., 28 x 23 cm. 6 articles: Standen: Madame de Pompadour's Gobelins Tapestries; Adelson: Apollo and Daphne from Charles de la Fosse's Ovid's Fables; van Tichelen and Delmarcel: Marks and Signatures on Ancient Flemish Tapestries: A Methodological Contribution; Masschellein-Kleiner: Study and Treatment of Tapestries at the Institute Royal de Patrimoine Artistique; Kajitani: Conservation of Courtiers in a Rose Garden, a Fifteenth-Century Tapestry Series; Bier: Knots and Bolts: Design and Technology in the Caucasus. Paperback. Used, as new, but spine fading. $20

Stack, L. THE DECORATIVE THREAD. EMBROIDERY. 1991, 36 p., 14 illus., 8 in color, 29 x 23 cm. The text describes this technique and its use by various cultures: textiles include a suzani; a Turkish towel with a scene from the Bosporus; a Hmong story blanket; an Algerian scarf; from North America, an Ojibwe beaded and an 1808 sampler and a modern embroidery; an Italian bishop's mitre and 2 modern European embroideries; examples are from the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Paper. $12.50.

Stack, L. THE PILE THREAD. CARPETS, VELVETS & VARIATIONS. 1991, 36 p., 16 illus., 10 in color, 29 x 23 cm. The text describes this technique and its use by various cultures: textiles include 4 rugs: Caucasian, Turkish, Persian and Chinese, and a Central Asian ikat, 16th century Italian velvets and 2 modern American velvets. Paper. $15.

Stahl, S. ALTE KELIMS / ESKI KILIMLER. 1990, 112 p., 69 illus., 42 in color, 21 x 20 cm. Exhibition catalogue, Museum Nienburg, of 110 Turkish flatweaves: both large ones and bags and bag faces, mostly from the late 19th and early 20th centuries; the text describes methods of construction (with figures), dyes, use, and design elements. In German and Turkish. Paper. New, but bent corners from shipping. $23.

Standen, E.A. "SOME TAPESTRIES AT PRINCETON". Record of the Art Museum, Princeton University, vol 47(2), p 3-19, 1988. A detailed, scholarly analysis of 5 16th & 17th century tapestries in this museum. Paper. New: $9.50. Used, very good, $6.50

Stanzer, W. KORDI. LEBEN. KNUPFEN. WEBEN DER KURDEN KHORASANS. LIVES. RUGS. FLATWEAVES OF THE KURDS IN KHORASAN. 1988, 1st edition. 224 p., 86 color pl., 29 x 12 cm. A book on this group: how they got there, recent history, nomadic life style, rug production, tribal subgroups. Very detailed; good color, mid 20th century rugs. In German and English. Hardcover. Used, as new, but not crisp and pages wavy perhaps from having been exposed to humidty, covers rubbed. No dust jacket, as so issued. $150.

Stauffer, A. TEXTILES OF LATE ANTIQUITY. 1995, 48 p., 47 illus., 30 in color, 28 x 22 cm. An exhibition catalogue from the Metropolitan Museum of Art on 61 4th - 7th century textiles from Egypt; they include hangings, roundels, clothing; the 12 page introductory essay discusses Egyptian textiles in the context of textile production of this time, and the construction and imagery of them. Paper. $8.95

Steffan, R. AUGENWEIDEN KELIMS AUS ANATOLIEN UND DEM KAUKASUS. (Eye-catching Kilims from Anatolia and the Caucasus) 1996, 40 p,. 22 color pl., 22.5 x 17 cm. Exhibition catalogue, Stiftung St. Gallen Museen, of Anatolian and Caucasian kilims, from the collection of the St. Gallen Sammlung fur Volkerkunde (Collection of Ethnographic Art); the examples are 19th and 20th centuries. Introductory section on construction techniques and motives (with figures). In German. Paperback. New, but bumped corners. $22.

Steiner, E., Pinkwart, D., and Ammermann, E. BERGAMA HEYBE VE TORBA. TRADITIONELLE TASCHEN DER YÜRÜKEN NORDWEST-ANATOLIENS / TRADITIONAL BAGS OF YURUKS OF NORTHWEST ANATOLIA. 2014, Pazyryk Society, hardcover, 387 pages, 139 color plates, 29.5 x 21 cm. The authors' description is "1,750 pictures on 139 color plates, with map, statistical surveys on tribal or regional origin and techniques of the documented bags, on the distribution of the main designs and information on the characteristics of the bags? backsides." Text in German and English. Hardcover. $145.

Stettler, R. DIE KURDEN. 1986, 48 p., 21 illus., 21 x l4.5 cm. Swiss dealer's booklet describing Kurds from Iran, Iraq and Turkey; some Kurdish history, including recent political struggles; internal tribal organization; weavings. Most of the illustrations are out of focus. In German. Paper. $18.

Stettler, R. KUNSTERZEUGNISSE AUS ORIENTALISCHEN NOMADENZELTEN. (Art in Nomad Tents). 1985, 40 p., 25 illus., 21 x l4.5 cm. A Swiss dealer's small booklet describing nomadic tents and their woven contents; illustrations are of Turkmen and Iranian bags and tent bands. Two page glossary of German/Persian/Turkmen/Turkish terms for types of bags and their decorations. In German. Paper. $16.

Stettler, R. NOMADENTEPPICHE AUS SUDPERSIEN (Nomadic Rugs of Southern Persia) . 1984, 48 p., 23 illus., 21 x l4.5 cm. A Swiss dealer's booklet on Southwest Persian nomads, their life and weavings. In German. Paper. $17.

Stettler, R. STAMMESTEPPICHE AUS AFGHANISTAN UND TURKESTAN. (Primitive Rugs from Afghanistan and Turkestan) 1988, 64 p., 9 illus., many figures, map, 21 x 14.5 cm. Dealer's small booklet, describing types of Turkmen rugs: Tekke, Yamuth, Tschaudor, Salor, Saryk, Beschir, and Afghan, with many figures of gul and border designs. Bibliography. In German. Paper. $16.

Stettler, R. TEPPICHE AUF DEN SPUREN MARCO POLOS (Rugs from the Route of Marco Polo). 1987, 56 p., 24 illus., 21 x 15 cm. The theme holding this dealer's catalogue is Marco Polo's journey; the text intermingles the trip and carpets from sites along the way; most are Persian & there are no Chinese rugs. In German. Paper. $18.

Stevens, R.B. TURKISH RUGS. THE RACHEL B. STEVENS MEMORIAL COLLECTION . 1972, 63 p., 36 pl., 26 in color, 28 x 22 cm. Exhibition catalogue, Textile Museum, of Turkish rugs, mostly village. Hard. Used, as new, but worn dust jacket. $51. Paper. Used, very good condition, $12.

Stöbe, E., Mizrahi, D., and Arnold, H. MANASTIR KILIMS. 2003, 128 p., 45 color pl., 32 x 21 cm. Exhibition catalogue of these, mostly yellow ground, kilims; the essay by Stöbe gives what information there is about the origins and characteristics of this group of kilims. In German and English. New. Hardcover. $50.

Stoica, G. & Godea, I. ETERNITY WAS BORN IN THE VILLAGE. 1996, 22 p., 18 color illus., 21 x 21 cm. Exhibition catalogue: Norsk Folkemuseum (Oslo) and The Village Museum (Bucharesti) of late 19th century Romanian & Moldavian kilims: the illustrations are small and most of the booklet is text on the production, ornaments, and uses of kilims, with, despite the amount of text, not much concrete detail. Paper. In English / French / Norwegian. $15.

Stone, P.F. THE COMICAL CARPET. 1996, 54 p., 21.4 x 14 cm. Light humor, deflating carpets, carpet sellers, and carpet collectors, most from the newsletter of the Chicago Rug Society or Oriental Rug Review. Paper. $19.95.

Stone, P. F. ORIENTAL RUG REPAIR. 1981, 2010, 232 p., 363 illus., 37 in color, 24.5 x 17 cm. A reprint of the second edition. An impressive book, with chapters on whether or not to repair, rug structure and analysis, types of damage, yarn selection, repairs to warp, weft and use of patches, selvage and edge repair, repair of ends and flatweaves, washing and stain removal, and use, care and storage. Hardcover, but spiral bound with fairly stiff paper so the book can be easily kept open when doing a repair. This continues to be an excellent book on rug repair. $29.95

Stone, P. F. ORIENTAL RUGS. AN ILLUSTRATED LEXICON OF MOTIFS, MATERIALS, AND ORIGINS. 2013, 321 p., 1100 color illust., 30.5 x 22.5 cm. An expansion of his earlier book: Oriental Rug Lexicon, from "aba" to "zuhuri" with well-illustrated entries for rug-producing cities and countries, tribes, designs and motifs, designers, rug types, weaving materials, dyes and on and on. Hardcover. $49.95.

Stone, P.F. RUGS OF THE CAUCASUS: STRUCTURE AND DESIGN. 1984, 188 p., bl and wh fig., 29 x 22 cm. About 1000 published descriptions of Caucasian rugs have been analyzed in terms of structural features: knot density, color of foundation, length/width ratio, etc., in the hope that this would allow classification into different geographic areas or at least rug types. The rationale is that methods of construction may be more conservative than designs. Hard. Used, fine in fine dust jacket, but small tear at top of spine. $94. Also new, $129. Used, very good condition, bookplate and owner's signature, in good dust jacket: slight wear along edges and top and bottom of spine. $83.

Stone, P. F. TRIBAL AND VILLAGE RUGS. THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO DESIGN, PATTERN, AND MOTIF. 2004, 351 p., circa 1600 color illus. A detailed discussion of motifs, with a huge number of examples. The motifs are arranged by regional and tribal areas: Antolia, Baluch, Caucasus, Kurd, other Persian tribal, and Turkmen. Analysis of the motifs may be useful in identifying tribal origin, but the discussion illustrates also how motifs flow and are changed from area to area. This book may help rug lovers focus on specific designs, instead of the entire rug. Paperback. $44.95

Stone, P.F., et al. MIDEAST MEETS MIDWEST. 1993, 178 p., 65 color illus., 28 x 21.5 cm. Ethnographic rugs: Baluch, Caucasian, Persian, Turkish, Turkmen at the ACOR II convention, with articles, mostly brief, by Bardofsky, Boucher, Burns, Eiland, Franke, Klingner, Opie, Silverman, and Stone on the rugs and the exhibition. Colors are good; binding is not. Paper. $45.

Stone-Miller, R. ART OF THE ANDES. 1995, 224 p., 183 illus., 24 in color, 21 x 15 cm. A survey of Chavin, Paracas, Moche, Chimu and Inca art and architecture; the art focuses on ceramics and textiles. Paper. New. $14.95

Stout, Carol / Maxwell Museum of Anthropology. WEAVERS OF THE JADE NEEDLE; TEXTILES OF HIGHLAND GUATEMALA. 1976, Maxwell Museum of Anthropology Publications, No. 1, 20 p., 28 bl and wh figures, 29 x 21.5 cm. Sections on Guatemala, the textiles, a big section on setting up looms and weaving, and figures of some of the pieces and their designs. Paper. Used, fine condition. $13.

Straka, J.M. & Mackie, L. THE ORIENTAL RUG COLLECTION OF JEROME AND MARY JANE STRAKA. 1978, 136 p., 129 illus., 73 in color, 28 x 21.5 cm. Strong on Turkmen, Caucasian & village rugs; many are unusual or unique, so the catalogue is interesting. One of 2500 copies. New. Paper. $29. Used, very good condition. $21. Hardcover, used, very good condition, number 163 of 500 numbered copies; signed by both Jerome and Mary Jane Straka and with an inscription to Lee Beshar from both authors. $35.

Sublette, J. M. THE WEAVER'S CANVAS. 1999, 33 p., 26 color illus., 28 x 21.5 cm. A dealer's catalogue of Navajo pictorial blankets, dated between 1900 and 1960; about two thirds are of the land: Shiprock, Monument Valley. Paper. $21.

Sublette, J.M. WEAVINGS FOR THE CHILDREN. 1998, 32 p., 32 color illus., 28 x 21.5 cm. A dealer's exhibition catalogue of 32 19th century Navajo blankets, mostly small in size and therefore probably made for children or adolescents. Brief introduction on their production and use (or lack of; many were probably sold soon after being made); dye analysis, partly by spectroscopy. Paper. $21.

Summers, J. THE ILLUSTRATED ORIENTAL RUGS WORLD BUYERS' GUIDE. 1994, 240 p., c 200 color illus., 26 x 20 cm. An introduction, covering rugs from the traditional rug producing countries: Iran, Turkey, etc. as well as China, Tibet, Romania, Pakistan and India; this then combines her two earlier books (under her former name, "Herbert"); but with new text and plates. There is some mention of older rugs, but there is a major focus on current production. Sections also on dyes, buying a rug, care and repair, flatweaves, a reading list. Also many maps. This is a very good introduction for someone just starting out to buy a rug or rugs. Hard. New. $45.

Sumner, C., and Petherbridge, G. BRIGHT FLOWERS. TEXTILES AND CERAMICS OF CENTRAL ASIA. 2004, 159 p., 117 color illus of ceramics, 70 of textiles, 28 x 22 cm. Essays with overview of Central Asian textiles and Central Asian ceramics, and on Bukhara embroideries of the 1800's and the Uzbek kolol. Most of the book consists of illustrations and comments on the pieces illustrated. The ceramics range from the 9th century to modern, and are most jugs and plates; the textiles are mostly suzani, with smaller amounts of robes and other costume pieces. Paper. $46.

Sylvester, D., Mills, J., & King, D. THE EASTERN CARPET IN THE WESTERN WORLD. 1983, 116 p., 123 illus., 23 in color, 29.5 x 21 cm. Hayward Gallery exhibit; essays on rugs in western paintings, on the rugs in the catalogue, & a reprint on rug making from the McMullan Arts Council book. Most of the rugs are old, and their issue is impressive, as is the description of the impact of Oriental rugs on Europe in the 15th - 17th centuries. Pictures are small. Paper. Used, fine but bumped corner, $21.

Sylwan, V. WOOLEN TEXTILES OF THE LOU-LAN PEOPLE. Reprint, 2006, 127 pages, 19 plates, 30 x 22 cm. A reprint of 1941, Rept. Sc. Exped. North-western Prov China (Sino-Swedish Exped) Publ 15. VII Archeology 2, 127 p., 19 pl.; fig; 29 x 22.5 cm. This is one of the reports of 1934 Hedin/Bergman expedition to East Turkestan; the textiles come from 2 graves and consist of leather footwear, woven and pleated clothing, as well as miscellaneous ornaments and baskets.. The graves date somewhere between 2000 BCE to 100 Common Era. The text is exhaustive in describing these textiles and comparing them to others excavated by Sir Aurel Stein, and to other primitive textiles. In English. Hardcover Original edition, used, very good, hardcover, maybe not original binding, $175.


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Tabibnia, M., and Thompson, J. MILESTONES IN THE HISTORY OF CARPETS. 2006, 287 p., numerous color plates, 34 x 29 cm. Resulting from an exhibition of 30 classical carpets: Turkish, Persian, Mamluk and para-Mamluk, Caucasian and a Ming carpet. The text, by Thompson, comments on the carpets, and uses them as springboards for discussing 15th century Turkish carpets and their descendants; the Mamluk carpet problem; early and late Safavid carpet production, and Caucasian classic carpets. Hardcover. In a slipcase. $350.

T.C. Kültür ve Turizm Bakanligi / The Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture. TURKISH HANDWOVEN CARPETS / TÜRK EL DOKUMAS1 HAL1LAR. KATALOG / CATALOG NO. 2. 1987, 3rd printing 1998, 205 p., 300 illus., 200 in color, 33.5 x 23 cm. A catalogues, illustrating 200 13th -20th century Turkish rugs, as full page illustrations, and then small illustrations of modern rugs being copied from the older ones. Valuable for the large number of illustrations. Paper. Almost no text but in English and Turkish. Paper. Used, fine condtition: no internal marks, text block tight, but covers rubbed, scratched, worn corner. $35. New. $75.

T.C. Kültür ve Turizm Bakanligi / The Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture. . TURKISH HANDWOVEN CARPETS / TÜRK EL DOKUMAS1 HAL1LAR. KATALOG / CATALOG NO. 3. 1987, 3rd printing, 1998 205 p.,about 300 illus., 200 in color, 33.5 x 23. As with the earlier two volumes, these catalogues illustrate 17th - 19th century rugs from museums and private collections as full page illustrations, with a smaller illustration in black & white pointing out design elements, and another illustration showing part of a charted design of a modern copy. Almost no text, but in English and Turkish; valuable for the large number of illustrations. Paper. Used, fine condtition: no internal marks, text block tight, but covers rubbed. $35

T.C. Kültür ve Turizm Bakanligi / The Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture. . TURKISH HANDWOVEN CARPETS / TÜRK EL DOKUMAS1 HAL1LAR. KATALOG / CATALOG NO. 4. 1987, 3rd printing, 1998, about 300 illustrations, 200 in color, 33.5 x 23 cm. As with the earlier volumes, these catalogues illustrate 17th - 19th century rugs from museums and private collections as full page illustrations, with a smaller illustration in black & white pointing out design elements, and another illustration showing part of a charted design of a modern copy. Almost no text, but in English and Turkish; valuable for the large number of illustrations. Paper. Used, fine condtition: no internal marks, text block tight, but covers rubbed, bumped corner. $35

Talwar, K. & Krishna, K. INDIAN PIGMENT PAINTINGS ON CLOTH. 1979, 284 p., 126 illus., 14 in color. Volume III of the series describing the holdings of the Calico Museum. Out of print. Hardb. New, but dust jacket tattered. $125.

Tanavoli, P. AFSHAR. TRIBAL WEAVES FROM SOUTHEAST IRAN. 2010, 255 p.,133 color illus., 30 x 22.5 cm. The introductory sections include a history of Afshars, where they are found in Iran, and problems of identifying Afshar rugs. Then 106 examples of rugs, bags and saddle covers. In English and Farsi. Hardcover. $100.

Tanavoli, P. BREAD AND SALT. 1991, 294 p., 140 illus., 92 in color, 30.5 x 24.5 cm. On Iranian tribal salt bags, flour cloths, and food cloths; text on these weavings. Most of the examples are 19th century, and most were undoubtedly woven for personal use. Hard. In Farsi/English. Used, very good condition, in very good dust jacket. $150.

Tanavoli, P. HORSE AND CAMEL TRAPPINGS FROM TRIBAL IRAN. 1998, 214 p., 196 illus., 132 in color., 30 x 22 cm. As with his other books, this is a fairly detailed survey of this area, with sections on horse breeds, horse saddlery; blankets, saddle covers, knee covers, bridles, head bands, neck and bridal bands, etc., with some discussion of types in different tribal groups. The examples are mostly 20th century. Hard. $80.

Tanavoli, P. LION RUGS FROM FARS. 1974, Paine Art Center and Arboretum, Textile Museum, Washington, 62 p., 41 pl., 12 in color, 23.5 x 21.5 cm. Examples of Qashqa'i rugs, with a discussion of the tradition from which they come. Paper. Used, good condition. $14. Another copy, usd, good condition but spine worn top and bottom, front cover detailed at spine for 7 centimeters. $10.

Tanavoli, P. LION RUGS. THE LION IN THE ART AND CULTURE OF IRAN. 1985, 151 p., 62 illus., 24 in color. An expansion of his earlier books with more examples, and an expansion of the text. There are some different plates in this book. Hard. New. $49. Used, fine condition, no internal marks, corners not bumped, no dust jacket, as so issued. $38.

Tanavoli, P. PERSIAN FLATWEAVES. 2002, 350 p., 244 color illus., 28 x 22 cm. An extensive survey of Persian flatweaves of various areas and various construction. The information is based on Tanavoli's personal knowledge and on wide reading in the European and Iranian literature. This will be the definitive book on Persian flatweaves. Hardcover. $89.50.

Tanavoli, P. SHAHSAVAN. 1985, 435 p., 495 illus., 96 in color, 26.5 x 25.5 cm. The text emphasizes designs & details of construction, so there is diagram after diagram of twining & wrapping types; also sections on history of the Shahsavan & types of textiles. The textiles are mostly late 19th century & have technical descriptions. A monumental book on this area, much beloved, we understand, by unscrupulous dealers faking older examples. Hardcover. Used, as new, but pages wavy perhaps from having exposed to humidity; dust jacket as new and protected by a mylar cover. $295. Another copy, used, very good condition, but with bumped spine, in good dust jacket, inscription and signature by author. $320.

Tanavoli, P. THE SOFFREH OF KAMO. 1998, 109 p., 47 color illus., 23 x 22 cm. In 1988, soffrehs from this village in the Joshaqan district appeared in the Tehran market and came to Tanavoli's attention, but after he had published his exhaustive study of soffrehs in "Bread and Salt." This is then an addendum to that book, and a chance to exhaustively study the varieties of designs in one village. Hard. $55.

Tanavoli, P. THE TACHEH OF CHAHAR MAHAL. 1998, 108 p., 79 color illus., 22 x 23.5 cm. A survey of these Bakhtiyari textiles, now no longer being made. This is in Tanavoli's usual thorough style, with a huge number of examples from the various villages in this region. Hard. $52.

Tanavoli, P. & Amanolahi, S. GABBEH. n.d. (1990), 160 p., 80 color pl., 29 x 21.5 cm. The second part of the Georges Bornet collection; text on gabbehs and their use, and on the history and ethnography of Lurs and Qashqa'i. Hard. $79.

Tanavoli, P., Meyer, H, and Weber, W. UNDISCOVERED MINIMALISM. GELIMS FROM NORTHERN IRAN. 2011, 254 p., 11 color illus., 36 x 29 cm. A survey of the unusual kilims from Mazandaran, in Northern Iran. The kilims are woven in lengths up to 50 meters long, and cut up as needed for floor coverings, blankets and clothing. The designs are stripes of color. There are 74 examples illustrated. Hardcover. $185.

Tanavoli, P., New York University, Grey, A. W., Galloway, D., Ettinghausen, R., Johnson, E. and Sherrill, S. PARVIZ TANAVOLI FIFTEEN YEARS OF BRONZE SCULPTURE. 1976, 96 p., 103 black and white illustrations, 26l5 x 26.5 cm. Tanavoli is a noted author on Iranian rugs; he is also a sculpture and this is an exhibition of his metalwork at New York University's Grey Art Gallery and Study Center. Brief essays by Grey, Galloway, Ettinghausen, Johnson, and Sherrill but most of the book consists of illustrations of his work. Paperback. Used, good condition, bookplate and owner's signature, book is warped from having been stored spine up, foxing on top edge. $18.

Tapper, R., and Thompson, J. THE NOMADIC PEOPLES OF IRAN. 2002, 324 p., illus. 31.5 x 24 cm.. A well illustrated and authoritative account of the life of Iranian Nomads at the end of the 20th century. Hardcover. $108.

Tarantino, P.-A. THE DOWRY DURRIE. 1980, 13 p., 5 illus., 1 in color, 19 x 25 cm. A dealer's booklet on dhurries, with a brief introduction to them and 5 modern examples from the Haryana area. Paper. New. $8.

Tattersall, C. THE CARPETS OF PERSIA. 1931, Luzac & Co, 52 p. text plus 32 plates, 18 x 12 cm. To go with the International Exhibition of Persian Art, Royal Academy; chapters on hand-made carpets in general, how rugs are made, designs & dyes, classification of Persian carpets, dating, and defects (chemical washes, cuts & tears, bad wool, etc); the illustrations range from the Ardabil carpet to modern Afshar. Hardcover. Used, very good, corners slightly rounded, bookplate, text block fairly tight, pages beginning to brown. $14.

Taylor, R. OTTOMAN EMBROIDERY. 1993, 221 p., 147 color illus., 28.5 x 22.5 cm. A good book on Ottoman embroidery with major focus on textiles in the home, but with some discussion of court costumes, embroidered tents, and textiles used in court rituals; sections on materials, designs and techniques; the text reflects a lot of reading, collecting, and looking at these textiles. Hard. $59.50.

Teppich-Kibek. ECHTE ORIENTALISCHE TEPPICHE BRÜCKEN UND VORLAGEN. 1958, 232 p., 172 color illus., 21.5 x 15.5 cm. A German dealer's book: one page of advice on purhasing and then plate after plate of rugs. About half are Persian, the rest Caucasian, Turkish and Turkmen; plates may only show a fourth of the rug. The rugs look modern, i.e., now 50 years old and almost semi-antique. Hardcover. Used, good condition, $19.

TEPPICHWELT. FACHZEITSCHRIFT FUR ORIENTTEPPICHE. CARPET WORLD. INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE FOR ORIENTAL CARPETS. Number 17, February 1996. A trade publication with text variously in German, English and Farsi; ads, news, an interview in German with Yadollah and Feizollah Safdarzadeh-Haghighi, an article by Heschmati-Razavi on paradise rugs. Paperback. Used, good condition, $9.

TEPPICHWELT. FACHZEITSCHRIFT FUR ORIENTTEPPICHE. CARPET WORLD. INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE FOR ORIENTAL CARPETS. Number 18, March 1996. A trade publication with text variously in German, English and Farsi; ads, news, an interview in German with Seyed Abolhassan Musawisiret and with Professor Fazlollah Reza, an article in English by R. Ramezani on his trip to Lorestan. Paperback. Used, good condition, $9

TEPPICHWELT. FACHZEITSCHRIFT FUR ORIENTTEPPICHE. CARPET WORLD. INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE FOR ORIENTAL CARPETS. Number 20, August 1996. A trade publication with text variously in German, English and Farsi; ads, news, articles in German on mosaics and ceramics by R. Ramezani, Gabbehs by Malek Fazal Pandazmpoo, Shah Abbas designs by Nahid Dadaschi. Paperback. Used, good condition, $9

TEPPICHWELT. FACHZEITSCHRIFT FUR ORIENTTEPPICHE. CARPET WORLD. INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE FOR ORIENTAL CARPETS. Number 21, September 1996. A trade publication with text variously in German, English and Farsi; ads, news, an interview in German with Musa Masudi on rug production in Bidjar and a report by Taher Sabahi in English on a trip through Kurdish mountains in eastern Anatolia. Paperback. Used, good condition, $9

TEPPICHWELT. FACHZEITSCHRIFT FUR ORIENTTEPPICHE. CARPET WORLD. INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE FOR ORIENTAL CARPETS. Number 23, December 1996 / January 1997. A trade publication with text variously in German, English and Farsi; ads, news, an article in German on Nain rugs by Azita M. Sarabi, English summaries of papers at the Fifth International Conference on Persian Carpets, 1996. Paperback. Used, good condition, $9

TEPPICHWELT. FACHZEITSCHRIFT FUR ORIENTTEPPICHE. CARPET WORLD. INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE FOR ORIENTAL CARPETS. Number 24, February 1997. A trade publication with text variously in German, English and Farsi; ads, news, an interview in German with Mahmud Zangeneh, an article in German on sources of natural dyes in Iran with Ali Hasuri. Paperback. Used, good condition, $9

TEPPICHWELT. FACHZEITSCHRIFT FUR ORIENTTEPPICHE. CARPET WORLD. INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE FOR ORIENTAL CARPETS. Number 45, March 1997. 59 p., illus. A trade publication with text variously in German, English and Farsi; ads, news, an interview in German with Mahmud Zangeneh, obituary in German of Rassan Arabzadeh, summary in English of 8 papers from the 8th ICOC in Philadelphia, an article in English on Persian rugs copying designs from outside their area. Paperback. Used, good condition, $9

Tezcan, H., Okimura, S., Gundogdu, K. H., eds. WEAVING HERITAGE OF ANATOLIA / ANADOLU DOKUMA MIRAS1. 2007, two volumes, 510 p., 328 color plates, 31 x 23 cm. This, from the 11th International Conference on Oriental Carpets, at Istanbul, are catalogues on two of the exhibitions there. Volume 1 is on the private collections that were at the Swissotel; it included yastiks (78 color plates), kilims (65 color plates), catmas (24 color plates), Ottoman textiles (11 color plates), costumes (10 color plates), and piled rugs (22 color plates), with accompanying articles on them. Volume 2 is on 118 of the 266 recently conserved rugs at the Istanbul Museum of Turkish and Islamic Art. Turkish/ English text. Limited to 500 copies. Hardcover. New. In a box. $295.

Textile Museum. TEXTILE MUSEUM JOURNAL. Vol 1:1, 1962, 57 p., 52 illus., 28 x 21 cm. Out of print; this copy is a xerox of the original, spiral bound, so the illustrations are dark and not clear. Articles:
  Berliner: A Coptic tapestry of Byzantine style
  Varela: Photographing textiles for a museum
  Ellis: Gifts from Kashan to Cairo
  Rice: Principles of textile conservation science, no. 1:
    general chemical and physical structural features of the natural textile fibers
  Rice: Principles of textile conservation science, no. 2:
    Practical control of fungi & bacteria in fabric specimens
  Columbus: Conversation notes - a specialized vacuum device for fragile textiles.
Paper. $18.00.

TEXTILE MUSEUM JOURNAL. Vol 1:3, 1964, illus. Articles:
  Bird: Shaped tapestry bags from the Nazca-Inca area of Peru
  Rice: Principles of textile conservation science, no.5. The characteristics
    of soils & stains encountered on historic textiles
  Ellis: The little gems of Ardabil
  Cammann: Chinese influence on colonial Peruvian textiles
  Berliner: Tapestries from Egypt influence by theatrical performances
New, but photocopy, so illustrations are dark and not clear. $15.

TEXTILE MUSEUM JOURNAL. Vol 2:3, 1968, 65 p., illus. Articles:
  Goodell: A study of Andean spinning in the Cuzco region
  Bird: Handspun yarn production rates in the Cuzco region of Peru
  Ellis: Kirman's heritage in Washington: Vase rugs in the Textile Museum
  Ellis: Chinese rugs
  Rice: Principles of textile conservation science. No. 9,10
Used, very good condition, $24.

TEXTILE MUSEUM JOURNAL. Vol 2:4, 1969, 56 p., illus. Articles:
  Sellschopp: General Patterson's tapestry
  Ellis: Ottoman prayer rugs
  Cooley: A practical dyeing method for the fabric conservator
  Rice: How to match colors when dyeing yarns of fabrics for textile
   conservation purposes
  Rice: Principles of textile conservation science. No. 11,12
  Landreau: From Mexico to Rumania to Spain
New. $20.

TEXTILE MUSEUM JOURNAL. Vol 3:2, 1971, 46 p., illus. Articles:
  Tschebull: Kazak rugs
  Sonday & Kajitani: A second type of Mughal sash
  Conklin: Chavin textiles & the origins of Peruvian weaving
  Beattie: Some weft-float brocaded rugs of the Bergama-Ezine region
  Adams: Designs in Sumba textiles, local meanings & foreign influences
Photocopy, so illustrations are dark and lack contrast. $15.

TEXTILE MUSEUM JOURNAL. Vol. 3:4, 1973.
  Denny: Anatolian Rugs: An Essay on Method
  Landreau: Kurdish Kilim Weaving in the Van-Hakkari District of Eastern Turkey
  Principles of Textile Conservation Science, No. XVII: Solutions and Other Mixtures
    for Cleaning and Conservation of Textiles and Related Artifacts.
Out of print. Used, as new. $32. Another copy, used, good condition. $19.

TEXTILE MUSEUM JOURNAL Vol. 4:1, 1974, 88 p., illus. Articles:
  Bird & Skinner: The technical features of a middle horizon tapestry shirt from Peru
  Gervers & Gervers: Felt-making craftmen of the Anatolian & Iranian plateaux
  Ellis: Is the Mamluk carpet a mandala
  Adams: Dress & design in Highland Southeast Asia: The Hmong & the Yao
  Denny: A group of silk Islamic banners
  Laing: An Oriental rug of A.D. 1280
Out of print. New, $12.00. Used, very good, $8.00.

Textile Museum Journal, Vol. IV, No. 2, (1975), 84 p., articles:
  M.V. Hays, Recent gifts of Chinese & Japanese textiles
  M.S. Gittinger: Selected batak textiles: technique & function
  A.P. Rowe: Weaving processes in the Cuzco area of Peru
  J.Frater: The meaning of folk art in Rabari life
  V.Gervers: The historical components of regional costume Southeastern Europe.
Out of print. New: $12.00. Used, very good condition: $8.00.

TEXTILE MUSEUM JOURNAL. Vol 4, no. 3, 1976.
  Mackie: A Turkish Carpet with Spots & Stripes
  Riboud: A Newly Excavated Caftan from the Northern Caucasus
  Gittinger: Additions to the Indonesian Collection
  De Bone: Patolu and its Techniques
  Johnson: Weft-Warp Openwork Techniques in Archeologic and Contemporary Textiles of Mexico.
Out of print. New, $12. Used, good condition. $8.

TEXTILE MUSEUM JOURNAL. Vol 4, no. 4, 1977.
  Cammann: Ming Mandarin Squares
  Mackie: Two Remarkable 15th Century Carpets from Spain
  Wild: Classical Greek Textiles from Nymphaeum
  Sonday: Practical Definitions for 3 Openwork Techniques
  Forelli & Harries: Traditional Berber Weaving in Central Morocco
  Castle: A Peruvian Crossed-Warp Weave
  Gibson & McGurk: High-Status Caps of the Congo & Mbundu Peoples
Out of print. New, $12. Used, very good. $8.

TEXTILE MUSEUM JOURNAL. Vol 5, no. 1, 1978.
  Dusenbury: Kasuri: A Japanese Textile
  Ellis: Carpet Collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art
  Rowe: Technical Features of Inca Tapestry Tunics
New. $16.

TEXTILE MUSEUM JOURNAL. 1979.
  Gittinger: Conversations with a Batik Master
  Palmai: Textile Mounting
  Rowe: Textile Evidence for Huari Music
  Wertime: Some Flat-woven Structures Found in Village & Nomadic Weavings from
    the Near East & Central Asia
  Wild: Roman Textiles from Vindolanda,, Hexham.
New. $20.00. Used, good, $16.00

TEXTILE MUSEUM JOURNAL. 1980-81
  Pancake & Baizerman: Gautemalan Gauze Textiles: A
   Description & Key to Identification
  Row & Bird: Three Ancient Peruvian Gauze Looms
  Paul: Re-Establishing Provenance of 2 Paracas Mantles
  Zorn: Sling Braiding in the Macusani Area of Peru
  Meisch: Costume & Weaving in Saraguro, Ecuador
  Bedaux & Bolland: Medieval Textiles from the Tellum Caves
   in Central Mali, West Africa
  Raadt-Apell: Van Zuylen Batik, Pekalongan, Central Java (1890-1946)
New. $16. Used, good, $14.

TEXTILE MUSEUM JOURNAL. 1983
   Hagino & Stothert: Weaving a Cotton Saddlebag on the
       Santa Elena Peninsula of Ecuador.
   Kennedy: Kesa: Its Sacred & Secular Aspects
   Knottenbelt: Warping & Weaving Mitla Cloth on the Backstrap Loom
   The Iconography of Everyday Life in 19th Century Middle Eastern Rugs.
New. $15. Used, very good. $13.00

TEXTILE MUSEUM JOURNAL. 1984
  Paul & Niles: Identifying Hands at Work on a Paracas Mantle
  Wild: Some Early Silk Finds in Northwest Europe
  Lyman: Distant Mountains: The Influence of Funzo-e on the Tradition of Buddist Clerical Robes in Japan
 Weaver: The Ardabil Puzzle
  Rowe: After Emery: Further Considerations of Fabric Classification and Terminology
  Stevens: The American Handcrafted Rugs: Past & Present
New. $15.00.

TEXTILE MUSEUM JOURNAL. 1986
   Quataert: The Carpet Makers of Western Anatolia, 1750-1914
   Abdel-Malik: Copic Tapestry Roundel with Nilotic Scenes
   Smart: A Group of Important Mughal Textiles
   Frame: Nasca Sprang Tassels: Structure, Technique & Order
   Hedlund: Commercial Materials in Modern Navajo Rugs
   Masako: A Brading Technique Documented in an Early 19th Century
       Japanese Treatise,'Soshan Biko'
New. $15.

TEXTILE MUSEUM JOURNAL 1988-1989
  Green: An Anecdotal History of Conservation at the
   Textile Museum 1926-1989
  Scarce: The Persian Shawl Industry
  Niessen: Exchanging Warp in the Batak Ragidup and Bulang
  Stinchecom: Textile Production under the Poll Tax System in Ryukyu
  Bruhns: Prehispanic Weaving and Spinning Implements from Southern Ecuador
New $15. Used, very good condition. $11.

TEXTILE MUSEUM JOURNAL 1990-1991
   Bier: Carpet Condition: The Curatorial View
   Hutchinson: From Restoration to Conservation: Parallels between the
       Traditions of Tapestry Conservation and Carpet Conservation
   Decroix & Bureau: A New Detergent Formation for Cleaning Carpets & Tapestries
   Merritt: Carpet Conservation: A Survey of Current Practices in Europe
   Ennes: The Stabilization of Edges & Ends
   Gates: 100 Flatweaves: Conservation for Exhibition, Travel & Storage
   Green & Swetzoff: Compensation for Loss
   Mailand: Alternatives to Traditional Methods of
       Cleaning, Treating and Exhibiting Carpets.
   Perdins et al.: Woven Traditions: Integration of Conservation & Restoration Techniques in the Treatment of Oriental Rugs
   Horie: A Family of Nasca Figurines
   Rowe: Nasca Figurines and Costume.
New. $15.

TEXTILE MUSEUM JOURNAL. 1992, vol 31, 108 p., illus. Articles:
  Kitley: Portrait of an Artist: Nyai Tumenggung Mardusari
  Porter: A Recuay Style Painted Textiles
  Rowe: Provincial Inca Tunics of the South Coast of Peru
  Guy: Indian Textiles for the Thai Market: A Royal Prerogative?
  Bier; Structures of Plane Symmetry: Oriental Carpets and Islamic Art
New, $15. Used, very good condition, $12.

TEXTILE MUSEUM JOURNAL. 1995-96
  Rowe: Inca weaving and costume
  Duggan: Matrilinear descent groups and weaving on the island of Savu
  Bunn: Kyrgyz shyrddak
  Gittinger, Chungyampin, & Siayalard: Textiles & textile customs
   of the Tai Dam, Tai Daeng, & their neighbors in northern Laos.
New, $15. Used, good condition, $11.

Thacher, A.B. TURKOMAN RUGS. 1940, E. Weyhe, 155 p., 55 bl & wh pl., 26 x 19.5 cm. At the time this was written, the only major books on Turkmen rugs were Bogolyubov and Clark, so this is one of the early books on Turkmen rugs. Most of the examples are from collections of Hajji Baba Society members. The illustrations tend to be dark. There is also a modern reprint; this is the original edition. This is one of a special numbered edition for members of the Hajji Baba Club. Hardb. Used; used, very good; end papers are slightly tanned. $72.

Thacher, A.B. TURKOMAN RUGS. 1978, reprint of 1st, 155 p., 55 bl. & wh. pl., 26 x 19.5 cm. One of the early books on Turkmen rugs, with examples from collections of Hajji Baba Society members. As with the original, the illustrations tend to be dark. Hardb. $54.

ANTHONY THOMPSON: auction catalogues sale 1: 28 Nov 1991. FINE RUGS, CARPETS AND TEXTILES. 104 p., 153 items, 69 illus, 59 in color. Includes a 16th century Mamluk, a 17th century Ushak fragment, Turkoman tent bands, 19th & 20th century Persian, Turkish, Caucasian, Turkman rugs, and 5 books (one is Bogolyubov). 8 page introductory essay on carpets in England. Estimates.Paperback. New. $23.50. Another copy, used, very good condition, $10. sale 2: 20 Feb 1992. TEXTILES, TAPESTRIES AND DECORATIVE RUGS. 52 p., 235 items, 15 illus, 8 in color. 33 books; about 50 pieces of English & Oriental needlework; the rest rugs, mostly 20th century. 3 page introductory essay on the English taste in Oriental rugs. Estimates. $22.50 sale 3: 4 June 1992. TEXTILES, TAPESTRIES AND DECORATIVE RUGS. 24 p., 221 items, illus in color. Mostly 20th century, mixed rugs, quilts, European carpets, tapestries, needlepoint. Estimates. $12.00

Thompson, J. CARPETS FROM THE TENTS, COTTAGES AND WORKSHOPS OF ASIA. 1983, 1993 printing., 160 p., 159 illus., 148 in color, 29 x 21 cm. Exhibition catalogue, with rugs which vary from commercial to antique; the text is a nice introduction to rugs, dividing them into tribal, cottage industry, village/city workshop, & court rugs; the rugs are nicely supplemented by pictures of rugs in use & being made; the text serves as a useful general introduction to Oriental rugs. Paper. Used, good condition. $7.

Thompson, J. ORIENTAL RUGS. 1988, 2nd ed., 175 p., 159 illus., 148 in color, 29 x 21 cm. Exhibition catalogue, with rugs which vary from commercial to antique; the text is a nice introduction to rugs, dividing them into tribal, cottage industry, village/city workshop, and court rugs; the rugs are nicely supplemented by pictures of rugs in use and being made; the text serves as a useful general introduction to Oriental rugs. The second edition is the same as the first except for added sections with some advice for buyers and sellers, a glossary, and some notes on rug and flatweave construction. Paperback. New. $30.

Thompson, J. SILK, CARPETS AND THE SILK ROAD. 1988, 95 p., 84 color illus., 30.5 x 22 cm. An exhibition catalogue for the NHK Culture Center; sections on silk production, the silk road, and carpets, ikats, embroideries from Turkestan, East Turkestan, India, Iran, Turkey and China. Many of the examples are pre-20th century. Colors are good. Hard. Used, very good condition in a very good dust jacket. $81.

Thompson, J., Shaffer, D., and Mildh, P. CARPETS AND TEXTILES IN THE IRANIAN WORLD 1400 - 1700. 2010, 260 p., 220 illus., most in color, 30 x 20 cm. Proceedings of a conference at the Ashmolean Museum; chapters on the importance of a 1243 Chinese tomb and other dated documents on textiles and patterns across Asia in the 13th century (Crowe); Carpets and "kufesque" (Bailey), Timurid carpets (Thompson); Anatolia, Tabriz and the carpet design revolution (Denny); traces of Timurid carpets in contemporary and later carpets from the Near East (Klose): "From the Looms of Yazd and Isfahan": the Persian carpet in Portugal (Hallett); the use of fine goat hair in luxury textiles (Cohen); Safavid court dress (Scarce); honorific garments in 17th century Iran (Baker); a Persian velvet for a Boston brahmin (McWilliams,); Persian sashes in Polish collections (Biedronska-Slota); import of Indian textiles into 17th century Persia (Floor); Armenian textile traders in the Safavid and Ottoman empires (Bekius). Hardcover. $89.

Thorp, R.L. SON OF HEAVEN. 1988, 208 p., 180 color illus., 30 x 23 cm. Exhibition catalogue on 26 centuries of Imperial Chinese art: porcelains, jade, statuary, paintings, calligraphy, bronzes, and also court costume and mandarin squares. The color is good and the text is detailed and informative. Paper. $30.

Thurman, C.C.M. TEXTILES IN THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO. 1992, 152 p., 113 color illus., 29 x 23 cm. A well-illustrated survey of this museum's collection; sections on Coptic textiles, vestmemts, tapestries, altarpieces, lace, European silks, lace, needlework, printed cloth, early American textiles, and modern yardage and art textiles. Hard. $20.

Tietzel, B. PERSISCHE SEIDEN (Persian Silks). 1988, 158 p., 282 illus., 8 in color, 23.5 x 16.5 cm. Exhibition catalogue, Deutsches Textilmuseum, Krefeld, of their 16th-18th century Persian silks. Generally 2 illustrations per page, with a section of the fabric, and technical descriptions. In German. Paper. $35.

Tiffany Studios. ANTIQUE CHINESE RUGS. 1969 reprint (3rd printing, 1976) of the 1908 ed., 96 p., 33 pl., 1 in color, 24 x 15 cm. The text describes Chinese rugs: when they were produced, dyes, materials, designs, and the specific rugs illustrated in the book, and is thus a general history of Chinese rugs; the text is prolix compared with current books; a major value is that the illustrations are of rugs which predate 1908. Hard. New, $19.50. Also original 1908 edition, one of 1000 numbered copies. Used, very good condition, blue cloth, no dust jacket (as so issued?), $75.

Tokatlian, A. SOIES DE PARADIS (Silks of Paradise). 2008, 120 p., 51 color illus., 30.5 x 25 cm. A catalogue of textiles, including clothing, hangings and rugs, mostly Turkish, Persian, and Caucasian, from the Musée de Tissus de Lyon. They include a 14th century Mamluk shirt, a 17th century silk brocade rug from Azerbaijan, 16th century Ottoman kaftans, and an 18th century sanctuary curtain from Kashan. Hardcover. $70.

The Toledo Museum of Art. A LOAN EXHIBITION OF ORIENTAL RUGS. JANUARY NINETEEN HUNDRED AND THIRTY-SEVEN. 20 p., 16 illus., 23 x 16 cm. 28 rugs, from the 16th to 18th centuries, loaned from the Textile Museum, the Ballard Collection, Central Museum in Brooklyn, Detroit Institute of Arts, Arthur Dilley, Joseph V. McMullan, Mrs. John D. McIlhenny, and Harold I. Olivet. There is a brief instrodution, then descriptions of the colors and designs of each rug. The illustrations are small and are of only a fourth of each rug. There is an enclosed newspaper clipping showing one of the staff of the museum holding up a Ghiordes rugs; the clipping has left a brown stain on two pages of this catalogue. Rare; number 1071 in O'Bannon's bibliography. Paperback. Used, fair condition: covers detached, some wear along edges. $205

Tomkinsons, Ltd., Kidderminster, KNOTTED CARPETS. 1953, 24 p., 13 color plates, 31 x 25 cm. A dealer's book describing briefly their method of making machine-made knotted rugs and then showing the various designs they make: most of the designs are Persian. Hardcover. Used, good condition, $40.

Train, J. ORIENTAL RUG SYMBOLS. 1997, 136 p., 300 line drawings, 37 color illus., 25.5 x 18.5 cm. This is what the name says: drawings of symbols from Persian, Caucasian, Turkmen, Turkish and Chinese rugs, with their names and meanings. The illustrations are of some of the great rugs: Ardabil, Pazyryk, Seley carpets, etc., plus some good 19th century ones. Hard. New. $40.

Trilling, J. THE ROMAN HERITAGE. TEXTILES FROM EGYPT AND THE EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN 300 TO 600 AD. 1982, 112 p., 131 illus., 8 in color, 28 x 21.5 cm. Scholarly catalogue, from the Textile Museum, on these coptic textiles. Paper. Used, very good, $13. New, $18.50

Trilling, J., Hattox, R., & Markrich, L. AEGEAN CROSSROADS. 1983, 150 p., 94 illus., 24 in color, 27.5 x 21.5 cm. An exhibition catalogue of Greek Island embroideries, from the Textile Museum, with essays on foreign influences on the motifs in them; a concise history of Greece; and a study of the West European influence leading to a revival of interest in these textiles. Paper. New, $20. Used, good condition. $6.

Trimbacher, P. TURKISCHE HANDWEBEREI /TURKISH HANDWEAVING. 1983, 56 p., 26 color illus., fig., 24 x 15 cm. Exhibition catalogue from Schloss Plankenstein, of Turkish flat-weaves, with a issue of short essays, loosely based on the exhibited textiles (there is, for example, a section arguing the Pazyryk carpet was made in western Persia). The kilims are mostly 1900. Text in German, and somewhat shortened,in English. Paper. $24.50.

Troost, K. ALPHABETISCHES VERZEICHNIS DER MIT NAMEN BEKANNTEN MUSTER IN TEPPICHEN DER TURKMENEN. n.d.(l984),75 p., bl & wh fig., 38 x 21 cm. A alphabetical listing, from Adina to Utsch gol, of about 300 Turkmen designs, defining by drawings. The drawings are mostly from Moshkova & Bohning; they are attributed to specific Turkmen, Arab, Kirghiz & Uzbek tribes; the names are sometimes transliterated in German from the local language. This will appeal to Turkmen enthusiasts; the drawings mean knowledge of German is not critical. Paper. Used, good condition, bumped corners, bookplate. $85.

Tsareva, E. TURKMEN CARPETS. MASTERPIECES OF STEPPE ART, FROM THE 16TH TO 19TH CENTURIES. THE HOFFMEISTER COLLECTION. 2011, 192 p., 185 color illus., 31 x 24.5 cm. 168 main carpets, bag faces, ensi, tent bands and other trappings; the book is mostly photographs. There are technical analyses, and essays on the history of the Turkmen, and then specific rug types: chodor, salor, saryk, tekke, eagle group, yomut, arabachi, middle Amu Darya, and on tent bands and flatweaves and embroidery. In English and German. Hardcover. $95.

Tschebull, R. KAZAK: CARPETS OF THE CAUCASUS. 1971, 104 p., 40 illus., 23 in color, 28 x 20 cm. Pictures & descriptions of superb Kazak rugs. Paper. Used, good condition, wear on spine, corners bumped, no internal marks, binding partly cracked in the middle but pages are not loose. Inscription by author. $29.

Turck, U. ANATOLISCHE KELIM IM SCHLOSS LEMBECK / ANATOLIAN KILIMS IN SCHLOSS LEMBECK. 1995, 119 p., 30 color illus., 30 x 21.5 cm. Exhibition catalogue, Westfalian Freundeskreis of Oriental rugs & textiles; the text describes the kilims and has sections on the aesthetics of kilims, their role in Anatolia, and their origins. In German/ English. Hard. $66.

Tü:rker, I. & S. KOSTBARKEITEN ORIENTALISCHER TEPPICHKNUPFKUNST. Vol II, 1974 272 p., 126 color illus., 23 x 15.5 cm. Dealer's catalogue; as might be guessed from the names of the authors, about 40% of the rugs are Turkish; the rest are Caucasian & Persian, with a handful of Turkmen. Most of the rugs are 20th century. In German. Hard. Used, good condition: spine worn, bump on top edge of front cover. $18.

Turker, I. and S. KOSTBARKEITEN ORIENTALISCHER TEPPICHKNÜPFKUNST. Vol III, 1976, 272 p., 126 color illus., 23 x 15.5 cm. Dealer's catalogue; as might be guessed from the names of the authors, about 40% of the rugs are Turkish; the rest are Caucasian & Persian, with a handful of Turkmen. Most of the rugs are 20th century. In German. Hard. Used, very good. $22.50

Turker, I. & S. KOSTBARKEITEN ORIENTALISCHER TEPPICHKNÜPFKUNST. Vol IV, 1977, 272 p., 124 color illus., 23 x 15.5 cm. Dealer's catalogue: Kollektion Türkas; as might be guessed from the names of the authors, about 40% of the rugs are Turkish; the rest are Caucasian and Persian, with a handful of Turkmen. Most of the rugs are 20th century. Many are city rugs, and even village ones have fairly complex designs. In German. Used, very good condition. $22.50.

Turker, I. & S. KOSTBARKEITEN ORIENTALISCHER TEPPICHKNÜPFKUNST. Vol V, 1978, 272 p., 124 color illus., 23 x 15.5 cm. Dealer's catalogue: Kollektion Türkas; as might be guessed from the names of the authors, about 40% of the rugs are Turkish; the rest are Caucasian and Persian, with a handful of Turkmen. Most of the rugs are 20th century and are complex-design city and village rugs. In German. Used, fine condition. $19.50.

Turkhan, K. ISLAMIC RUGS. Praeger, 1969, 112 p., 52 illus., 18 in color, 25 x 16 cm. An introductory book, by an Azeri Turk and carpet dealer, to Turkish, Caucasian and Persian rugs. The color plates are fuzzy. Hardb. Used, good condition, dust jacket torn and chipped. $9.

TURKMENENFORSCHUNG. TURCOMAN RESEARCH. Vol 15. DIE ORIENTALISCHE TEPPICHKUNST. THE ART OF ORIENTAL CARPETS. International Symposium on the Art of Oriental Carpets, Sept. 1993, Baku. 217 p., 20.5 x 14.5 cm. 47 papers presented at this conference; many of the authors are Russian so this reflects Russian scholarship on rugs; about 20% of the articles are in English, the rest are in German. Most of the articles are on Azerbaijan rugs. New. Paper. $44.

Turner, J. and Nouraie, I. THE PERSIAN CARPET. THE VISION OF A WHOLE PEOPLE. 2007, 212 p., 74 color illus., 31 x 24 cm. An analysis of Persian carpet design in terms of "Greek metaphysical philosophy, Islamic mysticism or Sufism, Shi'a Islam, and Iranian folk beliefs". The examples are city rugs and complex design village pieces. Hardcover. $80.

Tzareva, E. TAPPETI DEI NOMADI DELL'ASIA CENTRALE. CARPETS OF CENTRAL ASIAN NOMADS. 1993, 142 p., 66 illus., 30 in color, 27.5 x 21 cm. Based on an exhibition of rug, tent bands, sacks, felts, suzani from the Russian Ethnographic Museum, St. Peterburg; detailed technical desciptions, including analogous published examples; most are 19th century and provide an interesting look at Turkmen textiles from a major Turkmen collection. Italian / English text. Hard. $58.


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Valcarenghi, D. KILIM HISTORY AND SYMBOLS. 1994, 214 p., 200 illus., 155 in color, 28.5 x 26 cm. This is the English version of an Italian original; the text argues that the symbols in kilims are derived from neolithic depictions of mother goddesses, double-headed axes, etc. The kilims themselves are good quality ones from the author's collection. Hard. $65.

Vegh, G. and Layer, K. TURKISH RUGS IN TRANSYLVANIA. 1977, 80 p., 30 color pl., 30 x 21 cm. Revised edition of Tapis Turcs, 1925; lovely rugs of the 16th - 18th centuries from churches in Transylvania, clearly showing the temporal transformation of Transylvanian-design rugs. Hard. Used, very good condition, in good dust jacket: shiny, but yellowing and wear along edges. $51.

Verdier, P., Dimand, M. S., and Buhler, K. C. ENAMELS, RUGS AND SILVER IN THE FRICK COLLECTION. 1977, 330 p., illus., 28. 5 x 21 cm. This is volume 8 of the holdings of the Frick collection; Dimand, of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, wrote the the section on rugs, p 245 to 258 There are 11 illustrations, 1 in color, of the 12 rugs in this collection. Rugs are 16th and 17th century and are from Herat and Mughal India; there are one page comments on each rug. Hardcover. Used, very good condition but staining on top edge; dust jacket in good condition. $90.

Verlet, P. FRENCH TAPESTRIES. 1947, 60 p., 12 illus., 21.5 x 14 cm. Catalogue of a loan exhibition of French tapestries, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; examples from the 14th century to 1947. Paper. Used, good. Ex-library (Corcoran), $9.50.

Verlet, P. THE JAMES A. DE ROTHSCHILD COLLECTION AT WADDESDON MANOR. SAVONNERIE. 1982, 535 p., illus., 31 x 23.5 cm. The first third of this massive book discusses the Savonnerie factory: history of the factory inthe 17th and 18th century, loom, personnel, outlets for their production, cartoons, and imitations; the rest of the book is a detailed discussion of Savonnerie textiles based loosely on the Rothschild holdings. Hardcover. Used, very good condition in very good dust jacket with wear along edges and top and bottom of spine from being inserted or removed from the cardboard box in which the book is enclosed. $60

Verlet, P., Florisoone, M., Hoffmeister, A., Tabard, F. THE BOOK OF TAPESTRY. 1965, 1977, Vendome Press, 231 p., 267 illus., 82 in color, 32 x 26 cm. English trans. of La Tapisserie Histoire et Technique du XIVe au XXe Siecle; a good introduction to European tapestries. Hard. Used, very good condition, dust jacket good but slight tears and rubbing. $16.

Viale Ferrero, M. COLOR TREASURY OF RUGS AND TAPESTRIES. 1972, 63 p., 78 color illus., 28.5 x 20 cm. Largely a picture book - only 9 pages of text; rugs range from the Ardabil carpet to modern 20th century ones. Hardb. No dust jacket (as so issued). Used, good condition, $7.

Viale Ferrero, M. RARE CARPETS FROM EAST AND WEST. 1972, 63 p., 78 color illus., 28.5 x 20 cm. Same as the preceeding title, but different publisher. A picture book; rugs range from the Ardabil carpet to modern 20th century ones. Hardb. No dust jacket. Used, good condition, $7.

Viale Ferrero, M. TAPIS D'ORIENT ET D'OCCIDENT. 1970, Grange Bateliere, 64 p., 77 color illus., 30.5 x 23 cm. The French version of Rugs and Tapestries from East and West. Hard, Used, good, $21.25.

Victoria and Albert Museum; Smith, A. D. H. BRIEF GUIDE TO THE ORIENTAL PAINTED, DYED AND PRINTED TEXTILES. 1924, 48 p., 16 black and white plates, 18.5 x 12 cm.. A survey of Persian, Indian, Chinese, Javanese, and Japanese coverlets, curtains, clothing and cloth from the V & A's collection: illustrations are parts of 18th textiles. Paper. Used, good. $10.

Victoria and Albert Museum. BRIEF GUIDE TO THE PERSIAN WOVEN FABRICS. 1928, 36 p., 16 black and white plates, 18.5 x 12 cm.. A survey of Persian silk brocades and velets, coats, with examples from the V & A's collection: illustrations are parts of 16th - 18th century silks and velvets. Paper. Used, very good. $10.

Victoria and Albert Museum; Smith, H. BRIEF GUIDE TO THE PERUVIAN TEXTILES. 1926, 56 p.,16 black and white plates, 18.5 x 12 cm.. A survey of Peruvian archeological textiles: Nasca, Chimu, Inca, with examples from the V & A's collection: illustrations are parts of 14th - 16th textiles. Paper. Used, very good. $14.

Victoria & Albert Museum. DESK DIARY 1998. About 110 pages, about 26 color illus., 25.5 x 21.5 cm. A bound desk calendar, with one week on two facing pages, and with a color illustration of a rug or part of a rug every other week; also little tidbits, such as the fact that the Chelsea carpet cost 150 pounds (in 1890). Hardcover. $25.

Victoria and Albert Museum; Browne, C. IKATS. 1989, Victoria and Albert Colour Books, 48 p., 31 color plates. A survey of 19th century Central Asian ikats from the Victoria and Abert Collection. Hardcover. Used, fine condition. $14.

Victoria & Albert Museum. 50 MASTERPIECES OF TEXTILES. 1951, 1958 reprint, 104 p., 50 bl & wh illus., 15 x 15 cm. A sampling of textiles in the V and A, ranging from Coptic fragments to English ecclesiastic textiles to clothing to printed cottons to velvets to rugs. 4 rugs: l6th - l7th century Spanish, Persian, Turkish & Transylvanian. The text provides useful information about each textile. Paper. Used, good condition, foxing on first three pages, spine torn at top. $l6.

Viola, H.J. AFTER COLUMBUS. 1993, 288 p., 302 illus., 165 in color, 27.5 x 22 cm. A history of Indians in North America, starting with Columbus; the focus is on what has happened to Indian culture and life as affected by the European invasion of North America. New. Paper. $24.95

Viola, L. TADGHART. MATIE DES VOILES DE CÉRÉMONIE BERBÉRES. 2001, 55 p., 24 color illus. A catalogue of the Viola collection, of Berber ceremonial textiles; the illustrations are of part of the textile, the part which has the design. In French. Paper. $63.

Vok, I. & Hirsch, U. VOK COLLECTION. ANATOLIA. 1997, 140 p., 77 color pl., 31 x 30 cm. The third book on the Vok collection, with his usual personal choice of older rugs & flatweaves. Hard. $143.

Vok, I., Sadighi, H., & Hawkes, K. VOK COLLECTION. CAUCASUS PERSIA. 166 p., 129 color illus., 30 x 31 cm. A glossy catalogue of 107 19th century flatweaves from Vok's personal collection. Sadighi wrote brief descriptions of the rugs; Vok, his personal aesthetic view; Hawkes, the technical descriptions. Many are strongly geometric: colored diagonals, checkerboard, horizontal stripes. New, but corners bumped in shipping. Hard. $151.

Vok, I., & Taube, J. SUZANI. 1994, 118 p., 88 color illus., 30 x 31 cm. 48 superb suzani, with enlargements of some of them; the text is an introduction to suzani: where they come from, who makes them, and what the symbolism might be. Hard. $120.

Vok, I., and Taube, J. THE VOK COLLECTION SUZANI 2. 2006, 92 p., 54 color illus., 30.5 x 31.5 cm. 31 superb suzani, with enlargements. There is a small amount of text: an essay on large medallion suzani, and and a very brief essay on two motifs. Hardcover. New. $130.

Vuilleumier, B., Carnot, F. EXPOSITION DES TAPISSERIES ET TAPIS DE LA CHINE (DU VIIe AU XIXe SIOCLE). (Exhibition of Tapestries and Rugs from China). 1936, Musée des Gobelins, 114 p., 20 bl and wh plates, 18 x 13.5 cm. An exhibition catalogue of 279 Chinese and Japanese rugs, kossu, costumes from French private collections. 25 page introduction to Chinese textiles; then a list of the textiles with very brief descriptions, sizes, and ages. The plates include kossu, costumes and rugs. Paperback. Used, good condition, fold on corner of front cover. $38.


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Walker, D. FLOWERS UNDERFOOT. 1997, 220 p., 145 illus., 108 in color, 31 x 23.5 cm. Metropolitan Museum of Art catalogue, although too heavy to carry around while looking at the Mughal carpets; this is a detailed survey of what is known about Mughal carpets and is not restricted to the ones shown in the Metropolitan. Hard. $75.

Walker, D.S. ORIENTAL RUGS IN CINCINNATI COLLECTIONS. 1976, 103 p., 42 illus., 3 in color, 25.5 x 19 cm. Exhibition catalogue, Cincinnati Art Museum; mostly 19th century pieces; from Turkey, the Caucasus, Iran and Central Asia; brief descriptions of the items; technical descriptions. Paper. Used, good, but foxing. $24.

Walker, D.S. TURKISH RUGS. 1988, Bull. St. Louis Art Museum. N. S. 18(4), 35 p., 28 illus., 8 in color, 28 x 21.5 cm. Describes the Turkish rugs from the Ballard collection which were given to the St. Louis Art Museum; most have been published. Paper. New. Out of print. $20. Used, fine condition, $18.

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts (Manger, Newcomer, Thompson). CAUCASIAN CARPETS. 2006, 26 p., 38 color illus., 21.5 x 14 cm. Exhibition catalogue of 38 19th Caucasian rugs from collections of Manger, Newcomer and Thompson; illustrations are very small; brief comments on the rugs; introduction reprinted from Keshishian et al.:The Treasure of the Caucasus. Paper. $12.

Watt, J.C.Y. and Wardwell, A.E. WHEN SILK WAS GOLD. CENTRAL ASIAN AND CHINESE TEXTILES. Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1997, 248 p., 189 illus., 113 in color, 31 x 23.5 cm. Exhibition catalogue of 7th - 15th century silks from the Metropolitan's and Cleveland Museum's holdings. The text has short introductory essays on the silk trade, kesi, brocades of the Jin and Mongol periods, luxury weaving under Mongol rulers, and embroideries; most of the text consists of comments on the individual pieces. Technical analyses, maps, glossaries. Hard. $75.

Weber, F. INDONESISCHE GEWEBE (Indonesian Textiles). 1935, Kunstgewerbemuseum Zürich, Wegleitungen 126, 42 p., 8 illus., 1 in color, 21 x 14.5 cm. An exhibition catalogue of Indonesian textiles from this museum, with text on Indonesian textiles. In German. Ex-library Adele Coulin Weibel and with her signature. Paper. Used, good condition. $58.

Welch, A. CALLIGRAPHY IN THE ARTS OF THE MUSLIM WORLD. 1979, Asia Society / University of Texas Press, 216 p., 98 illus., 8 in color., 28 x 21.5 cm. Exhibition catalogue of 90 items of metalwork, manuscript, wood, coins and 6 textiles (no rugs) with inscriptions; the text is a detailed analysis of each item. Paper. Used, good, $14.

Welch, S. C. INDIA ART AND CULTURE 1300 - 1900. Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1985, 477 p., 383 illus., 208 in color, 31 x 23.5 cm. A glossy catalogue of a major exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; sections on the bronzes, ritual objects and temples hangings of the south, on village and tribal art, on Mughal art, on Rajput art, and on art under the Raj. Hardcover. Used, very good condition but slight foxing on top edge, bookplates present, in very good dust jacket. $15.

WELTKUNST. Issue 56 year, No 16, 15 August 1986. 26 p on rugs, on the occcasion of the 5th ICOC in Vienna, 40 illustrations of rugs, 16 in color and including articles Klose: Ein anatolischer Sternteppiche des 16. Jahrhunderts Zick-Nissen: Der "türkische" Teppiche im bayerischen Land Ydema: Ein ungewöhnlicher indischer Teppich auf einem Gemälde des 17. Jahrhunderts. Azadi: Der turkmenische Kaplyk Böhnlein: Ein Blick in die Handelgeschichte des anatolischen Teppichs Völker and Janata: Austellungen zur 5. Internationalen Teppichkonferenze in Wien Paper. Used, as new. $16.

Wertime, J. SUMAK BAGS OF NORTHWEST PERSIA AND TRANSCAUCASIA. 1998, 240 p., 185 illus., 170 in color, 34.5 x 23.5 cm. This is an attempt to sort these by construction, materials, design and color, within a geographic and tribal structure. The examples are good, and this is a major source on these textiles. Hard. $120. Used, fine condition, $60.

Westermann, P. AEGTE TAEPPER (Eastern Carpets). 1945, 1957, 3rd printing, Westermanns Forlag, Kobenhavn, 206 p., 128 figures and illus., 8 in color, 27 x 20 cm. A fairly detailed introductory book, printed in only 1,000 copies. In Danish. Hard. Used, very good, dust jacket good. $29.

Wheat, J.B.   THE GIFT OF SPIDERWOMAN . 1984, University Museum, University of hiladelphia, 48 p., 31 illus., 25 in color, 28 x 21.5 cm. A sample of some of the University Museum's Southwestern Textiles; 19th century; mostly Navajo, but a few Hopi and Zuni; the text describes the Museum's collection, the history of Navajo weaving, and the pieces themselves. Paper.  $15.

Wheat, J.B., Kent, K.P., Gallegher, M., Witherspoon, G. TENSION AND HARMONY: THE NAVAJO RUG. In Plateau 52(4):1-33, 1981, 54 illus., 17 in color, 27.5 x 21.5 cm. Examples mostly from the Museum of Northern Arizona; sections on early Navajo weaving, weaving after 1880, and the mechanics of rug production. Paper. New. $10.

Wheeler, D. FAR EASTERN RUGS from 1700 - 1900 AD. 1974, Birdshake's Antique Oriental Rug Gallery, 32 p., 30 illus., 2 in color, 23 x 15. A dealer's exhibition catalogue; 18th & 19th century; most Chinese but a few Tibetan, Mongolian & East Turkestan; very brief text. Used, very good, $19.

White, N.B.  TWENTY ORIENTAL RUGS FROM THE COLLECTION OF NELLIE BALLARD WHITE. 1932, 59 p., 20 illus., 27 x 18 cm. A small booklet describing and illustrating 20 rugs from the Ballard collection; examples are mostly Turkish, 16th - 18th centuries. Paper. Used, very good; front cover scratched. $24.

Wilber, D.N. PERSIAN GARDENS AND GARDEN PAVILIONS. 1979, 2nd ed (no major changes from lst ed), 104 p., 85 bl & wh illus., 26.5 x 17 cm. Scholarly discussion of existing & destroyed gardens: Timurid, Savafid & more recent examples, from Isphahan, Shiraz & elsewhere. Hard. Used, good condition, no dust jacket. $24

Willborg, P. HAMADAN. 1993, 51 p., 86 color illus., 24 x 21 cm. Dealer's exhibition catalogue of 43 rugs from the Hamadan area; most of the items are from the 1st third of the 20th century and are localized to villages. Technical analyses; each rug is illustrated front and a detail of the back to show weaving technique (a la Neff and Maggs). Paper. $47

Willborg, J.P. SKÅNSK ALLMOGEVÄVNAD 1700 - 1850. 1989, 48 p., 42 color illus., 12 x 20.5 cm. Dealer's exhibition catalogue of folk weavings: coverlets, mats from southern Sweden. Good color. In Swedish. Paper. $22.

Willborg, J.P. 10 YEARS JUBILEE EXHIBITION. 1990, 88 p., 41 color illus., 30.5 x 22 cm. Dealer's exhibition catalogue of Persian, Turkish, Caucasian and Turkmen rugs; there are also 3 Tibetan and 3 Swedish textiles; most are 19th century; color is good; informative comments about each piece. Hard. $53.

Willborg, P. TEXTILE TREASURES. 1995, 150 p., 57 color illus., 32.5 x 23.5 cm. Dealer's exhibition catalogue: 47 Oriental rugs, 1 suzani, 3 African wood sculptures, & 6 European tapestries & embroideries. The Oriental rugs include Persian village rugs, Turkish, Caucasian, Turkmen & Baluch; the text makes interesting comments about each rug, including former ownership (two were owned by Martin), provenance, and similar examples. Hard. $75.

Willborg, J.P. 25TH ANNIVERSARY. 2005, 56 p., 52 color illus., 29.5 x 24.5 cm. Exhibition catalogue, to commemorate Willborg's 25th year in business, with a variety of interesting textiles. Illustration of each textile, plus a smaller illustration of a detail. Textiles include 12 Persian ranging from a late 19th century Ziegler Mahal, to a early 20th century checkerboard design Kelmdasht to a late 19th century Afshar; 2 Turkmen, 4 Caucasian, an 1862 Turkish wedding carpet with a Greek inscription, a Donegal arts and crafts carpet, two Swedish textiles and 2 African wood pieces: Songi Nkisi fetish, Lobi chair, and a Boli figure. Paperback. New. $32.

Willborg, P., Black, D., & Loveless, C. FLATWEAVES FROM FJORD AND FOREST. 1984, 96 p., 45 color illus., bl & wh illus., 33 x 24 cm. Introduction on techniques, purposes, dyes; then descriptions of the textiles themselves. Colors are good, as in early Black & Loveless publications. Most of the textiles are Swedish, and attributed to the 18th & 19th centuries. Hard. New. $48. Used, fine in very good dust jacket, $21.

Willink, R.S. and Zolbrod, P.G. WEAVING A WORLD. TEXTILES AND THE NAVAJO WAY OF SEEING. 1996, 114 p., 84 color illus., 25.5 x 21 cm. This is an analysis of what individual Navajo blankets mean to Navajo weavers, based on interviews with 60 Navajo elders, so it is a fascinating view of what insiders think and see in traditional textiles. Paper. $29.95.

Wilson, Ralph Pinder. ISLAMIC ART. 1957, 223 page., 100 color illus., 29 x 23.5 cm. 18 page introduction to Islamic art by the author, the Assistant Keeper of the Department of Oriental Antiquities, British Museum. Then 100 color plates: about 55 of pottery, about 40 of silks, tapestries and rugs, about 5 of miniatures. The rugs are 16th and 17th centuries. Hardcover, used good condition. Foxing on end papers and scattered through other pages; cover chipped, torn, and worn. $14.

Winitz, J.D. THE GUIDE TO PURCHASING AN ORIENTAL RUG. 1984, 49p., 22 color pl., 28 x 21.5 cm. A practical, concise guide to buying an Oriental rug, which largely ignores origin and emphasizes the customer's esthetic response and decorating sense. There is also a brief section on care. The plates are of 19th century Iranian, Caucasian and Turkmen rugs. Paper. New. $21. Used, very good condition, $12.

Wirgin, J. KINESISKA MATTOR. 1986, 72 p., 32 pl., 16 in color, 25.5 x 17.5 cm. Exhibition catalogue no. 42, Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities, Stockholm; 40 p. introduction on designs & the various Chinese weaving areas; illustrations of Chinese and Tibetan rugs, mostly 19th century; brief descriptions of the rugs. In Swedish. New. Hard. $32.

Wisdom, G. A. BALUCH TRIBAL WEAVINGS. THE WISDOM COLLECTION. 2008, 159 p., 72 color illus., 29 x 22.5 cm. 62 19th century Baluch and Timuri rugs and bag faces; the text has a brief description of each rug, a technical analysis, and brief human-interest note which often says where he found the piece. The author was helped in finding the rugs and printing the book by George Gilmore. One of 250 copies. Hardcover. Numbered. $135.

Wolfe, ff. and Wolfe, A.T. HOW TO IDENTIFY ORIENTAL RUGS. 1927, first printing, 148 p., 45 pl., 4 in color, 28 x 22.5 cm. An introductory book, whose text is now somewhat obsolete; rugs range from the 16th to early 20th centuries and since the book was printed in 1927, the early 20th century rugs have to be early 20th century and would now be semi-antique or antique. Hard. Used, good condition. $10.

Wolff-Diepenbrock, J. ed. EINE SAMMLUNG: TEXTILIEN AUS ANATOLIEN, DEM KAUKASUS, PERSIEN, MITTELASIEN, ZENTRAL- UND OSTAFRIK / TEXTILES FROM ANATOLIA, THE CAUCASUS, IRAN, CENTRAL ASIA, CENTRAL AND EAST AFRICA. 2009, 192 p., 33 x 24 cm. Text by Besch, F., Chenciner, R, Hirsch, U, Loveless, C, Petsopoulos, Y, Sailer, F. and I, Spuhler, F. and Wolff-Diepenbrock, J. The book features Wolff-Diepenbrocks collection of early kilims and other embroideries and textiles. Illustrations include 2 piled Anatolian rugs, 40 Anatolian kilims, 1 Balkan kilim, 4 Persian flatweaves, 1 Turkish velvet, 5 Turkish embroideries, 2 kaitag, 4 ikat, 5 suzani, and 4 African textiles. In German and English. Limited edition, 400 copies. New, in shrink wrap, but bumped in shipping. $215.

Wright, R.E. RUGS AND FLATWEAVES OF THE TRANSCAUCASUS . 1980, 123 p., 66 pl., 22 in color, 28 x 21 cm. The 3rd exhibition catalogue of the Pittsburgh Rug Society, describing 66 rugs; the 28 page introduction skeptically analyses existing data on the provenance of specific Caucasian rug types, and finds the data less than convincing. Paper. New, $33. Used, very good condition but bookplate, owner's signature, wear along edges and spine. $18.

Wright, R.E. and Wertime, J.T. CAUCASIAN CARPETS AND COVERS. 1995, 184 p., 132 illus., 34.5 x 25 cm. A comprehensive survey of Caucasian weaving, with major focus on flatweaves and utilitarian objects, since the authors argue, based on the Russian literature, that these were more traditional than the piled rugs, many of which were made for the Western European or Russian export market. Hard. $75. Used, fine condition, $60. Used, fine condition in an as new dust jacket protected by mylar. $47.

Wulff, H.E. THE TRADITIONAL CRAFTS OF PERSIA. 1966, MIT Press, 405 p., 422 illus., 26.5 x 18.5 cm. Scholarly discussion of techniques used in metalwork, woodwork, ceramics, texile production and agriculture in Iran, complete with biblio­graphy and a 54 page glossary of technical terms. Paperback. There was also a hardcover edition. Used, very good condition, small scratches and wear along edges of front cover, crease at spine, no internal marks, no spine creases. $29.


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Xia, N. JADE AND SILK OF HAN CHINA. THE FRANKLIN D. MURPHY LECTURES III. 1983, Spencer Art Museum, University of Kansas, 88 p., 60 illus., 1 in color, 27 x 22 cm. Scholarly; about 2/3 on jades and 1/3 on silks. The examples are all archaeological, and range back 2000 years. Hardcover. Used, very good condition. $11.


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Yanai, Y. SUZANI. 1986, 56 p., 26 illus., 7 in color, 27 x 21 cm. Exhibition catalogue of 19th century Suzani, from the Haaretz Museum. Text describes the examples, and also gives background on ethnic groups in Central Asia, attribution problems, motifs, weaving & dyes, and use. Paper. In Hebrew & English. Used, very good condition. $52.

Yarshater, E. ed. ENCYCLOPEDIA IRANICA. Vol III, fasc. 6: Baktiari Tribe II - Banan. 1988. This fascicle of the encyclopedia has a page & a half on Baktiari carpets, by Ittig, and a page and a half on Baluch carpets, by Azadi. Paper. $30.

Yarshater, E. ed. ENCYCLOPEDIA IRANICA. Vol IV, fascicle 8, 1990, 112 p., 27.5 x 22 cm. This fascicle has "Carpets, sections i to xiv;" p 834 - 896; articles on dyes, materials, designs, techniques, production from pre-Islamic times to 1990, tribal carpets; by Savory, Dhamija, Ittig, Sherrill, Rubinson, Schmitz, Sims, Walker, Diba, Floor, Ford, Azadi; a good overview, with lots of fascinating detail. Paper. $30.00. Vol V, fascicle 1, 1990, 112 p., l27.5 x 22 cm. This fascicle has "Carpets, sections xv & xvi;" p 1 -9. by Wright & Denny, on Caucasian & Central-Asian carpets. Paper. $30.

Ydema, O. CARPETS AND THEIR DATINGS IN NETHERLANDISH PAINTINGS . 1991, 208 p., 326 illus., 33 in color, 28.5 x 22.5 cm. A discussion of carpets appearing in Western paintings from 1540 to 1700, with detailed descriptions of designs in the field and borders; scholarly and useful in determining dates of classic carpets. Hard. New. $59.50.

Yetkin, S. EARLY CAUCASIAN CARPETS IN TURKEY. 1978, vol l: 224 p., 123 illus., 10 in color; vol 2: 132 p., 175 illus., 10 in color, 27 x 21 cm. Volume 1 catalogues 103 early Caucasian carpets in Turkish mosques & museums; volume 2 in a history of Caucasian carpets & development of their designs. Hard. Used, very good condition, but note that most of the tipped-in color plates have become partly unglued (as is true of most copies we have seen); the glue has also penetrated the paper and so leaves a stain on the back side; dust jacket in very good condition. $105.

Yohe, R.S. & Jones, H. McC. TURKISH RUGS. 1968, 100 p., 89 illus., 3 in color. 27.5 x 12.5 cm. An early Washington Hajji Baba exhibition catalogue. The examples are 16th to 19th century, from private collections, including Jones', and local museums: Textile Museum and Dumbarton Oaks. Hard. Used, good; with an inscription to Ben Olsen by Yohe, $24. Paper. Used, good, $11. SPECIAL PRICE: new, $6.

YORUK, THE NOMADIC WEAVING TRADITION OF THE MIDDLE EAST. 1978, 144 p., 118 illus., 12 in color, 21 x 26 cm. The 2nd exhibition catalogue of the Pittsburgh Rug Society. Much information on nomads and their weaving. Paper. Used, good condition, $21.

Yusuf Ali, A. A MONOGRAPH ON SILK FABRICS. 1900 (1974 reprint), 124 p., 4 color pl., 35 illus., 28 x 22 cm. Calico Museum; this is a reprint of a detailed survey of the silk industry in the Northwest Provinces of India and Oudh. There are chapters on silkworms, raising silkworms, the thread, weaving equipment, extensive descriptions of various types of silk fabrics, and statistics on the silk industry. Hard. $36. 


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Zarif, M. IL TAPPETO ORIENTALE. ARTE. CULTURA. TECNICHE. Istituto Geografico DeAgostini, 1998, 304 p., 332 color illus., 28.5 x 22 cm. A well illustrated general guide to Oriental carpets, with the usual sections on dyes, weaving techniques, history of rug production, and then rugs from the various rug weaving districts, from Turkey to China. The historical part has older rugs; most of the rest look 20th century. In Italian. Hard. $45.

Zipper, K. ORIENTTEPPICHE...DAS LEXIKON. 1970, Klinkhardt and Bierman. 114 p., figures, 28 color illus., 24 x 16 cm. A guide to Oriental rugs, arranged as a dictionary, from "aalabaf" through "eckvirtel", "karakurt", "polenteppiche", "smyrna", "waschen" to "zypresse". Hardcover. Used, good condition in a good dust jacket. $10.

Zipper, K. TÜRKISCHE TEPPICHE. 1972, 52 p., 16 illustrations, 11 in color, 19.5 x 13.5 cm. An introduction to Turkish rugs, with small type and illustrations of good quality 19th and 20th century rugs. In German. Hardcover. Used, fine condition. $16.

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