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The encyclopedia of antique carpets : twenty-five centuries of weaving

Author: Abraham Levi Moheban; David Moheban
Publisher: New York : Princeton Architectural Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"The Encyclopedia of Antique Carpets attempts to cover the diverse forms that the art and craft of the handwoven carpet has taken over twenty-five centuries from the Far East to North Africa, from Europe to India, and from both hemispheres of the New World. The focus is on the Classic Asiatic sources in the "Rug Belt": Persia (Iran), Anatolia (Turkey), the Caucasus, China, India, and Central Asia"--Page 7.
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Abraham Levi Moheban; David Moheban
ISBN: 9781616893873 1616893877
OCLC Number: 934880500
Description: 2 volumes : illustrations, maps ; 32 cm
Contents: Volume one : Entries A-K --
Volume two : Entries L-Z --
Appendix I : Knot weaving techniques --
Appendix II : Knot quality grading scale --
Appendix III : Dyes and dyeing --
Appendix IV : Motif and design details --
Appendix V : COmmon border designs --
Appendix VI : Master weaver signatures --
Appendix VII : Islamic-Gregorian date conversion.
Responsibility: Abraham Levi Moheban ; edited by David Moheban.

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"The Encyclopedia of Antique Carpets attempts to cover the diverse forms that the art and craft of the handwoven carpet has taken over twenty-five centuries from the Far East to North Africa, from Europe to India, and from both hemispheres of the New World. The focus is on the Classic Asiatic sources in the "Rug Belt": Persia (Iran), Anatolia (Turkey), the Caucasus, China, India, and Central Asia"--Page 7.

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