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by Jenny Housego

This book paints a fascinating picture, not only showing superb examples of tribal rugs but also the way in which they are woven and the life of the tribes themselves. After many years study of the major rug-making groups, the author is able to describe the rich elements in the design as well as giving technical notes on the weaving so that the text and pictures together form an essential introduction for anyone who knows or cares about rugs.
Download Tribal rugs: An introduction to the weaving of the tribes of Iran epub
ISBN: 0442235518
ISBN13: 978-0442235512
Category: Home
Subcategory: Antiques & Collectibles
Author: Jenny Housego
Language: English
Publisher: Van Nostrand Reinhold; 1st edition (1978)
Pages: 174 pages
ePUB size: 1177 kb
FB2 size: 1919 kb
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 941
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I'm glad I purchase this book for my collection. It is informative & handy.
The photos of the rugs are good.
Reasonably price.
I bought this book to get information about a tribal rug supposedly from Iran that I bought from a dealer many years ago. I'm working my way through it and it's very well researched, explaining the history about how the tribes moved around. This comment is mostly to address the other reviews as to the pictures. Of the plates / photos showing rugs or other woven materials (like saddlebags), there are just over 100 in black and white, and 27 in color. Of course it would be great if they ALL were color, but then the book would have cost far more (and perhaps would have been too expensive to print). I'm glad I bought this book because I've learned about the people who made my rug. It was published in 1996 so before you could Google images on (for example) Shavasan rug.
This reference is a must-have addition to any collector's library. Author studied and lived among the tribes from which her beautiful rugs were woven. Illustrations are gorgeous! Tribal life is well-illustrated as well. Other contemporary authors of oriental rug books highly recommend this book!
good book fast shipping and great color photos
Mr Freeman
Why would anyone publish a book about Tribal Rugs with almost all BLACK AND WHITE ILLUSTRATIONS. If I didn't live so far from the U.S. - I would return it. All of the other books I purchased about Tribal rugs, oriental rugs, etc . have all color illustrations. This book was a complete waste of money and the author should be ashamed of putting out a book of this type with Black and White illustrations.
The book offers good historical information on weavings and simple ways to identify where a piece may have been made and by whom. The information is presented in condensed form in the first pages with references to the many plates that make up the balance of the book. Most of the plates are in color and are of good, representative pieces.

I have a personal preference for "Persian" tribal rugs and weavings find this book helpful. I also appreciate the fact that there is no "art talk" - just a clear, condensed appreciation for the subject.