Text describes methods of kilim making, their role, and provides advice on buying; each item has a brief commentary.
A survey, for the inexperienced buyer, of tribal rugs, with a lot of information packed in, due to the small typeface. Covers Asia, and also North Africa, South and Central America and Navajo.
The illustrations are small and in black and white; the examples include Persian, Turkish, Caucasian, Turkmen, and Baluch, and among them are two possible Tudoc forgeries.
1975, Akbankin bir kultur hizmeti, 63 p., 59 illus., 58 in color, 27.5 x 23.6 cm. Used, very good but corners bumped; dust jacket good. The author is listed as the secretary general of the Armenian Museum in France. Many of the copies we have seen of this title have had much wear and tear on the covers and spine, and sometimes with the spine detached.
THE RUG INTRODUCED WITH ETHNOGRAPHIC NOTES BY ARNOLD VAN GENNEP.. Self, 287 p., 213 illus., 23 in color, 32.5 x 24 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.
n.d.(1970), Textile Museum, 4 p., 1 illus., 28 x 21.5 cm.
Exhibition catalogue, Crafts and Folk Art Museum; detailed and based on first hand experience of the authors. PUZZLES OF ORIGIN, AUHENTICITY AND FUNCTION IN ORIENTAL RUGS AND EMBROIDERY. Exhibition catalogue, Canadian Museum of Carpets & Textiles, with an all-to-brief, and amusing, text pointing out that what the facts are about the rugs illustrated varies widely from author to author. Well-done exhibition catalogue from the World of Islam festiveal on these nomads, their tents, costumes, jewelry, felts & woven textiles. Used, good condition, crisp, but top of spine torn and corners bumped. 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 paragraphs on gold, sun and luster washes; there is forthright advice on value and resale possibilities of specific rug types. 1988, 136 p., 40 color illus., fig, 4 maps, 25.5 x 18 cm. LE TAPIS/THE RUG UN ART FONDAMENTAL LE TAPIS PRCD DE NOTES ETHNOGRAPHIQUES PAR ARNOLD VAN GENNEP / A FUNDAMENTAL ART.