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.
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).
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 and minor (Albania, Algeria, Iraq) kilim producing areas.
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.
Exhibition catalogue, Crafts and Folk Art Museum; detailed and based on first hand experience of the authors.
TEPPICHE VON DEN ANFANGEN DER TEPPICHKUNST BIS HEUTE (Rugs from the beginning of carpet-weaving until today). 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.
2015, 99 p., 182 illus., nearly all in black and white, 30 x 23 cm. As might be expected, the focus is often on people, showing them standing on, or in front of rugs.
Text describes methods of kilim making, their role, and provides advice on buying; each item has a brief commentary.
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.
LE TAPIS/THE RUG UN ART FONDAMENTAL LE TAPIS PRCD DE NOTES ETHNOGRAPHIQUES PAR ARNOLD VAN GENNEP / A FUNDAMENTAL ART.
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.
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.
Customer who want their order shiped by priority mail should add on . 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. 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. Samuel, Paris, in red cloth, with the author and title on the spine in gold lettering; pages cropped slightly.