The Knot In The Rug

Author: Masoud Behnoud
Publisher: Garnet Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 185964290X
Size: 72.16 MB
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The Knot In The Rug from the Author: Masoud Behnoud. The Knot in the Rug encapsulates the massive upheavals of the first half of twentieth century from a point of view that the English-speaking readership rarely glimpses. The book''s heroine, Khanoum, is born in the courts of Persia''s Qajar dynasty. The twists and turns in Khanoum''s life make for a gripping read, whilst at the same time shedding light on traditional Persian customs of birth, marriage and death, still followed in modern-day Iran. Forced to flee Persia during the Constitutional Revolution of 1906, Khanoum is brought up by her uncle and his immediate family. Her teenage years are marked by her struggles: family tragedy, her horrendous journey through Persia, and her uncertain future. Once in Russia her aunt, a woman of great strength and wisdom, manages to bring some sense of order to their exiled gathering by creating a home akin to what they were accustomed to. However, some years later, the Bolshevik revolution brings another upheaval and they are forced to flee once more; this time to Istanbul. In the fairy tale palaces of the Ottoman Empire Khanoum marries a member of the Ottoman Court. But the newlyweds hardly have time to make plans for their future when they face yet more turmoil; learning of the downfall of the ruling family, they hurriedly escape to France. In Paris with her husband Khanoum at last finds a resting place, but it does not take long before her eventful and tragic destiny once again beckons and she finds herself alone and destitute.

The Knot In The Rug

Author: Masoud Behnoud
Publisher: Garnet Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 185964290X
Size: 44.88 MB
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The Knot In The Rug from the Author: Masoud Behnoud. The Knot in the Rug encapsulates the massive upheavals of the first half of twentieth century from a point of view that the English-speaking readership rarely glimpses. The book''s heroine, Khanoum, is born in the courts of Persia''s Qajar dynasty. The twists and turns in Khanoum''s life make for a gripping read, whilst at the same time shedding light on traditional Persian customs of birth, marriage and death, still followed in modern-day Iran. Forced to flee Persia during the Constitutional Revolution of 1906, Khanoum is brought up by her uncle and his immediate family. Her teenage years are marked by her struggles: family tragedy, her horrendous journey through Persia, and her uncertain future. Once in Russia her aunt, a woman of great strength and wisdom, manages to bring some sense of order to their exiled gathering by creating a home akin to what they were accustomed to. However, some years later, the Bolshevik revolution brings another upheaval and they are forced to flee once more; this time to Istanbul. In the fairy tale palaces of the Ottoman Empire Khanoum marries a member of the Ottoman Court. But the newlyweds hardly have time to make plans for their future when they face yet more turmoil; learning of the downfall of the ruling family, they hurriedly escape to France. In Paris with her husband Khanoum at last finds a resting place, but it does not take long before her eventful and tragic destiny once again beckons and she finds herself alone and destitute.

Oriental Rugs

Author: Walter Augustus Hawley
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 33.37 MB
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Oriental Rugs from the Author: Walter Augustus Hawley.

The Techniques Of Rug Weaving

Author: Peter Collingwood
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
ISBN:
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The Techniques Of Rug Weaving from the Author: Peter Collingwood. A classic in the field, with clear instructions and numerous illustrations, the book describes both old techniques and new technical developments.

Trefoil

Author: Hillary Dumas
Publisher: Hillary Dumas
ISBN: 9780962923609
Size: 28.42 MB
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Trefoil from the Author: Hillary Dumas. TREFOIL catalogues the highly-praised Mills College 1990 exhibition of rugs from China, Turkestan, Persia, Anatolia, Spain & the Caucasus. The authors discuss seven design groups - Guls, Stars, Wheels, Quatrefoils, Gardens, Mihrabs & Beasts. The 33 color illustrations include a previously unpublished large-size 15th-c. "Holbein," two early "Animal/Tree" rugs, a village "Star Ushak," a silk Yarkand prayer rug, a Ladik prayer rug lacking a tulip panel, & a 21 ft. silk pile Kashgar Saph (now in the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco). "Trefoil...a major exhibition designed for the knowledgeable & committed rug collector...an exhibition of international importance..." - George O'Bannon, "TREFOIL at mills College," ORIENTAL RUG REVIEW, Vol. 10:4 (1990). "An intellectual's taste of classical & early village themes." - Thomas Murray, "Trefoil", HALI #51 (1990). "TREFOIL contains numerous insights, especially concerning the continuity of certain, possibly emblematic, designs...(It) is very much worth adding to any rug library." - Pamela Bensoussan, "TREFOIL" ORIENTAL RUG REVIEW, Vol. 11:6 (1991). TREFOIL, 248 Trinity Ave., Kensington, CA 94708; 510-526-3265. 33% library discount.

Old House Journal

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Old House Journal from the Author: . Old-House Journal is the original magazine devoted to restoring and preserving old houses. For more than 35 years, our mission has been to help old-house owners repair, restore, update, and decorate buildings of every age and architectural style. Each issue explores hands-on restoration techniques, practical architectural guidelines, historical overviews, and homeowner stories--all in a trusted, authoritative voice.

Retro Home Decor

Author: CARON INTERNATIONAL
Publisher: Leisure Arts
ISBN: 1601404808
Size: 53.56 MB
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Retro Home Decor from the Author: CARON INTERNATIONAL. Featuring Caron International's Simply Soft® worsted weight yarn, these 10 groovy home accessories are bursting with retro style. You'll wow your guests as they step through your beaded door curtain to discover bold, bright throws, pillows, and a shag rug. 10 designs to crochet in medium weight yarn for beginner to experienced skill levels: Cherry Dazzler Throw, Flower Power Pillow, Beaded Door Curtain, Graphic Flower Throw, Circles Pillow, Flower Brite Pillow, Brite Stripes Throw, Geo Shag Rug, Mod Flowers Neckroll, and Geo Retro Pillow. Retro Home Decor (Leisure Arts #4277)