The Knot In The Rug

Author: Masoud Behnoud
Publisher: Garnet Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 185964290X
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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
Size: 68.38 MB
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Oriental Rugs from the Author: Walter Augustus Hawley.


Author: Hillary Dumas
Publisher: Hillary Dumas
ISBN: 9780962923609
Size: 26.80 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 The 33 color illustrations include a previously unpublished large-size 15th-c. "Holbein," two early "Animal/Tree" rugs, a village "Star Ushak," a silk Yarkand prayer rug, a Ladik prayer rug lacking a tulip panel, & a 21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 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.

The James F Ballard Collection Of Oriental Rugs

Author: Joseph Breck
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
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The James F Ballard Collection Of Oriental Rugs from the Author: Joseph Breck. Written on the occasion of the May 1922 gift of the James F. Ballard Collection to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, this catalogue illustrates and discusses the 125 ancient carpets from Persia, India, Turkey, The Caucasus, Central Asia, and Spain included in this gift which span from the fifteenth to the early nineteenth century. A short introduction covers the history of rug weaving and a brief discussion of rugs from each region represented.

Manifold Mirrors

Author: Felipe Cucker
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521429633
Size: 39.81 MB
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Manifold Mirrors from the Author: Felipe Cucker. This fascinating book will interest anyone wanting to learn more about the relationship between mathematics and the arts.

The Fairchild Books Dictionary Of Textiles

Author: Phyllis G. Tortora
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1609015355
Size: 53.46 MB
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The Fairchild Books Dictionary Of Textiles from the Author: Phyllis G. Tortora. An essential reference for students and professionals involved in the textile industry.

The Joy Of Hand Weaving

Author: Osma Gallinger Tod
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486234588
Size: 80.82 MB
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The Joy Of Hand Weaving from the Author: Osma Gallinger Tod. The only book you'll need on thefundamentals ofthreads and weaves, plus numerous projects for beginner to advanced weavers, plus two-harness looms, four-harness looms, fabrics, colors, much more. Over 160 illustrations."


Author: Otto C. Lightner
Size: 77.26 MB
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Hobbies from the Author: Otto C. Lightner.

The Knitted Rug

Author: Donna Druchunas
Publisher: Lark Books
ISBN: 9781579904241
Size: 59.43 MB
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The Knitted Rug from the Author: Donna Druchunas. Here’s a fresh take on the crafts of rugmaking and knitting—the very first book of its kind. These 21 stylish rug projects are so eye-catching that it’s hard to believe that even novice knitters can create them. But they can, thanks to a thorough section on knitting basics, sumptuously illustrated with more than 60 how-to photographs; advice on embellishments, including embroidery, fringes, and tassels; and instruction on finishing touches, such as weaving ends, sewing seams, blocking, backing, and lining. Put this knowledge to work on a multicolored Big Needle Garter Stitch Rug, Knit and Purl Oval Rug, Thunderbird Wall Tapestry, and others. Every rug is beautifully photographed in a home setting, and includes patterns and ideas for modifying the design. The author lives in Longmont, CO.