Oriental Carpet Design (Paperback)

A Guide to Traditional Motifs, Patterns and Symbols

By P. R. J. Ford

Thames & Hudson, 9780500276648, 352pp.

Publication Date: January 28, 2008

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Illustrations of modern types, with descriptions of their key characteristics--construction, materials, sizes, colors--and of the clues that establish a rug's precise origins, appear together with a balanced appraisal of the qualities of modern production from towns, villages, and tribal areas. Extensive cross-referencing and detailed indexes make this an invaluable reference guide for dealers and collectors, and for anyone who has an appreciation of and interest in rugs.