Beginner's Guide To Oriental Rugs - 2nd edition by Linda Kline

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By Linda Kline

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This easy advisor to oriental rugs is geared up to the good thing about the beginner collector. A entire part describes and illustrates the forty-one most typical motifs (geometric, floral and medallion kinds and their diversifications) and the geographic components the place those motifs are produced.

Once the motif of a rug is pointed out, readers can discover a directory of the villages or tribes that frequently hire that layout, and will additional discriminate based on the kind of weave utilized in each one quarter. Persian, Caucasian, Turkish and Turkoman rugs are coated, in addition to these made in India, Pakistan and Roumania.

There are quite a few "Coffee desk" paintings books to be had that function a listing of a few Oriental rugs. even if important, almost all these books are likely to depart humans burdened and are extra comparable to a museum catalogue than serving as an invaluable operating publication for one aspiring to buy or establish oriental rugs.

Invaluable for the potential proprietor and skilled collector, the "Beginner's advisor to Oriental Rugs" provides transparent illustrations of a few of the commonest designs present in Oriental rugs. in addition to those designs are descriptions of some of the rug makers that use the designs. to assist refine issues, the designs are by way of an in depth description of the rugs produced via all the significant rug generating tribes or cities. entire suggestion is additionally given on comparing a carpet, what makes one carpet extra important than one other, and the way to maintain a carpet upon getting it.

Other priceless positive factors comprise a thesaurus, maps of all significant rug generating components, the background of Oriental rugs and the way the carpets are made, and so on. this is the single ebook it is important to establish, evaluation and buy oriental rugs.

Linda Kline has been amassing Oriental rugs for nearly twenty years and has traveled commonly in her pastime. She has encountered hundreds of thousands of individuals during this career and provides the Beginner's consultant to Oriental Rugs for you to decrease the volume of time, funds and energy the typical individual faces while contemplating procuring oriental rugs.

Table of Contents
Introduction 5
History &. Making of Oriental Rugs 9
Choosing Your Rug 19
Motifs 29
Persian Rugs 75
Caucasian Rugs. 127
Turkish Rugs 151
Turkoman Rugs.171
Chinese Rugs. 185
India, Pakistan, Roumania. 199
Glossary. 203
Index 218

Motif Illustrations
Barber Pole Stripe 33
Butterfly. 34
Candlestick 35
Caucasian Border 36
Chinese worry 37
Chinese Wave 38
Cloud Band 39
Cock. 40
Cross 41
Cypress 42
Dog. 43
Endless Knot. 44
Fish. 45
Guli Hinnai 46
Herati Border. 47
Jug & Comb. 48
Latch Hook 49
Link 50
Lotus 51
Medallion. 52
Mini Khani. 53
Mir 54
Mirhab 55
Octagon 56
Palmette. 57
Pole Medallion 58
Pomegranate 59
Rosette. 60
Scorpion. 61
Serrated Leaf. 62
Snake 63
Star 64
Swastika. 65
Trantula. 66
Triangle 67
Tree of existence 68
Trefoil . 69
Turkoman Gul . 70
Weeping Willow . 71
Yin Yang . 72
Zig Zag 73

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