As with his other books, the type face is small, so there is a lot of information packed in this book.
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.
A survey, for the inexperienced buyer, of tribal rugs, with a lot of information packed in, due to the small typeface. Covers Asia, and also North Africa, South and Central America and Navajo.
The illustrations are small and in black and white; the examples include Persian, Turkish, Caucasian, Turkmen, and Baluch, and among them are two possible Tudoc forgeries.
LE TAPIS/THE RUG UN ART FONDAMENTAL LE TAPIS PRCD DE NOTES ETHNOGRAPHIQUES PAR ARNOLD VAN GENNEP / A FUNDAMENTAL ART.
Exhibition brochure, for an exhibition of Indonesian textiles, which describe, in a general fashion, these textiles. Also, another version, typed, with the text, but without the illustration.
Used, fair; defective: missing pl 21, but with an extra pl 16 & 21, probably from vol III & IV; folder spine separated; edges of sheets chipped but not affecting text or illustrations.
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).
There is also a picture of the author of the first book about rugs written in the Latin alphabet in Turkey: Izmir Governor General Kzim Dirik, standing in front of a rug with botehs (and a picture of the front cover of the book, too).
An introduction to Chinese and Tibetan rugs focused mostly on new rugs; the text includes some history of China and border areas, symbolism, as well as the usual description of weaving, dyes, etc and advice on purchasing a rug; there is a one page chart showing price comparisons for modern rugs as a function of issue of lines, materials used, and the type of design.
1993, 144 p., 42 color illus., drawings, 3 maps, 26 x 19 cm.