A picture book which has gleaned through photograph archives to find photographs, postcards, rug dealer's cards etc. Pictures include rugs underfoot during the welcoming of Emperor Wilhelm II in 1917, rugs in front and under the supervisors who restored the Grand Bazar after the 1984 earthquake, rugs inside a mosque in Nide, rugs in front of the class of an Istanbul Armenian school in 1932, rugs in front and in back of families, brides and grooms and on and on.
2015, 99 p., 182 illus., nearly all in black and white, 30 x 23 cm. As might be expected, the focus is often on people, showing them standing on, or in front of rugs.
The plates are of designs from embroideries, clothing, cloth, rugs from the Caucasus, Turkey, Iran, India, China, Japan, Central Asia.
TEPPICHE VON DEN ANFANGEN DER TEPPICHKUNST BIS HEUTE (Rugs from the beginning of carpet-weaving until today). A introductory book for an antiques collector: rugs range from the Pazyryk and a large number of 16th/17th rugs to gabbeh, Turkmen, and modern Tibetan,; the text describes the history of carpet production, dyes & materials, symbols & design types (hunting carpets, etc), rugs from Europe, and then rugs from major rug producing areas.
Dealer's exhibition catalogue, of 20 village rugs: 12 Persian (Kordi, Lur, Shahsavan etc.), 4 Turkish, 2 Caucasian, 2 Baluch; the pieces are mostly small: bag faces, small kilims, horse trapping and most are 19th century.
The text includes selections from a diary of Daniel Häberlin on his travels through Turkey in 1646, and on radiocarbon dating of some of these kilims.
As with Allane's earlier book, the type is small and a lot of information is packed into the book. Non-US customers should add on per shipment for the cost of shipping to Canada, per shipment for the cost of shipping outside to other countries. - New titles include books by Kotai, Tanavoli, Tsareva. Articles: Andrews: The Turkmen wedding tent in historical context; Atlihan: The weavings of the Yuruks of the Fethiye Region in southwestern Anatolia; Barber: The archeological evidence for the evidence of weaving and carpets; Batari: The double-niche "Transylvanian" prayer rugs; Bieber: The technology of the use of natural dyes in Anatolia; Bier: Other pile-weavings from Safavid Iran - the Persian velvets at Rosenborg; Bohmer and Karadag: Dye analysis of Ottoman brocades and velvets from the Topkapi Museum, Istanbul, and other silk textiles; Bosch: Mamluk carpets - typology and design: Cole: Tibetan rugs.