A simple but comprehensive guide to the vast subject of oriental rugs, including a unique color-coded chart, a price guide, and valuable buying and owning advice
A perfect introduction to the infinite variety of oriental rugs available, this book offers a comprehensive view in a well-organized fashion. Nothing adds more character and distinction to even the smallest of rooms than an oriental rug, but the vast choice and the difficulty of assessing value frequently intimidates the inexperienced purchaser. This guide offers valuable practical guidance on the different types of rug for everyday furnishing purposes and the pitfalls that await the unwary buying at auctions, clearly presented photographic examples of the rugs, a color-coded chart to help with décor schemes, and a price guide.
The Vocabulary of Rugs; The Identification Process; City Pieces; Tribal and Village Families - Iran; Tribal and Village Families - The Caucasus; Tribal and Village Families - Turkmenistan; Turkey and Other Sources; An Historical Perspective; Buying Oriental Rugs; Living with Oriental Rugs; Appendices including colour analysis chart.