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Oriental Carpets: A Complete Guide - The Classic Reference

This comprehensive, authoritative volume by the most regarded names in the field reviews the history of the art of weaving & explains basic carpet-making materials, tools & techniques.

Series: Oriental Carpets (Book 1)

Hardcover: 352 pages

Publisher: Bulfinch; 4 edition (November 15, 1998)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0821225480

ISBN-13: 978-0821225486

Product Dimensions: 9.6 x 1.5 x 12.4 inches

Shipping Weight: 5.4 pounds

Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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