Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: Antique Collectors' Club (2002)
Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 1.5 x 11 inches
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Parviz Tanolfi is an authority on oriental carpets and textiles and this excellent book gives a comprehensive overview of Persian flatweaves. In the book these carpets are referred to as gelims but are more commonly known as kelims.The first section of the book consists of a general coverage of the historic, geographic and cultural aspects relating to kelims. The majority of the book's contents involve a detailed discussion of the specific areas and their carpet production.There are 244 color illustrations; mainly of carpets but also a few of the geographic areas and the local people. The kelims featured are generally very colorful, high quality, in good condition and mostly date from the late 19th and early 20th century.The standard of the reproductions and the printing in general is superior. Strongly recommended for carpet enthusiasts.
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