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Oriental Rugs Vol 3 The Carpets Of Afghanistan

Richard Parsons treats the reader to not only a veritable feast of carpets and rugs, but also to a fascinating journey through the history of a diverse, colourful, multi-racial country. He shares his respect and admiration for Afghanistan's stoical people, who somehow, despite political upheavals, forced resettlement, a harsh climate and often primitive nomadic living conditions, manage to produce exquisite works of art which reflect great pride in their many-faceted heritage. Afghan rugs are instantly appealing due to their traditional colours and bold designs, from sumptuous piled purdahs to flat woven prayer rugs.

Hardcover: 196 pages

Publisher: Antique Collectors Club Dist; Revised edition (May 1, 1992)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1851491449

ISBN-13: 978-1851491445

Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.8 x 10.1 inches

Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds

Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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I used this book extensively during my one year tour in Afghanistan and it saved me quite a bit of money. Dealers were impressed that I could talk about weaving techniques, colors and dyes, and identify a rug by the region and province of origin. That allowed me to negotiate more effectively. If you're in the market for Afghan rugs, I'd recommend reading this before you buy. It could save you some dollars also.

Great book. Wonderful photos and informative text. If you are interested in Afghani rugs, this book is a valuable resource.

This is the truly authoratative book for that period. It is very readable, well illustrated and will not disappoint anyone.

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