Hardcover: 196 pages
Publisher: Antique Collectors Club Dist; Revised edition (May 1, 1992)
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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