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Oriental Rugs

Perennially popular, the rugs of the orient are also an area of complexity where the inexperienced would-be buyer is concerned. How can one be sure that one is buying a good example, that is well-made and in good condition? What should the buyer look for, what are the tell-tale signs of inauthenticity? What are the marks of genuineness and quality. This introduction explains the vocabulary of carpets, the techniques for identification, how rugs are made, materials/dyes, the great families of rug styles; has a gazetteer of countries, tribes and regions, buying rugs, the truth about auctions and bankruptcy sales, and care and maintainance.

Hardcover: 256 pages

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Publishing (October 1999)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1853753165

ISBN-13: 978-1853753169

Product Dimensions: 8 x 6 x 0.9 inches

Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds

Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Clear concise book on Oriental rugs. Color plates good but not excellent. Follows a fixed format on the different rug types. Kind of a classic comic book approach to this subject for those of you who remember what classic comic books were or are.

easy transaction, no issues at all. great book.

Nice book

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