Oriental Rugs of the Silk Route - Culture, Process, and Selection

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An illustrated tour of the modern-day oriental rug-making centers of The Silk Route with compelling text and stunning color photographs complemented by vintage black-and-white images that transport you to Middle Eastern villages and cities, taking you inside the rug-making culture. From colorfully dressed peasants tending sheep, carding wool, and boiling natural dyes in Turkey and India's remote rug-weaving villages and trading centers to the sophisticated showrooms and The Grand Bazaar of Istanbul, as well as mosques, temples, restaurants and homes where beautiful rugs are on display. A rich and authoritative volume that travels behind the scenes of the mysterious, exotic cultures famous for this centuries-old art form.

Written by John B. Gregorian