Author: Brian MacDonald
Publisher: Antique Collectors' Club
Published: New Edition NOW AVAILABLE !!
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"Tribal Rugs: Treasures of the Black Tent" is an exploration of one of the most ancient crafts in the world. Beginning with the discovery of the oldest complete rug, which has been dated to the 5th century BC, the reader is taken on a journey through the weaving history of the nomadic peoples of Iran, Afghanistan, Turkey, the Caucasus and Central Asia, right up to the present day.
Fourteen chapters introduce different tribal groups and illustrate the rugs, carpets, kilims and utilitarian bags attributed to their weavers. This book is both a celebration of the woven legacy left by the tribes and a tribute to the skill and artistry of the women who created these wonderful works of tribal art. It is hoped that it will provide an introduction for the novice and excite the more knowledgeable to further study.
The book is illustrated throughout with examples of the finest work of each tribe and close-ups of the structure of their rugs. The majority of the two hundred colour plates are previously unpublished. Separate chapters deal with the deterioration of colour and design during this century, the return to tradition with the new weaving and natural dye projects in action today, the symbolism within tribal weaving- a controversial subject often avoided by other writers- and practical advice on buying and displaying rugs. GHEREH International Carpet & Textile Review (Spring '98) described it as "one of the finest books written on tribal rugs".