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The Fabric of Paradise / Leonard Harrow

£8.99

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This book is in very good condition. The dust jacket is in very good condition, apart from slight tears to the front bottom edge and some creasing and wear to top edges. This hardback book has light brown cloth on board with black lettering on the spine, and this cover is in excellent condition. Internally, the pages are in very good condition - clean, tight and unmarked.

For centuries Persia and turkey have been the greatest producers of fine rugs and carpets. Their creations of silk have been especially noteworthy. With the passing of time the quantity of fine silk rugs diminishes. Sadly the old areas of manufacture no longer have the capability, nor have they the aspiration, to continue to create in the old, disciplined way. This study of twenty-three fine examples from Qajar Persia dn Ottoman turkey begins to explain the magic and mysterious appeal of these beautiful objets d'art, embodying the endledd hours of patient labour and generations of tradition. It also places them in their historical context by reference to contemporary sources and recreates the traditional environment experienced by the manufactories themselves. There is a full-colour illustration of each example discussed, together with detailed technical references and bibliographic notes, while a series of half-tones place the rugs in the cultural setting of their producing countries.

Item details

Author(s):
Leonard Harrow
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
23 x 30.5 cm
Edition:
1988
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0905906675
ISBN-13:
9780905906676
Number of pages:
100
Publisher:
Scorpion (1988)
Title:
The Fabric of Paradise

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This book is in very good condition. The dust jacket is in very good condition, apart from slight tears to the front bottom edge and some creasing and wear to top edges. This hardback book has light brown cloth on board with black lettering on the spine, and this cover is in excellent condition. Internally, the pages are in very good condition - clean, tight and unmarked.

For centuries Persia and turkey have been the greatest producers of fine rugs and carpets. Their creations of silk have been especially noteworthy. With the passing of time the quantity of fine silk rugs diminishes. Sadly the old areas of manufacture no longer have the capability, nor have they the aspiration, to continue to create in the old, disciplined way. This study of twenty-three fine examples from Qajar Persia dn Ottoman turkey begins to explain the magic and mysterious appeal of these beautiful objets d'art, embodying the endledd hours of patient labour and generations of tradition. It also places them in their historical context by reference to contemporary sources and recreates the traditional environment experienced by the manufactories themselves. There is a full-colour illustration of each example discussed, together with detailed technical references and bibliographic notes, while a series of half-tones place the rugs in the cultural setting of their producing countries.

Author(s):
Leonard Harrow
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
23 x 30.5 cm
Edition:
1988
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0905906675
ISBN-13:
9780905906676
Number of pages:
100
Publisher:
Scorpion (1988)
Title:
The Fabric of Paradise

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