Oriental carpets, from Turkey and Persia in the Middle East to China in the Far East, are amazingly rich in symbolism. This fascinating book will delight and enligh ten everyone who enjoys oriental carpets '
"One of the most useful books to cover the whole of the field...Mr. Ford is to be congratulated on having produced a work that should stand the test of time."—Carpet Review WeeklyIn this comprehensive survey, P. R. J. Ford shows readers how to recognize the different structural and design features of oriental rugs and carpets. The designs are grouped according to their essential characteristics. This approach illuminates the cultural background of each, revealing at once the similarities and the differences between the various carpet-weaving areas
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