A picture book which has gleaned through photograph archives to find photographs, postcards, rug dealer's cards etc. Pictures include rugs underfoot during the welcoming of Emperor Wilhelm II in 1917, rugs in front and under the supervisors who restored the Grand Bazar after the 1984 earthquake, rugs inside a mosque in Nide, rugs in front of the class of an Istanbul Armenian school in 1932, rugs in front and in back of families, brides and grooms and on and on.
2015, 99 p., 182 illus., nearly all in black and white, 30 x 23 cm. As might be expected, the focus is often on people, showing them standing on, or in front of rugs.
n.d.(1970), Textile Museum, 4 p., 1 illus., 28 x 21.5 cm.
Exhibition catalogue, Crafts and Folk Art Museum; detailed and based on first hand experience of the authors.
A survey, for the inexperienced buyer, of tribal rugs, with a lot of information packed in, due to the small typeface. Covers Asia, and also North Africa, South and Central America and Navajo.
The illustrations are small and in black and white; the examples include Persian, Turkish, Caucasian, Turkmen, and Baluch, and among them are two possible Tudoc forgeries.
Used, fair; defective: missing pl 21, but with an extra pl 16 & 21, probably from vol III & IV; folder spine separated; edges of sheets chipped but not affecting text or illustrations. General guide for a beginner; on modern rugs; the range of coverage is extensive, from Bulgaria and Egypt to the traditional areas, so depth is sometimes lacking, but the print is small and the author packs in a lot - thus 3 paragraphs on gold, sun and luster washes; there is forthright advice on value and resale possibilities of specific rug types. 1988, 136 p., 40 color illus., fig, 4 maps, 25.5 x 18 cm. A biography of this noted ethnographer, with 14 interviews by co-workers and friends; some of her photographs of Kyrgyz costume, culture and landscape; translations of the parts on pile carpets of two of her articles: Distinctive features of the material culture and applied art of the Southern Kyrgyz (1962) and Popular applied decorative arts of the Kyrgyz (1968). There is also a picture of the author of the first book about rugs written in the Latin alphabet in Turkey: Izmir Governor General Kzim Dirik, standing in front of a rug with botehs (and a picture of the front cover of the book, too).