Carpets of the People of Central Asia [INSCRIBED AND SIGNED]: Moshkova, V. G.; George W. O'Bannon ... Carpets of the People of Central Asia [INSCRIBED AND SIGNED]: Moshkova, V. G.; George W. O'Bannon ...

Carpets of the People of Central Asia [INSCRIBED AND SIGNED]

Moshkova, V. G.; George W. O'Bannon and Ovadan K. Amanova-Olsen (Edited and Translated by)

Published by George W. O'Bannon, Tucson, AZ, 1996
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1/1000. Folio. XII, 385, [3]pp. Original photo-illustrated dust-jacket over tan cloth, with red lettering on spine and front cover. Title page inscribed and signed by George W. O'Bannon and Ovadan K. Amanova-Olsen. Originally published in Russian, Moshkova's "Carpets of the People of Central Asia" is the most comprehensive of a handful books, mostly in Russian, which present the variety of rugs woven in Central Asia. Because the author and her associates conducted extensive, although not exhaustive, field research among the weavers of Central Asia, it is one of the most thorough and reliable publications on these rugs. important book published on Central Asian rugs. "Carpets of the People of Central Asia" contains more information on the types, uses, weaving techniques, dyes, designs, patterns and functional uses of rugs collected from the weavers themselves than any other publication on the subject. It is simply the basic resource on Central Asian weavings. This English translation includes color illustrations of rugs from the Uzbekistan State Museum of Art and Museum of History in Tashkent, Samarqand Museum, Magaki Attari Mosque Museum in Bokhara, and the Turkmenistan National Carpet museum in Ashgabat. Moshkova acquired many of the rugs for these museums, and they served as the basis of her studies. Commentaries on each chapter by the editors include information on current attributions and critical remarks on the text. Special sections focusing on Karakalpak, Eagle-gol, Arabachi, and Kizyl Ayak-type rugs have been added. This edition serves as a guide to the rug collections in Central Asian museums. Most of the illustrations are of rugs that have never been published in color. Some are of rugs illustrated in black and white in the original edition. A description and technical analysis are provided for most of the rugs. One of 1,000 copies, of which this is No. 475. Moderate creasing, sunning, and tiny chipping along edges of dust-jacket. DJ in overall good- to good, binding and interior in very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 37945

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Title: Carpets of the People of Central Asia [...

Publisher: George W. O'Bannon, Tucson, AZ

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: g- to vg

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: Limited edition.

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