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Persian Rugs and Carpets, The Fabric of Life

Sakhai, Essie

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ISBN 10: 185149507X / ISBN 13: 9781851495078
Published by Antique Ccollectors' Club, London, 2008
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: Persian Rugs and Carpets, The Fabric of Life

Publisher: Antique Ccollectors' Club, London

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

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This book shows the vast range and quality of carpets woven in Persia from about 1850 to 1980. In addition, there is a discussion of rugs woven in countries or areas adjacent to Persia itself, particularly those rugs which either fell or fall into the Persian geographical or cultural orbit: Caucasian weavings, Turkish and Hereke silk rugs and certain weavings which have strong Persian and Islamic influences. The in-depth introduction takes the reader through the history and geography of the Persian rug, including information on structure, weaving and knotting; the different output of the city and urban workshops compared to tribal and village weaving; flatweaves; and identification and dating, as well as points of note for the collector, such as conservation and cleaning. The carpets are divided into geographical areas, including Esfahan, Kerman, Tabriz, Bakhtiari, Senneh and Malayer, among others; each section comes with an introductory text and comprehensive, informative captions. This exquisite

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Ian Bennett is respected world-wide as an authority on Oriental and Persian carpets and is considered as one of the most important writers, editors, and authors in the field. A former consultant to Sotheby's and editor of the specialist Oriental rug magazine "Hali", he is the author of several books on the subject, including "Book of Oriental Carpets and Rugs, Oriental Rugs, Vol I: Caucasian", and "Rugs and Carpets of the World".Born in Iran to a family with a long history of dealing in Persian carpets, perhaps it was inevitable that Essie Sakhai should become a respected expert on Oriental and Persian carpets, gaining much of his great knowledge from his father Benayahoo Sakhai.Essie lives in North London, though he spends most of his time at Essie Carpets on the corner of Albemarle Street and Piccadilly in London's Mayfair, carrying on the family tradition started in the 18th century.Essie is a true enthusiast and hopes through his extensive lectures, interviews and writing to share his knowledge and passion for carpets with a wider audience.

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