Dating indian blankets
The text includes selections from a diary of Daniel Häberlin on his travels through Turkey in 1646, and on radiocarbon dating of some of these kilims. As with Allane's earlier book, the type is small and a lot of information is packed into the book. Catalogue of 47 carpets, 16th - 19th century, most of them large; the descriptions tend to be flowery; the rugs include classic carpets: Oushak, Medallion, Dragun, etc. 1923, 57 p., 12 illus., 6 in color, 31.5 x 23.5 cm. Used, insides are very good, but the cover is worn on the corners and the top and bottom of spine.
Well-done exhibition catalogue from the World of Islam festiveal on these nomads, their tents, costumes, jewelry, felts & woven textiles. Used, good condition, crisp, but top of spine torn and corners bumped. 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). (1907-1909), vol I, 20 loose color pl in a portfolio; 48 x 32 cm. 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.
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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.