How to Read Islamic Carpets

How to Read Islamic Carpets

Book - 2014
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Carpets made in the "Rug Belt" - an area that includes Morocco, North Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia, and northern India - have been a source of fascination and collecting since the 13th century. This engaging and accessible book explores the history, design techniques, materials, craftsmanship, and socio-economic contexts of these works, promoting a better understanding and appreciation of these commonly seen and frequently misunderstood pieces. Forty examples of Islamic carpets are illustrated with new photographs and revealing details. The lively texts guide readers, teaching them "how to read" clues present in the carpets that allow them to deconstruct the history, techniques, significance and materials in each piece. Denny situates these carpets within the cultural and social realm of their production, be it a nomadic encampment, a rural village, or an urban workshop. This is an essential guide for students, collectors and professionals who want to understand the art of the Islamic carpet.
Publisher: New York, New York :, The Metropolitan Museum of Art,, [2014]
Description: 143 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780300208092
Branch Call Number: 746.75 Den


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