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Woven Structures: A Guide to Oriental Rug and Textile Analysis

 Author: Marla Mallett  Category:  Publisher: Christopher Publications  : 1998  ISBN: 0-9663057-4-4  Language: English  Tags:guide | Instructions | rug | Textiles | weaving |
Marla Mallett’s Woven Structures presents, for the first time, meticulously detailed descriptions of knotted pile and flatwoven structures that not only identify weaving techniques but the design characteristics they encourage.  Selvage and end finishes, often given short shrift, receive special attention. As an added bonus, every point she makes is illuminated by marvelously clear photographs and sketches.
Ms. Mallett’s straightforward prose, and her use of generally accepted rug and textile terminology will win plaudits from collectors and dealers alike.  In addition, the listing of features she recommends including in analyses of weavings should prove of great value to advanced collectors and scholars frustrated by the confusing and often misleading systems of notation currently in use.