The Techniques of Rug Weaving

A classic in the field, with clear instructions and numerous illustrations, the book describes both old techniques and new technical developments.

Tribal Rugs

Regarded as the most authoritative work on tribal rugs, this book while showing readers superb examples of tribal rugs, paints a fascinating picture of tribal life and the way in which they weave rugs. Housego also describes the rich elements in the design as well as giving technical notes on the weaving.

Tribal and Village Rugs: The Definitive Guide to Design, Pattern & Motif

Drawing on the rich weaving traditions of the Near East and Central Asia, the clearly presented text is divided into six major regional and tribal groupings, covering Anatolian, Baluchi, Caucasian, Kurdish, Persian and Turkmen motifs. These are further subdivided into more precise attributions and motif types, examining the derivations and uses of medallions, field repeats …

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Handcrafted Rugs

Braided, knitted, hooked, or woven: today’s handmade rugs have a newfound sophistication that goes far beyond the utilitarian creations of the past. An acclaimed designer proves just how vibrant and colorful these patterns can be, as she presents the most popular techniques in use right now-along with invaluable guidance on every aspect of the craft. …

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The Atlas of Rugs and Carpets

Traces the history of carpets, discusses dyes, weaving techniques, and symbolic patterns, explains how to buy and care for carpets, and looks at examples from Turkey, Russia, Persia, China, India, and North America.