A presentation of twentieth century Afghan rugs through the illustration of more than 100 articles.
The purpose of this volume is to provide a versatile and comprehensive presentation of Afghan rugs of the 20th century through the illustration and commenting of more than 100 original articles, now at the centre of a busy international trade. In addition to a very lively text, the book contains the complete profile of each carpet, examined both from the point of view of how it was made and as regards its iconographic content. The subjects are often of dramatic topicality. The concluding glossary is indispensable and comprehensive.
Key Sales Information • In the publishing sector, there is no summary that is equally intelligent dedicated to a craft that is contemporary yet linked to an age-old tradition. • A book for collectors, dealers, enthusiasts of the decorative arts and ethnic crafts and – why not? – for curious travelers; in other words, a book to carry in one’s pocket, hence its format, which is small enough to be handy without penalizing the legibility of the subjects discussed.