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Catalogue from the Washington ICOC Exhibitions

A WORLD OF CARPETS & TEXTILES

Edited by Murray L. Eiland, Jr.,
plus contributing authors
290 pp., 335 colour plates, notes, technical analyses
Hardbound
US$110

A sparkling book illustrating the many exhibitions of the 10th ICOC in Washington, DC in 2003. The weighty volume contains: rare Spanish and Mamluk carpets from the Textile Museum Collection, essays by Carol Bier; a large section of Kaitag embroideries from the Caucasus, essay by Susan Scollay; Central & Southern Zagros Mountain weavings, essay by John Wertime, and Khorjin & Mafrash of NW Persia and Transcaucasia, essay by Wendel Swan. Essays by Hoffmeister, Tsareva and Crosby lead a special exhibition of The Turkmen Ensi and Traditional Textiles of Uzbekistan are supplemented with essays by Makhamova, Mirsadiyeva, Babanazarova and Tsareva.

ORIENTAL CARPET AND
TEXTILE STUDIES VI

239 pp, softbound; lavish color illustrations
US$65

Important and original papers on the early development of carpet weaving and Classical carpets; rugs from the Caucasus; Anatolian carpets, Moroccan carpets; conservation and materials; Turkmen and other Central Asian weaving. Authors include Farnham, Parham, Sinderman, Mills, Sherrill, Eiland, Boehmer, Balpinar and Ryder. An important addition in large format to the Oriental Carpet and Textiles Studies (OCTS) series.

Catalogues from the Philadelphia ICOC Exhibitions

ORIENTAL RUGS FROM ATLANTIC COLLECTIONS

Edited by Dennis R. Dodds
and Murray L. Eiland, Jr.,
plus contributing authors
277pp., 331 colour plates, appendix,
technical analyses.
Hardbound.
US$110 / GB£65

Massive catalogue of the 8th ICOC in Philadelphia in 1996. Contains a wide range of rug types from private and museum collections, including rare Central Asian rugs and trappings from the Russian Ethnographic Museum in St. Petersburg and Classical carpets of the 16-17th centuries from the distinguished collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Beautifully illustrated, large pictures, cogent writing by leading authorities: Dodds, Eiland, Jr., Indictor, Mallary, Mast, Pickering, Pinner and Tsareva.

YASTIKS: CUSHION COVERS & STORAGE BAGS OF ANATOLIA

By Brian Morehouse
109pp., 146 colour illustrations,
technical analysis by Holly Smith Reynolds.
Hardbound
US$65 / GB£40

The groundbreaking book on these diminutive treasures.  Excellent introduction covers historical background and merging influences from both the ancient Meditterranean world and from nomadic tribes originating in the east. Looks at early Anatolian carpet designs and their relationship to the yastik, discusses dating and regional design/technical differences. Colour illustrations are organised by geographical regions of Turkey and assist in viewing design similarities within these areas.

Oriental Carpet & Textile Studies:
Papers from The International Conference on Oriental Carpets 1996

This impressive book contains selected conference papers. Edited by Murray Eiland and Robert Pinner, the new, larger format and abundant use of color illustrations make this a useful and important reference.

This compendium of academic sessions discusses a long-controversial subject for the origins of the so-called "Salting carpets" and makes an important contribution to settling the question. "...serves to underline the importance of combining aesthetic and chromatic considerations with archival research...(Michael Franses') paper is painstakingly researched (with) and illustrated catalogue, structural analyses, C-14 dating and translations...of the inscriptions." Susan Day, HALI #110, May-June 2000, pp 74-75.

The catalogue of the San Francisco ICOC exhibition

ORIENTAL RUGS FROM
PACIFIC COLLECTIONS

Edited by Murray L. Eiland, Jr
244pp., 281 plates, mostly colour, technical analyses.
Hardbound
US$110

This substantial book documents the superb pile rugs, kilims and trappings exhibited during the 6th ICOC in San Francisco in 1990. As a major center for collectors and dealers since the 1960s, the Bay Area contains numerous world-class private and museum collections. Eiland's essays are useful additions to the wide range of mostly tribal, village and classical pieces. There are several extraordinary Central Asian weavings from the Russian Ethnographic Museum. This is an excellent companion book with ORIENTAL RUGS FROM ATLANTIC COLLECTIONS.

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