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Pre-Islamic Carpets and Textiles from Eastern Lands

Friedrich Spuhler


Essential reading for modern admirers of oriental carpets, and a treasure in its own right


Celebrates the earliest history of the Islamic world’s great textile traditions through fifty beautiful carpets and fragments.

A wave of these beautiful textiles has reached the West since the turn of the 21st century, and here they are divided into variants featuring birds, mammals, and mythological creatures, which retain their glowing colors and lively charm.

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'The long awaited work is finally here ... fills substantial gaps in the early history of knotted rugs'
Carpet Collector

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Format: Paperback

Size: 27.5 x 22.0 cm

Extent: 160 pp

Publication date: 5 January 2015

ISBN: 9780500970553