The Carpets of Afghanistan, Hardback Book

The Carpets of Afghanistan Hardback

Description

Author Richard Parsons, for many years a buyer in Afghanistan for the well-known firm O.C.M (London) Ltd, treats the reader not only to a veritable feast of carpets and rugs, all with their attendant tribal origins and motifs vividly explained, but also to a fascinating journey through the history of a diverse and colourful country.

The author shares his respect and admiration for Afghanistan's stoic people, who, somehow, despite political upheavals, forced resettlement, a harsh climate and often primitive nomadic conditions, manage to fashion exquisite works of art which reflect their pride in their many-faceted heritage.

Afghan rugs, which are instantly appealing due to their traditional colours and bold designs, open up a whole vista for the collector, from sumptuous piled purdahs to flat woven prayer rugs, all of them well illustrated in the 154 colour and 90 black and white plates.

Information

  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 224 pages, 153 colour, 95 b&w
  • Publisher: ACC Art Books
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Textile artworks: carpets & rugs
  • ISBN: 9781851497904

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