Most popular Textile artworks: carpets & rugs books
The most popular Textile artworks: carpets & rugs books currently available. Updated weekly.
The revolution in design, production and use of handmade carpets has turned this traditional craft into a global fashion product, a process that the authors report on from first-hand experience.
An examination of the origins and history of kilim textiles. The core of the book is devoted to the specific characteristics of region, tribe and kilim type. It also includes an account of techniques, embracing materials, dyes and dyeing, tools, kilim structures and weaving.
Suitable for modern admirers of oriental carpets, this book features forty classical carpets held in the al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait, along with several important pre-Islamic carpet fragments. It describes collections in the context of history of Islamic art, recounting carpets stories and celebrating their intricate designs and craftsmanship.
Features projects and patterns for more than 25 locker hooking projects. This work introduces the reader to locker hooking, from traditional to innovative techniques, and is given instructions for a variety of projects including ornaments, lamps, tote bags, rugs, game boards, iPod holders and more.
Featuring previously unseen and unpublished material from a highly regarded collection, with design by top UK graphic designer Misha Anikst, and photography by the USA's leading specialist carpet-textile photographer, Don Tuttle.
The Art of Fine Gifts: This stunning calendar brings together images of 12 fascinating and beautiful Persian textiles from V&A collections, in all their intense colours and exquisite detail. Informative text accompanies each work and the datepad features previous and next month's views.
An motivational story of a rug-hooking artist cooperative in Guatemala, Rug Money will inspire textile enthusiasts, rug-hooking artists, teachers and designers.
Comprehensive book on tribal and rustic floor covers in Iran. Exceptional illustrations numerous background images and maps showing the location of each group of floor covers. It explores the creativity and skill that these flatweaves embody, making them works of art.
Rugs have been woven and used in Tibet for centuries. This book demonstrates the genuine aesthetic sense and cultural achievements of the unknown Tibetan weavers who produced these masterpieces. It tells the story of the rugs' collection, the individuals involved and the evolution of scholarship in this field.
Explores contemporary carpet design from a practitioner's viewpoint. This book introduces the traditional methods that create the carpets, and how the conventions can be manipulated to create stunning effects. It shows the steps - from inspiration to making, that lie behind any design.
A mystifying group of carpets and tapestries created along the Silk Route over five hundred years ago is the topic of this richly illustrated book.
For the first time, a lavishly illustrated book shows how traditional handmade rugs and carpets have become vehicles for contemporary trends and used in interior design and home decoration.