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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Miniature paintings unlock the door to a thorough re-examination of the ubiquitous 'classical' medallion design in Persian carpets, revealing an artistic revolution comparable to that which occurred at the same time in Renaissance Italy.
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.
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.
New edition of the seminal work on this subject contains new high quality photographs. Written by a renowned expert who boasts unparalleled insight into the weaving process and the meanings behind the complex motifs within the rugs.