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The Carpets of Afghanistan

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The Carpets of Afghanistan by Parsons, Richard D., 9781851497904
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  • ISBN: 9781851497904 | 1851497900
  • Cover: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 7/28/2016
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  • A veritable feast of carpets and rugs, all with their attendant tribal origins and motifs vividly explained
  • Afghan rugs, which are instantly appealing due to their traditional colours and bold designs, open up a whole vista for the collector

Carpets of Afghanistan is without a doubt one of the most detailed analysis of Afghanistan rug production ever published. 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 colorful 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 color and 90 black and white plates.

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