Laurence King Publishing, 1992, Hardcover, Book Condition: Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
A firmly bound copy, clean unmarked pages, lightly worn jacket. . James Opie has been travelling among the tribes of Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan since 1970, and his book describes and discusses the ancient roots of tribal weavings and the development and significance of the common patterns and traditions which they display. From an examination of the Pazyryk rug, the oldest complete rug of a complex design worked nearly 2500 thousand years ago and uncovered from the frozen tomb of a Siberian chieftain in 1949, Opie traces the links between this piece and subsequent work, following the history of antique and traditional designs right up to the present day. The book is illustrated with colour reproductions of all the pieces discussed, together with maps and drawings which indicate tribal areas and boundaries, and with photographs of the tribal peoples who weave them. 328 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Crafts & Hobbies; ISBN/EAN: 9781856690256. Inventory No: dscf10246.