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Tribal Rugs: A Buyer’s Guide
Lee Allane (au); Andrew Daws (il); Dick Scott-Steward (ph)
The beautiful rugs still made by peoples of tribal origin in Asia, the Americas & N. Africa have become widely sought-after for their highly decorative & functional role in enlivening today’s interiors. This comprehensive guide arms the buyer with indispensable advice. Explains what tribal rugs are; what their names mean; how they are made; & the various techniques, materials & tools used. Gives details of all the different rugs, allowing you to identify them; advises you on how to choose the right rug -- considering color, design, & use; & where to buy & how to assess value for money. Discusses the different ethnic weaving groups -- their historical, religious & cultural backgrounds -- & how these have affected tribal weaving traditions. 93 illus., 47 in color.
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