TURKMEN: TRIBAL CARPETS & TRADITIONS 1980 Turkoman Persian rug weaving VG+ w/DJ


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Gently used, with minimal commensurate aging. DJ has moderate to severe edgewear. BUY WITH CONFIDENCE! Please see description for more details. AS IS.

Turkmen; Tribal Carpets and Traditions

from pieces of the Textile Museum collection

edited by Louise W. Mackie and Jon Thompson

A splendid reference book about Turkmen carpets and their artists. Illustrated with full-color photographs of 95 carpets chosen for their quality and beauty, complete with black & white photographs of daily Turkmen life, drawings of recurrent motifs on Turkmen carpets, and a thoroughly informative text written by 7 international experts on the subject, here is a fascinating exhibition of the most beautiful Turkmen artworks and a captivating insight into the lifestyle of the people who make them as part of their cultural traditions. From pieces of the Textile Museum collection and 35 other American collections. 239 pages. 9.25 x 12.25 inches.

Abundantly illustrated with 99 color plates, 117 black & white pictures, 55 shaded drawings, and a map.

Published by: The Textile Museum, Washington, D.C., 1980.

Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD+ condition with a GOOD+ DJ.

  • Deep blue covers are in pristine condition and very gently worn. 
  • Front cover has beautiful gilt decoration at upper right corner.
  • Boards show some minimal edgewear from fading and rubbing and a small bump on back near spine.
  • Corners are sharp and show some light rubbing.
  • Spine has text in bright gilt and mildly softened ends gently worn with some rubbing. 
  • Binding is secure but not tight.
  • Handsome blue patterned pastedowns are in pristine condition displaying little to no signs of wear. (See photos)  
  • Frontispiece features full-color photograph.
  • Interior is very minimally worn with little to no toning and other signs of aging.
  • Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks.
  • Text block edges are clean and clear.
  • Full-color illustrated DJ exhibits moderate signs of wear including rubbing of corners and overall edgewear from tiny closed tears and creases. 
  • DJ is creased with a 1/4" closed tear at head of spine. (See photos)
  • Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
  • SC20170706

AS IS! Please see photos. More photos available upon request.

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Subject: Reference
Binding: Hardcover
Original/Facsimile: Original
Topic: Weaving
Place of Publication: Washington DC
Special Attributes: Dust Jacket
Publisher: The Textile Museum
Year Printed: 1980
Region: North America
Language: English
Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
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