Top positive review
5 people found this helpful
The best all around book on Oreintal rugs.
on January 14, 2016
Pretty detailed but a little dated. Informative but you need to dig for that info. A little pedantic and too scholarly but still a book most people interested in collecting Oriental carpets will want to have.
The above was my original review but I sat down and started to actually read the entire book. The section on dyes is worth the price of entry. The details are the point and worth reading through. The section on China is excellent - better then his 1979 book on Chinese and Exotic Rugs. A must have for anyone interested in Oriental rugs. The big five are this one, How to Read Islamic Carpets by Walter Denny, Oriental Carpets from the Tents, Cottages and Workshops of Asia by Jon Thompson, Oriental Rugs Today by Emmett Eiland, and Tribal Rugs by James Opie