Stuff Ancient Persian Designs in Needlepoint
by Robert Horace Ross
ISBN-10: 0312035837
ISBN-13: 9780312035839
St. Martin's Press
HC w/ Dust Jacket
Pages: 95
Language(s): English
Good/Very Good - Light cover and edge wear; Brodart cover; PO name marked out on ffep; 4 picture pages detached from binding but all present.

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With their jewel-like colors and gloriously intricate designs, Persian rugs are perhaps the finest expression of the weaver's art. Here are 27 dazzling needlepoint designs evenly distributed among the bold geometrics of the nomadic tribes, the sinuous floral patterns of the Near Eastern city dwellers and the "conventionalized designs" that combine elements of both. Unique to this collection are the "Designer's Companions". Working with a single element in the original carpet, Mr. Ross has created new designs that complement and coordinate with the traditional patterns.