The referring book for collectors, merchants, scholars and for all those who want to enter into the magic universe of carpet
Curated by one of the world famous top expert, this volume makes the point in an analitic, complete, documented and abundantly illustrated ways on the art of the carpet, spread in central asia and in all the middle east and the far east areas. The introduction deepens the historical and social aspects but also the decorative aspects, the symbolic meanings and the autonomous developments in the different spreading areas. Following is a punctual recognition of geographic areas through a selection of meaningful exemples coming from the public and private collections of all over the world and analyzed by the author from the historical, stylistic and technical points of view. The areas treated in the book are: Persia, Anatolia, Caucasus, Central Asia, Maghreb, China and Himalayan area, India, Pakistan and other minor centers.