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Tribal Rugs By Lee Allane

Tribal Rugs

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The distinctive rugs made by many peoples of tribal origin in Asia, the Americas and North Africa have become widely sought-after for their decorative and functional role in enlivening today's interiors. This comprehensive guide contains independent advice for the buyer.
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Tribal Rugs by Lee Allane

The distinctive rugs still made by many peoples of tribal origin in Asia, the Americas and North Africa have become widely sought after for their decorative and fuctional role in enlivening today's interiors. This comprehensive guide contains independent advice for the buyer. It explains what tribal rugs are, and exactly how they are made, discussing how weaving techniques, tools and material affect their character and quality. It offers advice on how to buy a rug from choosing the right one to value for money. The cultural context in which these various rugs are made is explored, with descriptions of the different ethnic weaving groups, and sections on their historical, religious and cultural backgrounds.

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Table of Contents


What is a tribal rug?; how tribal rugs are made; buying a tribal rug; the cultural context; designs; the weaving nations, territories and regions; weaving groups; guide to weaving techniques, tools and materials used to make tribal rugs; tips on buying rugs; description of the different ethnic weaving groups; identification of tribal rugs - knowing the meaning of their names and motifs.

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GOR001828795
Tribal Rugs by Lee Allane
Lee Allane
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Thames & Hudson Ltd
1996-10-18
144
0500278970
9780500278970
N/A
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