Chinese Rugs

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September 1993



A companion guide to "Oriental Rugs: A Buyer's Guide", this book deals with buying Chinese rugs. It shows how to assess quality and suitability, and where and when to find a bargain. A table of price comparisons gives an indication of what to pay for each range and grade of rug.


Defining a Chinese rug; the Chinese sphere of influence; the silk route; the Chinese language; how Chinese rugs are made; materials; knotted, or pile rugs; buying a Chinese rug; decorative considerations; assessing quality; what to pay; when and where to buy; care and repair; the cultural context; a brief history of China; Chinese beliefs; designs; the fundamentals of Chinese rug designs; Chinese symbolism; the meaning of individual motifs; old and antique rugs; Chinese weaving groups; East Turkestan rugs; Tibetan rugs; contemporary rugs; Chinese rugs.
EAN: 9780500277010
ISBN: 050027701X
Untertitel: A Buyer's Guide. New ed. 94 illustrations, 42 in colour. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Erscheinungsdatum: September 1993
Seitenanzahl: 144 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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