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The Encyclopedia of Antique Carpets
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Educational reference book in alphabetical order of 618 entries of cities, towns, villages and tribes credited in weaving over 25 centuries. Encyclopedia of Antique Carpets includes over 600 entries on carpet and rug weaving cities, towns, villages, artists, tribes, and nomads. Each entry will provide the reader with information on the history, location, weaving period, technique, quality, design, colouration, size and marketability of carpets produced around the world. Locations include Persia (Iran), Anatolia (Turkey), Caucasus, Asia, America, Europe (notably France and England), and many more. Each entry will also include photographs to serve as visual aids in identifying each carpet and its unique designs. Moheban also includes a milestone-recorded prices to give the consumer an idea of what has been sold by institutions, auction houses, and galleries over the past thirty years.
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About the Author

Abraham Levi Moheban was the owner of an uptown New York City antique carpet gallery called Abraham Moheban & Son, and has bought and sold to interior designers, architects, dealers, and collectors for over fifty years. He has travelled the world to acquire and study the industry. Moheban retired in 2005 and placed his inventory for auction in two separate sales at Bonhams Auctions in Los Angeles.Abraham Levi Moheban has served on the Board of Directors for the Oreintal Rug Importers Association of America, and has been a member of the American Society of Interior Designers as well as other art and antiques leagues and organizations.

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..".the Encyclopedia of Antique Carpets was filled with so much information, I could not put it down. Between looking up information on carpets I enjoy visually, to comparing the differences between styles, and learning about rug regions, it starts you on a journey of exploration from the comfort of your home." - Rug News & Design "It's very appearance is impressive...After browsing through the work for the first time, you can only be impressed. The quality of the pictures, of which there are more than 1000, is very high, and with over 600 entries there's sure to be very little missing." - Carpet XL "Great antique rugs are more than just protection for your floor-they're timeless pieces of functional art. Five years in the making, The Encyclopedia of Antique Carpets is an extensive two-volume guide to the distinguishing features of the best of the best." - Architectural Digest "For carpet connoisseurs and textile enthusiasts at all levels, this authoritative manual is likely to have considerable influence on the antique rug market for years to come." - Choice ."The Encyclopedia of Antique Carpets is a must for any antique lover's library." - Australian House & Garden

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