Marla Mallett (著)
This book is an amazing accomplishment! It presents analyses of all structures used in the weaving of Oriental rugs. This book is an illustrated dictionary of structures, edge treatments, joining treatments, and closures. Each technique is illustrated by close-up photos of rugs, bands, or bags in addition to extremely clear drawings that show exactly what the threads do. Techniques included are knotted pile, soumak, twining, tapestry, brocading, complementary and supplementary warp and weft patterning, in addition to a number of decorative finishes. Information given in the book will be invaluable to rug owners in helping them analyze their rugs and to weavers in adding to their repertoire of techniques. Profuse b/w photos and drawings.