Tuttle Publishing Releases Must-Have Reference Book on Oriental Rugs

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On November 18th, Tuttle Publishing will release the highly anticipated book, “Oriental Rugs,” by Peter F. Stone. This unique reference provides 1000 images, as well as information on the techniques, traditions, and terminology of the Oriental rug trade across the globe in stunning detail.

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On November 18th, Tuttle Publishing will release a must-have book for Oriental rug scholars, collectors and traders, “Oriental Rugs.” Written by Peter F. Stone, this unique reference provides 1000 gorgeous and varied images, as well as information on the techniques, traditions, and terminology of the Oriental rug trade across the globe in fascinating detail. This monumental reference work—long-awaited by collectors and scholars—fills an important gap in the available literature on oriental rugs today.

“Oriental Rugs” is lavishly illustrated with over 1000 photographs and drawings. The reference book offers clear and precise definitions for the rug and textile terms in use across a broad swath of the globe—from Morocco to Turkey, Persia, the Caucasus region, Central Asia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and China. Covering priceless museum-quality rug traditions as well as modern centers of production, “Oriental Rugs” draws on classical scholarship as well as current terminology in use among producers and traders in these areas today. It focuses primarily on the rich hand-knotting and hand-weaving traditions of the Near East and Central Asia, but also includes some examples of Scandinavian and Native American weavings.

The book’s author, Peter F. Stone, is one of the world's leading Oriental rug experts and the author of “Tribal and Village Rugs, Rugs of the Caucasus” and “Oriental Rug Repair.”

Rugs are receiving ever-increasing attention and recognition in the field of art history. Tribal weavings especially have become a focus for new research, and “Oriental Rugs” provides a new understanding of many distinctive traditions that were previously understudied, such as the weavings of southwest Persia, Baluchistan and Kurdistan. A concise reference, this volume is a must-have for serious collectors and scholars.

About Tuttle Publishing
Established in 1948 by Charles Egbert Tuttle Jr. in Rutland, Vermont and Tokyo, Japan, Tuttle Publishing is the premier publisher of English language books on Asian culture. Today, Tuttle maintains an active offering of books on a wide range of topics, including Asian culture, Asian literature, Asian architecture, Eastern spirituality, gardening, cooking, martial arts, crafts, travel, health and wellness, and fine art for a worldwide audience.

To pre-order “Oriental Rugs,” please visit Tuttle Publishing. Or visit the book's product page on Amazon.com.

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