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Rug and Kilim Books

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THE TACHEH OF CHAHARMAHAL
Parviz Tanavoli/Yassavoli/1998 - IRAN/ English & Persian/107 pages/79 color pictures/ 
Tacheh (The unique Craft in the World) means little bale and all of them have a design Namakdan (salt container) on it only weave on Loristan - Iran.

TURKMEN CARPETS
Bogoliobov/Iran Carpet Museum/Persian/Iran-1977/ 183 pages/67 color pictures/ 23 B&W pictures/ 

All of Turkmen tribes and their carpets, designs and handicrafts (old and new) are completely described.

TRIBAL VILLAGE RUGS FROM FARS
(Two Volumes)
Cyrus Parham/Amir Kabir Pub./Persian/Iran - 1991/ 312 pages/115 color pictures/190 B&W pictures/
Weaving and weavers of Fars territory and designs of carpets are explained.

KINGS HEROES & LOVERS
Pictorial rugs from the tribes and villages of Iran
Parviz Tanavoli/Scorpion Pub./England - 1994/English229 pages/color pictures/

Pictorial carpet about Kings, Qur'an, Sufism, tribal people, beautiful women, animals in past two centuries in Iran.

THE CARPET OF NA'IN
Shirin Sour Esraphil/Farhangian Pub./Persian/Iran- 1997/112 pages/149 color pictures/ 51 B&W pictures /

Na 'in and it's villages (Khor, Biabanak, Jandagh), their carpets and rugs, primary materials, designs, weaving and famous weavers have been introduced.

SPLENDID ORIENTAL KILIMS
Good Earth Books/ 1993 - Japan / Japanese/ 87 pages/

88 color pictures/designs in B&W/ Decorating with kilim, weaving, designs.

RIDING IN SPLENDOUR
Parviz Tanavoli/ Yassavoli Pub./1998 - Iran/English & Persian/103 pages /198 color pictures/108 woven examples /

Dedicates to the horse culture and industry in ancient Iran : horse & camel dressing before and after Islam. splendid colors, unusual shapes, exquisite designs and formats from Iranian tribes.

THE SOFREH OF KAMO
Parviz Tanavoli/Yassavoli/1998 - Iran/English & Persian/ Photos: Ehteshami & Sadqsa/70 pages/44 color pages/22 text pages/

Explains Sofreh (dining spread) and Namakdan (Salt container) which weave in Kamo (a village near Kashan - Iran) and it's variety and symbolism.

A RARE COLLECTION OF PERSIAN MASTERWORKS
(Pre & Past Islamic designs)
Javad Kamyabi/Sanobar Printing Co./Nov. 1993 Iran/English/
photo : Dariush Zandi & Lorca/74 pages /90 color pictures/ 

Some fabrics, clothes, kilims, carpets, gabbeh, embosser and engraver of old Iran are de in detail scribed. 

HALI
International magazine of Antique carpet & textile art
Hali Pub. Ltd./English/ 180 pages /250 color pictures/bi-monthly int. magazine. /US$ 34.00 /
Hali means "Carpet" in Turkish.

FIBERS DYING WITH NATURAL COLORS
Victoria J. Afshar/Art University /1997 Iran/Persian/253 pages/30 color pictures/8 B&W pictures/

Color, Color plants, chemical colors, animal colors, with a complete description on dyeing.

IRANIAN COLORS
Shirin Sour Esrafil/Institute of Handmade-Carpet Researching/Iran - 1990/ Persian/ 180 pages/ 29 color pictures/ 

A description on color and dyeing in Iran : physical and chemical; kinds of colors and Persian colors. dyeing with natural colors and general dyeing is completely explained.

IRAN CARPET BOOK
Hassan Azarpad & Fazlallah Heshmati/ Razavi/ Pazhuhesgah/Iran, 1995/English & Persian/558 pages/43 color pictures/110 B&W pictures/ 

History of rugs and exquisite carpets in any period, weaving carpet disease, standards of educations, museum rugs and famous - men in carpet is completely explained.

CARPET - WEAVING EDUCATION
Pourandokht Nirumand/Baztab + Pouyand/1999 Iran / Persian/ 248 pages/ 69 B&W pictures / 

History of weaving with consideration of some museum carpets: Pazirik, Potteric, Sangosco,  Toranj, animal design, Janamazi,...also explains instruments and maps.

KNOTS OF LOVE
Baba Moghadam & M.Shafigh & M.H.Tabarraian/ Rassam Arabzadeh/English -Persian/Iran - 1992/ 88 pages/80 color pictures/ 

A collection of fine artistic rugs by Rassam Arabzadeh with complete description.

IRAN ARTS
D.W. Ferrier/Kwong Fat Offset printing/Hong Kong 1989/English, Persian/342 pages /201 color pictures/348 B&W pictures/

Iran arts during past 7000 years.

PERSIAN RUGS AND CARPETS
Javad Yassavoli/Yassavoli Pub. /Iran -1995/ English-Persian/128 pages/88 color pictures/4 B&W pictures/

A collection of Persian carpet and rugs with different designs.

THE MAJNOONIES
Hadi Seyf/Soroush/Persian/ pictures with English-Persian description /Iran - 1994/ 160 pages /81 color pictures/46 B&W pictures /

In commemoration of Majnoonies (Hekmat Nejad family), the carpet designers and weaver of Isfahan.

PERSIAN CARPETS, GENERAL ENCYCLOPEDIA
Ahmad Daneshvar/Yadvareh Asadi / Iran - 1994/ Persian/614 pages/61 color pictures/480 B&W pictures/

Expression of carpet, weaving , fibers of carpet, history, design,... and mentions perform of carpets in cities and villages.

IRAN RUG
Sesille Edwards/Book Society/Farhangsara Pub./Persian/Iran - 1989/ 325 pages /24 color pictures/495 B&W pictures/

Thousand years carpet weaving in Iran, important centers, dyeing and weaving , specially in Haris, Zanjan, Hamadan, Malayer, Sanandaj, Bijar, Joshaghan, and other parts of Iran is described.

HAMADAN CARPET
Shirin Souresrafil/ Mina Pub./Persian/Iran - 1996/219 pages/234 color pictures/93 B&W pictures/ 

Hamadan, Malayer, Toyserkan, Nahavand and Assad Abad with their weavings and different with other regions in technique is defined.

CARPET ON MINIATURE
Ali Hussouri /Farhangan Pub./Persian & English/Iran - 1997/ 137 pages/57 color pictures/106 B&W pictures/ 

A complete review of miniature, Iranian painting styles and Persian carpets with their designs, colors and sizes.

KILIMS
Hall & Jose Lucick Vioveska/Karang Pub./Persian /Iran - 1998/ 391 pages/350 color pictures/278 B&W pictures / 

Kilim, tribal weaving, in all weaver countries, is completely explained.

PERSIAN KILIMS
Elster Hall & Nicholas Barnard/Yasavoli Pub./English & Persian/ Iran - 1996/ 94 pages/ 57 color pictures/ 22 B&W pictures / 

Kilim, tribal weaving, is a flat carpet, easy portable, is used in centuries in Middle East and Asia. Sanandaj, Bijar, Shahseven, Zarand, Varamin, Garmsar, Ghashghaei, Bakhtiari and Khorasan are important the centers. The best Iranian kilims belong to 19th century of kurd and Turk tribes. Good pictures of kilim and Jajim is enclosed.

IRANIAN RUGS
Armen Hangledin/ Yasavoli Pub. /Persian/Iran-1996 / 96 pages /38 color pictures/63 B&W pictures/ 

Weaving , Knots, color , materials, sizes, designs, symbols, maintenance, weaving cities of Persian carpets are described.

SELECTED PRECIOUS RUGS OF DAFINEH MUSEUM
Ministry of Islamic culture/Iran - 1994/ English & Persian/114 pages/65 color pictures / 

The place of weaving, style of weaving , designs, colors, sizes and materials of Persian Carpets (in Dafineh Museum), woven in different zones, are completely described. This museum was closed in 1997.

KILIM ACKNOWLEDGE
Zahra Jazayeri/Sorush Pub./Persian/Iran-1991/341 pages/25 color pictures/26 B&W pictures/ 

Kilim - weaving history, tools, dyeing and colors, designs, weaving problems, and different weaving methods in Iran (Afshar, Baluch Torkman, Khamseh, Saneh, and tribes: Seven, Qashqai, Kurd, Lur, and Haris) are described completely.

MASTER PIECES OF FARS RUGS
Syrus Parham/Sorush. Pub./English and Persian/Iran - 1997/331 pages /120 color pictures /38 B&W pictures/

History, weavers, designs , styles and method of weaving carpet in Fars, including 91 rugs, 14 gabbe and 13 kilims in 17 tribes and 27 villages are completely expressed.

IRAN CARPET - WEAVING AT A GLANCE
Mohamad Javad Nasiri/Persian /Iran-1995/223 pages/ 43 color picture/3 B&W pictures /

Materials, dyeing, designs, tools, weaving procedure in all states and
tribes of Iran: Azarbayejan, Zanjan, Hamadan, Isfahan, Chahar- Mahal-Bakhtiari, Arak, Tehran, Fars, Kerman, Yazd and Khorasan.

IRANIAN PICTORIAL RUGS
Parviz Tanavoli/Sorush Pub./Persian/Iran-1989/341 pages/ 97 color pictures/92 B&W pictures /

During Iran history up to 19th century, Persian rugs and tribal weaving with pictorial designs such as : classic myths, mystic, Armenian culture, feminism, animals, is described in full with pictures.

SYSTAN CARPET
Ali Hosuri/Farhangan Pub./ Persian/Iran - 1992/ 177 pages/176 color pictures/ 87 B&W pictures/

Systan carpet history variety of designs and Systan carpets are explained in detail.

PERSIAN CARPET OR EVERGREEN GARDEN
Patrice Fountain/Moine Pub./Iran - 1996/English & Persian/ 471 pages/ 24 color pictures/ 60 B&W pictures/ 
Carpet weaving, looms, materials, dyeing, patterns and models and images of carpets of Arak (a city in Iran).

FARS LION CARPETS
Parviz Tanavoli/Daneshghah Pub./Iran-1978/ Persian & English/154 pages/45 color pictures/41 B&W pictures/
Lion image in tribal weavings specially in Fars tribes carpets is described.

A MEMORIAL APPRECIATION OF RASSAM ARABZADEH
Prospect of Persian Carpet
Fazlol'lah Heshmati Razavi/Rassam Arabzadeh/ Iran-1992/Persian /44 pages/

A review of Rassam Arabzadeh life, masterpieces, students, diary and his will.

RUGS DESIGN & GILDING
Hosein Taherzadeh Behzad/ Yasavoli Pub./ Iran-1998/ Persian / 94 pages /125 color pictures / 
A collection of various designs and images of rugs from different parts of Iran.

A RIVIEW ON "GARUS" CARPET-WEAVING
Mohamad Ebrahim Nejhad/ Salaleh Zanjan Pub./ Iran -1997/ Persian / 47 pages / 4 color pictures / 4 B&W pictures/

Geographical, social and historical review of Garus, a region in Kurdistan (Center : Bijar) - Iran: Weaving, color-making, dyeing and problems of carpet - weaving in Garus is explained.

TURKMAN CARPET
CARPET-2
Ali Hossouri/ Farhangan Pub. / Iran - 1992 / Persian/ 268 pages / 8 color pictures / 855 B&W Turkman designs / 
A short history , traditional life, kinds of carpets with 783 described design of Turkman tribes.


BREAD & SALT
Parviz Tanavoli/ Ketab Sara Pub. / Iran- 1991 / Persian & English / 300 pages / 90 color pictures / 80 B&W pictures / 

Short history of Qashqai tribe (Iran) their culture, hand-woven of families contains "Salt-container" and "table-doth".

AN INTRODUCTION TO RECOGNITION OF PERSIAN CARPET
Javad Yasavoli/ Yasavoli Pub./ Iran-1991 / Persian/ 448 pages / 62 color pictures / 822 B&W pictures / 
Designing of carpet, special and technical specifications of carpet and important elements in carpet weaving.

FARS TRIBES & VILLAGES HAND-MADE
Syrus Parham / Amir Kabir Pub. / Iran-1991 / Persian / 2 volumes / 716 pages / 312 color pictures /597 B&W pictures / 
A description on Fars tribal and villages hand-made; introduces Qashqai, Baharlu, Arabs, Baseri and Nafan tribes, their weaving , culture, history and special designs on rugs, kilims, gabbeh, Khorjin and Suzani Qashqai weavings.

RECOGNIZING SOME KIND OF PERSIAN RUGS
Iran Carpet Co./ Iran Carpet Co./ Iran- 1984 / English and Persian / 2 volumes / 452 pages / 399 color pictures /
Explanation of some rugs and designers, sizes, place of weaving, number of knots and the proportion of combination of materials with a picture of back of the carpet in the area of one square decimeter.

YADVAREH CARPET GENERAL ENCYCLOPEDIA
Ahmad Daneshgar / Yadvareh Asadi Pub. / Iran-1997/ Persian / 620 pages / 61 color pictures / 539 B&W pictures / 

PERSIAN RUGS AND CARPETS
Javad Yassavoli / Yasavoli Pub. / Iran-1995 / English & Persian / 80 pages / 96 color pictures / 
An introduction to rugs and carpets and different pictures of various Persian types.

MIGRATION WITH ANEMONE LOVE
Manuchehr Kiani / Kian Pub. / Iran-1998 / Persian / 279 pages / 251 color pictures / 241 B&W pictures / 
Traditions of Qashqai tribe (Iran) , foods, music, textile and clothes, home, arts, and hand -woven are described.

GOLDEN SUNSET OF SAROUGH CARPET
Shirin Sour Esraphyl /Shirin Sour Esraphyl / Iran-1993/ Persian / 130 pages / 223 color pictures/ 16 B&W pictures / 
A general description of carpets: historical and geometrical Previous records of Arak (a city in Iran) and special points of Sarough carpets.

NAIN CARPET
Carpet-4
Shirin Sour Esraphyl / Farhangan Pub. / Iran-1998 / English & Persian / 136 pages / 147 color pictures / 53 B&W pictures / 
History of Na'in city (and Jandagh & Biabanak), and complete description of these regions carpets.

IRAN RUGS
Monthly magazines of Persian Rugs and carpets
English, Deutsch, Persian/

IRAN CARPET REVIEW
quarterly magazine
Iran carpet Co. ./

WOVEN STRUCTURES
A guide to oriental rug and textile analysis
The weaves used by Nomands and villagers in Asia and North Africa is explained; also shows how to identify both major structures and minor details.

NIAZEH JAN & TORKMEN CARPET
Carpet-3
Zabihollah Badaghi / Farhangan Pub./ Iran-1992 / Persian / 70 pages / 50 color pictures / 19 B&W pictures / 

Introduces "Mr. Niaz Mohamad Niazi", his workshop, designers, images and specifications of Turkmen carpets.

IRANIAN HANDMADE CARPET
quarterly magazine
IRANIAN CARPET EXPORTER'S ASSOCIATION/

THE ARTS OF PERSIA
R.W. Ferrier (Yale University Press/England - 1989)/Translated to Persian by Parviz Marzban (Farzan Pub./1995)/English & Persian/ 332 pages/170 color picture.
Architecture, carpets, textiles, Ceramic, metal works, coins painting, books, culture and history through the centuries of Iran.

 
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