|Comments: A beautifully illustrated guide, full of fascinating detail|
You don't have to be a rug dealer to enjoy this one! Every page is filled with fascinating detail and yet as with the other books of his that I've read it's a really easy read. There are lots of clear illustrations and more than forty fabulous full-page colour shots of rugs - they are almost worth framing themselves!
For a serious bargain-hunter like me though, there is a wealth of valuable tips on what to look for and how to get the best for your money. I also found the rug-making techniques interesting and clearly described, they give a good understanding of what gives each one its unique characteristics.
I found the cultural side of rug making particularly interesting. From the ethnic and religious, to the surprising influences of modern warfare on recent rug motifs the history and geography surrounding rug production is meticulously documented with maps and thoroughly researched information on even the smallest weaving groups..
The definitive guide!