A biography of this noted ethnographer, with 14 interviews by co-workers and friends; some of her photographs of Kyrgyz costume, culture and landscape; translations of the parts on pile carpets of two of her articles: Distinctive features of the material culture and applied art of the Southern Kyrgyz (1962) and Popular applied decorative arts of the Kyrgyz (1968). There is also a picture of the author of the first book about rugs written in the Latin alphabet in Turkey: Izmir Governor General Kzim Dirik, standing in front of a rug with botehs (and a picture of the front cover of the book, too). TEPPICHE VON DEN ANFANGEN DER TEPPICHKUNST BIS HEUTE (Rugs from the beginning of carpet-weaving until today). A introductory book for an antiques collector: rugs range from the Pazyryk and a large number of 16th/17th rugs to gabbeh, Turkmen, and modern Tibetan,; the text describes the history of carpet production, dyes & materials, symbols & design types (hunting carpets, etc), rugs from Europe, and then rugs from major rug producing areas. Dealer's exhibition catalogue, of 20 village rugs: 12 Persian (Kordi, Lur, Shahsavan etc.), 4 Turkish, 2 Caucasian, 2 Baluch; the pieces are mostly small: bag faces, small kilims, horse trapping and most are 19th century. An introduction to Chinese and Tibetan rugs focused mostly on new rugs; the text includes some history of China and border areas, symbolism, as well as the usual description of weaving, dyes, etc and advice on purchasing a rug; there is a one page chart showing price comparisons for modern rugs as a function of issue of lines, materials used, and the type of design.
The plates are of designs from embroideries, clothing, cloth, rugs from the Caucasus, Turkey, Iran, India, China, Japan, Central Asia. n.d.(1970), Textile Museum, 4 p., 1 illus., 28 x 21.5 cm. Exhibition catalogue, Crafts and Folk Art Museum; detailed and based on first hand experience of the authors. A survey, for the inexperienced buyer, of tribal rugs, with a lot of information packed in, due to the small typeface. Covers Asia, and also North Africa, South and Central America and Navajo. The illustrations are small and in black and white; the examples include Persian, Turkish, Caucasian, Turkmen, and Baluch, and among them are two possible Tudoc forgeries. Text describes methods of kilim making, their role, and provides advice on buying; each item has a brief commentary. VÄVD MAGI EN BOK OM KELIM / WOVEN MAGIC A BOOK ABOUT KILILMS. Dealer's exhibition catalogue on flatweaves: Turkish, Persian, Caucasian, Balkan, Peruvian, and Swedish; most are small and most are 19th century. (1907-1909), vol I, 20 loose color pl in a portfolio; 48 x 32 cm. Used, fair; defective: missing pl 21, but with an extra pl 16 & 21, probably from vol III & IV; folder spine separated; edges of sheets chipped but not affecting text or illustrations. As with his other books, the type face is small, so there is a lot of information packed in this book. A survey of kilims which starts slowly: what a kilim is, who makes them, how to buy (and sell), and then works up to a fairly detailed description of current, and sometimes former production for both major and minor (Albania, Algeria, Iraq) kilim producing areas.