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Rugs: Oriental and Occidental, Antique & Modern A Handbook for Ready Reference by Rosa Belle Holt

Rugs: Oriental and Occidental, Antique & Modern A Handbook for Ready Reference by Rosa Belle Holt is an exceptional resource for anyone interested in the intricate world of rugs. Holt's deep knowledge and expertise in the subject matter are evident from the very first page, making this book a must-have for enthusiasts, collectors, and scholars alike.

One of the standout features of this book is its meticulous organization. Holt has divided the content into convenient sections, allowing readers to easily navigate through different styles, regions, and time periods. Whether you're interested in Oriental rugs, Occidental rugs, antique pieces, or modern designs, this book covers it all comprehensively.

The author's writing style is both informative and engaging, making even the most complex concepts accessible to readers of all levels. Holt provides detailed explanations and descriptions of various rug types, weaving techniques, and regional characteristics. She also delves into the historical and cultural aspects of rug production, allowing readers to understand the influence of different civilizations on rug design.

What truly sets this book apart is its stunning visual presentation. The inclusion of high-quality, full-color photographs throughout the pages enables readers to fully appreciate the beauty and intricacy of each rug. From close-up shots that reveal the delicate patterns to full-room displays that showcase the rug's overall impact, the visuals leave nothing to be desired.

Moreover, Holt's attention to detail is commendable. Each rug featured in the book is accompanied by comprehensive information, including its origin, age, materials used, and notable characteristics. This level of detail not only enhances the reader's understanding but also makes the book an excellent reference tool for art historians, interior designers, or anyone seeking to identify or authenticate a specific rug.

While some readers may find certain sections of the book overwhelming due to the sheer amount of information provided, Holt's clear and concise writing style ensures that the material remains digestible. She successfully strikes a balance between educational content and an enjoyable reading experience, encouraging readers to dive deeper into the world of rugs.

In conclusion, Rugs: Oriental and Occidental, Antique & Modern A Handbook for Ready Reference is a visually stunning and comprehensive guide for rug enthusiasts. Rosa Belle Holt's expertise shines through in every chapter, providing readers with a wealth of knowledge on different rug styles, origins, and techniques. This book is a valuable resource that will continue to captivate and educate readers for years to come.

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SIZE 8 × 6.3

This interesting and valuable rug is of antique Tabriz weave, of finely blended colors, and rare design. It represents the individual squares on the floor of a mosque, each one of which may be occupied by a worshipper kneeling in prayer. Rugs with a single design of this kind are usual, but a grouping of many such spaces in one rug is rare. Forms of the Tree of Life are represented in different panels, and the border is very rich and handsome. The fabric is fine, the texture soft and firm. The rich and splendid hues of the various panels are so soft in tone that, while there are several different colors in juxtaposition, these have been arranged so deftly and artistically that the effect is perfectly harmonious. It is impossible to describe in words the mellow richness and rare art displayed in this unique product of the loom.




A Handbook for Ready Reference



New and Enlarged Edition, Entirely Reset

With 33 full page Illustrations, 12 in full color, and other drawings in the text, and a Map of the Orient




1901 1908

This Enlarged Edition published October 10, 1908

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