Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Recommended Reading - Chinese Rugs

Chinese Rugs: A Buyer's Guide'Chinese Rugs - A Buyer's Guide' by Lee Allane is a great introduction to the world of Chinese carpets. It begins with a concise history lesson of China, its trade and language, then explains how the rugs are made, with a thorough glossary.

The author gives guidelines for selecting and buying the carpets and also some tips on the care of carpets before delving into the meaning and designs woven into the carpets.

This is a great book for beginning enthusiasts.

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