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TAPPETI D'ORIENTE
ITALIAN EDITION
OUT OF PRINT

by Taher Sabahi


From the history, development and legend of carpets to practical information for their maintenance and preservation. Origins and traditions of carpet-weaving in Persia, Turkey, Caucasus, Turkestan, China, Tibet, India, Pakistan and Mediterranean countries. Techniques of weaving and varying local characteristics.

Format 240 x 340 mm,
464 pages, 450 colour illustrations,
100 b/w illustrations, canvas bound with slipcase.
Istituto Geografico De Agostini,
Novara, Italy
Reprinted 1988

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SPLENDEURS DES TAPIS D'ORIENT
FRENCH EDITION
OUT OF PRINT

by Taher Sabahi

French edition of the above

Format 240 x 340 mm,
464 pages,
450 colour illustrations,
100 b/w illustrations,
canvas bound with slipcase.
Atlas, Paris, France 1987

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KILIM
Tappeti piani del Caucaso
ITALIAN EDITION
US $ 120

by Taher Sabahi


Products of an age-old artistic tradition. For the first time, they are studied and classified in their entirety. Illustrated with examples drawn from collections housed in the museums of the Caucasian valleys.

Format 220 x 285 mm, 216 pages,
110 colour illustrations,
100 sketches, maps, hardbound with jacket.
Istituto Geografico De Agostini, Novara, 1990

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ORIENTTEPPICHE
Kaukasische Flachgewebe

GERMAN EDITION
OUT OF PRINT

von Taher Sabahi


The German edition of Kilim, Tappeti piani del Caucaso

Format ?? x ?? mm, 194 pages,
110 colour illustrations,
100 sketches, maps, hardback with dust-jacket.
Battenberg, Augsburg, 1992.

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QASHQAI
Tappeti tribali persiani

ITALIAN EDITION
US $ 120

by Taher Sabahi


The ancient origin of a most singular nomadic tribe. Traditions, epic legends and literature of this Persian tribe: clues to their rich textile production.

Format 220 x 285 mm, 216 pages,
119 colour illustrations,
100 sketches, maps, hardbound with jacket.
Istituto Geografico De Agostini, Novara, 1989

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VAGHIREH
Modelli per la tessituradei tappeti

ITALIAN EDITION
OUT OF PRINT

by Taher Sabahi


The origins of the vaghireh and their importance in Eastern countries.
The role and function of the vaghireh. A collection of unpublished pieces carefully selected from museums and important collections.

Format 230 x 280 mm,
96 pages, 24 colour illustrations,
26 b/w illustrations, hardbound with dustjacket
Karta sas, Florence 1987

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ANTIQUARIATO
ITALIAN EDITION
US $ 40

by Taher Sabahi


An outstanding collection of rare Oriental and European carpets of the past.

Format 220 x 285 mm, 144 pages,
190 colour illustrations,
drawings, hardbound with jacket.
Istituto Geografico De Agostini, Novara, 1989

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ABC
del Tappeto Orientale

ITALIAN EDITION
OUT OF PRINT

by Taher Sabahi


An important dictionary for those who love Oriental carpets. From "Abadeh" to "Zir khaki", a complete and richly illustrated dictionary of the more current words used in the carpets and textiles world. Includes a historical and technical introduction.

Format 170 x 240 mm, 239 pages,
more than 100 colour illustrations,
drawings, softbound.
Istituto Geografico De Agostini, Novara, 1989.

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SUMAKH
Flat-weaves from the Caucasus

ITALIAN / ENGLISH EDITION
OUT OF PRINT

by Taher Sabahi


A collection of unpublished and rare rugs that speaks of the skill of the Caucasian weavers. The volume includes careful research on the production from the area.

Format 240 x 300 mm,
144 pages, 42 colour illustrations,
b/w illustrations,
hardboundt
Leonardo - De Luca Editori, Rome 1992

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CAVALIERI D'ORIENTE
Horse and saddle covers

ITALIAN / ENGLISH EDITION
US $ 100

by Taher Sabahi


The catalogue of an exceptional
review of pieces carefully chosen to describe their land of origin and its people and culture.

Format 240 x 300 mm, 221 pages, 70 colour plates,
134 black and white illustrations,
drawings, hardbound.
Leonardo - De Luca Editori, Rome 1991.

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SAMARKANDA
Carpets from the Silk Road

ITALIAN / ENGLISH EDITION
US $ 100

by Taher Sabahi


A study of the evolution and origin of local rug production. More than forty rugs woven in the oasis towns of west Turkistan.

48 pages, 42 colour plates,
hardbound with jacket.
Rumor Editrice, Vicenza, 1997.

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TÜLÜ
Long-pile Rugs of Central Anatolia

ITALIAN / ENGLISH EDITION
US $ 40

by Taher Sabahi


The beauty of this rare collection of tülü takes one back to the very origin of carpets.

64 pages,
38 colour plates, hardback.
Cato Editore, Turin, 1997.

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SHAHSAVAN JAJIM
ITALIAN / ENGLISH EDITION
US $ 150

by Taher Sabahi


A new book on the jajim of the Shahsavan nomads, with a presentation of an excellent selection of forty-two pieces that bear witness to their rich production.

158 pages, 42 colour plates,
hardback with dust jacket.
Musumeci Editore, Quart (AO), 1998.

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CHINA
Antique Rugs of the Celestial Empire

ITALIAN / ENGLISH EDITION
US $ 150

by Taher Sabahi


The Collection illustrated here documents the wealth of Chinese production from the late 19th century to the first decades of the 20th century.

143 pages, 42 colour plates,
hardback with dust jacket.
Edizioni Bolis, Bergamo, 1998.

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TIBET
Rugs from the Roof of the World

GERMAN / ENGLISH EDITION

by Taher Sabahi


A collection of about 40 pieces, which illustrate the many differerent types of Tibetan Rugs, all from private collections.

80 pages,
38 colour plates, hardback.
Cato editore, Turin, 2000.

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CINQUE SECOLI DI TAPPETI A KERMAN
ITALIAN / ENGLISH EDITION
85 Euro

by Taher Sabahi

NEW PUBLICATION IN ITALIAN
SOON AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH


The name Kirman immediately conjures up the splendour of the spring, a flowery weave of wool depicting flower beds, trees and rose gardens. This is the miracle effected by its skilled, patient craftsmen, for distant Kirman, mentioned by Marco Polo in the 13th century for the quality of its yarns and for the legendary ability of the local spinners, rises on the edges of one of the most arid deserts of the world. And yet its rugs are the most flowery of the whole of the Orient, almost as though the master weavers had wished to blot out the sad monochrome nature and desolation of the landscape surrounding the city by creating rugs full of light, joyous colours and thousand flowers and scents. This book pays homage to four generations of ustad designers, weavers, patrons and traders who have helped to spread the name of Kirman throughout the world and make it synonymous with splendour and refinement.

128 PAGES, HARD BOUND COVER,
EDIZIONI DEL CAPRICORNO.

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L'ARTE DEL TAPPETO D'ORIENTE
ITALIAN EDITION
200 Euro

by Taher Sabahi

UNO STUDIO ANALITICO,COMPLETO,DOCUMENTATO E ABBONDANTEMENTE ILLUSTRATO.
Il libro è strutturato in tre sezioni. La prima e' un'introduzione sulle origini, la storia e gli sviluppi dell’antica arte del tappeto. Segue una puntuale ricognizione per aree geografiche, che riunisce i pezzi piu' importanti
prodotti in Persia, Turchia, Caucaso, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan,  nei Balcani, nel Bacino del Mediterraneo, in Cina e India con esempi provenienti da musei e collezioni di tutto il mondo. L’appendice, infine, è focalizzata sulle tecniche di tessitura, i materiali e i colori, l’origine e i significati dei repertori decorativi, e le problematiche di conservazione e di restauro.

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25x32, 640 pagine, 1050 illustrazioni, cartonato con sovracoperta a
colori.