Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

The Kyrgyz Carpet. 2 Vols.

Tucson: George W. O'Bannon, 2000. Limited edition. Softcover. 500 copies unnumbered. Small Folio. 119, 83pp. Original white wrappers with embossed red carpet design emblem and lettering on cover, red lettering on spine. Color illustrated endpapers; maps. Cover design repeated on half titles and title page of volume II. Volume I with color illustrated carpet design on title page. "The publication of these two volumes is the result of two marathon years' work... The Kyrgyz Carpet I is the work of K. I. Antipina; it is original research on which many other authors have relied. The second volume by L. G. Beresneva is a record of one of the largest collections of Kyrgyz rugs in a Russian museum, the State Museum of Original Art, Moscow. Beresneva's essay is a concise statement of what is known about Kyrgyz rugs from authors such as Antipina, Moshkova, Dudin, Felkerzam, and her own field research... Klaudia Antipina is one of a triumvirate of Soviet women ethnographers who dominate the field of Central Asian weaving and other handicrafts in the twentieth century." (publisher). Volume I is illustrated with color photographs of beautiful Kyrgyz carpets as well as some in-text b/w photographs and drawings, volume II with color photographs and b/w drawings and two additional folding maps with pre Soviet settlements of Kyrgyz tribes and an ethnographic map of Kyrgyzstan from 1959. Volume I contains a listing of technical data, volume two a glossary. Both volumes contain a bibliography. Light wear and sunning along top of wrappers. Wrappers in overall good+, interior in very good condition. vg-. Item #37936

Price: $225.00