Kyoto: Senshoku To Seikatsusha Publishing Co., 1975. First edition. Hardcover. Folio. xxxii, 76pp., (1) 104 plates, one of them folding. Original turquoise cloth with gilt lettering on spine, in original photo-illustrated dustjacket with ochre and black lettering on spine; housed in tan, textured cardboard slipcase with black lettering on spine, with light blue photo-illustrated belly band with black Japanese lettering. Turquoise endpapers. Half-title with tissue guard. Frontispiece color photograph. Dedication page in Persian, English and Japanese. Title page in English and Japanese.
"Dyeing and weaving are traditional Persian arts standing side by side with such handicrafts as ceramics and metalwork. The author, R. Anavian, was one of the first investigators to be seriously concerned with the extinction of the art and the disappearance of the precious fabrics. As a young man he began collecting the finest specimens available and devoted great efforts, time and money to his work. ... He gathered massive data on every aspect of this art, from a full scale inquiry into the spinning, dyeing, weaving and embroidery techniques to a complete analysis of base materials, dyestuffs, design patterns and motifs." Namio Egami). Illustrated with one hundred and four full page color plates of extraordinary Royal Persian and Kashmir brocades, and one map of Iran. Contains list and descriptions of color plates and index.
Text in English and Japanese. slipcase with some wear, four inch closed tear at top of front and some creasing and closed tears along edges of belly band. Dustjacket with light wear along top edge, spine somewhat sunned. Binding with two and a half inch line at lower front cover, very light wear along edges. Arabic stamps on inside covers. Previous owners name, date an location on front free endpaper. Block with age-toning along edges, not affecting images. Slipcase in overall good, dustjacket in good+, binding and interior in very good condition. g to vg. Item #47588