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. 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 very light wear, small chip at front top edge. Dustjacket with light wear along edges, spine lightly sunned. Binding very light wear along edges. vg to vg+. Item #47589