Why Use Handmade Rugs?
Why use handmade rugs and what do I need to know about them?
Dr. Bashian is a professional speaker and a member of the National Speakers Association. She holds a B.A. from Brooklyn College, and a M.A. and Ph.D. from New York University, with specialization in Shakespeare. She has taught at George Washington University, Marymount University, and George Mason University in Virginia. Her work has been recognized by grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The author lives in McLean, Virginia.
The motto of Once Upon a Carpet is "never overlook what is underfoot," and after reading this book, you never will! In those pages in her book, cool technical facts about wool, dyes, workmanship, and rug design are joined with heartwarming stories of once-upon-a-time happenings where oriental rugs play a part in the lives of real people. Once Upon a Carpet portrays oriental rugs in places people occupy: diplomatic, privileged, domestic, sacred, exotic, and unexpected spaces. Here you will find full-color photographs, reproductions of masterwork paintings, illustrations, historical anecdotes, and personal testimonies of individuals who have bonded with rugs in their lives. Particular musical compositions are suggested for listening pleasure, allowing you to enter more fully into the space each chapter describes. The book's deluxe features include a ruby red silken cover, inlaid rug photograph, gold foil stamping, gilded pages, and a satin ribbon, making this book a visual and tactile delight. The book appeals to the committed collector, enthusiastic ruggie, and even a curious newcomer, providing each with a newfound appreciation for the charm, mystery, and beauty of oriental rugs.
Rugs of All Nations would like to introduce "Once Upon a Carpet" by Kathleen Bashian. The book will explain what makes rugs so special!
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