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Old August 13th, 2018, 03:19 PM   #7
Joel Greifinger
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 43


I agree with Steve's Baluch book recommendations.

Of the two Diehr books, the earlier one, Treasured Baluch Pieces from Private Collections (1997) has the additional virtue of containing a group of excellent introductory essays and interviews that help put pile rugs 'in the Baluch tradition' into a useful context. The Boucher has very good photos of just flat-out beautiful rugs. There are only ten books in the category, but a number started out as dealer exhibition/sale catalogs and are much more uneven in the quality of the pieces represented.

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