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Old August 17th, 2018, 04:30 AM   #11
Andy Hale
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I have most of the books mentioned. Can't really bring myself to recommend any of them, especially at the prices some of them sell for now.

One not mentioned that I liked was O'Bannon's translation with commentary of Moshkova "Carpets of the Peoples of Central Asia". I have been critical of some of his other work but he really came through with this one.

An essential book IMO would be "The Turkmens in the Age Of Imperialism" by Prof. Dr Mehmet Saray. It will give you a good idea of what kind of world the Turkmen lived in and serve as a useful corrective to many of the ill-informed comments regarding them made by some on this website and elsewhere. Though after reading a genuine scholarly work, it may spoil a lot of the textile literature for you!

I think you can still buy it for $15 on Ebay, shipped from Turkey.