Posts Tagged ‘Oriental rugs’

Books: Traditional Crafts of Saudi Arabia

January 5, 2009

Inside Shot: Beduin weaving

I discovered two wonderful books at a local bookstore this past Saturday.  I have always been fascinated by nomadic people and their handicrafts, especially the Bedu and Sami.  Upon eyeing a copy of Traditional Crafts of Saudi Arabia by a John Topham, well…  I just about fell over.  It covers such wonderful topics as weaving, jewelry, weapons and household crafts.  The photos and text on Bedu weaving are just pure joy for me.  Thank you Mr. John Topham!

The other book is titled The World of Carpets and was written by Maurizio Cohen.  It is a wonderful book which explores oriental carpets.  I like best his section which examines the techniques of creating such works of woven art.  He book is very well laid out with much of it presented as an illustrated atlas of carpets. Again, I thank the author for sharing his knowledge and passion.

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Books for Sale

September 3, 2008

 Greetings to everyone. I am destashing many items from my fiber studio.  So it is time to part with some of my treasures.  Please take a peek when you have a moment.  You can find them listed on my Etsy shop — http://speckledram.etsy.com.

Because I am destashing!

Because I am destashing!

To save you money, unless requested in advance, I will ship books using the USPS Media mail service, which is based on distance and weight.  I will also combine the shipping of items if you prefer.  Contact me if you have any questions.

I will post more bools for sale toward the end of October and early Novemeber 2008. Check back with me.
All the best, Pepper