Prized by collectors from Henry VIII to William Morris, the rugs and carpets of Western and Central Asia are one of the world’s great cultural treasures. Accompanying the exhibition of the same name at the Powerhouse Museum, this book brings together for the first time some of the finest oriental rugs and nomadic trappings held in Australian public and private collections. With over 40 full colour illustrations, highlights include the 10-metre long Trinitarias and the rare ‘Yakob’ Polonaise.
Featuring three essays discussing some of the most significant rugs in the exhibition and their history in Australia, this book is a must for serious collectors and admirers alike.
Published in association with the Oriental Rug Society of NSW.