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Old August 27th, 2017, 04:17 PM   #12
Lloyd Kannenberg
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 16

Hi Kay Dee!

First, thank you, for your original recommendations and for your kind comments. In deciding which books to buy first I tried to follow your wise policy, when you got Tzareva’s 1984 book on Central Asian rugs, of going for a more affordable reference with less than top quality pictures in order to familiarize yourself with the territory. You are to be congratulated for your rug book budget! But I must be content with only one book (at first, anyway) on Tibetan weavings, which is why I’m starting with Piccus. The Te-Chun Wang catalogue cost me $30 plus shipping, considerably more than I’ve seen for Tzareva’s book (down around $6 or so), it is true. I was interested in Glanz der Himmelssöhne not only because of Pierre’s recommendation but because it has been referenced elsewhere, for example by Sandra Whitman and Erica Yao in their HALI article on Tarim Basin rugs. But your advice makes sense!
Finally, I will try to get some detailed pictures of the rug I showed. I do know that Tibetan knotting is unique.

Thanks again!

Lloyd Kannenberg
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