The Encyclopedia of Antique Carpets: Twenty-Five Centuries of Weaving
Author: Abraham Levi Moheban
Educational reference book in alphabetical order of 618 entries of cities, towns, villages and tribes credited in weaving over 25 centuries. Encyclopedia of Antique Carpets includes over 600 entries on carpet and rug weaving cities, towns, villages, artists, tribes, and nomads. Each entry will provide the reader with information on the history, location, weaving period, technique, quality, design, colouration, size and marketability of carpets produced around the world.
Locations include Persia (Iran), Anatolia (Turkey), Caucasus, Asia, America, Europe (notably France and England), and many more. Each entry will also include photographs to serve as visual aids in identifying each carpet and its unique designs. Moheban also includes a milestone-recorded prices to give the consumer an idea of what has been sold by institutions, auction houses, and galleries over the past thirty years.
Abraham Levi Moheban was the owner of an uptown New York City antique carpet gallery called Abraham Moheban & Son, and has bought and sold to interior designers, architects, dealers, and collectors for over fifty years. He has traveled the world to acquire and study the industry. Moheban retired in 2005 and placed his inventory for auction in two separate sales at Bonhams Auctions in Los Angeles.
Abraham Levi Moheban has served on the Board of Directors for the Oriental Rug Importers Association of America, and has been a member of the American Society of Interior Designers as well as other art and antiques leagues and organizations.
Abraham Moheban rugs and carpets have been featured in Architectural Digest, Town & Country, House and Garden and numerous other publications treasuring the home lifestyle. His carpet choices have also figured prominently in show house exhibitions all over the country.
- Hardcover: 672 pages
- Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press; Slp edition (December 15, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1616893877
- ISBN-13: 978-1616893873
- Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 3.2 x 15.4 inches