Oriental Carpets in the Philadelphia Museum of Art
By Charles Grant Ellis
edited by Sherry Babbitt
195 illustrations (78 in full color, 7 maps)
12 x 12”
Paper ISBN 0-87633-070-7
The Philadelphia Museum of Art is home to an extraordinary collection of antique Oriental carpets. "Seventy-seven of the finest are highlighted in this book, with illustrations and accompanying notes. The chapters focus on the key regions of carpet production and the insightful introduction discusses many general aspects of Oriental carpets, from the development of carpet manufacturing following the rise of civilization to the methods used in determining dates of creation.