Have we got a book for you! "Shawls of the East: From Kerman to Kashmir" by Parviz Nemati is a wonderful book we just bought a limited number of copies of as a remainder! This is a gorgeous hardcover with tons of color plates of Kashmir and Kerman shawls of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries from the collection of the author.
Information is included on the history of these shawls from India and Persia, both as used in their native lands and in Europe and America. While Kashmir shawls are the subject of several books (though none as sumptuous as this one), Kerman shawls have been less well documented, until now. In Iran, these shawls have been woven since Safavid times and were used by the male nobility, only becoming an article of female apparel when they reached the West.
The Nemati family spent four generations building the splendid private collection that is illustrated and described here.
It's big, it's heavy, it's a book you will never regret, unless you pass it up at this price, and I don't say that about very many books... well- but this time it's true! This is a hardcover book, published by pdn Publishing in 2003. It is 10"x13", 335 pages, loaded with color, it was published at $125, but can be yours for just $60 for a limited time.
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