A superbly illustrated and handsomely crafted book of antique Persian textiles from the collection of James D. Burns.
About the Author
James Burns: James D. Burns has collected rugs and textiles from the Near and Far East for over forty years. His previous book, Traditions in Weaving: The Caucasus, published in 1987, illustrated part of his collection of Caucasian rugs. For this book, along with the expertise he has gained through extensive travel and research, he draws on his own collection of Kurdish weavings as well as selected masterpieces from European and American public and private collections, thus bringing together some of the finest and most beautiful examples extant. James Burns has degrees in History and Political Science from Whitman College, and a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the University of Washington. He is a trial lawyer in Seattle.