Dream Weavers: Textile Art from the Tibetan Plateau
Dream Weavers: Textile Art from the Tibetan Plateau (Amazon.com)
Publisher Times Editions 2004. Hardcover 188 pages.
Plot by Amazon.com: Tibetan textile weaving is an age-old craft that has won many lovers and admirers all around the world. The rich history and culture of Tibet is reflected in the aesthetics of the rugs and has won over many admirers around the world. Giuseppe De Giosa and his wife, Shirin, had been collecting Caucasian carpets for many years, but it was on trip to Tibet in 1991 that their love affair with Tibetan rugs began. Their passion for the aesthetics, colours, texture and design of Tibetan weavings has seen the couple amassing more than 140 carpets in their personal collection.
Accompanying the text are complete descriptions and technical analyses of 68 eye-dazzling rugs from the collection of Shirin and Giuseppe De Giosa. The weavings presented here not only reflect the inner warmth of a very soulful people, they represent a cross-section of the breadth of design as seen in the mind's eye of the Tibetan weavers.
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