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The Complete Guide to Collecting Hooked Rugs: Unrolling the Secrets

Jessie A. Turbayne

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Pleasing to the eye and gentle on the foot, few can resist the charm of a hand-hooked rug or ignore the fact that the prices of hooked rugs have steadily risen over the past 30 years. Sought after by collectors, antique dealers, rug hookers, textile enthusiasts, folk art lovers, and interior decorators, the rugs documented in this book, complete with over 400 color photos, make it a must-have for all who admire these versatile floor and wall coverings. Dividing the rugs into three age categories: antique, collectible, and contemporary, Jessie Turbayne tells you where to find hooked rugs, what to buy, and what to avoid, and gives tips on care and display. From high-end auctions and museum shows to shops, estate sales, on-line buying, and flea markets to the studios of today's most popular hooking artists, this long awaited and comprehensive work offers a hooked rug for every taste and pocketbook. Included is a price guide and inspiring chapter dedicated to hooking your own: another innovative way to build your collection.

Size: 8 1/2" x 11" | 422 color photos | Price Guide | 160 pp
ISBN13: 9780764319549

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Jessie Turbayne is an internationally recognized authority on hooked rugs and is the author of three highly regarded books that are valued by both collectors and contemporary hooking artists. A lifelong resident of Massachusetts, she has specialized in the conservation and restoration of antique hooked rugs for over 30 years.