Turkmen Carpets: Masterpieces of Steppe Art, From 16th to 19th Centuries - The Hoffmeister Collection. The Hoffmeister Collection is one of the best and most extensive private collections of antique and historic Turkmen knotted carpets in western Europe and America. It competes alongside important collections from Western museums as well as those in Russia and Turkmenistan. With almost 170 objects - among which are distinguished carpets and bags - artistic excellence and historical significance, in particular, come together. Both the cultural significance of the collection and the scientific and artistic value of its pieces are discussed in this book. Brilliant illustrations and well-informed texts demonstrate the cultural significance of the collection and also the highly scientific and artistic value of its pieces.
AuthorsShaffer, Daniel; Peter Hoffmeister et al.
PublisherArnoldsche Art Publishers