Carol Piper Rugs

Eight Rugs, Eight Stories: A Literary Sampler

What stories would they tell, if rugs could speak? This book begins with the Azerbaijani legend that rugs are sentient beings bearing silent witness to lifetimes of human drama. Excerpts from Scheherazade, Dickens and more pair with elegantly styled photography to tell the tales. The small sumptuous volume was named one of the U.S. fifty best-designed books of the year.

Photography by Terry Vine