This book contians 159 designs from Azerbaijan, a republic of the Soviet Union that borders on Iran, where native rug weavers have been using these motifs for hundreds of years. These strong, traditional designs (an interesting blend of Persian, Caucausian, Turkish & Central Asian carpet designs) will appeal to needleworkers, weavers, and other craftspeople.
The designs include stylized birds, human figures, animals, flowers, fruits, abstract scrolls and curves, and numerous geometric forms -- steps, right angles, squares, hexagons, L-shaped figures, parallelograms, and many others. All the designs were gathered by native scholar Lyatif Kerimov.
Every design is printed on a chart, where one square represents one stitch, making each design extremely useful for needlepoint, cross-stitch embroidery, rug hooking, and many other forms of needlework. And because you adapt the design yourself, rather than work from an already established kit, you can make the pattern almost any size you desire.