The traditional crafts of Persia; their development, technology, and influence on Eastern and Western civilizations [by] Hans E. Wulff.


Cambridge, M.I.T. Press [1966] .

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Subjects Handicraft -- Iran -- History.
Handicraft.
Iran.
Technology -- Iran -- History.
Technology.
Description xxiv, 404 pages illustrations (some color), map 27 cm
Copyright Date [1966]
©1966
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-314).
Also issued online.
Contents 1. Metalworking crafts : Metallurgy in ancient Persia ; Ore mining and metal smelting ; Bronze and iron founder ; Coppersmith, brazier, tinsmith, oven maker, and tinner ; Jeweler, goldsmith, silversmith ; Metal embosser, engraver, gem cutter, and signet maker ; Goldbeater, wire drawer, gold-lace spinner ; Ironworking crafts ; Blacksmith ; Nail smith ; Farrier ; Cutler, swordsmith, scissor maker, cutlery grinder ; File cutter ; Gunsmith ; Balance maker ; Locksmith ; Steel fretworker -- 2. Woodworking crafts : Persian timber used by the craftsman ; Sawyer ; Carpenter, joiner, cabinetmaker ; Wheelwright ; Wood turner ; Inlay worker ; Wood carver ; Combmaker ; Maker of bellows -- 3. Building crafts and ceramic crafts : Building styles and techniques through the ages ; Builder ; Brickmaker ; Brick and tile cutter ; Lime and gypsum burner ; Quarryman ; Stonemason ; Stone sculptor ; Stone pot maker ; Plasterer, stucco plasterer ; Pottery and ceramics ; A historical outline of Persian ceramic techniques ; The working methods of the modern potter ; Coil-formed pottery ; Wheel-formed pottery ; Mold-formed tiles ; Firing ; Glazemaking ; Preparation of metal oxides ; Stone paste potter ; Stone paste bread maker ; Glassmaker -- 4. Textile crafts and leather crafts : Development and diffusion of important textile techniques ; Fiber preparation ; Textile dyeing ; Weaving ; The looms ; Carpet weaving ; Embroidery ; Mat weaving, basket plaiting, ropemaking ; Fulling ; Hatter ; Textile printing ; Quilt making ; Cloth shoe making ; Leather crafts ; Fur garment making ; Packsaddle making ; Leather shoe making ; Making of leather buckets ; Sieve making ; Making of water pipe hoses ; Bookbinding ; Pen box making -- 5. Agriculture and food-treating crafts : Climatic conditions ; Agricultural crops and notes on their history ; Irrigation ; The Qanāt system ; Water distribution ; Wells and cisterns ; Agricultural methods ; Flour milling ; Water mills ; Windmills ; Rice husking ; Bread baking ; Oil milling ; Making of syrup and sweets.
Genre History.
Geographic Area Iran
Network Numbers (OCoLC)269816
(OCoLC)ocm00269816
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat

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