References for Anahita’s Woven Riddle

List of References and Further Reading

Amanat, Abbas. Pivot of the Universe: Nasir al-Din Shah Qajar and the Iranian Monarchy 1831–1896. University of California Press, Berkeley, 1997.

Barks, Coleman. The Essential Rumi. HarperCollins, San Francisco, 1995.

Beck, Lois. Nomad: A Year in the Life of a Qashqa’i Tribesman in Iran. University of California Press, Berkeley, 1991.

Cammann, Schuyler V. R. “Symbolic Meaning in Oriental Rugs.” Textile Museum Journal, vol. 3, no. 3, 1972: 5–66.

Dawood, N. J. The Koran. Penguin Books, London, England, 1997.

Greenway and St.Vincent. Iran. Lonely Planet, Oakland, CA, 1992.

Gregorian, Arthur. Oriental Rugs and the Stories They Tell. Frederick Warne, 1978.

Hirshfield, Jane. Women in Praise of the Sacred. Harper Perennial, New York, 1994.

Opie, James. Tribal Rugs. The Tolstoy Press, Portland, Oregon, 1992.

Raphaelian, Harold. The Hidden Language of Symbols in Oriental Rugs. A. Sivas, 1953.

Shah, Indries. The Sufis. Doubleday, New York, 1964.

Shiva, Shahram. Rumi: Thief of Sleep. Hohm Press, Presscott, Arizona, 2000.

Thompson, Jon. Oriental Carpets: The Art of Carpets from the Tents, Cottages, and Workshops of Asia. Dutton, New York, 1988.



Bayat, Mojdeh. Tales from the Land of the Sufis. Shambhala, Boston and London,


Buchanan, Rita. A Weavers Garden. Interweave Press, Loveland, Colorado, 1987. Farmaian, Sattareh Farman. Daughter of Persia. A Woman’s Journey from Her Father’s

Harem Through the Islamic Revolution . Doubleday, 1992.

Forbis, William H. Fall of the Peacock Throne: The Story of Iran. Harper & Row,

New York, 1980.

Fox, Mary Virginia. Enchantment of the World: Iran. Children’s Press, Chicago,


Irons, William. The Yomut Turkmen: A Study of Kinship in a Pastoral Society. University

of Michigan, Museum of Anthropology, 1975.

Ross, Robert Horace. Ancient Persian Designs in Needlepoint. St. Martin’s Press,

New York, 1982.

Taj Al-Saltana. Crowning Anguish: Memoirs of a Persian Princess from the Harem to

Modernity, edited by Abbas Amanat. Mage Publishers, Washington, D.C.,


Tapper, Richard, and Jon Thompson. The Nomadic Peoples of Iran. Distributed by

Thames & Hudson, New York, 2002.

Upton, Charles. Doorkeeper of the Heart: Versions of Rabi’a. Threshold Books,

Vermont, 1988.

Van Stralen, Trudy. Indigo, Madder, and Marigold. Interweave Press, Loveland,

Colorado, 1993.

Vitray-Meyerovitch, Eva de. Rumi and Sufism. The Post-Apollo Press, Sausalito,

California, 1997.