Antique Kilims of Anatolia

Antique Kilims of Anatolia

by Peter Davies
     
 

From fleece, yarn, and dyeing to looms and weaves, the visual language, tribal weavers, and meaning, origins, and aesthetics of the kilim, this book provides an ideal and up-to-date summary of the subject.
It is illustrated with over 80 colorful examples, fine ethnographic photographs, and drawings that explain structural features and designs.
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From fleece, yarn, and dyeing to looms and weaves, the visual language, tribal weavers, and meaning, origins, and aesthetics of the kilim, this book provides an ideal and up-to-date summary of the subject.
It is illustrated with over 80 colorful examples, fine ethnographic photographs, and drawings that explain structural features and designs.

Editorial Reviews

Meghan Walsh - Phoenix Home & Garden
“Photographs reflect the personal expression evident in each rug…[and] it gives a voice to the tribal women who weave them.”
Booknews
Revising and expanding on his 1993 volume titled , Davies (a kilim collector, historian, and gallery owner) presents a fine account of these rugs and their production without sentimentality or mystification. He discusses the wool, dying, the loom, the weave, the visual language of the Anatolian kilim, the tribal weaver, the meaning of the kilim, images used, and an ethno-aesthetic approach to kilims. Superb b&w photographs illustrate the first half of the volume; the second half is devoted entirely to color photographs of these exquisite works of art. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393730470
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
03/28/2001
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
9.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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