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Antique Kilims Of Anatolia

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. 80 col. 70 b+w illus

Hardcover: 160 pages

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 1st edition (March 17, 2001)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0393730476

ISBN-13: 978-0393730470

Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 0.8 x 10.9 inches

Shipping Weight: 2.5 pounds

Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #678,470 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #25 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Antiques & Collectibles > Houseware & Dining > Rugs #107 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Crafts & Hobbies > Needlecrafts & Textile Crafts > Rugs

Gives a great, detailed history about the origins of the rugs, and the origins of the designs within the rugs. It is fascinating to read about Anatolia as wel. Nestled between 3 continents, the cultures of Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East all influence each other, and created a unique culture of its own. As well as all of that fascinating info and history, the book also gives loads of beautiful examples. I am becoming obsessed with textiles, and very glad this book is now part of my collection.

This is the updated version of the first edition of The Tribal Eye. A fantastic piece of work. very insightful and well researched. insightful with many discussions never approached in other similar books. highly recommended! my favorite textile book. An essential work for any kilim enthusiast's library.

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