Hardcover: 168 pages
Publisher: Philip Wilson Publishers (October 10, 2003)
Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 0.7 x 11.6 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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Anatolian (Turkish) utilitarian flatweaves are still relatively unknown and under-appreciated in much of North America.I cannot but think this is also an under-valued publication.The book defines a basic lifestyle supporting flatweaves, and also explains necessary materials... Wool and the loom, as well as colours, dyeing & techniques without using complex terms. This is beneficial for someone with more than a beginning interest in flatweaves.Among my absolute favorites are the MUT KILIMS... As detailed in Plates 56A, 56B, 56C & 56D. These are weavings of the Taurus Mountains well known for their strong tribal influences. Typically named after Mut, (former Claudiopolis) a small town situated in an important pass in the southern mountains between Konya and Silifke. The Turkic / Turkoman traditions of color and designs are retained in these weavings to a much greater extent than most other regions.The binding, supporting descriptions, paper quality and particularly the exceptional picture close-ups surprises me this book had not received a review (until now).I really like this book! It is certainly worth-while with insights for a beginner, novice or even useful as a reference for the advanced.
Good book. I wanted more than pretty pictures. I wanted to see the thawing, tie ups, and the treadlings. Those were not included in the book. So there's the challenge now of working from the drawdown to these things.
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