Kilims

Living With Kilims

by Alastair Hull, Nicholas Barnard (Contributor)
This readable, practical and beautiful book covers every aspect of kilims with inclusive information on origins, functions, types and techniques, with a fascinating evocation of ancient life-styles of the tribal weavers and everything you need to know about buying, selling, cleaning and repairing.

 

Kilim, The Complete Guide: History, Pattern, Technique, Identification

by Alastair Hull, Jose Luczyc Wyhowska, Nicolas Barnard
Comprehensive and superbly illustrated, this definitive guide to the awesome flatwoven rugs from the Near and Far East, known in the West as kilims, begins with detailed chapters on weaving and dyes, motifs and symbolism, collection and care. Then, the authors take readers on a country-by-country and region-by-region tour of flatweaves from the Islamic world, thoroughly discussing the dazzling works displayed in over 600 photos, most in color, and offering invaluable information for buyers.

 

Antique Kilims of Anatolia

by Peter Davies, Murray Jr. Eiland, Michael Buddeberg
The authoritative account of the acclaimed and collectible kilims, the tribal flatwoven rugs of Turkey. From fleece, yarn, dyeing, looms, and weaves, to the visual language, tribal weavers, and meaning, origins, and aesthetics of the kilim, this book provides an ideal summary of the subject. It is illustrated with over 80 colorful examples, fine ethnographic photographs, and drawings that explain structural features and designs. 80 color and 70 black-and-white illustrations.

 

Kilim Designs in Needlepoint

by Dorothy Wood
Is there ever anything completely new in design? British textile artist Wood borrows and adapts centuries-old motifs from the rug makers of central Asia, and then translates more than 25 different kilims into personal and home style needlepoint items. Flat-weave carpets from Afghanistan, Turkey, and Iran are emulated. Chapter 1 provides a brief introduction to the geography and symbolism surrounding the weavings. Then each design, prefaced by a few sentences about its original provenance, includes a color photograph and a color graph as well as a list of materials and how-to-finish information.

 

Kilim Designs in Needlepoint

by Lee Allane
The definitive guide for not only rug dealers and also for ones to enjoy kilims. Every page is filled with fascinating detail with clear illustrations and more than forty fabulous full-page colour shots of rugs - they are almost worth framing themselves! I found the cultural side of rug making particularly interesting. From the ethnic and religious, to the surprising influences of modern warfare on recent rug motifs the history and geography surrounding rug production is meticulously documented with maps and thoroughly researched information on even the smallest weaving groups.

 

Kilims: Decorating With Tribal Rugs

by Lee Allane
The definitive guide for not only rug dealers and also for ones to enjoy kilims. Every page is filled with fascinating detail with clear illustrations and more than forty fabulous full-page colour shots of rugs - they are almost worth framing themselves! I found the cultural side of rug making particularly interesting. From the ethnic and religious, to the surprising influences of modern warfare on recent rug motifs the history and geography surrounding rug production is meticulously documented with maps and thoroughly researched information on even the smallest weaving groups.

 

Kilim Rugs: Tribal Tales in Wool

by Susan Gomersall, Bruce M. Waters
For those seeking inspiration from these striking, tribal rug designs and those who want to own them, this is the perfect guide. It's packed with 235 big, striking color photos, and simply presented as a guide for both would-be buyers and for rug owners seeking the story behind their precious finds. Buying a rug can be a traumatic experience.

 

Flatweaves of Turkey

by Arend Bandsma , Robin Brandt, AREND T. BANDSMA, ROBIN T. BRANDT
Flatweaves of Turkey reflects the authors’ enthusiasm for kilims and related flat-woven textiles. They consider that those made by mainly nomadic and village women in Turkey have the most varied and innovative designs, and are among the most beautifully colored of all weavings. A wide range of kilim types from diverse regions of Turkey is brilliantly illustrated.

 

Blanket Weaving in the Southwest

by Joe Ben Wheat, Ann Lane Hedlund
A new view of southwestern textile history that goes beyond any other book on the subject. This massive work describes the evolution of southwestern textiles from the early historic period to the late nineteenth century, establishes a revised chronology for its development, and traces significant changes in materials, techniques, and designs.

 

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