Antique Kilims of Anatolia

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W. W. Norton & Company, 2000 - Crafts & Hobbies - 189 pages
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"Illustrated with ethnographic photographs by Josephine Powell, the noted ethnographic photographer, helpful line drawings explaining the shared symbolic language of the designs, and color plates of 73 important examples, this book was first published in 1993 as The Tribal Eye, which became a classic reference on the world of the kilim. This expanded edition has additional text and illustrations that make a classic text into an authoritative reference on ancient Turkish kilims: it includes new research on radiocarbon dating, and new chapters that examine the evolution of two major kilim design motifs and explain how the kilim fits into the history of Turkish weaving and the larger Ottoman aesthetic. Over twenty new color plates show a selection of pre-nineteenth-century kilims. An indispensable glossary of Turkish weaving terms is appended.".
 

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Contents

Forewords by Dr Michael Buddeberg
7
The Horn and the Hexagon
85
Towards an Ethnoaesthetics
95
Plates
105
Notes
171
Glossary
179
Photography Illustration Credits
185
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About the author (2000)

Davies began to collect kilims in 1962 and has lectured at numerous universities and museums on this subject. He has advanced research degrees including a Ph.D. from Yale. He presides over Turkana Gallery of Old and Antique Kilims.

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