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

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Chronicle Books, Jul 1, 1993 - Photography - 352 pages
Bold, distinctive patterns; brilliant colors; affordability--these are some of the characteristics that explain the tremendous popularity of the marvelous, flatwoven textiles from the Near and Far East known as kilims. The most comprehensive and beautifully illustrated survey to date, Kilim contains hundreds of color photographs, many taken especially for this volume, accompanied by an authoritative text examining the origins, history, and weaving techniques of these unique cloths, used primarily as bags, wall hangings, and rugs. A directory to international kilim auction houses; a source listing of dealers and services; and a reference guide to the collecting, care, and futher study of kilims conclude this definitive work on a widely appealing subject.

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Alastair Hull has traveled extensively in Afghanistan and Iran, collecting and studying kilims. He is a resident of Cambridgeshire, England.

Jose Luczyc-Wyhowska has studied the weaving arts, cultures, and lifestyles of many countries and has traveled to remote parts of North Africa and Asia in pursuit of fine kilims. She lives in London.

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