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   We can recommend these books to those who  want to learn more about Oriental Rugs and Turkish kilims, cicims, and weaving  techniques as well as about natural dyeing process.

books_flatweaves_of_turkey_books004.jpg (11798 bytes) Authors:  AREND BANDSMA  and ROBIN BARNDT.     NEXT

ISBN 1-86333-079-8  "Flat weaves of Turkey is born of the authors' wish to share their enthusiasm for kilims and related flat-woven textiles. They regard those woven by mainly nomadic and village women in Turkey in the past, before synthetic dyes and commercialism ( among other things) saw a loss of many of the traditional skills, to have the most varied and innovative designs, and to be among the most beautifully coloured of all weavings. In the book, a wide range of kilim types from diverse regions of Turkey is illustrated and discussed.

Also included is a selection of bags and cushions, the beauty and refinement of which is often overlooked. The authors attempt to relate the weavings to the various groups who made them and, in doing so to examine the origins of the Turkish and Kurdish element of the population. The nomadic lifestyle, an essential part of everyone's past, also comes under scrutiny. Above all, Flat weaves of Turkey is compiled from the enthusiast-collector point of view, instead of that of the dealer."


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