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As with his other books, the type face is small, so there is a lot of information packed in this book.
A survey of kilims which starts slowly: what a kilim is, who makes them, how to buy (and sell), and then works up to a fairly detailed description of current, and sometimes former production for both major and minor (Albania, Algeria, Iraq) kilim producing areas.
General guide for a beginner; on modern rugs; the range of coverage is extensive, from Bulgaria and Egypt to the traditional areas, so depth is sometimes lacking, but the print is small and the author packs in a lot - thus 3 paragraphs on gold, sun and luster washes; there is forthright advice on value and resale possibilities of specific rug types.
1988, 136 p., 40 color illus., fig, 4 maps, 25.5 x 18 cm.
Used, fair; defective: the portfolio, text describing the plates for volume I, and plate 20 are missing; edges of sheets chipped, but not affecting the illustration.
Customer who want their order shiped by priority mail should add on . New books are always arriving, so this is a partial list of items in stock; if you want something not in this catalogue, write; we may have a copy, and are in any case willing to make a note of your interest. The text of 24 papers presented at the 7th ICOC in Hamburg/Berlin in 1993; in English; the illustrations are not always good, but the importance of the book lies in the text; useful for people who missed the conference, or whose notes are illegible. Samuel, Paris, in red cloth, with the author and title on the spine in gold lettering; pages cropped slightly.
Non-US customers should add on per shipment for the cost of shipping to Canada, per shipment for the cost of shipping outside to other countries. - New titles include books by Kotai, Tanavoli, Tsareva. Articles: Andrews: The Turkmen wedding tent in historical context; Atlihan: The weavings of the Yuruks of the Fethiye Region in southwestern Anatolia; Barber: The archeological evidence for the evidence of weaving and carpets; Batari: The double-niche "Transylvanian" prayer rugs; Bieber: The technology of the use of natural dyes in Anatolia; Bier: Other pile-weavings from Safavid Iran - the Persian velvets at Rosenborg; Bohmer and Karadag: Dye analysis of Ottoman brocades and velvets from the Topkapi Museum, Istanbul, and other silk textiles; Bosch: Mamluk carpets - typology and design: Cole: Tibetan rugs.
Paul Kreiss, Proprietor Academic Committee of the 7th ICOC. Technique and design; Eagleton: Kurdish rugs of the Hartushi tribes of Turkey; Eiland: Speculations on the earliest surviving Chinese rugs; Dnez: Dye research on the prayer rugs of the Topkapi collection; Gassong: Statements on the age of Turkmen pile-work; Hassouri: Two halves of the same carpet; Klose: Connections between designs on Mughal flower carpets and textiles; Kossow: Safavid silk fragments; Parham: An introduction to the Khamseh confederacy of Fars; Pinkwart and Steiner: The conservation approach of North-west-anatolian Yuruk women to their traditional weaving; Piggenger: Prayer rugs of the Timuri and their neighbors; Ponchio: Historical background of the Pescocostanzo rugs; Rageth: Red and blue - west Anatolian sofra kilims; Stanzer: Moroccan tribal carpets from the region of Bushad; Tanavoli: Tacher from Chahar Mahal; Tunsch: Beziehungen in der Kompoisition und Ornamentik mamlukischer Bucheinbande und Teppiche Hard.
Text describes methods of kilim making, their role, and provides advice on buying; each item has a brief commentary.
VÄVD MAGI EN BOK OM KELIM / WOVEN MAGIC A BOOK ABOUT KILILMS. Dealer's exhibition catalogue on flatweaves: Turkish, Persian, Caucasian, Balkan, Peruvian, and Swedish; most are small and most are 19th century.