25.30 x 17.30 cm
88 Illustrations, 43 in colour
With 43 colour illustrations, 40 two-colour drawings and 5 maps
First published 1995
Everything you need to find the right kilim at the right price
Kilims are perhaps the oldest of all the oriental weaving traditions.
They are greatly sought-after, but the abundance of pattern and style has made buying a bewildering process. Now, this guide gives completely independent, comprehensive and authoritative advice.
• For beginners : What kilims are; where they are made and by whom; techniques, materials and tools; quality and appearance; how they get their names; how they are classified and marketed
• Thinking about buying : How to recognize a kilim by its style; how to assess quality; when and where to buy; what to pay
• Beyond the basics : More about the histoical, religious and cultural background of the various weaving peoples - an overview of the kilim-producing world