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Flatweaves of Turkey [Hardcover]

Arend T. Bandsma , Robin Brandt

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24 Oct 2003
Illustrated in colour, this text highlights the sheer beauty of Turkish flatweaves by presenting a range of kilim types from diverse regions of Turkey. A total of 118 examples, ranging from prayer kilims to yastiks and brocades, are illustrated and discussed, emphasizing the wealth of colour and innovative designs used by mainly nomadic and village women in Turkey. The flatweaves selected for the book are all traditional weavings (of cultural significance), possessing good natural dyes and a harmony of design and colour. Most date from the 19th century.

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Arend Bandsma and Robin Brandt have traveled through Turkey on innumerable occasions over the last twenty years making field studies, and seeking out the weavings. They have previously published three books on insects, with particular emphasis on close up photography.

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4.0 out of 5 stars A (Simple) Value 2 Jun 2012
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Anatolian (Turkish) utilitarian flatweaves are still relatively unknown and under-appreciated in much of North America.
I cannot but think this is also an under-valued publication.

The book defines a basic lifestyle supporting flatweaves, and also explains necessary materials... Wool and the loom, as well as colours, dyeing & techniques without using complex terms. This is beneficial for someone with more than a beginning interest in flatweaves.

Among my absolute favorites are the MUT KILIMS... As detailed in Plates 56A, 56B, 56C & 56D. These are weavings of the Taurus Mountains well known for their strong tribal influences. Typically named after Mut, (former Claudiopolis) a small town situated in an important pass in the southern mountains between Konya and Silifke. The Turkic / Turkoman traditions of color and designs are retained in these weavings to a much greater extent than most other regions.

The binding, supporting descriptions, paper quality and particularly the exceptional picture close-ups surprises me this book had not received a review (until now).

I really like this book! It is certainly worth-while with insights for a beginner, novice or even useful as a reference for the advanced.
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