KILIM : Complete Guide - History, Pattern, Technique, Identification
The core of the book is devoted to the specific characteristics of region, tribe and kilim type. Four major sections present the fruits of much original research, fully informing the reader about all the kilims he or she is likely to encounter, from Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Anatolia, Persia and the Caucasus to Afghanistan and Central Asia. Chapters on new kilims and the uses of kilims - as bags and trappings as well as rugs together with a reference guide to collecting, care and further study, conclude this volume.
Alastair Hull has travelled extensively in Afghanistan and Iran, collecting and studying kilims. He is the author, with Nicholas Barnard, of "Living with Kilims" (1988). Jose Luczyc-Wychowska opened London's Kilim Warehouse in 1982.
Table of Contents
motifs and symbolism
Persia and the Caucasus
Afghanistan and Central Asia
a kilim miscellany
caring for kilims.