Flatweaves of the Vakiflar Museum Istanbul : Flachgewebe Des Vakiflar-Museums Istanbul
Wesel: Uta Hulsey, 1982.
First Edition. Hardcover.
Dual language in English and German.
Chapters include (followed by German translations):
- The Vakiflar and the Donation Process of Flatweaves
- Background of Traditional Flatweaves
- The Historical Context of Anatolian Weavers
- The Technical Variations in Anatolian Flatweaves
- Sources Consulted
The kilims and flatwoven rugs in the collection of the Vakiflar Museum in Istanbul are from the Turco-Islamic period and include traditional kilims & flatwoven floor coverings from Anatolia.
"The history of oriental flatweaves mirrors the history of nomadic and settled tribal groups of Central Asia and the Middle East. The variety of types and techniques in rugs were produced as a reflection of the lifestyle, the environment, the values and attitudes of each tribal group according to its own individual set of circumstances. The fluidity of movement is both the challenge and the problem of clarifying the details which are necessary to relate their unwritten history to their flatweaves. Each tribal group had its own unique history and as a result its own unique flat-woven rugs."Item #901560
8-3/4 x 12-1/4”, gilt decorated dark brown cloth, 295p, 120 color plates.
Fine in dust wrapper and protective mylar.