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Attractive, hard-wearing and versatile, kilims have become one of the most fashionable features of Western interior decoration in recent years. This illustrated guide shows how to use them in the home. With information on their history and origins, types and techniques, and guidance on buying and valuing, cleaning and repairing, it contains over 250 photographs of interiorAttractive, hard-wearing and versatile, kilims have become one of the most fashionable features of Western interior decoration in recent years. This illustrated guide shows how to use them in the home. With information on their history and origins, types and techniques, and guidance on buying and valuing, cleaning and repairing, it contains over 250 photographs of interiors ranging from English country houses to Mediterranean villas - providing ideas for those seeking decorative inspiration....

Title : Living With Kilims
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ISBN : 9780500278222
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 192 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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  • Sally Edsall
    2018-10-24 08:38

    If you live in a kilim-close environ, then you can understand how they can become a compulsive obsession. Much the same as book collecting. This richly illustrated volume is a lovely addition to a library, and as well provides good practical information about how kilims in various guises can be used and displayed to their best advantage. The emphasis is on USING and LIVING with kilims, not as works of art or museum pieces. The first chapter is a useful history of the origins of kilims, the second on the materials and techniques used in making them, and the third about recognising and identifying different types of kilims, including motifs and symbols and characteristics of kilims from the main areas of production - Anatolia, The Caucasus, Persia and Afghanistan. After that follows various decorative uses - on floors, walls, and unusual forms. The book finishes with tips on care and repair and listings for those interested in collecting these lovely items.