A Nomad’s Art: Kilims of Anatolia
By Sumru Belger Krody, with contributions by Serife Atlihan, Walter B. Denny and Kimberly Hart
The works of art from the Megalli Collection at The Textile Museum presented in this book are a testament to the artistic achievements of women who long ago lived a now vanished nomadic lifestyle, one that flourished for centuries in Anatolia until the advance of the twentieth century. Colour, composition and size make these textiles captivating to today’s viewers, but Anatolian kilims hold importance far beyond their contemporary visual impact as the only surviving, tangible evidence of their makers’ way of life.
500+ colour illustrations