Kilims: A Buyer's Guide
In recent years kilims have become sought after both as functional and as decorative items. Their versatility, the beauty of their colours and patterning and their reasonable prices all help to explain this level of interest, but the abundance of patterns and style has made the search for the right kilim a bewildering process. This comprehensive guide ensures that independent advice is now available. For the beginner, the guide explains what kilims are, how, where and by whom they are made, how they get their names and how they are classified and marketed. For those who are thinking of buying, the guide offers advice on suitability and quality, when and where to buy and it provides a useful table of comparisons. For those who know the basics but want to know more, the book offers an overview of the events and beliefs that have shaped the kilim-making world, providing a reference source on tribal, regional and contemporary workshop weaving groups.