Monthly Archives: January 2017

Crivelli & Memlin Carpets

Carlo Crivelli was a famous Venetian artist of the 15th century. His career is interesting in that, despite being Venetian he is often posed as a direct contrast to that of Giovanni Bellini, one of the biggest influences on Italian and Venetian Renaissance art. But while their styles may have contrasted, it is fascinating that …

 

About Handmade Kilims

Kilims in Anatolia last forever and as a result really appreciate over time, just another thing to go along with their incomparable beauty. In fact, most kilims grow prettier over time. Maintenance is relatively easy as well, which make kilims a fantastic thing to place either in your house or at your office both for …

 

When we think about what kilims mean, the answer is far from obvious. While the term is used to describe what might be called a “Turkish rug,” or an “Anatolian rug,” there is so much hidden meaning within kilims and they are so unique to just one region that the word itself is almost untranslatable. …

 

One of the oldest ways of expression in art is by forming materials such as clay, marble, or wood into abstract or concrete images to express emotions, moods and beliefs. The 20th century was marked in particular with abstract expressionism encountered throughout all the arts, from sculpture-work to painting, and was one of the richest …

 

Eastern Anatolian Kilims

Eastern Anatolia is a fascinating place with its own unique geography and culture and daily life. This is the starting point of Mesopotamia, one of the earliest points of the history of mankind, and even today preserves the traces of the many civilizations that have passed through its lands. Eastern Anatolia has some of the …

 

Cicim

One of the most important forms of Kilkitli weaving is cicim. Kilkitli weaving is one of the most common types of Anatolian weaving and produces many different kinds of kilims. These differences come in the forms of both beauty and techniques, one of the most important of which is cicim. Cicim weaving uses threads of …

 

One of the most prominent symbols of nomadic culture are the tents they live in, or as they’re referred to in Turkic languages, “yurts.” For yurts, the design, aesthetic, and details regarding regular usage offer the same and more as either regular tents or other forms of accommodation. Yurts form an incredibly important part of …

 

S for Suzani

From the Farsi word for needle, “suzan,” Suzani is a type of embroidered and decorative tribal textise, some of the most outstanding examples of which may be found in Central Asia. These handmade works of art are the cultural and civilizational products of the Silk Road, which passed through Central Asia and as a result …

 

The Tree of Life

The tree of life is amongst the oldest of legends, spanning so much history and geography, and has left its traces in all three of the major monotheistic religions. The tree of life is believed to be the source of fruit for eternal life, forbidden to mankind and the spot in which the Devil tricked …

 
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