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Title Stars of the Caucasus : silk embroideries from Azerbaijan.

Publication Info. London, UK : Hali Publications Ltd., [2017]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    746.4409 STA    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction.
Description 225 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 31 cm
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Note Subtitle from front cover.
"Produced... in association with the 5th International Conference on Azerbaijani Carpets (ISAC Baku), the International Conference on Oriental Carpets (ICOC), and the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Azerbaijan" held 17-20 October 2017.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 214-217).
Contents Silk treasures of Azerbaijan / Alberto Boralevi & Asli Samadova -- Historical Azerbaijan / Murray L. Eiland III -- Caucasian embroideries in context / Penny Oakley -- Safavid-style domestic embroideries from historical Azerbaijan, 1550-1800 / Michael Franses -- Silk culture in the Caucasus / Irina Koshoridze -- Azerbaijan embroidery techniques / Jennifer Wearden -- What went before to make it as it was? Caucasian embroidered textiles from the Textile Museum Collection / Sumru Krody -- 'Busily engaged on embroidery' : collecting and curatorship for the V&A / Moya Carey -- An early museum collection : Azerbaijan embroideries in the V&A / Penny Oakley -- A shared design lexicon : Azerbaijan embroideries and rugs / Brian Morehouse.
Summary Published on the occasion of an important international loan exhibition at The Azerbaijan Carpet Museum in Baku, this multi-author book is much more than a mere catalogue. Written by a team of international museum professionals and independent scholars, it is the first co-ordinated and detailed study of the West Caspian region's characteristic silk embroideries. The book traces the history of embroidery in the Caucasus, the multi-cultural sources of domestic embroidery iconography and designs in which the textile traditions of the Iranian and Turkic worlds meet, materials and needlework techniques, as well as the relationship between embroidery and the pile carpet weaving tradition in the region. Exhibition: Azerbaijan Carpet Museum, Baku, Azerbaijan (2017).
Subject Embroidery -- Azerbaijan.
Silk -- Azerbaijan.
Textile fabrics -- Azerbaijan.
Genre/Form Exhibition catalogs.
Added Author International Symposium on Azerbaijani Carpets, host institution.
International Conference on Oriental Carpets, host institution.
ISBN 1898113599

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