The great embroideries of Bukhara

 
9781898406358: The great embroideries of Bukhara
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Franses, Michael
Verlag: Textile and Art Publications, London (2000)
ISBN 10: 1898406359 ISBN 13: 9781898406358
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Buchbeschreibung Textile and Art Publications, London, 2000. Hardcover. Zustand: New. 18 x 14 Boxed Album in New condition; Illustrated by 48 color plates 70 black and white; Large format custom made box of loose leaf color plates plus life-sized details and a softbound 104 page catalog raisonne. Massive and beautiful. "The hand-embroidered covers presented in this superb new publication are among the most beautiful objects known from the high period of the art of needlework in the former Central Asian Emirates of Bukhara and Kokand, the areas known today as the Republics of Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. They are known as 'suzani', derived from the Farsi word for 'needle'. The oldest examples can be attributed to the eighteenth century - although they may in fact be older - and the tradition continued into the early twentieth century. Each embroidery formed part of a suite made by a bride and her family as dowry gifts. Weddings were significant events in the tribal society of Central Asia, representing the binding together of two people and two families. This important new publication will certainly be invaluable to collectors and connoisseurs of textile art as well as to designers and architects. The publication comprises fourteen large format loose leaf colour plates of selected Large Medallion suzani, with another eight huge life-size colour details, accompanied by a separate bound volume with duotone illustrations of almost all the known examples and a text by Michael Franses that provides a general introduction to suzani and discusses this spectacular and important group of textiles in detail." -Publisher ; 12. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers BOOKS005740I

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