Silk and Cotton: Textiles from the Central Asia That Was

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The traditional textiles of Central Asia are an unknown treasure, now revealed in this book. Straddling the legendary Silk Road, this vast region stretches from the Caspian Sea in the west to the Gobi Desert in the east and is home to hundreds of tribes. Whether nomadic or sedentary, its peoples created textiles that related to every aspect of their way of life, from ceremonial objects marking rites of passage to everyday garments to practical items for the home. There were suzanis for the marriage bed; niche covers; prayer ...

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Silk and Cotton: Textiles from the Central Asia That Was
2013, ABRAMS, New York

ISBN-13: 9781419706745

Hardcover

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