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Subject  :  A related Karapinar kilim
Author  :  Daniel Deschuyteneer
Date  :  03-13-2000 on 07:21 p.m.
daniel.d@infonie.be Dear Robert, Many thanks for sharing this nice and interesting kilim with us. I don’t know very much about kilims and this message will probably be my sole modest contribution to such an interesting and very well presented Salon. One of your purposes was to find other related pieces. I have the pleasure to inform you that another similar four medallions white ground Karapinar kilim with the baklava design measuring 400 x 135 cm is illustrated as plate 14 in the German book published last year by Harry Koll : "KULTKELIM ausgewahlte anatolische Flachgewebe". This book unfortunately exists only in German and no translated version exists. The pictures of the very interesting and rare Kilims illustrated in this book are of high quality. I had some e-mail exchanges with Harry Koll one or two months ago. He’s a very good guy, and I will alert him about this discussion. Even if he has, like me, some difficulties to express himself in English he will surely add some interesting thoughts. Best regards Daniel

Subject  :  RE:A related Karapinar kilim
Author  :  Harry Koll
Date  :  03-15-2000 on 03:39 a.m.
h.koll@gmx.de Dear Daniel, Thank you for your compliments, I am really a little bit embarrassed. I am happy to say, that we were busy and can offer now a supplement in English language to our book "Kultkelim: ausgewählte anatolishe Flachgewebe." The supplement contains the complete text in English. The kilim you are talking about belongs to a friend, and I really like it. Udo Hirsch placed this example in a yerli-village in the south of Karapinar, he dated this kilim in the middle of the 19th century. For centuries Karapinar woman have been weaving kilims with this pattern: the giant rhombi assembled from parallelograms seem to be soaring above the white background. Tribal variations are recognizable by the color arrangement and the separating patterned bands. The kilims shown in this discussion are really good and I congratulate Robert Torchia. The piece Nr 14 from "Kultkelim" is particularly striking for its vast fields with relatively few supplemental details. Emphasis was placed on the separating bands figured in "S" shapes. Best regards, Harry Koll

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