1992 · London / New York
by Kalter, Johannes; Margareta Pavaloi; Maria Zerrnickel and P. Behnstedt
London / New York: Thames & Hudson, 1992. Hardcover. VG/VG ownership bookplate on ffep. Brown cloth boards with gilt spine lettering. Glossy color-pictorial dust jacket with black lettering. 240 pp. 620 illustrations, 240 in color. "City dwellers, farmers and nomads, Arabs, Kurds, Armenians, Turks, Muslims, Christians and Jews - all have made their contributions to the colorful mosaic of Syria's craft traditions. Textiles and silver jewelry produced in the towns are complemented by peasant handicrafts: bold ceramics and mats woven from white straw with spirited designs. Dresses with profuse embroidery or geometric patterns display the origins of the women who wear them. Syrian nomads make brilliant carpets with which to decorate their tents and their camels." -Jacket Contents: Long Way to Self Identification /; Antoine Touma --; Landscapes and People -- Landscapes and Ways of Life /; Johannes Kalter and Margareta Pavaloi --; Syria on the Eve of the Modern Age /; Heinz Gaube --; World Market and State in the Near East. The Political Economy of Syria /; Peter Pawelka --; Town /; Heinz Gaube --; Urban Life. Building and Dwelling: The Example of Aleppo /; Anette Gangler --; Urban Material Culture /; Johannes Kalter --; Urban Handicrafts /; Johannes Kalter --; Syrian Folk Jewellery /; Johannes Kalter --; Rural Life and Peasant Culture /; Johannes Kalter --; Wedding in the Oasis of es-Suchne /; Peter Behnstedt --; Culture of the Nomads /; Johannes Kalter --; Life in the Desert /; Margareta Pavaloi --; Costume of the Nomads /; Maria Zerrnickel --; Wearing Clothes /; Margareta Pavaloi --; Textile Techniques /; Maria Zerrnickel --; Making Arabs Clothes /; Maria Zerrnickel --; Obtaining and Processing the Raw Materials /; Maria Zerrnickel --; Textile Stories /; Margareta Pavaloi --; Mosaic of Syrian Ornament /; Johannes Kalter and Antoine Touma.
(Inventory #: 167195)