kazakt n kïiz üyi = The Kazakh Yourta = Jyourte kazakh = Die kasachische Jurte
by Mukanov, M.S.
Alma-Ata: Kainar, 1981. Original. Hardcover. Good. Clean contents but with bump/wrinkle to tops of all pages by gutter. Front cover binding bumped. Art museum ex-lib. copy with two bookplates (one of George O'Bannon, renowned carpet/textile expert), blind stamp, and bar code. DJ worn but protective. Sticker on lower spine.. Brown faux leather with gilt lettering. 223 pp. with 129 color figures and 76 bw figures/line drawings. A few full-page color tourism photos, including frontis. Text in Russian with brief propagandic summaries in Kazakh and English. The Russian text, however, covers the rich history of the nomadic culture of yurt dwelling as well as the materials, building techniques, decorations (textiles), motifs for those decorations, symbolism and more. Yurts and textiles are a very rich part of the historic Kazakh culture, and this book features some beautiful, vibrant examples and excellent line-drawing designs.
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