Kilim history and symbols by Dario Valcarenghi

Cover of: Kilim | Dario Valcarenghi

Published by Electa, Abbeville in Milan, New York .

Written in English

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Places:

  • Turkey

Subjects:

  • Kilims -- Turkey -- Themes, motives -- Catalogs.,
  • Symbolism -- Themes, motives -- Catalogs.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Book details

StatementDario Valcarenghi ; [translation, Huw Evans].
GenreCatalogs.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsNK2865.A1 V3613 1994
The Physical Object
Pagination214 p. :
Number of Pages214
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL74450M
ISBN 101558598804
LC Control Number99176051
OCLC/WorldCa31237159

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