The virtual lecture “Myth to Art: New Perspectives on Anatolian Kilims” by Ali Riza Tuna Saturday 14 January 2023, 10 am PT is organized by the Textile Museum Associates of Southern California and New England Rug Society.
What makes a “kilim design” immediately recognizable among other designs? Which characteristics define the kilim’s aesthetics? What are the keys to the communication that happens between us and a kilim despite our ignorance of its symbolic language?
As a collector and researcher of Anatolian textiles over the last four decades, Ali Riza Tuna addresses these and more questions by revisiting some fundamental paradigms used in kilim studies in his recent book “From Myth to Art: Anatolian Kilims”.