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A Study in Crimean Tatar Embroidery
The Asiye-Zeynep Collection

by
Inci A. Bowman

 
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The study focuses on a small collection of embroidered textiles, dating from the 1870s to 1920. It is intended to support the revival of the art of embroidery in Crimea by providing detailed description of each headscarf, decorated towel, sash and related item in the collection. Embroidery motifs and their meanings are also examined.
The collection belonged to two women, Asiye and Zeynep, and their families, who lived in Crimean Tatar diaspora communities in Romania and Turkey.

C O N T E N T S

Introduction Definition of Terms Selected Publications Acknowledgments
Head Scarves I Head Scarves II Decorated Towels Sashes Pouches and Covers

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