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A Study in Crimean Tatar Embroidery
The Asiye-Zeynep Collection

Selected Publications

Akpinarli, H. Feriha. Kirim El Sanatlarinin Dunu ve Bugunu. Ankara: Ataturk Kultur Merkezi, 2004. (On Handcrafts of Crimea, in Turkish.)

Asanova, Fatime, ed. Qirimtatar Dekorativ-Ameliy Sanati (XIX-XX Asir). Krimskotatarske Dekorativne Mistetstvo (XIX-XX ST.). Crimean Tatar Artistic Artifacts (19th - 20th centuries). Simferopol, 2001. (In Crimean Tatar, Russian and English.)

Berker, Nurhayat. Turk Islemeleri/Turkish Embroidery. Ankara: Yapi Kredi Yayinlari, 1991. (In Turkish and English.)

Berry, Burton Y. "Old Turkish Towels." The Art Bulletin, v. 14, no. 4 (Dec. 1932), 344-358.

Berry, Burton Y. "Old Turkish Towels II." The Art Bulletin, v. 20, no. 3 (Sept. 1938), 251-265.

Erbek, Mine. Catalhoyuk'ten Gunumuze Anadolu Motifleri. From Catalhoyuk to the Present; Anatolian Motifs. Ankara: T.C. Kultur Bakanligi, 2002. (In Turkish and English.)

Ganderton, Lucinda. Stitch Sampler. New York: DK Publishing, 2006 (First published in 1999).

Johnstone, Pauline. Turkish Embroidery. London: Victoria and Albert Museum, 1985.

Hingh, Anne de, ed.. Kaukasische volkeren. The Caucasian Peoples. Antwerp, Belgium, 2000. (Catalog of an exhibition in the Hessenhuis, 24 February 2000-24 June 2001; in Flemish and English. Includes a chapter on Crimean Tatars.)

Krody, Sumru B. Flowers of Silk and Gold. Four Centuries of Ottoman Embroidery. Washington, DC. The Textile Museum, 2000.

Ther, Ulla. Floral Messages. From Ottoman Court Embroideries to Anatolian Trousseau Chests. Trans. M. Nierhaus. Bremen: Temmen, 1993.

Thomas, Mary. Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1954.

Zaatov, Ismet. Qirimtatar Manzarali-Ameliy ve Tasviriy Sanati. Krimskotatarskoe dekorativno-prikladnoe I izobrazitelnnoe iskusstvo. Simferopol: Tarpan, 2003. (On decorative and fine arts of Crimean Tatars; in Crimean Tatar and Russian.)

Online Source:
Magia Krymskoi Vyshivki (Magic of Crimean Embroidery), a Web site managed by Zarema Hayredinova. An extensive and very useful site on Crimean Tatar embroidery (in Russian).

Posted: 10 February 2010


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