Saturday, July 3, 2010

An Atelier For the Past, Present, and Future



I have just spent the past couple of weeks in my native country of Turkey.  Above is a picture of Turkish carpets and kilims hanging in a Caravansaray in central Anatolia - what was once a stop on the famed Silk Road.  It is here that I, when I was a young child, learned kilim and rug restoration from some of the finest most skilled restorers in the world.  This building has been home to carpet stores and ateliers for centuries  - the faces may have changed over the years, but the spirit one feels while surrounded by the stone walls and magnificent carpets and kilims is, in my opinion, a direct link to a glorious past.  --www.traditionalrugrepair.com

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