Cover of exhibition catalogue

"A Nomad's Art" Exhibition Catalogue

The limited-edition exhibition catalogue for A Nomad’s Art: Kilims of Anatolia is available for sale in the museum shop (hardcover, $65). To reserve your copy, email [email protected], or visit the shop during the museum's public hours

A Nomad's Art: Kilims of Anatolia

Detail of kilim
Kilim (detail), Turkey, central Anatolia, late 18th century. The Textile Museum 2013.2.1. The Megalli Collection.
Through December 23, 2018

Woven by women to adorn tents and camel caravans, kilims are enduring records of life in Turkey’s nomadic communities, as well as stunning examples of abstract art. This exhibition marks the public debut of treasures from the museum’s Murad Megalli collection of Anatolian kilims dating from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Major support for this exhibition and its accompanying catalogue is provided by the Megalli Family Endowment, the Coby Foundation, Ltd., Jeremy and Hannelore Grantham, and the Markarian Foundation. Additional support is provided by the Bruce P. and Olive W. Baganz Fund for The Textile Museum Exhibitions and Publications, and Roger and Claire Pratt. 

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A Nomad's Art: Kilims of Anatolia

Woven by women to adorn tents and camel caravans, kilims are enduring records of life in Turkey’s nomadic communities, as well as stunning examples of abstract art.

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