London: Textile Art Publications, 1993.
208 pp. 80 color plates, over 180 black and white plates, drawing and a map. 10 x 13 Hardback in dustjacket in New condition. Item #BOOKS001109I
Historic embroidery from a small district in the Caucasus Mountains. "In his text, Robert Chenciner has skilfully combined Kaitag history, philology, ethnography, material culture and textile technology to provide a context for their rich and exciting art. To accompany the text, forty-seven outstanding Kaitag panels, representing the extraordinary variety of designs, colours and techniques which combine to create these great masterpieces, are presented on full colour plates. These also form part of a comprehensive catalogue of 171 examples, each illustrated in black and white, with a full description and technical analysis. The embroidery stitches are fully explained with diagrams, and many of the dyes have been analysed. This catalogue will doubtless serve as the definitive reference work on Kaitag art." -Publisher.