Kilimology

A noun denoting the study of Old World weavings, was coined and first published in 1983 by John Batki in an article in Oriental Rug Review, Volume II, No. 12. The word also describes original art work by John Batki referencing the qualities of visuality seen in traditional old weavings.

John Batki - Kilimology - Them Central Asian Reds Assemblage: watercolor on paper and antique Turkoman rug fragment 54 x 31 inches

Them Central Asian Reds
Assemblage: watercolor on paper and antique Turkoman rug fragment
54 x 31 inches

John Batki - Kilimology - Kilimo Head Acrylic and collage on canvas board 14 x 17 inches

Kilimo Head
Acrylic and collage on canvas board
14 x 17 inches

John Batki - Kilimology - For Max Watercolor, paper 9 x 12 inches

For Max
Watercolor, paper
9 x 12 inches

 

John Batki - Kilimology - Baluch-Beshir Meld Collage, pen and ink 14 x 11 inches

Baluch-Beshir Meld
Collage, pen and ink
14 x 11 inches

John Batki - Kilimology - Fly YomudAire Collage, pen and ink 14 x 11 inches

Fly YomudAire
Collage, pen and ink
14 x 11 inches

John Batki - Kilimology - Kleeifications Watercolor, collage, paper 14 x 11 inches

Kleeifications
Watercolor, collage, paper
14 x 11 inches

 

John Batki - Kilimology - Untitled Crayon, watercolor, paper 9 x 12 inches

Untitled
Crayon, watercolor, paper
9 x 12 inches