The Orient Stars Collection
The forthcoming Hali Publications book ‘Anatolian Tribal Rugs 1050-1750: The Orient Stars Collection’ is a companion to the landmark 1993 publication on this exemplary collection assembled by Heinrich and Waltraut Kirchheim. A new feature length film introduces pieces from the new book, on show in a virtual exhibition, with commentary from Michael Franses, Alberto Boralevi and Anna Beselin. Watch the film here:
The second book on the Orient Stars collection presents 33 early rugs and textiles acquired between 1993-2006 by theKirchheims. In this volume, Michael Franses discusses previously unpublished carpets and their carbon-14 dating, as well as comparative examples, and offers new commentary and dating for 43 of the carpets from Orient Stars 1.