Limited-Edition Artist Throw
ISTANBUL’74 presents the limited-edition Artist Throw by artkilim pioneer and textile artist Belkıs Balpınar. Carrying Balpınar’s most prominent spiral forms, the throw is specially developed by the artist for this project. Crafted from Lambswool. Made in Istanbul. 2021.
Belkıs Balpınar (b. 1941) is a textile specialist, writer and researcher, and artist who has pioneered the art form called artkilim in 1986. Utilizing “unweaving” technique, Balpınar produces dynamic artworks composed of simple and abstract forms. Her unique visual language combines age-old kilim tradition with contemporary thought and science while referring to various themes such as microcosm-macrocosm, galaxies, and planetary orbits as well as strands of DNA.
Dimensions: 130 x 170 cm
Edition: Edition of 100