East Anatolian kilim fragment

East Anatolian kilim fragment

SKU: T009
$1,400.00Price

 

East Anatolian kilim fragment

 

Materials and methods: Sheep’s wool warps and weft; slit tapestry and plain weave; some use of white cotton; brocaded designs; tufts of wool, cotton and silk have been used in the red plain weave sections, typical of Kurdish work; all colours from natural dye sources; has been cleaned and professionally mounted on linen with windows on the back to show the backside of the kilim.

 

Origin: Eastern Anatolia, probably Malatya area.

 

Dimensions: 241 x 86 cm; slightly larger with the mounting.

 

Age: Last quarter of the 19th century.

 

Condition: Significant losses to the foundation, as shown in the images.

 

Stock no: T009

 

Comments:

 

  • See Petsopoulos, “Kilims”, pp. 192-197, “The band kilims of Malatya”. He mentions that these kilims have been found in mosques where presumably their design served to create the prayer niche or “saf”.

 

  • This rug could be put on the floor in a low traffic area but was mounted on linen so it could be hung and enjoyed on the wall.

 

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