05- Shaggy carpet

Description: This kilim is an example of the very rare 'shaggy carpet' style most likely made by Vlach (Aromanian) weavers with the yarn partially felted. It is one panel of a typically three-panel kilim and served as a sleeping mat or as a divan or bench cover. It was dyed with natural dyed. It sports a blue, serrated edge pattern on three sides and is decorated with designs meant to protect against evil.

Estimated Age: Late 19th century or early 20th century

Dimensions: 205 cm × 51 cm