11- Prizren kilim

Description: This tour de force three-paneled weaving is from the region of Prizren, Kosovo. The most vibrant colors available were used in this beautiful kilim that served as seating on the floor or to cover a divan. The colors extend all the way down to the hand-tied tassles located on each short end. There are 40 bands of intricate patterns which are each separated by a simple yellow-green-orange-white-blue narrow strip. Fine details include 12 large wreaths or table designs, 99 smaller wreaths or tables, 100 rhombuses in various colors and 100 complementary triangles, 846 3-toothed comb or water design bandes. This piece was made by a bride as a gift for her new husband's family on a horizontal loom in three panels which means each panel is slightly different in length, leading to some slight gathering. This piece is rarely seen outside Kosovo.

Estimated Age: 60 Years

Dimensions: 381 cm X 156 cm