119- Northern Kilim

Description:Kilim with prominent narcissus flowers and folliage symbolizing fertility and prosperity on a red background. This is surrounded by a cream background on which there is a line of red roses with blue highlights. The long edges have a black serrated band. There may have been black bands on the short ends and/or a fringe, but that is now missing. The piece has been repaired in the past, as seen in the pictures. It may need some further restoration or stabilization, but is a magnificent piece that makes a statement. This kilim was likely made in northern Albania, Montenegro, or Bosnia. Some beautiful examples have been found in old mosques in Bosnia. The original design hails from NW Bulgaria in the 19th century.

Estimated Age: Early 20th century

Dimensions: 215 cm × 185 cm