32- Northern Kilim

Description: This very large kilim, featuring two axes of symmetry, comes from the village of Shishtavec in the Kukes region. The extraordinary and unique symbols were meant to invoke good fortune and miracles on the family according to the family that produced the kilim around the year 1920. The deep red background allows the use of vibrant, festive colors to celebrate life, good fortune, fertility, and even today, immediately has a positive psychological effect. One can imagine with ease this kilim being brought out for special occasions with great pride. It was made on a verticle loom and represents an ideal garden, possibly paradise. The central flower is likely a passion flower placed on a smal blue lozenge that is imposed on a sunburst or sunflower in orange-yellow..

Estimated Age: 1920

Dimensions: 300 cm X 206 cm