43- Southern Kilim

Description: This smaller kilim from the Korce region is a home production which displays an unusually muted color palette for Albania. One can see a trellis of stylized green vines with small blue buds. The vine forms voids which feature 27 burgundy and red blossom and 12 half-blossoms with blue and black centers. The beige field holding the vines, buds, and blossoms is surrounded by a bright red border. This kilim would have served as a seating and/or sleeping mat, blanket, or a furniture cover.

Estimated Age: 40 to 60 years

Dimensions: 211 cm X 133 cm