Kilim 104
Kilim 104
Kilim 104
Kilim 104
Kilim 104

Kilim 104

Regular price $820.00

Kukes Kilim

Kukes

This is a cotton and wool kilim from the Kukes region in typical proportions for this type. Made in three panels, the outside edge on the longside consists of a band of colored blocks. The edges on the short ends have a short white, cotton fringe with a very narrow red band. A thick black border encloses the whole and is covered with stylized butterfly designs in many colors, separated from each other on the long sized by winged diamond patterns that may be intended to ward away evil. The short ends have rectangular fields of dark pink/light red upon which rest more butterfly patterns, the larger ones of which are displayed on white blocks, perhaps tables or carpets. The next border is a beautiful, rich green band covered in a flowering vine, the flowers being depicted in orange, yellow, lilac, pink, white, and red. The green border leads to a large, central red field, the short ends of which are decorated in two small white carpets upon which rest two butterflies and separated from each other by green and yellow flowers, two flowering plants in white separated from each other by two yellow doves resting in tree folliage, followed by five green plants, each sporting three white flowers. In the center of the red field is a deep black band upon is a chain of geometric shapes: yellow and pink triangles, rectangular white carpets complete with tiny fringes and diamond patterns in their fields in pink and green, and arrow shapes joined at the shaft end. Inside this black, decorative band are two large, detailed white double-headed eagles each further enhanced with pink eyes and warding symbols and pink legs, on the short ends. The very center of the kilim is a white frame covered in gray images that may be eyes to ward away evil, the whole encasing a field of deep green with four butterfly or flower images in pink, white, orange, and lilac. Kukes kilims use all colors available and are celebratory at all times.

337 cm X 148 cm  /  132.6 in X 58.2 in

4.6 kg / 10.14lb