Kilim 105
Kilim 105
Kilim 105
Kilim 105

Kilim 105

Regular price $300.00

Prizren Carpet

Prizren

50 to 70 years old

This carpet from the Prizren region was made by a bride for her husbands family and was intended to serve as a sitting and sleeping mat, as well as an Islamic prayer rug, for special guests. A narrow red band encloses the whole, followed by a line of mutlicolored, and multisized, triangles, leading to a narrow yellow band. The yellow band is bordered on three sides with a thin black line, indicating its use as a prayer carpet as well as for sitting and sleeping. Instead of a black line, the final short end has a thing red line. The red and black lines lead to a green border band covered in 43 8-pointed stars, each depicted in two colors. A yellow border follows, outlined in black and orange on three sides, and red again on the left short-end where one would enter the carpet for prayers. The yellow border is decorated by a stylized vine of unconnected, multicolored parallelograms, each outlined in black. This border encloses a central red field, outlined in black on three sides and red on the same side as the other red lines. The central field is covered in stair-case like images, along with flowers, green and yellow stars, and more. Dark triangles indicate the direction of prayer, adjoining each other in a representation of the Kaaba in Mecca and its dark covering cloth. This piece, like all Prizren carpets, is made in two panels on a small loom, stiched tightly together and the carpet was meant for home use only, never to be sold. A very colorful fringe, also typical of Prizreni productions, is attached separately. A white patch on one short end is barely noticeable and is the likely result of using improper cleaning materials; it cannot be repaired.

185 cm X 120 cm / 72,8 in X 47,2 in

5.5 kg / 12.12 lb