Kilim 135
Kilim 135
Kilim 135
Kilim 135
Kilim 135

Kilim 135

Regular price $820.00

Red/Black Kilim

North Albania/Kosovo

Early 20th century

The kilim features the use of natural red and black dyes on a three-panelled piece. The short ends feature an alternative red and black band while the whole is enclosed by a complicated variation of a toothed, red border. A thick black band toothed in the same pattern on the long sides and straight on the short sides, holds stylized red blossoms, the centres of which are red or black in an asymmetrical arrangement. The deep red field is covered in fruiting branches. Each branch is reflected on the long sides. A tree of life is in black, crossing the full length of the field and sprouts 10 branches, each holding three flowers in black and white with red centers. The rest of field holds holds another ten branches, each with three flowers in black, red, and white. This was a village production and for family use, indicated by the lack of symmetrical in the florals on the black border. This is a charming, sizeable, and collective piece. Abrash is pleasant, indicating hand dyeing.

350 cm X 198 cm  /  137.7 in X 77.9 in

8.8 kg / 19.4 lb