Kilim 137
Kilim 137
Kilim 137
Kilim 137

Kilim 137

Regular price $750.00

Southern Kilim

Erseke

Early 20th century

This piece is the product of villages in the Kolonja region of south Albania, around the town of Erseke. Kilims of this type are shown in the Kavaje Ethnographic Museum covering wood bed frames from the late Ottoman period. These kilims feature strong colors, lots of flowers, and complicated motifs in their central fields. The overall effect of the kilim is of a enclosed garden in the center of which is a table of plenty. This kilim is enclosed by a simple band of red. The border is in green features S shapes in salmon, red, and cream, separated by stair patterns in blue and salmon. The complex central field features an 8-pointed star medallion, possibly representing a table, upon which are concentric geometric shapes forming tables, wreaths, and what may be 8-pointed stars in a variety of colors, including: yellow, green, red, dark green, orange, light green, indigo, lilac, salmon pink, green, and taupe. Small geometric shapes, perhaps representing food, coat the tables symmetrical and in contrasting colors, including light blue, orange, and salmon pink. This rests on a grassy field of green which supports three different types of flowers in the following combinations: indigo/red/light blue, indigo/orange/pink, blue/brown. There are four each of these flowers. The central medallion is flanked on the short sides by mountain and valley motifs in the center of which is a green castle or other building with double-headed eagle forms emanating from the edges. Each green building features a table of plenty motifs in three colors. The long sides of the central field contain a mountain or hill form in the center of which is a stylized flower in red and green. This flower rests on a cream background which is then outlined in black and pale blue, which is itself encased in a taupe, complicated border. The corners are in a rich red and hold fourdistinct blossoms, arranged symmetrically in many colors, as well as a flowering bush.

302 cm X 260 cm / 118,8 in X 102,3 in

8.2 kg / 18.07 lb