Kilim 143
Kilim 143
Kilim 143
Kilim 143

Kilim 143

Regular price $500.00

Southern Kilim

Voskopoje

Late 19th century to Early 20th century

This kilim pattern comes from a remote mountain village in southern Albania called Voskopoje that was an urban center until the early 19th century. It is made in three pieces on a relatively large home loom and was meant for domestic use for special occasions clearly as a floor covering due to its size. A central burnt orange medallion is decorated with flowers that come in two types: blue/light blue, and orange-red/peach. The flowers, with their stems, radiate out from a central yellow, red, and peach flower that forms a stylized 8-pointed star, all outlined in deep indigo. The central medallion, outlined in taupe, gray, and brown, rests on light green lobes meant to represent leaves, also outlined in taupe and gray. This is in turn surrounded by a flowing blue band decorated with rich flowering plants with long stems and lots of leaves. Into this, from the short ends, protrude complicated forms in blue, outlined in taupe, gray, and brown, and supporting the same flowers and foliage as the central blue band, but also supporting two green bracket-like structures, one each, that resemble fertility motifs from older kilims and carpets from Anatolia. The long sides emanate a rich, rust red field covered in the same flowers and foliage as the centra blue bands, separated from the other designs and the edges in the same taupe, gray, and brown borders.

305 cm X 306 cm / 120 in X 120,4 in

8 kg / 17.63 lb