Kilim 149
Kilim 149
Kilim 149
Kilim 149

Kilim 149

Regular price $1,820.00

Levenxe

Korçe region

Early 20th century

This is a great example of the 'shaggy carpet' style from the region around Korce in South Albania. The kilim has been partially felted and uses only natural dyes. The red kilim has an undulating indigo frame set just off the edges and holding yellow, burgundy, and teal forms that may be stylized humans dancing or are protective symbols. The central red field holds three stylized trees of life, each in deep indigo. The two outer trees hold two mirrors with burgundy fields outlined in indigo, white, and teal in the center of which are water pitchers (ibrik), symbols of welcome and cleanliness which are in yellow and decorated in indigo and red. The central tree of life holds two mirrors that have been merged and now have no bottom edge. This also holds an ibrik in yellow with an indigo and red design covering its lower part. Made in three panels, it has been expertly stitched together and then felted to make it waterproof. This is a real antique and is rare. No known examples have been found from after 1940.

211 cm X 186 cm / 83 in X 73,2 in

6.4 kg / 14,1 lb