Kilim 15
Kilim 15
Kilim 15
Kilim 15

Kilim 15

Regular price $800.00

Levenxe

Korce

19th century

This is an extremely rare example of 'levenxha guni' or 'shaggy carpet' kilim from the region of Korce. These carpets have been partially felted, giving them a shaggy appearance that also made them warmer and more useful for sitting and sleeping at high elevations. The kilim is made of undyed goat wool with 16 lines of wavy, water pattern woven in natural, rich brown wool. Research is ongoing regarding their production and use. They were likely made by Vlach semi-nomads who tended large flocks of sheep in the mountains during warmer months, settling in villages such as Voskopoje in winter. No production is known of these in living memory and perhaps ended before 1940. 

221 cm X 221 cm/ 87 in X 87 in

5.4 kg