Kilim 170
Kilim 170
Kilim 170
Kilim 170
Kilim 170

Kilim 170

Regular price $2,500.00

Northern Kilim

Skhoder Province

End of 19th century

This very large, heavy kilim was discovered in Shkoder and was likely woven in that city or nearby mountain areas. Using natural dyes of yellow, green, red, and indigo, the kilim depicts five trees of life in indigo and red covering part of a wide indigo border and the central red field. These trees each have 13 yellow, green, and white flowers, each with highlighting dots of constrasting colors, and 13 yellow and red fruit outlined in indigo. That is a total of 130 flowers and fruits. From the central field, the long borders have a wavy line separating it from the rest of the kilim, while the shorter ends are separated by a thin white line. A red border with an indigo vine with white flower buds surrounds the entire kilim and the short ends are finished with a thin indigo strip followed by one in red. There are signs of abrash from different dying batches and some light signs of wear. The piece has been expertly restored.

390 cm X 299 cm / 153,5 in X 117,7 in

20.5 kg / 45,19 lb