Kilim 180
Kilim 180
Kilim 180
Kilim 180

Kilim 180

Regular price $400.00

Shaggy carpet 

Korçe regio

Late 19th century 

A quintessential Albanian kilim from the Vlach-dominated region in the south. It is constructed in three panels featuring four stylized vines, reinterpretation of the Tree of Life motif, each bearing seven fruits each holding a warding symbol to keep evil away. The whole is surrounding by a border featuring what is called the Greek key. The vines and the border both protect the owner or occupant from bad things, and doubly-effective. Charmingly each corner is rendered uniquely.This kilim likely dates to the late Ottoman Empire.

208 cm X 153 cm / 81.8 in X 60.6 in

4.3 kg / 3 lb