Kilim 181
Kilim 181
Kilim 181
Kilim 181

Kilim 181

Regular price $900.00

Levenxe

Korce region

Beginning of 20th century at latest

This is a perfect, intricate example of the Vlach-made felted goat hair levenxa kilims of south Albania. Consisting of three panels, each containing a stylized Tree of Life. Each Tree supports at least one or two mirrors or frames with ibriks, or water pitchers. Water pitchers are signs of welcome and hospitality as guests would either drink or wash themselves upon entering the tent or house of the owner. These would have served as sleeping and sitting mats as the felted goat hair would have made them water proof, betraying their nomadic origins. Vlachs were semi-nomadic, settling into winter homes in villages. Hung by a nail by the door, the nail hole has been patched with a bit of crochet as seen on one corner.

187 cm X 153 cm / 73,6 in X 60,2 in

3.7 kg / 8.1 lb