Kilim 193
Kilim 193
Kilim 193
Kilim 193
Kilim 193

Kilim 193

Regular price $1,200.00

Southern kilim

Korce region

Early 20th century

This Korce-made piece is composed of two very long panels and is a continuation of the motifs found on levenxa carpets made of goat hair. These motifs are the Tree of Life, found on the borders, supporting mirrors or frames of various creatures. The central field features the mutli-colored and multi-banded wreath pattern found in the Korce area as well. Although continuing other traditions, this piece is absolutely unique. Starting with the border, we see a more simplified version of the Tree of Life with each frame practically unique, either in shape, background color, or zoomorphic form found within. This is the only kilim in our collection that has double-headed birds in the mirrors (three very similar and one unique in color), and three other unique animals that may be demons or possibly lizards. The central field has four different wreath formations and a total of 53 complete wreaths and many partial ones. The border on one end is much shorter than the thick band on the other borders, affecting the shape of the mirrors featured on it. The short ends feature a nice, undulating red band, while the longer edge has a more complicated band, also in red. Although it may have originally had a third, or more!, panel to make it look more complete, it is likely that this rustic piece was made for a large room in a traditional house and that the kilim at 4.75 meters in length bordered against a divan and is actually complete as a result. Abrash is found throughout indicating hand dyeing in different dye batches. Everything about this beautiful piece makes it special.

187 cm X 475 cm / 73,6 in X 179,9 in

7.5 kg / 16.5 lb