This extraordinary kilim features incredible symmetry. It is oriented on two axes with the long and short ends reflecting each other perfectly. 8-pointed stars are found throughout, which is a unique in our experience in researching kilims in today's Albania. First we have two thin bands of bi-colored 8-pointed stars encasing a larger band with fifty, 8-pointed stars. The central field of deep red contains a further 6 large 8-pointed stars, separated and accompanied by stylized tulips which were a feature of much Ottoman art. The complexity is remarkable as exemplified by the use of five different colors in the larger stars in the border with adjacent stars creating using different colors. This kilim is in mint condition and was used only in special events such as weddings or for guests and therefore was seldom ever in use. The quality is exceptional and the heavy weight of the piece indicates that it was a high-end product purchased by a family of means.