Kilim 33
Kilim 33
Kilim 33
Kilim 33

Kilim 33

Regular price $1,380.00

Northern Kilim

Diber Province, Albania

Early 20th century

This is a unique piece from a village in Diber Province where ethnic Slavs and Albanians, all Muslims, sharing and intertwining cultural traditions. Generally symmetric, the piece shows unusual restraint and clarity of design where all details are defined, precise, and discrenable. Abstracts are avoided. A thick, white band with cresting waves on the inner and outer edges contains 30 rose and blue flower combinations. Each of the four corners of the central red field features an intricate vase filled with a bouqet of flowers. A central white medallion, decorated with 8 while tulips, contains a garland of four pink roses, four blue flowers, and 8 purple tulips. Small white and black wildflowers in sets of three, surround the central medallion. Abrash indicates natural dyes. This was made on large horizontal loom and needs professional stretching as it currently gathers. The imperfections the wave forms and the roses at the seems, though charming, indicate this is a home production for exclusively family use for weddings and other special events.

337 cm X 254 cm / 132,6 in X 100 in

28.4 kg / 62.61 lb