Kilim 40
Kilim 40
Kilim 40
Kilim 40
Kilim 40

Kilim 40

Regular price $480.00

Kukes Kilim

Kukes

50 to 80 years

This kilim type is found only in the Kukes district and displays a liberal use of bright colors. It is made of three long panels in cotton and wool in natural and sythetic dies. Abrash can be found in the main field and elsewhere. Two double-headed eagles feature on the back of a butterfly in the center of the main field. Below one of the eagles in a small insect form, likely a maker's mark. A red border encloses the butterly, two sides being toothed, followed by a white border on which there is a beige, pink, and orange flowering vine. Each corner has another butterfly form, each with a double-headed eagle, separated from each other on each side by 3 8-pointed stars outlined in white and filled with deep lavendar and pink. The remainder of the central, red field is divided into three sections by 24 abtract animal forms that may represent double-headed eagles in grey, pink, black, white, and orange, in various combinations. The remaining images may represent butterfly variations in four lines on each side of the main square for a total 32. Surrounding the entire central section is a white border on which one finds an interlocking chain of stylized animal forms or horse's tails in black, pink, beige, and orange. The short ends of the kilim now display 15 butterfly forms, with small white flowers separating them into pairs. The outermost border features what appears to be a variant of the queen's sleeve motif found in Pirot-derived kilims. The outer, long edges of the kilim feature a multi-colored strip of squares of purple, white, red, beige, pink, black, and orange. The short edges feature a pink strip. Abrash is found throughout the kilim, indicating natural dyes were used in most or all the kilim. The kilim features some slight stains that need the attention of a professional carpet cleaner. The very clear double-headed eagles in the center are particularly noteworthy and make this kilim collectable.

310 c m X 166 cm / 122 in X 66,3 in

7.1 kg / 15.65 lb