Kilim 51
Kilim 51
Kilim 51
Kilim 51
Kilim 51

Kilim 51

Regular price $450.00

Prizren Kilim

Prizren

Mid-20th century

An amazing example of a Prizren regional piece. A multifunctional piece, this was made by a bride for her husband's family. It would have served as a seating and/or sleeping mat, a furniture cover, and/or as a Muslim prayer mat. Unusually, for this type, the four-sided fringe is in a restrained aubergine color. Untied loose threads on the rear side have been deliberately left untrimmed in order to supply padding and insulation when in use for sleeping or sitting. Simple stitching is used to create lozenges or wreaths in the central field. Bright yellow yarn dominates the piece throughout, perhaps celebrating the union of two families through marriage, but also may indicate the cultural importance of yellow-dyed yarns from earlier periods. This piece is consistent with other Prizreni region weavings in that geometric shapes dominate with the square wreath patterns rotated at 45 degrees, each bound by white, yellow, and aubergine. Concentric squares make up the wreath design and contain the following colors: yellow, black, pink, green, sky blue, white, navy blue. There is no border pattern on the long sides, but the short sides have a nice, small trip of multicolored rectangles encased in yellow as the border. The fringe was added after completion. This was made on a horizontal loom in a mountain village.

186 cm X 121 cm / 73 in X 47,6 in

6.8 kg / 14.99 lb