Kilim 83
Kilim 83
Kilim 83
Kilim 83
Kilim 83

Kilim 83

Regular price $500.00

Prizren Carpet

Prizren

3 March 1991

This is a piled carpet from the Prizren region made in two panels by a bride for her new husband's family. This carpet would have served as special guest seating, sleeping mat, and as a prayer carpet. A multi-colored band encases the whole carpet. A second band of multi-colored blocks is found on the long sides. A rich yellow-backed border of akstafa design follows. A burgundy filament encases the center. The shorter ends have an undulating burgundy backround with yellow and pink decoration. The long sides have an undulating orange strip with some delicate flowers woven into it, followed by a toothed white border followed by a deep green line. Continuing with the long ends, 8 triangular shapes, filled with stars and flowers, mirror each other. The shorter ends have larger triangular forms than those found on the longer ends, but also contain small decorations. The centers of the short end feature green and white triangular forms with the white form containing a stylized double-headed eagle, the symbol of ethnic Albanians. The central field of deep yellow is outlined with a white, burgundy-line encased band. Yet another border, in yellow, contains a flowering vine. The central, orange field features four stylized double-headed eagles, four stylized horses, and four tables of plenty in the corners. The name of the creator, a certain Fikreet, whose last name is not clear, with a date of 3 March 1991. We can be sure this creation is of ethnic Albania origin due to the name, the double-headed eagles, and the use of Latin script.

211 cm X 151 cm / 83 in X 59,4 in

10.3 kg / 22.7 lb