This kilim originates in northern Albania or was imported there from further east, perhaps from today's Serbia or Bulgaria. The pattern is a well-known and celebrated one that is part of the NW Bulgarian kilim group. Each short end features a thin black band. The entire piece is then encased in a small red border followed immediately by dramatic, dark band of 'turtle' forms. The border mirrors its in that the short ends are identical in patterns, but also the long ends with the 'turtle' opposite being identical. A zig-zag pale green band separates the dark band from the central red field. Six wreaths formed in two lines, each containing 38 individual blossoms and then sharing one blossom with its neighbor. A different flower, perhaps a tulip, is found on opposite sides of each wreath. Each wreath had a 'devil's knee' pattern in its center. There are 38 'devil's knees' patterns found symmetrically in the central field, along with 234 'fetter' patterns. Most blossoms and 'devil's knee' patterns have an orange and pale green center, although some have pale green and creme centers. The fring is in creme but also features an attractive, thick band of pale green.