Kilim 87
Kilim 87
Kilim 87
Kilim 87
Kilim 87

Kilim 87

Regular price $830.00

Red/Black Kilim

Kukes Region

Early 20th century

This kilim type is found in northern Albania and nearby regions and is made of four separate panels. The short ends are bands of red, separated by three black bands, the central one of which is far larger than the two flanking black lines. A thick black border contains a plethora of multi-colored, stylized 'turtle' designs using what would have been at the time exotic colors, including purple, sky blue, pink, gray, salmon, cornflower blue, orange, yellow, and more. The long sides of the inner border are serrated. The central deep red field, in natural dye, contains tree branches bearing flowers and perched birds, each of which has head feathers using the same colors as the stylized 'turtles' in the border. The tree branches are in black while the flower blossoms are in various colors, including pink, blue, and green. There are 10 double-tree forms and 10 single-tree forms. Abrash indicates different dye batches. Some color run into the fringe, but nowhere else.

227 cm X 186 cm  /  89.3 in X 73.2 in

5.1 kg / 11.24 lb