Just arrived: Kilim of the Day
A simple but well drawn, dynamic Afghan Hazara kilim from the 1920s. There are various tribal groups in the Hazara region, which is in the Koh-i-Baba Mountains of central Afghanistan. kilims with this 'lightening' design are called Tartari in Afghanistan because of a connection between the Hazara tribe and Genghis Khan's army who were Tartars and from whom they are said to be descended.
This small Hazara kilim is woven with a wool warp on a mountain sheep wool foundation and is 150cm x 100cm.