Sunday 14 December 2014

A Beautiful Kagizman kilim from east Anatolia near the border with Armenia.

An old kilim from east Anatolia from Kagizman south of Kars. 

From an area that used to be part of Armenia, this beautiful kilim was woven with soft, shiny wool and beautiful colours in a design classic for the Kagizman district. The thick weave and excellent condition makes this a very useable kilim. Originally a longer kilim, skilfully shortened in the past resulting a very useful medium sized kilim that is very difficult to find. Size 210cm x 152cm.

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Wednesday 10 December 2014

An unusual nine saf prayer kilim from Sivas in east Anatolia

An old nine saf kilim from Sivas in east Anatolia. 

This unusual type of kilim with an archaic saf design goes back to at least the 18th century and one is featured in Yanni Petsopoulos’s 1991 book on Anatolian kilims. While making a spectacular wall hanging, the kilim is in very good condition so can also be used on the floor. 1920s/30s. 364 x 176cm. No 6469.

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Thursday 4 December 2014

A dazzling woman's prayer rug from eastern Anatolia

Kurdish Drejan Tribe woman's prayer rug.

Like a stained glass window, this beautiful prayer rug was made in the 1920s by a woman from the Kurdish Drejan Tribe in eastern Anatolia. It is woven from soft, lustrous wool on a goat hair foundation using natural dyes, including the orange which is a feature of Kurdish rugs from this area between Gaziantep and Malatya. Size 170cm x 70cm.

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