120 cm x 63 cm
Geometric Old Kilim, light brown with stripes
|Place of origin|
|Size||120 cm x 63 cm (= 0.76 qm)|
|Material||Weft (tuft): wool|
|Year of manufacture||1930|
|Coloring||light brown, rusty red|
Place of origin
Bright colors and simple patterns: that's why kilims are loved all over the world. Kilims (also Kelim, Qilim) have traditionally been produced for personal use only. Nomads and farmers not only used and still use their kilims as rugs on the floor, but also as tent or wall hangings, blankets, pillows or bags. Because kilims were constant companions in everyday life, the patterns, however naive they may seem, always carried a personal message and had meaning for the weavers and their families.
In Europe, kilims from Turkey, the Caucasus region, Iran, Afghanistan and the Turkmen cultural area are particularly well-known and popular. In fact, in all countries, in which rugs are knotted, also they are also hand-woven. This old Kilim is more than 40 years old and a true collector's item.
The abstract, geometric composition creates the simple elegance of this Kilim. The pattern flatters the design of the room and does not take the attention away from its furniture, decoration and architectural elements. It blends in fantastically with any surroundings and subtly complements the interior design of a room..
The straight stripes of this Kilim organize and structure the pattern.
br /> The repeating elements in the center field of this Kilim rug have no specific center (so-called repeating pattern). The repeating pattern has a calming but not boring effect. Rugs with repeating patterns are also called patterned.
The background of this Kilim is light brown. The border features rusty red, beige and dark blue.
You are not the first to appreciate this Kilim. It has had owners before you who have cherished and used it. It was hand woven about 1930. It has been thoroughly cleaned and only partially restored condition but is in good condition. We have not completely restored this Kilim because we think it is as it is effect. If you would like, we will of course restore the rug further for you. We can restore almost any rug to an almost perfect condition.
Kilims are hand-woven and are made of warp and weft threads only, i.e. they do not have a thick, upward pointing pile. Kilims have the same pattern on both sides and can, therefore, be used on both sides. The pattern is created by weaving colored weft threads into warp threads. For each new color a new thread must be used in each row. The thread ends are worked in as well.
The weft threads of this kilim rug are made of hand-spun sheep's wool dyed with vegetable dyes. To produce the yarn for the weaving of the rug, sheep are shorn and their wool cleaned, combed and finally spun. After spinning, the wool of the Kelim rugs is dyed with natural dyes through a complex process. Because of this traditional process, the pile of kilim rugs appears dry and slightly fuzzy. The warp threads of this kilim are made of cotton.