Antique Kilim
184 cm x 90 cm
Nr. 9394

€530

Geometric Antique Kilim, beige

Place of origin
Turkmenistan
Size184 cm x 90 cm (= 1.66 qm)
Manufacturinghand woven
MaterialWeft (tuft): wool
Warp: wool
Pile height4mm
Year of manufacture1880
Coloringbeige, dark red
EditionSingle piece

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 antique Kilim is a collector's item. It is about 140 years old and, therefore, a really special piece. Antique rugs like this Kilim are still very popular and are sold at top prices by renowned auction houses.

Patterns

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 creates a pleasant atmosphere without dominating the style of the room.

The pile is a plain beige. The simple design is understated, but can also provide a great design accent. The monochrome appearance of this rug fits perfectly in any environment.

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 checkered pattern is impressive due to its contrasts and yet it is unobtrusive. Lovers of symmetry and structure will love this rug.

Condition

This Kilim has had admirers before you. It was hand woven about 1880. 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 a special charm. 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.

Material

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 wool.

The colors of this carpet change depending on which side it is viewed from. It depends on whether the light falls on the line or against the line of the pile. We have therefore taken pictures of this rug from different perspectives.
Kinder gehören in die Schule und nicht an den Knüpf- oder Webstuhl. Für uns ist es daher eine Selbstverständlichkeit, nur Teppiche, die unter fairen Bedingungen und ohne Kinderarbeit hergestellt wurden, anzubieten. Wir legen besonderen Wert auf menschenwürdige Arbeitsbedingungen und tolerieren keine Kinderarbeit bei unseren Produzenten.

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