In this category we show flat weaves that have been woven at least 3 to 4 generations ago, in a time when those pieces were not made for selling purposes but were made for own use, as part of the nomadic or village textile household. Those pieces had their own specific motifs (region bound or even clan bound), their specific dimensions related to their specific function, natural colors(although from the 1870ties some chemical dyes were (scarcely) used as a sign of wealth because at that time very expensive), and are rich in details since time was not an economic factor. This category is still under construction, more pieces will be added later..
Karaman kilim, central Anatolia, Turkey. 19th century. 166 x 331 cm.
The border is decorated with a meandering wine leaf motif; the central field shows two rows of 9 large, archaic double rams horn motifs.
Nomadic origin; woven in two parts on a small, transportable loom. All natural colors, remark the ‘gothic’ red! For the white parts cotton was used.
Condition: restored, mostly the brown colored parts. No holes, original fringes.
Price: 4.500 € EUR
Small sized Sarkoy kilim, western Turkey (Thracian part), 19th century.
This kilim belongs to the group of ‘floral Sarkoy’s’, with motifs that directly go back on Ottoman court weavings. Very fine warps & wefts, eccentric weft technique is used to obtain the typical curved lines; some damage but no restoration, 100% original collectors piece. 58 x 90 cm.
Price: 1.100 € EUR