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Title:
Anatolian Kilim Fragment
Karaman Region
West-Central Anatolia
Size:

35" x 94" (includes backing)
(88 x 238 cm)

Circa:
1850
Cat. #:
399
Description:

Most likely this fragment represents one of the two panels of the complete kilim.

The field composition of conjoined hexagonal elements flanked by double-sided 'animal' forms is a classic one for the region and period.

Another characteristic feature of this design group is the border configuration consisting of a band containing a reciprocal design pattern.

In this example it is seen in a deeply saturated red and an olive-green tending toward light brown.

By design, the border abruptly stops at the top and is replaced by a 'skirt' pattern.

Although lost, the bottom portion would have been similarly configured.

The dyes are from all natural sources, the range of resulting colors is very impressive and include but not limited to apricot, two blues, aubergine, Kelly green, olive-green, ivory and a deep vibrant red.

Despite the consequences of wear and age, these colors remain clear and are an outstanding feature of this weaving.

Condition:

Although obviously fragmented the surviving portions of the kilim are in excellent condition with minimal surface wear.

Structure:

Slit-tapestry.

Price:

$2,800.00 (currency converter)

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