798 Antique Kilim Gaziantep

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Anatolian Village Kilim
Gaziantep, South East Anatolia,
ca 1850

170x310cm

Symbols of fertility, symbols of protection and male-female synergy including the Elibelinde all feature in this fantastic village Kilim fragment

The borders, the minor field elements, the colors and the overall arrangment make this a superb piece. [IMO]

Wool with cotton highlights [most probably]

The randomness seen in this artwork is rarely seen in commercial pieces.

Scores very high on the 'Soul' element.

It is nevertheless in poor condition and will be provided with TLC.

Fortunate that both halves were available!

This is to be viewed as a work of textile art rather than as a floor covering!

Interior decor specialists could redesign this as artful upholstery covers

 

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