Mini-kilim, belonging to the so-called ‘Şarköy’ group (also sometimes labelled as ‘Manastir’ or ‘Pirot’ kilims. They originate from Thracian Turkey and the Ottoman Balkans. Typical for this group of kilims is the use of extremely fine-spun wool, what enabled the weavers to make use of the eccentric weft technique, so they succeeded in weaving round and curvy-linear motifs. Also ‘blind-weft’ is a common feature of this group: the weaving of motifs in tone on tone, so hard to discover at first glance!
Although fragmented and unrestored, a real collector’s item! Late 19th century, 58 x 90cm.
Now presented at the exposition ‘Fragments of Woven Beauty’ (look under ‘special events’ on this website).
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