Antique Erzurum Kilim

(DK-101-23)   Antique
4'5" x 5'8" (135cm x 173cm)
Turkey, Northeast Anatolia: Late 19th Century
Flat-weave (kilim), slit-tapestry technique: wool
A great example of Anatolian kilim weaving tradition, in the ever popular "prayer rug" format, from a region that was famous for this kind. The "tree-of-life" motif, seen here both in the center and the main border, is a classic and beautifully rendered.

Such kilims were cherished and often used as wall hangings rather than being used for daily prayers.
Condition & Remarks
Very well preserved, sturdy and clean

As a refined and delicate weaving in near perfect state of preservation, this kilim should not be used under heavy traffic.
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