Manastir Kilim

9'10" x 10'10" (300cm x 330cm)
Southeast Europe, Macedonia: Early 20th Century
Flat-weave (kilim), slit-tapestry technique: wool
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Large, Kilims
An old kilim from the Balkans, formerly part of the Ottoman Empire, where there is a centuries-old tradition of weaving large kilims. This particular type with its distinct design and color palette is attributed to present-day Macedonia. "Manastir" in Turkish, and "Monastiri" in Greek, are the old names of the Macedonian city of Bitola.
Condition & Remarks
Very well preserved, sturdy and clean