Large Sharkoy Kilim

13'9" x 15'4" (419cm x 467cm)
Southeast Europe, the Balkan Peninsula: Early 20th Century
Flat-weave (kilim), slit-tapestry technique: wool
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Very Large, Kilims
A very large, finely woven kilim from the border region between Serbia and Bulgaria, once part of the Ottoman Empire, where large kilims were woven for centuries as highly sought after floor covers. The designs, featuring stylized plant and animal forms, tree-of-life themes, display a unique synthesis of Turkish kilim weaving techniques and the local folk traditions.

This very high quality example dates from the early part of the 20th century and is in a remarkable state of preservation.
Condition & Remarks
Very well preserved, sturdy and clean