Banded Kilim

7' x 10'11" (213cm x 333cm)
Turkey, Southeast Anatolia: Late 20th Century
Flat-weave (kilim): wool, goat hair
A simple, utilitarian tribal floor cover, woven with a mixture of goat hair and wool in many shades of natural brown. A row of brocaded motifs were perhaps meant to personalize it. Both ends are finished with beautifully braided fringes. A very high quality example.

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