Antique Aydin Kilim
Antique Turkish Aydin Kilim
Size: 1.38 x 1.07m
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The Turkish town of Aydın is in the south-west of Anatolia. It's location near the Mediterranean ensured its importance in the past as a centre for trade and today is an agricultural area where the ancient tradition of weaving has now ceased.
As in many western Anatolia regions, a number of Kilim designs were woven, from prayer mihrab kilims, as well as large kilims which are made in two halves. Some of the latter, feature a small squarish emblem which is repeated down the field in vertical lines; Aydın kilims are made in a slitweave construction and have a beautifully balanced colour palette; some feature a red ground, and the other colours used are cochineals, indigo blues, apricot , greens and brown. Good examples of these Aydin kilims are now highly prized and very collectable as they are no longer woven by the women of the area.
All our store items are 100% handmade.Our vintage pieces are all preloved and due to the age and/or handmade nature of these items, minor signs of patination,fading, wear, or slightly unsymmetrical lines may be present.These are not considered flaws,they are part of their unique nature and why we love using them in our homes as they add both character and charm