Boho Stripe - Vintage Kilim
Vintage Belikesir Kilim - Turkey
Size:2.66 x 1.42m
Age: Vintage 50 yrs
100%handmade- very good condition
The Turkish town of Balıkesir in the west of Anatolia is one of the few that weave 'empty ' field kilims , generally of a dark rich red with a small plain border and a wide skirt in dark blue. Variations can feature a floating central medallion and some cicim brocaded decoration on the skirt (ends ). The kilims are typically fine with silky lustrous wools. In addition to both medium and small kilims, people of this area also made trappings for everyday life. Such items are very fine cuval ( grain sacks ), yastiks (cushion or pillow) and heybe ( donkey bags ).
Balikesir has an excellent reputation for fine weaving,using a superb harmonious colour palette, and old examples of these weavings are now very collectable .