Gaziantep Vintage Cuval Kilim
Gaziantep Kurdish Kilim / Turkey
Size: 1.44 x 107cm (4.9ft x 3.6ft)
Age Vintage 70 yrs
Pure handspun wool
This subtle graphically designed kilim is so easy to live with and would be a highlight in any room as a floor piece or a wall hanging.It was originally woven by nomadic Kurds as a beautiful bag for grain storage and has been opened out for use on the floor .
The eastern Turkish Kurds as a group include many kilim and cicim weavings from surrounding areas and also include examples woven by nomads for a young womans marriage dowry.These kilims/cicims are characterized by restrained color combinations and use of earth tones (soft yellow,terracotta and browns)They also feature a medium weave with geometrical and hexagonal tribal motifs symbolising protection