Kurdish Tribal Kilim
Ethnic Kurdish tribes are scattered throughout Central Anatolia and use to wander freely over the borders between Turkey, Iraq and Iran.Though some nomadic groups still exist, most Kurdish groups are now settled in villages and towns, though there is still considerable travel over the various border areas.
Their kilims are distinguished by bright colours of oranges, greens, yellows, blues and reds. Analine dyes are not unusual, and are used as a highlight to many natural vegetable dye colours.
Kurdish weavers nowdays work as part of large co-operatives that produce intricate modern flatweaves .This unfortunately means that the original Kurdish weavings are almost impossible to find .
This piece is unusual in the color of the stripes but also unusually soft to the touch