Vintage Shahseven Sumak Kilim Runner

$375.00Price

Vintage Soumak Kıilim - Shahseven Tribe / Iran

Size: 1.47 x .52 cm

Age: 50 - 60 yrs

100%handmade

Pure wool with cotton warps

This was originaly woven as a donkey bag but when these tribes settle they open them up to use as small runners

The Shahsavan are the most famous confederation of tribal groups in north-west Iran .The majority are of Turkic origin, the rest being Kurdish, Tadjics or Georgians. The Shahsavan are some of the most expert weavers of Soumak technique (weft wrapped brocaded kilims ),producıng a fasanating range of fine decorative soumaks and long runners as well as textiles needed in their daily nomadic life. These include storage sacks, kilims (both decorative and functional ), bedding bags, babies cradles, and most famously their ceremonial horse blankets.

Persian, Caucasian and Shaman influences are evident in the design of Shahsavan weavings with random scrollings, stylized birds, flowers, animal and human figures. The animal motifs are some of their most famous and represent the animals that they would have seen around them when they were nomadic Colours vary from old weavings where rich reds and orange prodominate, to more modern weaving which use a softer more pastel palette.

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  What People Say  

''My kilims arrived yesterday ...and to say I love them would be an understatement !!!!  I absolutely adore them both and am so thrilled.They are so much more stunning in the flesh...the tone and warmth of both simply beautiful and they look perfect in situ. And thank you so much for the cushion covers. Such a treat!

 

 I just think it’s incredible to think that I’m bringing kilim beauties home to Australia from your onlineshop in Goreme that I visited 3 years ago!! I love it!!  Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. For it all Ruth. Amazing!

I look forward to the next round. ''  

                  - Pen Thomson, Australia 

 

 

 

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