Sivas Jail Carpet  - Signed and numbered

Sivas Jail Carpet - Signed and numbered


.Numbered No.5603 

Age :50yrs approx 

Size:1.67m x 2.64m 

This beautiful wool on cotton carpet is of a medium knot density  with the purplely- dark mauve tone and soft turquoise making it very unusual and unique.

Sivas was an important weaving centre in the 19thC where Turkish and Armenian weavers produced adaptations of persian and ottoman designs in various workshops and cottage industry centred in surrounding villages.The central Anatolian/Turkish region of Sivas, which is mainly agricultural, is largely made up of both Turkish and Kurdish people and rug weaving was a prime sorce of income.

From the early 1940's onwards unique carpet weaving projects were set up in the main mens prison primarily as a way to fund the actual prison itself as well as to provide a small income to the prisoners. These projects ceased by the late 1970's but due to the unique nature of the project and the fact that it was men weaving these rugs ( In Turkey it is only women who weave rugs ) are always very collectable on todays' markets. 

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 What People


''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 and they look perfect in situ.

 I just think it’s incredible that I’m bringing kilim beauties home to Australia from your online shop

in Goreme that I visited 3 years ago!!

I love it!! Thank you.Thank you.For it all Ruth.Amazing!

              I look forward to the next round. ''  


- Pen Thomson, Australia 




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