Sivas Jail Carpet - Signed and numbered
Vintage Kilim Handmade Turkish Teahouse Stool Price listed is for one item only-( puchase pair for $140 each ) Every teahouse stool is one-of-a-kind so should a 'pair' be available there will be some varience in design between the two 34×34 cm (14×14inches )Free International ShippingVersatile extra seating / Sturdy design / Very comfortable for Adults and Kids alike.Please note: Our vintage rugs,kilims, kilim cushions, poufs & teahouse stools are all 100% handwoven and therefore each one is unique. Due to the age and vintage handmade nature of these items, minor signs of discolouration, fading, wear, or slightly unsymmetrical lines may be present. These beautiful imperfections are a sign of the uniqueness of each item and something that as seen as a positive rather than a flaw considered flaws, rather they add character and authenticity to each piece.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.