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Small Fine Sarkoy Kilim

Small Fine Sarkoy Kilim


Super Fine Sarkoy kilim  - Turkey

  • Age :20yrs
  • Size1.19m x .76m (3.10ft x 2.5ft )
  • 100% handmade and pure wool
  • Free International Shipping
  • Very unusual size and design 

Thrace today comprises the region which is bordered by Macedonia to the west, Bulgaria and the Turkish Black sea to the north, with the Aegean framing the southern perimeter. Its eastern side incorporates the European part of Turkey. Kilims from the entire region are known as Thracian or Sharkoy kilims, even though Sharkoy is geographically within modern Turkey. The name Sharkoy is also used for kilims woven further north in Bulgaria.

            Sharkoy motifs are very stylized, although figurative, and even very old examples are very modern in appearance. Motifs include tree of life compositions, prayer arches, stylized leaves, trees and birds. Colours are dark red, blues, greens,with a little yellow and  more modern pieces have a softer more pastel range of tones.Many sizes are woven,all in one piece(never in two pieces as with many nomadic kilims) and these are of a squarer size format than most Anatolian kilims. Using fine slitweave technique, antique Sharkoy kilims are woven to the highest standards, often incorparating extra weft inserts and curved wefts giving the design a more modern flow and eliminating the geometrıcal stepped edges. 


Our vintage pieces are all preloved and due to the age and/or handmade nature of these items, minor signs of patination,fading, wear, or slightly unsymmetrical lines may be present.These are not considered flaws,they are part of their unique nature and why we love using them in our homes as they add both character and charm

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