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Tribal Anatolian Kilim                                                2.42x1.55m

Tribal Anatolian Kilim 2.42x1.55m


Tribal Konya Müt Kilim

  • Age 70 + years
  • Size:2.42 x 1.55m
  • Condition: excellent 
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The word kilim simply refers to a flatwoven rug.or a rug without a knotted pile. Flatweaving is found in some form all over the world, although at times there is only a structural similarity in what is produced, the disciplines imposed by the materials and technıques result in strikingly similar designs and compositions.

     Until recently, the kilim in general, has been considered the poorer relation of the oriental knotted carpet. However, extensive research on religious and cultural significance, has shown an ancestry of design and motifs dating back to Neolithic times. This has now placed flatweave kilims on par with the most important of early tribal art forms.



            The Turkish Taurus yoruks lead a semi nomadic life, consequently their weavings are strong both in design and substance, as benefits the lifestyle of their makers. Kilims continue to be woven in this area today however, primarily for use in the weavers homes.The bold serrated diamond shaped medallions found in Mut kilims are often compared with the weavings of the North American Navajo Indians, and contrasting colours such as dark brown, white and red, and a little blue and yellow, are used to full effect, highlighting thie prominent design elements.There are a number of different designs woven in this area, mostly using hooked, serrated or fingered medallions of varying compositional sizes.More recent weavings have autumnal tones of terra- cotta, brown, orange, yellow and some green. Older kilims generally have a more mellow colour palette of red, pink, brown, blue and yellow. Light slitweave is used so that the designs do not contain any long verticals slits; this, together with the thick warps and wefts,(often of black wool or goat hair) results in a substantial and hard wearing textile.

The Yoruks of Mut not only produce kilims, but large numbers of cicims (those with asymetric designs are used as a tent door cover),as well as grainsacks(chuval),cushions (yastiks) and wildly decorated donkey bags.


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