Turkish Usak Kilim

$850.00Price

Usak Kilim / Turkey

100% pure wool

All natural Dyes 

Size: 1.77 x 1.19 m

100% handmade

 

Design : This traditional Wheat Design is a symbol of abundance, fertility and prosperity.

Woven in the homes using tradtional methods, these kilims now incorporate designs and motifs derived from important Museum Collections throughout Turkey. 

  • Turkish Usak Kilims

    ORIGIN: USAK  KILIMS

    Usak, a historic city in Western Anatolia, is the weaving centre for a group of carpets that were extremely famous as Ottoman palace or court carpets from the 15th - 16th C onwards.Wonderfully precious and highly studied examples of Usak carpets can be found in the Turkish and Islamis Arts Museum in İstanbul.

     

    This area also has a long history as a weaving centre for fine kilims and is noted for producing some of Anatolia’s largest flatweaves. For some time Usak has concentrated on producing extremely fine, beautifully natural dyed kilims and is now  one of the most important centres for the production of new kilims for the domestic and export market

     

     Woven in the homes using tradtional methods,these faltweaves now incorporate designs and motifs derived from important Museum Collections throughout Turkey and represent some of the most highly skilled, harmoniously coloured and authentically designed  weavings on today’s market .

       CARE AND REPAIR OF FLATWEAVES

    The everyday  care of all flatweaves ( Kilims, Soumaks, Cicims and Zilli ) should include regular vacuuming. Flatweaves will also benefit from rigorous shaking once or twice a year to remove dust and grit that may  have become lodged in the weave. The floor area underneath a flatweave should also be vacuumed regularly to reduce the likelihood of friction between the weave and particles of dirt.

                Flatweaves should only be wet - cleaned carefully or taken to a oriental carpet dealer to be professionally washed.

                Always repair flatweaves immediately when they show signs of wear a specialist oriental carpet dealer can assist with this.

What People Say - 

 

Fabulous Collection

One of the most fascinating,entertaining and educational carpet experiences I've ever had.Ruth has a fabulous collection of rugs and kilims and it's clear that she loves them all. She knows the story behind each one and enthusiastically shares the background about the weaver and the meaning of the work.

Ruth is very welcoming and there was never any pressure to buy.

I did take home a couple of lovely pieces and I will definitely return.  I highly recommend her shop ! 
 

- Laura F. Nov 2017.”​

 

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