Turkish Usak Kilim
Usak Kilim / Turkey
100% pure wool
All natural Dyes
Size: 1.77 x 1.19 m
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.