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Vintage Adana Kilim

Vintage Adana Kilim


Adana 'Yoruk ' Cicim Kilim -'Yoruk' is the Turkish word for nomad

Size:2.55 x 1.55m 

Age: 40 50yrs

Wool and cotton

Good condition

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Adana is a busy industrial and agricultural centre on the Sotheastern coast of Turkey that has to its back the extensive Toros mountains. Traditionally designed handmade kilims, cicms, yastiks (pillowcases) and cuval (grainsacks) were woven by settled Nomadic peoples in the villages of the Adana and surrounding Toros mountain region as an ıntegral part of a young womans' marriage dowry. The symbols used on all kilims can be bold and often naive but they have special meanings and can reflect the weavers desire for protection, abundance, happiness, fertility, etc. Adana produces large quantities of cotton, which is often used in their kilims, for the colour contrast in both border and field designs where reds, pink, orange, purple and blue fading to grey are common. Those Adana Yoruk (nomadic) kilims and cicims found on the market place are usually small in format taking 2-3 months to make with a medium weave and more vibrant colour on a natural camel or white cotton background. Adana kilims and cicims are always excellent value for money.


All our store items are handmade.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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