Vintage Kars Kilim


Vintage Kars Kilim / Turkey 

Size: 3.04 x 1.48  ( 9.10 ft x 4.9ft)

Age :60 - 70 yrs 

Natural dyes 

Pure wool 

Kars, is  in the far north eastern corner of Turkey, and produuced a variety of rugs and kilims iKars and Kagızman kilims, cuvals (grean sacks) and yastiks,(woven pillows) have a geometric central medallion design typically consructed on a loose splitweave kilim structure.

Colors tended toward earth tones of brown,yellow,and orange with some black used, while a pale blue ground is sometimes favored Kilims over sixty years of age have a much darker and varied palette whereas those kilims with less years tend to favor a higher contrasting pallette.As there are many Kurds that also tended to settle in this area, the designs of Kars Kilims, while often featuring the bold geometrics of Caucasian neighbours,also have a  less structured feeling inherited from the Kurdish nomads.New Kars kilims are seldom found today and excellent examples of older pieces are highly collectable .

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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