Vintage Kilim - Malatya Kurd Dowry Kilim
Malatya Kurdish Kilim / Turkey
Size: 2.43 x .74 ( 8.10ft x2.4 ft )
Age Vintage 60 yrs
Pure handspun wool
Thisbold graphically designed kilim is so easy to live with and would be a highlight in any room as a floor piece or a wall hanging. The colors area rich navy and almost deep cherry and beautifully toned and very easy on the eye.
The eastern Turkish Kurds as a group include many kilim and cicim weavings from surrounding areas and also include examples woven by nomads for a young womans marriage dowry.These kilims/cicims are prized for their luxurious wool and beautiful colors, with older pieces characterized by restrained color combinations and use of earth tones (soft yellow,terracotta and browns)They also feature a medium weave with geometrical and hexagonal tribal motifs symbolising protection