Vintage Malatya Kurd Kilim Cuval - Natural dyes + nomadic design
Vintage Malatya Kurd Kilim Cuval / Turkey
Size: 1.50 x 104cm (4.9ft x 3.5ft)
Age Vintage 70 - 80 yrs
Pure handspun wool
This subtle 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 .It was originally woven by nomadic Kurds as a beautiful bag for grain storage and has been opened out for use on the floor .It has particularly rare colors withaubergine /purple/greens.
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 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