Vintage Malatya Kurdish Hall Runner -  Tribal earth tones

Vintage Malatya Kurdish Hall Runner - Tribal earth tones


Malatya Kurdish Kilim / Turkey

Size: 1.98  x .92m  (6.4 ft x3 ft )

Age: Vintage70 yrs


Pure handspun wool & natural dyes

This bold 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 are earthyand beautifully toned and very easy on the eye.The cicim weave gives it both texture and character.

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