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