Vintage Manastir Kilim
Origin :Manastir / Turkey
Size.1.33 X .83 (SMALL RUNNER )
Age :Vintage 50 yrs
This beautiful and unusual semi pastel Manastir kilim is ideal as a small hallway runner or can be used beside the bed or along the end of the bed . This size is also excellent for dividing spaces and creating a different look.This piece features random changes in colour and design which is typical of nomadic work .
Manastır kilims are very different to other Anatolian flatweavs as they were woven by Balkan expatriates who settled far north western Turkey. The region is particularly well known for its finely handspun wool and the compositional design features a serrated diamond shape which is repeated over the whole field of the kilim. These kilims are generally finely coloured with reds, pinks blues, yellow,green and black, and are of a splitweave onr very fine wool warps, producing fine quality weaving.Very little weaving is produced in the modern day making the old and antique kilims highly sought after.