Vintage Nomadic Silifke Kilim -Cloud green +soft apricot
Konya Nomadic Silifke Cicim / Turkey
Size: 1.33 x 1.24 (4.4ft x 4ft )
Vintage 40 -50 yrs
Price includes free shipping and insurance
Very unusual soft green and soft apricot
This is a beautiful nomadic vintage textile that can be used as a wall hanging or on a floor.
This piece has a beautiful subtelty and with random colour and design changes that are typical of nomadic weavings .The Turkish yoruks lead a semi nomadic life, consequently their weavings are strong both in design and substance,.Kilims continue to be woven in this area today however, primarily for use in the weavers homes.The bold serrated diamond shaped medallions found in kilims use contrasting colours such as dark brown, white and red, and a little blue and yellow, are used to full effect, highlighting thie prominent design elements. Older kilims generally have a more mellow colour palette of red, pink, brown, blue and yellow.
The Yoruks of Silifke not only produce kilims, but large numbers of cicims (those with asymetric designs are used as a tent door cover),as well as grainsacks(chuval),cushions (yastiks) and wildly decorated donkey bags.