450,00  IVA incl.

Kilims or Gilims are flatwoven textiles with a woollen weft on a woollen, goat hair or cotton warp. There are many different techniques and designs. The weaver normally works within a tradition of techniques, motifs and designs specific to a particular area or ethnic group. The designs relate to her natural surroundings, protection, fertility and the harmony of family relationships. Each weaver adds something from her own creativity and sense of composition. Kilims are often woven as part of a marriage dowry and can be used to create many different objects like storage bags, horse-blankets, baby carriers, blankets and wall and floor coverings.

This vintage kilim was hand-woven on a simple loom by a village or nomadic weaver for her own use. Probably the weaver used wool from her own sheep. The wool was first cleaned, then hand-carded, hand-spun and finally dyed by hand, often using natural dye materials like roots, nuts, berries, fruits, flowers and plants. Kilims from the last quarter of the twentieth century mostly use synthetic dyes. This kilim would have taken many months to complete.

All our kilims selected in the country of origin and are professionally washed and restored before we import them directly from Iran, Turkey and Afghanistan. Natural patina and charming imperfections in design and colour (abrash) are highly valued characteristics of hand-woven kilims.

Tufanbeyli is a small town and district in the Adana province of Turkey, on an irregular and sloping plateau high up in the Tahtalı range of the Toros Mountains. You get to Tufanbeyli by crossing one of the three high mountain passes. It is difficult to get there but once there, the views are incredible. Summers are dry and winters are cold.

This vintage kilim from Tufanbeyli was originally a large bag that has been opened to make a hall kilim. The design is made up of horizontal bands and decorated with sinuous motifs that can represent either a snake or the course of a river. In addition, “s” shaped motifs such as swastika stockings have been added, being a symbol of creation. The entire central area is woven with undyed natural wool.

Tufanbeyli is a small town and district in the Adana province of Turkey, on an irregular and sloping plateau high up in the Tahtalı range of the Toros Mountains. You get to Tufanbeyli by crossing one of the three high mountain passes. It is difficult to get there but once there, the views are incredible. Summers are dry and winters are cold.

This vintage kilim from Tufanbeyli was originally a large bag that has been opened to make a hall kilim. The design is made up of horizontal bands and decorated with sinuous motifs that can represent either a snake or the course of a river. In addition, “s” shaped motifs such as swastika stockings have been added, being a symbol of creation. The entire central area is woven with undyed natural wool.

Material: 100% hand-spun sheep wool

Size: 245×84 cms

Origin: Tufanbeyli, Turkey

Date of weaving: 1960-70s

1 in stock

Do you want to know how much shipping will cost you? Add the product to the cart and you can use the shipping calculator in the next step.
SKU: k2009084