A Floral Qala-e-Now Kelim Rug: 283cm x 198cm


Origin: Afghanistan
Style: Qala-e-Now Kilim
Provenance: N/A
Dated: Mid/Late 20th C
Hand Knotted 100% Wool Pile.
Length: 283 cms / 9.3 feet
Width: 198cms / 6.5 feet

The fine hand-woven reversible tapestry rug having a central floral medallion surrounded by leaves, sprays and bouquets in each corner set in a spectrum of pastel shades.

This is an overtly floral drawing, with some influence of French Savonnerie carpets, made by the Aimaq people in the Qala-e-Now region, which is the capital of Badghis province in the north west of Afghanistan, about five hundred kilometers west-north-west from Kabul.

The ancient designs have changed little over the centuries. Made with 100% wool and entirely hand woven, these kelims are exceptional value for money.

Much softer in colour than many kelims this is a rare piece in that kelims are seldom seen for sale from this province.