Origin: Izmir, Turkey
Style: Izmir Kilim
Dated: Mid/Late 20th C
Hand Knotted 100% Wool Pile
Length: 173 cms / 5.7 feet
Width: 120 cms / 4 feet
Wonderfully highlighted in a flamboyant sunshine yellow ground with combed forest green border and a double tarantula patterned geometrical lozenge to the centre. The bold and bright tones of sky blue, teal, medium blue, red, rose and sand all combine to make a celebration of colour. The main field interspersed with bird and spliced lozenge motifs with the whole being fully reversible if required.
Turkish Kilim rugs, which are perhaps more like tapestries, are soft and thin and are alternatively used as sofa covers, throws or wall hangings. Kilims woven in Gordes, Kula, Usak, Izmir, Akhisan were known as Manastır Kilims.
These kilims with simple patterns draw the attention with very vivid colors such as red, yellow and blue colors. Geometric medallions, running dog patterns and narrow bands with tiny crosses are typical patterns of these kilims.