• Anatolian Kilim
  • Anatolian Kilim

Anatolian Kilim

1,675.00TL

Gaziantep (Southeastern Anatolia) Kilim, Hazal Halı

The kilim is a flat tapestry-woven rug with a long history in Turkey, with designs varying from region to region. These vintage kilim, made between the 1930s and 1950s, are made of Anadolu çuvalı or Anatolian jute-wool, ensuring a long lifespan. This particular material was used as a carrier to transport the belongings of one’s family when travelling throughout the Anatolian landscape. These sacs were the ideal vehicle to carry wool or dried goods. In fact, they are often referred to as “grain bags.” When the carrier was no longer needed, it could have been opened and cut and used as a rug or covering.

Of the South Anatolian rugs, horizontal bands frame more intricate geometric designs with dark earthy colors and lines of white. Roundels are filled with smaller, intertwined motifs that as a whole signify a protective amulet. The motifs are chosen and sewn into the rug as a wish upon whomever uses it. Unlike other kilim rugs, bright inserts of colour sporadically dot in between the motifs. Perhaps a sign of the weaver's own artistic expression. This beautiful vintage kilim has been chosen for its tight knits and long-lasting quality. It will add a rustic quality and a great story to any space. 

Discover the full story behind these vintage kilims.

Details:

  • Handmade from Anadolu çuvalı or Anatolian jute-wool.
  • Material: Wool on wool on frame. Wool on goat hair within the central pattern. 
  • Size: Approximately: 4.7 feet x 3.6 feet (145 cm x 110 cm).
  • For best results vintage kilims can be cleaned by regularly vacuuming and dry cleaning or professional carpet washing once or twice a year (depending on its use).