ANTIQUE TEXTILE ART III
A Collection of Oriental and European Carpets and Textiles
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Kilim with multicoloured squares
Western Anatolia
Circa 1880
387 x 290 cm (129 x 96)


Notes: Weft faced plain weave in wool on cotton warps
An absolutely unique flatweave, this kilim is reminiscent of the pre-Columbian textiles of the Nazca culture, and is composed of vertical strips of polychrome squares arranged in order to create a diagonal movement of colour. The weaving technique, the use of cotton warps and its strong minimalist character relate this piece to another previously published kilim from the Gallery (Antique Textile Art, 2000, plate 5: 13). Together they constitute a small group of Anatolian kilims with a rare kind of iconography.

 



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