Antique Turkish Kilim Carpets 699
Antique Anatolian Kilims are prized for the bold power of their drawing and the beauty of their color, and this example shows very well why this is so. The field consists of superimposed bands with voluted hexagonal medallions containing zigzag ashiks. Volutes and serrated S-leaves comprise the border. A unifying golden ivory ground allows the lovely range of greens, blues, apricot, and mauve to achieve their maximum effect.
A Beautiful Pair Of Antique Turkish Kilim Carpets / Panels, Country of Origin: Turkey, Circa Date : 19th Century – Antique Anatolian or Turkish Kilims like this are prized for the bold power of their drawing and the beauty of their color. This pair is a beautiful tribal and earthy example of an Anatolian Kilim from the 19th century. These Turkish rugs were woven in the last days the Ottoman Empire and demonstrate its value as utilitarian flat weave rugs, rather than pieces that were created simply for display. Many times, these truly captivating antique rugs were created and used as floor coverings, wall coverings, and bedding in harsh conditions.
These handmade Turkish kilim carpets were valued treasures and it is not uncommon for them to be woven as panel pieces to be combined into one larger piece later on. This is mostly due to the fact that many of these Turkish kilims were actually woven by semi or fully nomadic tribes people. Since these people were constantly on the move, they could not construct a wide carpet weaving loom as that would be far too difficult to transport. Another reason why these antique Turkish kilims tend to be narrower is because they were also woven within people’s homes. Since wide looms would take up too much space, they tended to weave them in strips to be attached later on.
The beautifully blended browns, blues, and reds of these two antique Turkish Kilim panels / carpets give it an earthy and tribal feel. This is a beautiful specimen that provides an important understanding of the culture of the people who created it and the place of the rug in their society. These Turkish kilim panels have a special connection to the past that gives it a special place within the history of the Anatolian people.