Kilim Fragment, mounted 11473

Konya region, Central Anatolia

Wool; tapestry weave

18th/ early 19th Century 

176 x 39 in / 447 x 99 cm

 

Early kilims are esteemed for their strong graphics and fabulous natural dye colors. Turkish kilims tend to be made in two panels and joined up the center however early complete pieces are seldom seen . There are several theories for this, including the idea that they never were put together in former times but were displayed in half lengths as seen here to line for warmth and decoration of their dwellings.