Guide to Turkish Kilim Rugs & Carpets
Afyon Anatiolian Kilim, 18th century
Origin: West Anatolia
Size: 436 x 164 cm
Condition: Typically woven in one piece, this impressive kilim shows the so-called Baklava-pattern. Made in the region between Afyon and Kutahya, strong patina, mellow colours. Walnut brown is strongly corroded. There are some small holes. Mounted on canvas.
Erzerum Prayer Kilim, 19th century
Origin: Northeast Anatolia, mid-19th century
Size: 161 x 135 cm
Condition: Coarsely woven. The design with three trees is a rare feature. Re-woven in several areas; corners restored.
Cappadocia Kappadokia Kilim, 18th century
Origin: Eastern Central Anatolia, Kappadokia, 18th century
Size: 343 x 141 cm
Condition: Expertly mounted on linen. Woven in two parts with very unusual, delicate colour combinations. Holes are present, small parts are missing, and there is corrosion in some areas.
Cappodocia Kappadocian Kilim, 18th century or earlier
Central Anatolia, 18th century or earlier
Size: 361 x 136 cm
Condition: Very fine texture and great colors. Expertly washed, conserved, and mounted on red canvas.
East Anatolian Cicim, 19th century
A Fine East Anatolian Cicim Flatweave, 19th century
Size: 435 x 167 cm
Description: The strips are blue, dark blue, white and red. Mostly wool fabric with small cotton portions and metal threads. Small age damage and minimum repairs. Very good condition.
Ezurum Prayer Kilim, dated 1868
Origin: Northeast Anatolia, dated 1868
Size: 150 x 121 cm
Condition: A fine and meticulously made kilim with some areas woven in silk. Lavish use of metal threads. Perfect condition, never used.
Kars/Erzurum Area Kilim, 19th century
East Anatolian Kilem, Kars/Erzurum Area, 19th century
Size: 335 x 135 cm
Description: Woven in two panels.
Parmakli kilim, circa 1880
Parmakli kilim, Western Anatolia, circa 1880, small amount of restoration
Size: 335 x 200 cm
Hotamis kelim, third quarter 19th century
Based on its range of exquisite colors, fine weave, and wonderful wool, this kilim dates to the third quarter of the 19th century.
Hotamis Kelim, circa 1800
Origin: Western Central Anatolia, 1800
Dimensions: 383 x 172 cm
This large, woven kilim comes from Hotamis nomads from the region between Kütahya and Afyon. The mid-field consists of three large panels with a gridded from bars and diamonds. The upper and lower end is adorned with stripes.
Dimensions: 383 x 172 cm
Mut Kilim, circa 1875
Dimensions: 124 in. x 54.5 in.
A 19th century Mut Kilim (circa 1875) from southern Anatolia (south of Karaman towards Mediterranean coast.) This example is very finely woven with thinly spun wool and traditional Mut earth tones. There are contrasting colors of red, red-brown, white and dark blue. The distinctive design includes two rows of vertical hexagonals in field with smaller boxed border hexagonals. This example has very finely rendered, narrow, delicate “saw-tooth motif.” The use of white is sensational and creates great contrast and dramatic design. A unique collector’s piece.
Condition: Overall condition is excellent.
Hotamis Turkmen Konya kelim 19th century
Central Anatolia, middle of the 19th century
Dimensions: approx. 360 x 151 cm
The white groundy kilim with three hexagonal medallions, red hook-shaped contours, was probably created by a tribal group of the Hotamis Turkmen in the area of Konya. Some of the motifs on the central axis have metal-brooched details. The border is divided into rectangular fields. Reduced slightly at both ends. Some posterior sites. Overall good condition.
Manastir Yastik Kilim
These unusual Yastik size Kilim are made by Balkan Muslims who resettled in the Mihaliccik Turkey area. Yastik are small seat mats. This piece is also unusual in that most Yastik are pile rugs.
Manastir Yastik Kilim, Mihaliccik, Turkey. 19th century, 3 foot 3 inches by 2 foot. (not including fringe).
Structure: Slit tapestry weave.
Yarn Spin: Z.
Warp: very fine 2 ply tan wool.
Weft: Wool ground color.
Ends: Warp fringe.
Further Notes: Some reweaves and a small patch. some worn areas, should be stabilized. The piece is antique and has seen use.
Monastir Small Kilim from Cocoon of Istanbul
Size: 61 x 31 cm