Mid 19th century, 280 x 140 cm, Central Anatolia
VOK Collection: Anatolia 59
In this unusual two-panel kilim, only the wide light-red main border and the white-ground elems are decorated in various designs, while the sea-green field is a wide open space enlivened by changing shades of the ground colour. The two sections are interlocked by ornate reciprocal double hooks running along the sides and reciprocal wavy lines placed at both ends of the field. Hirsch writes that the kilim was used at a funeral and then donated to the local mosque, as was the custom. An almost identical example of this rare group was published in HALI and described as a Karapinar. – Slight signs of age and wear, good overall condition. Mounted onto canvas.
HALI 32, 1986, Abb. S. 98
VOK, IGNAZIO, Vok Collection. Anatolia. Kilims und andere Flachgewebe aus Anatolien. (Text: Udo Hirsch) München 1997, Nr. 59