Pre 1800, 204 x 105 cm, Western Central Anatolia, Eskisehir Province
The white field of this kilim, probably woven in a village between Sivrihisar and Kütahya, is completely filled with very large elibelinde figures in red, light blue, apricot, grass green and brown. Arranged in offset rows, the motifs are closely spaced and combine with the field ground to form reciprocal hooks. The closed form of the primary motif seen here is rarely encountered; it probably represents the older type of this prominent motif, which in most elibelinde kilims appears as a figure divided in two halves. – Several missing sections, fragmented along the sides and corners. Mounted onto canvas.
MELLAART/HIRSCH/BALPINAR 1989, Vol. I, Nrn. 25 und 26 *** BALPINAR/HIRSCH 1982, Tf. 64