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Rug Number Glc7931 One Hundred Percent Hand-Woven 100% Wool & Silk Pile Origin Iran Design Isfahan Size 4'.10" X 7'.9"

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19th C. Kilim Wool Rug w/ Traditional Motifs

Lot 0043A Details

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Central Asia, Kilim, ca. late 19th to early 20th century CE. A gorgeous hand-woven wool Kilim rug, the yarns presenting in a striking array of hues including russet red, deep black, sienna, creamy white, warm beige, and blue-green. The primary design motif consists of repeated stepped diamonds housing central crosses. This is surrounded by a border comprised of nested running zigzag motifs in russet, sienna, and cream on the longer sides and bolder zigzags in the same color scheme as the central pattern followed by beige and sienna striations and a coordinating knotted fringe highlighted by an alternating red and cream interior border along the shorter ends. Size: 136" L x 84.75" W (345.4 cm x 215.3 cm)

The motifs of Kilim rugs carry symbolic meanings. For example, the continuous zigzags on this rug have traditionally represented the theme of running water, and the cross is a motif that has traditionally been used to ward off the evil eye. In accordance with Anatolian belief, the cross reduces the potency of the evil glance by dividing it into four segments. The origin of this motif predates Christianity. In fact, there are crosses in a wall painting of Catalhoyuk.

Provenance: private Glorieta, New Mexico, USA collection; acquired in 2018 from an old Mexican hacienda collection near Durango, Mexico

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Condition
Repair to one interior area with dark-hued thread. Loosening to a few interior areas, with light staining and fading to pigmentation, and minor desiccation commensurate with age. Nice remains of original colors throughout.
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19th C. Kilim Wool Rug w/ Traditional Motifs

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0043A: 19th C. Kilim Wool Rug w/ Traditional Motifs

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$1,200
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$550
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Lot 0043A Details

Description
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Central Asia, Kilim, ca. late 19th to early 20th century CE. A gorgeous hand-woven wool Kilim rug, the yarns presenting in a striking array of hues including russet red, deep black, sienna, creamy white, warm beige, and blue-green. The primary design motif consists of repeated stepped diamonds housing central crosses. This is surrounded by a border comprised of nested running zigzag motifs in russet, sienna, and cream on the longer sides and bolder zigzags in the same color scheme as the central pattern followed by beige and sienna striations and a coordinating knotted fringe highlighted by an alternating red and cream interior border along the shorter ends. Size: 136" L x 84.75" W (345.4 cm x 215.3 cm)

The motifs of Kilim rugs carry symbolic meanings. For example, the continuous zigzags on this rug have traditionally represented the theme of running water, and the cross is a motif that has traditionally been used to ward off the evil eye. In accordance with Anatolian belief, the cross reduces the potency of the evil glance by dividing it into four segments. The origin of this motif predates Christianity. In fact, there are crosses in a wall painting of Catalhoyuk.

Provenance: private Glorieta, New Mexico, USA collection; acquired in 2018 from an old Mexican hacienda collection near Durango, Mexico

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

We ship worldwide to most countries and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience.

#155417
Condition
...
Repair to one interior area with dark-hued thread. Loosening to a few interior areas, with light staining and fading to pigmentation, and minor desiccation commensurate with age. Nice remains of original colors throughout.

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