397 x 172 cm // 13ft x 5ft 8"
This kilim was made in the traditional Anatolian manner of two joined twin parts woven from a narrow loom, possibly by a semi nomadic pastoralist group. Judging from the use of cotton and cochineal dye, the piece would have originated from the Adana region of southern Turkey - the group known collectively as either Rashwan or Reyhanli. The kilim has been used as a hanging tapestry evidenced from the brass curtain hoops attached verso and is therefore preserved in almost perfect condition.
• late 19th cent
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