Karaman kilim (138) (615)

Karaman kilim (detail) from Konya area,Central Anatolia,Turkey

Age: circa 1780

Measurements: 14'.2"x5'.7" (432x170 cm)

The field is composed of three ivory main sections containing red,green and blue combfringed panels.The sections are separated by brown ground stripes with hexagon motifs as well as minor bands with small cartouches containing hooks.The large panels are ornamented with diamonds,crosses,combs and other smaller geometric devices.At one end is an extra stripe of "elibelinde" design which means hands on hips.At the ends of the kilim are stripes in running dog patterns,in ivory and brown and peach and brown.All the colors are from natural sources including the aubergine.The kilim is mounted.There are several holes and missing areas.The flatwoven ends are partially present.

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