Antique Turkish Kilims - Anatolian Kelims - 2

      From the collection of Marla Mallett
Bold flatwoven rugs, hangings and covers have been made by Turkish, Yoruk, Kurdish and Turkmen nomads in Anatolia. These truly ethnographic antique Oriental tribal rugs called "kilims" or "kelims," are tapestry-woven, brocaded or combine techniques. 

To see complete views and larger details of these Turkish kilims, click on the inventory numbers. 
Check out our Tribal Textiles and HOME pages for other gallery offerings.  You may wish to take a look at More Early Kilims for a discussion of restoration and conservation issues, or read  Criteria For Selecting Tribal Textiles.


Hotamis Kilim

Central Anatolia
Early 19th century
Wool.  5'8"x 14'5"
Slit tapestry
W-6925


Kagizman Kilim
Northeastern Anatolia
Late 19th century
Wool.  4'7"x 10'11"
Slit tapestry
W-7421


Karapinar Kilim
Central Anatolia
Late 19th century
Wool.  5'2"x 13'1"
Slit tapestry
W-9145


Malatya Kilim Fragment
Eastern Anatolia. Circa 1850
Wool and cotton. 33"x 125"
Slit tapestry
W-3611


Konya/Hotamis Kilim

Central Anatolia
Late 19th century
Wool. 5'1"x 12'2"
Slit tapestry
W-6870


Malatya Kilim
Eastern Anatolia
Circa 1900
Wool and cotton.  31"x 12'
Slit tapestry
W-6873


Konya Kilim
Central Anatolia
Late 19th century
Wool.  5' x 10'4"
Slit tapestry
W-7408

And An Antique Caucasian Kilim 

Dramatic kilims were also produced by villagers and tribal nomads in the Caucasus--the current countries of Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia and Dagestan as well as in Northwest Persia. Slit tapestry predominated.  Click on the inventory number below to see photos of the complete piece.  Check out our Tribal Textiles and HOME pages for other gallery offerings.


Shirvan Kilim

Azerbaijan. Late 19th century
Wool.  6'5"x 9'
Slit tapestry
W-6931

            Read  CRITERIA FOR SELECTING TRIBAL TEXTILES

            For a discussion of restoration issues, go to MORE EARLY KILIMS


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