Antique Caucasian & Persian Kilims 

       From the collection of   Marla Mallett
Dramatic kilims (kelims) were 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. The pieces are often large, and typically have clear coloring and bold patterns.  Designs often consist of large hooked medallions arrayed in bands.  Simple banded designs were also popular.

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Shirvan Kilim
Azerbaijan. Circa 1900
Wool.  6'1"x 10'8"
Slit tapestry

Shirvan Kilim

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

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