Small Antique Kilims

       From the collection of Marla Mallett
Here, we show small-sized flatwoven rugs  made by Turkish, Yoruk, and Kurdish nomads in Anatolia and Persia. Some of these have mihrabs, and are often called "namazlik," meaning for prayer. Rather than being used on the ground, they were often hung in village houses on the wall indicating the direction of Mecca, simulating the mihrab in a mosque kebla wall.  These ethnographic antique Oriental tribal rugs are tapestry-woven, brocaded or combine techniques. 

To see complete views and larger details of these 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.


Corum Kilim

Anatolia
Late 19th century
Wool and cotton.  48"x 76"
Slit tapestry
W-6834


Senneh Kilim
West Persia. Circa 1900
Wool.  51"x 77"
Slit tapestry
W-8413


Aydin/Selendi Namazlik Kilim
Western Anatolia
Mid-19th century
Wool.  40"x 57"
Slit tapestry
W-9057


Ladik Namazlik Kilim

Western Anatolia
Late 19th century
Wool. 4'3"x 6'
Slit tapestry
W-6835



Senneh Kilim
West Persia. Circa 1900
Wool.  44"x 76"
Slit tapestry
W-8282
   

                   Read  CRITERIA FOR SELECTING TRIBAL TEXTILES

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


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