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Caucasian Kilim carpet, 176 x 270 cm, 19th century, handwoven, circa 1850

Lot reference 12943731

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$ 35 Bidder 2476
16-08-2017 20:16:32
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12-08-2017 00:22:09
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Good overall condition, comes with a certificate

Material: Wool on wool
Manufacturing period: 1800-1849
Country: Azerbaijan
Condition: Overall in good condition with traces of ageing and usage

Kilim is a flat fabric made of warp and weft threads without knot or cord. Motifs are made by alternating the colours of the structural wefts into which additional wefts are inserted.

The Kazak district spreads to the east up to Karabagh and to the north, to the Armenian region, and reaches the Anatolian border region to the west.

Horizontal strips, very decorative, are repeated using the same colours, width and motifs. A larger strip, decorated with stylised crabs, informs us of the proximity of the Caspian sea.
Six alternating delicate strips use a zigzag motif, symbolising the divine and the "earth-mother".

CRAFTSMEN
Caucasian Kilim carpets stand out thanks to the precision of their geometric motifs, their colours and the excellent quality of their wool, very silky; the craftsmen stay loyal to a certain ideal of decoration and pass on the traditions of their ancestors from generation to generation.
This antique kilim carpet is therefore the expression of the aesthetic conception of simple men, living in isolated villages in tents, on high plateaus, to the unchanging rhythm of herd migrations.
The fine texture of this kilim, woven according to the "slit carpets" technique, delights us by his beauty and antique carpet patina.

ANECDOTE:
The geographic situation of a carpet can be estimated at first sight; if the crabs remind us of the sea, their size informs us of the altitude. Indeed, the smaller the motif is, the more likely it is that the kilim was made in plains; in this case, we can assume that it was woven in a mountainous region, although this isn't an exact science, tribal pieces always keep a part of their mystery...

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Reviews given: 4
Member since: June 2, 2017
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    très bien emballé, le tapis est superbe, merci

    ludy August 10, 2017

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    livraison rapide et soignée

    sdo64 July 21, 2017

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    Très beau tapis, envoyé très rapidement

    XDeru July 17, 2017

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