Balkan hand-woven wool kilim, Serbia, c.1930. Traditional, hand-woven kilim loomed on a narrow domestic loom using wool yarn (weft) that was hand-spun and hand-dyed. Woven from fine-ply wool, dyed in red and black -a traditional color scheme for that region. It drapes beautifully over furnishings: Kilims were often used to cover furnishings and walls, as well as floors – a cultural influence left behind by the Ottomans. Cotton yarn forms the warp, and the kilim is seamed in 2-parts. It has a woven arrow-head pattern and different batch dyes of yarn were used, as indicated by the subtle color variation in the red yarn.
Condition: Excellent, well-preserved condition. No repairs. There is small area where the weft has loosened or stretched a little, as shown. In general, minor and acceptable amount of wear.
Size: 44” x 72”