Vintage Balkan woven textile table centerpiece/runner, Serbia c.1950s. Loomed from cotton in a black and red color scheme that is very typical of Serbian folk textiles or kilims. The colors are beautifully intense and saturated and the multi-colored, abstract patterns are embroidered onto the piece. It is finished off with a hand-knotted fringe at either end. With the addition of red or black cotton backing, I imagine this being turned into a long sofa cushion. It has been laundered and condition is excellent with only very minor issues observed with the fringe – a few rust stains in one area of the fringe and a re-knotting of a small section of the fringe also in the same area. Size: 17” width x 37 ½” length.