four kilims below are copies of old Ottoman designs that
were used for kilims in Palaces and mansions. They are very
finely woven with hand spun vegetable dyed wool. The skill
of the weaver is evident in the beauty of the woven designs
and each kilim is a work of art. This standard of weaving
has now become rare in Turkey.
TUK116 Usak antique design
1.67 x 1.16 £545
TUK117 Usak antique design
1.68 x 1.37 £545
TUK118 Konya Gokmen
1.48 x 1.14 £395
TUK119 Konya Aigle
1.28 x 0.95 £295
two kilims below are fine examples of the "star"
of kilim designs, Konya Nazumla. This old tribal design is
now only woven in two villages in the mountains south of Konya
and in the city by women from those villages. The weaving
is so complex that other weavers cannot copy the design whereas
weavers from the two villages have the skill to weave any
design they wish. At a last rough count, we estimated
that maybe only 30-35 new Konya
Nazumlas were woven each year, and those of variable quality.
So I am extremely pleased to offer for sale these now rare
and beautifully woven examples.
TUK120 Konya Nazumla
1.86 x 1.39 £595
1.80 x 1.35 £545
The two kilims below
are copies of old designs woven with handspun natural dyed
yarns. The yarns are more robust and make for a heavier kilim
suitable for hard wear on the floor and at the same time adding
to the decor of the room or hall.
Hotomush - angora
1.85 x 1.30 £395
Konya - wool
2.00 x 1.40 £295