Aydin kilim, $990

Aydin kilim
from western Turkey
circa 1900
Size: 340 x 180 cm

List Price: $. 1,760
Sale Price: $. 990

Interest in ‘oriental rugs’ has changed focus over the last fifty years or so from mere floor coverings to art objects. One of the most exciting ‘recent discoveries’ is the artistic quality of Anatolian flat woven rugs or kilims. This ancient weaving tradition existed in Asia Minor long before the arrival of the Turks around CE 1000. These kilims are generally noted for their bold abstract patterns which bear little relation to other areas of oriental carpet design.