Konya Kilim

Konya kilim
central Anatolia
circa 1900
Size: 206 x 184

Interest in ‘oriental rugs’ has changed focus over the last twenty years or so from mere floor coverings to art objects.
One area of interest has been Anatolian flat woven rugs or kilims.
This ancient weaving tradition existed in Asia Minor long before the arrival of the Turks around AD 1000.
These kilims are generally noted for their bold abstract patterns which often bear little relation to other areas of oriental carpet design.
This piece is in fact a very large storage bag opened out.