Shirvan kilim

Shirvan kilim

from the southern Caucasus

circa 1880

Size: 280 x 155 cm


The kilims of the Caucasus, woven in slit tapestry technique, are usually divided into two main groups, the ‘Kuba’ from the northern Caucasus and the ‘Shirvan’ from further south.

Typical of most Shirvan kilims, this piece exhibits a simple banded design containing bold geometric latch-hook motifs invariably without a surrounding border. The naturally dyed colours are clear and crisp.