Kilim with red striations

Circa 1900
Northwest Persia
246 x 231 cm
8'0" x 7'6"

A powerful flat-weave composed of two panels in natural camel hair, embellished by what look like irregular brushstrokes of blood red paint, although it is woven wool.The interplay between the calm tonalities of the camel hair fiber and the dramatic, organic quality of the red dye creates an almost disturbing yet deeply liberating landscape, as if the weaver was fiercely expressing all of her emotions.

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