Vintage Anatolian Minimalist Prayer Kilim

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Period
Circa 1940
Origin
Siirt, Eastern Anatolia
Materials
Angora
Status
Available
Size
83 cm x 83 cm
2'8" x 2'8"

Woven by Kurdish people located in the eastern Anatolian village of Siirt, weft-faced plain weaves of this type employ silky goat hair using a technique which dates back to about 6000 BC, when the first textiles began to appear in the Fertile Crescent of Mesopotamia. This example is quite unusual for its miniature format as well as for the simplification of the niche pattern by means of gradually shorter horizontal segments of natural dark brown wool on a natural camel wool background. A true gem of Minimalist tribal art.

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