Anatolian Kars Kilim Ottoman

The seat of this ottoman comes from a kilim about 60 years old, woven near Kars in eastern Turkey. Amid its soft pink and beige hues we can identify several traditional motifs typical of Anatolian kilims, including the burdock burr, a protective symbol that also suggests abundance; and two su yolu (running water) border patterns, which represent life itself. The kilim is complemented with a contemporary upholstery fabric at the base to produce an ottoman that would be a great addition to a contemporary or traditional home.

The kilim is a woollen flatweave common throughout Anatolia, as well as Central Asia and North Africa. Originally intended as functional textiles, they were used as insulation on the walls of the home, as covers on beds and tables, and as saddlebags or grain sacks. The weavers of the Kars border region produced many handsome kilims using the simple slitweave technique and geometric diamond designs influenced by weaving from the nearby Caucasus. Since the middle of the 20th century, Kars kilims were woven predominantly in brown, orange and pink colours, and using distinctive natural brown wool warps. Often they were long and narrow, making them impractical to use as rugs, but ideal to convert into modern accessories or upholstery.

We have two ottomans available, both made from the same large kilim and with slightly varying designs. You can select the one you prefer, or choose both–they would look great as a pair!

Country of Origin: India

Size: 24'' square, 12'' height

Weight: 12kg

Product Code: A01-195_A01-196

Price: Rs15,000

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