Malatya Cicim Kilim with Diamond Quartet

This colourful cicim kilim from Malatya in eastern Anatolia features a simple, banded central field sandwiched between two skirts that are busily decorated with various diamond shapes. The dominant design-two interlocked diamonds-is surrounded by a mesmerising web of diagonal designs, diamonds within other diamonds, and locked border hooks.

The raised surface of the bright thread used to create the complex pattern of motifs in the skirts can easily be mistaken for embroidery. In fact, the patterns are created with a supplementary weft (usually using a thicker yarn) interlaced into the fabric during the weaving process. This technique is known as cicim in Turkey.

Country of Origin: Turkey

Size: 3'3'' x 5'5''

Age: 40 - 65 years old

Material: Wool

Product Code: A76-007

Price: Rs36,000

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