Malatya Cicim Kilim with Double Ram's Horn Motif

This simple yet attractive kilim from Malatya in eastern Anatolia features broad horizontal bands in bright colours, four of which contain rows of double, or mirrored, ram's horn motifs. The ram's horn symbolizes manhood, male fertility, strength and bravery.

The raised surface of the thread used to create the motifs 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: 3'1'' x 5'11''

Age: 40 - 65 years old

Material: Wool

Product Code: A76-016

Price: Rs32,000

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