Orange Mukur Kutchi Kilim Runner

The Kutchi gypsies weave very colourful kilims. Woven in slitweave, these highly decorative kilims have a consistent design: diamond-shaped medallions are enclosed in a field by a three-coloured crenellated border, itself surrounded by an outer border containing square geometric motifs (somewhat resembling an inverted hourglass), with a zigzag pattern along the selvedges. Favoured colours include bright red and orange, yellow and brown.

The Kutchi are a Pushtu-speaking tribe of nomads from central Afghanistan. Wanderers rather than genuine nomads, they travel to market towns, earning a living as tinkers and traders. Mukur (or Moqor) is a town halfway on the hot, dusty road between Kabul and Kandahar, where Kutchis often converge to attend seasonal fairs.

Country of Origin: Afghanistan

Size: 11'3'' x 4'2''

Age: circa 1930

Material: Wool

Product Code: A10-137

Price: Rs110,000

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