Red Kafkas Kilim

Kafkas means Caucasus in Turkish, and indeed this striking kilim–possibly woven by a Turkic tribe in Afghanistan, such as the Uzbeks–shows clearly the influence of Caucasian weaving traditions. The main field is taken up by serrated diamonds (possibly representing burdock burrs, which afford protection from the evil eye) in a multiple medallion arrangement that is common to many Caucasian rugs.

The most interesting feature here is the minimalist treatment of the border design. The weaver adopted a typically Caucasian border motif known as "leaf and calyx" and simplified it to such an extent that it appears as a line drawing.

Country of Origin: Afghanistan

Size: 9'11'' x 6'7''

Age: circa 1930

Material: Wool

Product Code: A10-134

Price: Rs150,000

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