We are delighted to announce the addition of vintage Anatolian Kilim rugs to our stock rug collection. With guaranteed delivery before Christmas, they are the perfect way to update your home for the festive period.
Each rug is entirely unique, full of history and has been hand-picked by Niki to compliment our collection.
The nomads from Asia Minor used to live in mountains covered with cedar forests, through the warm and dusty plateaus or in the splendid and shimmering plains full of wild and colourful flowers, orange blossoms and white cotton.
The yürük and kurdish nomads, today settled, abandoned their ancestral and secular weaving techniques. The weaved kelim carpets were aimed at decorating their fabric dwellings, hang all around the tents and also used as bags and cradles.
The wools of goats and sheep, hand worked, the composition and the structure of the vegetal colours, sometimes clashing, sometimes very fine, but in the end always in harmony with a gorgeous and harsh landscape, added to the graphic spontaneity, give a very peculiar charm, beauty and originality to these works.
Masterpieces from rough but generous and quiet people, the kelims are the sign of the independence of those artists. They are also the last testimony of a whole nation, giving evidence of a very high artistic level attained in the past.