Caucasian Kelim

Caucasian Kelim


237 x 185 cm


This Caucasian Kelim dates to the late 19th century.

It is worked in two pieces in a fine slit tapestry weave and was made in the Shirvan  area of the Caucasus.

Ten relatively narrow  bands with a simple cross design on a white ground separate wider bands on alternating red and almost black backgrounds. They contain a row of concentric hexagrams, four on each half of the kelim. A cross forms the centre of each hexagram. Three shades of red, two shades each of blue and green, yellow, brown, white and near-black appear in different combinations so that no hexagon is exactly the same as any other.

The quality of the weave is excellent, as is the condition of this fine kelim.