Antique Turkish Kilims - Anatolian Kelims -1

      from the collection of Marla Mallett
Bold geometric kilim rugs, covers and tent or wall hangings have been made by Turkish, Yoruk, Kurdish and Turkmen nomads in Anatolia. These antique ethnographic tribal Oriental rugs called "kilims" or "kelims," are tapestry-woven, brocaded or combine techniques. These Middle Eastern "carpets" display some of the most powerful imagery produced by weavers anywhere.

To see complete views and larger details of the Turkish kilim art below, click on the inventory numbers as you scroll downwards.
Check out our Tribal Textiles and HOME pages for other antique textile art. You may wish to take a look at More Early Kilims for a discussion of restoration and conservation issues, or read Criteria For Selecting Tribal Textiles.


Hotamis Kilim

Central Anatolia
19th century
Wool.  5'2"x 14'7"
Slit tapestry
W-6927


Malatya Kilim

Eastern Anatolia. 1880-1890
Wool and cotton. 5'10"x 9'8"
Slit tapestry
W-6866


Karapinar Kilim
Central Anatolia. 
Early to Mid 19th century
Wool.  4'10"x 14'3"
Slit tapestry
W-7398


Yahyali Kilim
Eastern Central Anatolia.
Circa 1900
Wool.  4' x 8'4"
Slit tapestry

W-8266


Konya Kilim
Central Anatolia. 19th century
Wool. 5'7"x 14'9"
Slit tapestry
W-6838


Karapinar Kilim
Central Anatolia.  1840-1850
Wool.  5'1x 14'4."
Slit tapestry
W-7375


Malatya Kilim
Eastern Anatolia. Circa 1900
Wool and cotton. 5'6"x 11'
Slit tapestry

W-7346

            Read  CRITERIA FOR SELECTING TRIBAL TEXTILES

            For a discussion of restoration issues, go to  MORE EARLY KILIMS


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