Anatolian Kilim Fragment, Central Anatolia (Konya region?), mid 19th century, 2' 2" x 5' 2"

Undoubtedly this kilim fragment would have been visually must stronger than it already is if complete.  Imagine the field element as a complete entity with the border motifs top and bottom! 

But it is not complete so it must be appreciated for what it is, and it IS a very nice looking example of textile art from central Anatolia.   Mounted/sewn onto a dark blue cotton cloth backing.

The condition is apparent in the images, there is some corrosion in the field (a dark corrosive color undoubtedly with iron oxide mordanting).   The colors are lovely, saturated and all derived from natural dyes.


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