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rug; kilim


A distinct characteristic of Shirvan kilims is the absence of borders. The majority of these rugs are composed of wide and narrow horizontal bands filled with simple, bold geometric patterns.

 

The wide bands contain hexagons with hooked motifs on the outside and diamonds containing a cross in the inside. Some of the narrow bands are plain, while others are decorated with triangles, small stepped diamonds and zigzags.

 

Purchased (Mrs. Lawerence Chambers Memorial Fund) by IMA 1970.

Object Information

creation date
1875
materials
wool
dimensions
64 3/4 x 130 1/4 in.
accession number
70.55
credit line
Mrs. Lawrence Chambers Memorial Fund
copyright
Public Domain
collection
Textile and Fashion Arts
colors