Turkish Rug Kilim

As kilims are much less durable than rugs that have a pile to protect the warp and weft, it is not surprising that few of great age remain…. The weave is almost identical with that of modern kilims, and has about fourteen threads of warp and sixteen threads of weft to the inch. The pattern consists of narrow stripes of blue, green, brownish yellow, and red, containing very small geometric designs. With this one exception, so peculiarly preserved, there are probably very few over a century old.

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