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Sarkoy kilim from western Turkey

Made in Thrace, 1880-1910.
A rectangular flatweave rug (kilim), tapestry woven with wool on woollen warps. The kilim has a strong geometric pattern predominantly made up of triangles, with three large diamonds in the field delineated through the use of colour. At either end of the field is a deep zig-zag patterned band, while triangles set point to point form the four borders. The ends of the kilim are gently scalloped and the fringe is the knotted wool warp. The palette, made up of light blue, dark blue, mustard and yellow, is soft and subdued.
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