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Konya kilim, central Anatolia, 1850-70

Designed in Konya, Turkey
A large flatweave, weft-faced rug woven in two halves in slit tapestry technique and stitched together lengthwise. Discontinuous multicoloured wool wefts, with supplementary weft outlining, create a highly stylised carnation pattern in the field on the white wool warp, with a reciprocal comb design separating the field from wide borders. At either end, the undyed warp ends are twisted and knotted to form a fringe.
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