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Turkish Kilim

Turkish Kilim
Aydin (one of the old cities in Anatolia) rug with natural pattern
Ushak Kilim - Turkish Rug
Kilims woven in the Ushak and Denizli areas are known for a special design: pairs of hand or comb motifs facing the center of the rug.
Ushak Kilim - Turkish Rug
Since kilim motifs are passed from generation to generation, it is possible that Ushak designs date to the time of Troy
Anatolia Turkish Kilim
One of the typical Anatolia kilim with traditional patterns
Kocboynuzu - Turkish Kilim
This rug is from 60 to 90 years old, and was probably made as a traditional dowry piece
Ushak Kilim - Turkish Rug
Design of the kilim originates from Bergama (western Turkey), where stand the ruins of ancient Pergamum--an urban center in the Trojan era
Kagizman - Turkish Kilim
Geometric medallions and a dark and rich palette of browns, reds, blues and yellow are characteristics of Kagizman where is a district of Kars in the Northeastern Anatolia

The Kilim is a truly remarkable tradition maintained by women of Anatolia for hundreds of generations, dating back nine thousand years. Turkish mothers and daughters maintained this mysterious tradition for the last thousand years as Turkish tribes settled in Anatolia and intermingled with the local population. The oldest record of kilims comes from Catal Hoyuk Neolithic pottery circa 7000 BC, the oldest settlement ever to have been discovered. It is located south east of Konya in the middle of the Anatolian region. The excavations to date (only 3% of the town) not only found carbonized fabric but also fragments of kilims painted on the walls of the houses. The majority of them represent geometric and stylized forms that are similar or identical to other historical to contemporary designs.

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