Ref. No: 0407-030
Origin Country: AZERBAIJAN, Karabagh
kilims are lighter in weight than pile fabrics, they may be more
convenient for some aspects of the nomadic people. Since many of them are
made by techniques simpler than pile knotting, they predate the pile
carpet. This is confirmed by a number of well preserved kilim fragments
from Pazyryk in Altai Mountains, (with estimates of age ranging around the
4th and 5th centuries B.C.), which show a variety of techniques and
geometric motifs strikingly suggestive of some woven in the recent past.
Kilim fragments uncovered by Sir Mark Aurel Stein in Eastern Turkestan
apparently date from the third or fourth century A.D., and the early first
millennium Coptic Kilims from Egypt show a considerable technical
Technical Analysis: This kilim made on the loom with the slip-tapestry technique. Warps and decorative supplementary yarns are the combination of mainly wool and cotton. Wefts are made of cotton.
Researched and prepared by Vugar Dadashov
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