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kilim rug
  • Ottoman Empire (present-day Turkey)
  • kilim rug, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: Ottoman Empire (present-day Turkey)
  • wool
  • Object Height/Width: 121.92 x 195.58 cm
    Object Height/Width: 48 x 77 in
  • Source unknown
  • On view: Loo Gallery, 401, C5
  • 0000.2158

Rug with a central scarlet rectangle with three large rectangles surrounding it. The central rectangle is scalloped along the bottom and has to step-shaped indentations along the sides at the top. There is a border with a green base and red, white, and green triangular shapes surrounding. The next border has zigzag edges and blue, red, and white floral motifs. The outer border has a white base with geometric motifs. There is fringe along the top and bottom. It has linen borders, filler weft and wool rya knots.