Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Turkey
  • kilim, late 1800s–2007
  • Where object was made: Turkey?
  • wool yarn, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 339.5 x 157.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 133 11/16 x 62 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6933

The rectangular rug is woven in two lengthwise panels. There are three stacked diamonds in the center with concentric colors. The center diamond has a dark brown center with orange, blue, red, and white. The top and bottom diamonds have an orange center with blue, brown, and red. There are red bowties where the diamonds meet. The area outside of the diamonds is filled with chevrons oriented to the outside, in blue, brown, and blue. There are floral designs in all the bands of color in a contrast color. The wide white border has a dark blue zigzag and triangular leaf-like decorations on either side of the zigzag in orange, brown, dark blue, and blue. It has a jajim overweave decoration. There is twisted fringe at either end.