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Kilim with Six Double-Niches

A work made of wool, slit tapestry weave.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of wool, slit tapestry weave.


early 19th century


Turkey, Central Anatolia

About this artwork

Of all the types of kilims, those from Anatolia, the plateau of Asian Turkey, are held in the highest esteem for the aesthetic qualities of their patterns and colors. This is a classic example, with its design of large, boldly delineated geometric forms. Yet the pattern of lateral panels containing concentric lozenges or medallions with serrated ends is unknown in other kilims as well as archaic in nature, yielding no hint of evolution from an earlier form. The kilim is also unusual for its palette of soft colors.


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Kilim with Six Double-Niches


Central Anatolian Region


Made 1800–1825


Wool, slit tapestry weave


373.4 × 137.2 cm (147 × 54 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of the James D. Tigerman Estate

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