Antique Ukrainian Kilim
Antique Ukrainian Kilim

Antique Ukrainian Kilim

c. 1890 Ukraine

Offered by Farnham Antique Carpets

£15,500 gbp
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With a deep charcoal black background and subtle yellow border this antique Ukrainian Kilim, circa 1890-1900 is in pristine condition. No structural damage or holes to speak of and the beautiful faded colours are typical of Kilims from this region and period of weaving.

Carpets and kilims were woven with sheep wool on the vertical or horizontal looms; sometimes hemp or flax was used for the base. Woolen yarn was dyed with natural dyes from local plants and insects. A group of kilims with floral patterns were produced from central regions of Ukraine (Poltava, Kyiv, Chernihiv) Ornament consists of images of flowers, more or less stylized or branches with flowers arranged rhythmically or related to the overall pattern.

Late 19th century pieces such as this floral design had softer colours than the Kilims woven in the early part of the twentieth century. The dancing flowers in the border design and abstract floral designs in the main field are beautifully subtle. Often similar in design to that of Caucasian designs such as Karabagh. We love how the background of these Kilims have almost a wave like effect, look closely at the image to see this clever weaving technique in the charcoal black. There is also some great dyes and variety of yellows and subtle pale blues and green. An exceptional example and with our underlay this would sit happily on a wood floor, tiles or fitted carpet.

Please contact us to request a home visit, we love to travel and help customers find the perfect rug for their home. It is a free, no obligation service we have offered for over 25 years of business.
Excellent condition all over, no damage or repairs.
Height 297.00 cm (116.93 inches)
Width 217.00 cm (85.43 inches)
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Farnham Antique Carpets

Farnham Antique Carpets
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Crondall, Surrey
GU10 5QQ
United Kingdom

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