This Kilim Rug is from Cappadocia, Turkey, This is around 50 to 60 years old and in very good condition.
Situated in the NW of ancient Cappadocia, and in the Late Roman Era known as Mocissus Justinianopolis, Kirsehir’s past reaches back into prehistory according to testimony of artifacts from the Early Bronze Age. Phrygians, Medes and Persians ruled the region at various times and it suffered ravages during the Arab invasions of the 7th and 8th centuries A.D. Nevsehir, just SE of Kirsehir, lies close by an ancient Cappadocian settlement of Nyssa, and artifacts indicate human habitation in the Neolithic Age, ca. 8000 B.C. The area’s contemporary fame, however, is due to its moonscape-like geological structure of so-called “fairy chimneys” and subterranean human habitats. Though not much is woven in these regions today, prayer and throw rugs made here in earlier years are famous and items made in the 19th century are highly prized. Let us note here that in the villages around both Kirsehir and Nevsehir there are still looms in homes which turn out some very attractive kilims. Like in neighboring Kayseri, they are usually made in slit weave with rather similar designs and coloring.
Material: 100%wool, handwoven. Size: 5,90 x 8,66 ft (180 x 264 cm)
Shipping in 1-3* days
*Please note that; we rework all Kilims before ship ( head/end corrections, stretching, border correction,local corrections re-cleaning) We deliver it in perfect condition.