Huge bold and cheerful tribal style handwoven kelim.
A fairly contemporary textile as it is in mint condition and has not been used.
Pristine and nearly perfect!
Handwoven most likely near the Afghanistan and Pakistan borders, or in India. Afghanistan has a long tradition of kelim weaving and India produces pieces known as dhurrie rugs.
The vivid colors include lime green, gold, purple, brown and a salmon pink.
This is a type of flat-weave textile, and not a typical pile rug. Since it is more supple than a rug, it is not ideal for any slippery floor with active foot traffic unless you put down a simple pad.
It would be ideal for covering and decorating a hard floor, and could be used for yoga, a children’s play mat, or quietly sitting and sipping tea.
It could even be mounted on the wall as a tapestry as it’s much lighter than a pile rug.
Kilims are favored by nomadic tribal people because they are easier to fold and carry than pile rugs. They are placed on the ground and used to sit on, eat, and drink tea. The dhurrie is used in a similar way in India.
The exact size is 14 ft. 2 in. by 10 ft. 2 in.
Shipping will be $55 within continental U.S. Or free pickup in Tucson, Arizona.
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