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This cute kilim/rug is such fun! Six happy goats. Measures 4 feet 5" x 2 feet 6".

It is in the the Baluchi style 'skirt', the plainer woven bits on either end. This is a very traditional type of weaving which spread across the East.

Ideal for a child's bedroom perhaps. Hand woven in pure wool in lively red and blue colours.
The kilim features patterning which is unique. Individual and original.

Colours accurate. A tiny bit of colour bleed around two of the pink flowers bu scarcely noticeable.

HISTORY:
Afghanistan is one of the three main areas of kilim production along with Anatolia in Turkey and Iran. The majority of peoples were nomads (living in yurts) or settled farmers. Their lives have inspired a wealth of motifs and patterns. Each ethnic group has particular symbols, patterns and colour combinations. They are woven by people who collect the raw materials then spin, dye and weave the wool. Each village or family has distinctive motifs. Using portable looms built from tree branches and wool from their flocks they produce a stunning range of rugs. Traditionally the weaving is the women's domain.

Girls learn on tiny toy looms. Once competent they join their mothers and grandmothers and kilims are included in their dowries. Kilims are often woven from memory, with children absorbing the patterns. The patterns have nicknames such as mousetail, arrow and comb. The symbolism in the patterns has been passed down through generations. Kilims are often a form of visual communication expressing the hopes for good fortune, fertility and protection. The troubled history of Afghanistan has brought together a great diversity of ethnic groups from the Baluchi to the Uzbek and thus a varied range of designs.

Fun Handwoven Sumak Wool Kilim. Six Goats. Kids will love it.

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