Antique Handmade oriental carpet No. 63353 Tapestry / Gobelin Flemish, ca. 1790 Belgium 10.1 x 7.7 feet
Larger images (will open in new window)
Please click on the thumbnails below for a larger view
Tapestry / Gobelin Flemish, ca. 1790
Country of Origin:
10.1 x 7.7 ft
Foundation (warp and weft):
wool (this is a flatweave without pile)
pictorial / allover
green / beige / brown / red / blue
This is a unique handmade / hand-knotted Tapestry flatweave with silk parts.
A Flemish pastoral hunting tapestry / wall rug: two noblemen seeking their catch between the large trees and verdant mounds of an idyllic forest setting, with a herd in the distance by the gateway to the village.
This piece is a Kilim. What is a Kilim? "Kilim" is a generic term for all Oriental rugs which have no pile (also Palas, Sumakh, Sileh, Verneh..) therefore being flat weave. Kilims serve nomads as an isolating and decorative floor covering or blanket in their tents. Many Kilims are as well used as prayer rugs kneeing on them in order to pray towards Mekka 5x a day ("the prayer rug of the modest man"). Due to the technique of their making Kilims almost always have generous geometric designs. In case of a floral design it is mostly strongly stylized. Altogether Kilims are beautiful pile-less rugs with an extra portion of character.
rugpeople.com | oriental-carpets.com - contemporary and oriental | new and antique - large, L, XL, XXL, oversize and huge area rugs