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Antique Handmade oriental carpet No. 63758 Aubusson, ca. 1910 France 11.6 x 9.1 feet

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Item Number: 63758
Name: Aubusson, ca. 1910
Country†of†Origin: France
Size: 11.6 x 9.1 ft
Made: ca. 1910
Foundation
(warp and weft):
wool (this is a flatweave without pile)
Design: floral / medallion
Ground Color: ivory / rosť / light green
Remarks:
This is a unique handmade / hand-knotted / traditional oriental flatweave

This rug is in very good condition, with some areas of minor wear and restoration.
Price (incl. VAT): US-$ 5,400

Estimated delivery time:
4 - 8 working days

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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.

This Oriental rug has been treated with an "Antique Finish" wash. This wash includes not only the actual cleaning of the carpet but also its processing (ennobling) which represents an increase in the carpet's value. Carpet lovers often appreciate the "patina", the antique look which is reached by ageing, usage, and light exposure. Therefore this wash has been developed which actually accelerates this procedure and turns the colors of a rug, which often still feel and look "raw" after the carpet production, into softer and older looking colors. By this special technique a soft and silky feel is added to the Oriental carpet as well. This washing technique requires experience and skill since otherwise carpets could easily be damaged by it. In this case the washing was implemented perfectly.



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