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Old Turkish Kilm, Aydin, 1920-1930
Slit tappestry weave, all wool, mixed dyes
1.2 m by 1.8 m
Old , Aydin Kilim from Turkey. Aydin used to be know as"Guzelhisar", which means "the beautiful castle". This area in Western Turkey is mainly agricultural and the weaving of kilim so is no longer done.
The red ground field colour is a notable feature of Aydin kilims.