Kelim - 180 cm - 130 cm

Description
Kelim - 180 cm - 130 cm
Wool on wool - Anatolia - Early 20th century

Prayer rug with the ancient, pre-Islamic, pre-Christian 'Elibelinde' pattern. The goddess-mother.
In the Neolithic period, there was a culture from Hungary, the Balkans, up to the Caspian Sea
that no longer focused on hunting and gathering but on agriculture.
Women played a more central role in this cyclical structure focused on growth, collaboration and reproduction.
This is the origin of Elibelinde.
Therefore, this pattern could/should actually be a feminist symbol.

This kilim was made approx. 80 years ago according to that ancient tradition.

This kilim is not a 'nice' rug, never intended as such either, but an art-historical interesting item that deserves a place on the wall.
Lovely that it has a story, isn't it?

Lot details
Object
Kelim
Length
180 cm
Width
130 cm
Material
Wool on wool
Country of Origin
Anatolia
Manufacturing period
Early 20th century
Condition
In very good condition
Rug professionally cleaned
Yes
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