Kelim - 180 cm - 130 cm

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
180 cm
130 cm
Wool on wool
Country of Origin
Manufacturing period
Early 20th century
In very good condition
Rug professionally cleaned
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