Anatolian, Kayseri, Tokmakli - Kelim - 355 cm - 80 cm

Anatolian, Kayseri, Tokmakli - Kelim - 355 cm - 80 cm
Wool on wool - Turkey - Early 20th century

Fine hand knotted Anatolian Kayseri Tokmakli Kelim
This kelim is unique. Exactly same does not exist. Every handmade kelim carries a story.
App. 80-90 years
Natural dyes are vegetable dyes from plant sources
beautiful color combination and patterns.
On this kelim there are cultural and Anatolian traditional elements represented on the symbolic motifs
Weaved by traditional way and weavers own tastes and feelings.
Weavers express their feelings, identity with symbol, stamp motif and colors on the kelim and transfer them to the next generation.
The main purpose of art is to save human life from crowd and ordinary, and to focus on clarity and beauty. It is the pursuit of beauty or the search of beauty in works that people think and create.
Anatolian Kelims are one of the very important visual document of art reflecting of Turkish culture.
by weaving used natural Kirmen wool rope. This Kirmen wool rope processed by traditional way. Weavers with hand made wooden tool kirmen, first pull the raw wool by hand, turning the kirmen with another hand to form the yarn.

Lot details
Anatolian, Kayseri, Tokmakli
355 cm
80 cm
Wool on wool
Country of Origin
Manufacturing period
Early 20th century
Overall in good condition with traces of ageing and usage
Rug professionally cleaned
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