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MOROCCAN KILIMS AND FLAT WEAVES 2

THIS SECTION shows a selection of flat woven rugs often called kilims.  Sometimes they are just a plain weave with different colours and designs but they also frequently are embellished with designs in knotted pile and various forms of embroidery.

Larger pieces are known as "hanbels" and smaller ones which are used for capes are "handiras".  Flat weaves are  used extensively in dwellings as curtains, covers and bedding. Capes are used to counter the intense winter cold in the mountains. Small pieces are used as horse covers and decorations

This group of weavings is for use in daily life and also for ceremony and special occasions.

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KILIM / FLAT WEAVE called "Kpoke" and woven by the Mende people in Sierra Leone in West Africa. The women of this group spin the fine cotton required for these kilims but the actual weaving is done by men. Width is achieved by joining together the long strips of cloth and depends on the use the piece is woven for. The colors are wonderful and bright. It will make a versatile throw, sofa or table cover or wall decoration. Reference 2741. Size 287 x 125 cms., or 9ft. 5ins. x 4ft. 2ins. Euros 125. Shipping depends on destination.

VERY UNUSUAL WEAVING, thought to be a table or altar decoration from the Democratic Republic of Congo. The materials used - cotton front, raffia back, cowrie shells and many beads are all found in weaving from this country. Fascinating table cover or wall mounting. Reference 2406. Size 59 x 88 cms., or 2ft. x 2ft. 11 ins. Euros 48 plus postage.

MOROCCAN BERBER KILIM which is woven on a hand loom with fine cottons. They are versatile decorative textiles for a quiet floor area, throws over benches, table covers and even dramatic wall hangings. Ref. 2880. Size 178 x 106 cms., or 5ft. 10ins. x 3ft. 6 ins. Euros 65.

SOFT AND SUPPLE.

MOROCCAN BERBER KILIM which is woven on a hand loom with fine cottons. They are versatile decorative textiles for a quiet floor area, throws over benches, table covers and even dramatic wall hangings. Ref. 2886. Size 176 x 106 cms., or 5ft. 9 ins. x 3 ft. 5 ins. Euros 65.

SOFT AND SUPPLE.

MOROCCAN BERBER KILIM which is woven on a hand loom with fine cottons. They are versatile decorative textiles for a quiet floor area, throws over benches, table covers and even dramatic wall hangings. Ref. 2883. Size 203 x 118 cms., or 6ft. 8 ins. x 3ft. 10 ins. Euros 75.

SOFT AND SUPPLE KILIM IN LARGER SIZE.

MOROCCAN BERBER KILIM which is woven on a hand loom with fine cottons. They are versatile decorative textiles for a quiet floor area, throws over benches, table covers and even dramatic wall hangings. Ref. 2886. Size 178 x 107 cms., or 5ft. 10 ins. x 3ft. 6ins. Euros 65.

CLOSE UP OF DESIGN AND FINE WEAVE.

MOROCCAN BERBER KILIM which is woven on a hand loom with fine cottons. They are versatile decorative textiles for a quiet floor area, throws over benches, table covers and even dramatic wall hangings. Ref. 2879. Unusual size is 194 x 144 cms., or 6ft. 5ins. x 4ft. 8ins. Euros 75.

CLOSE UP SHOWING NICE BRAIDED WORK.

MOROCCAN BERBER KILIM, hand woven in heavy cotton with traditional designs. Ideal for inexpensive, colourful and casual living. Cool in the sun and warm on the toes in winter. Use as a wall hanging, throw or table cover. Ref. 2890. Size 148 x 96 cms., or 60 x 38 ins. Euros 65.

MOROCCAN BERBER KILIM, hand woven in heavy cotton with traditional designs. Ideal for inexpensive, colourful and casual living. Cool in the sun and warm on the toes in winter. Use as a wall hanging, throw or table cover. Ref. 2888. Size 150 x 103 cms., or 60 x 42 ins. Euros 65.

MOROCCAN BERBER KILIM in rich shades of chestnut browns. Traditional Berber designs are scattered throughout the field. Ideal versatile size for most rooms, wall hanging and table cover. Ref. 2927. Size 146 x 100 cms., or 5 ft. x 3 ft. 3 ins. Euros 65.

MOROCCAN BERBER KILIM - which is a small versatile sized piece woven in cotton. The simplistic designs of birds and floral forms are naive. Reference 2939. Size 103 x 79 cms., or 41 x 36 ins. Euros 25.

MOROCCAN BERBER KILIM. This could easily be attributed to Bergama in western Turkey because of the designs and colour. It shows the influence that Anatolia still has on the Berber weavers who brought the Anatolian styles with them centuries ago. The finely embroidered central diamond is exceptional. Ref. 2930. Size 139 x 100 cms., or 4 ft. 7 ins. x 3 ft. 4 ins. Euros 65.

MOROCCAN BERBER KILIM. This could easily be attributed to Bergama in western Turkey because of the designs and colour. It shows the influence that Anatolia still has on the Berber weavers who brought the Anatolian styles with them centuries ago. The finely embroidered central diamond is exceptional. Ref. 2930. Size 139 x 100 cms., or 4 ft. 7 ins. x 3 ft. 4 ins. Euros 65.

MOROCCAN BERBER KILIM which is a finely woven piece from the region of Zemoour in the western Middle Atlas. Many kilims from the villages in this area are brought to the carpet bazaar in Khemisset for the weekly rug day which is Tuesday. Qualities vary enormously and weaving of this degree of fineness is unusual. The many embroidered bands are complicated yet very well balanced. Ref. 2931. Size 150 x 100 cms., or 5 ft. x 3 ft. 4ins. Euros 135.

CLOSE UP of intricate well balanced embroidey designs.

MOROCAN BERBER KILIM in which a central garden of 44 motifs is framed by a nice blue river. Nice, versatile useful size means it can be used in many settings. Ref. 2933. Size 148 x 95 cms., or 5 ft. x 3 ft. 2 ins. Euros 65.

MOROCCAN BERBER KILIM. The rich brown background acts as a nice foil for the scattering of designs. It is adaptable to many decor styles as a floor covering in a quiet area or a wall hanging, throw over a bench or table cover for house or terrace. Ref. 2932. Size 158 x 92 cms., or 5 ft. 2 ins. x 3 ft. 4 ins. Euros 65.

MOROCCAN BERBER KILIM with a dramatic black background which allows the fine, sharply dawn, designs to float. It will transform a white floor or wall. Ref. 2934. Size 152 x 89 cms., or 5ft. x 3ft. Euros 65.

MOROCCAN BERBER KILIM. The border is one which is found in rugs woven by the Ersari Turkomans in Central Asia. It may have lain dormant in the genes of the Berber weaver whose descendents came from there centuries ago, or it may have been "borrowed" from a rug she saw somewhere in the bazaar. Either way it provides an interesting frame to contain the many designs scattered through the centre panel. Ref. 2935, Size 155 x 90 cms., or 5ft. x 3ft. Euros 65.

MOROCCAN BERBER KILIM. A larger example with well spaced designs on a corn yellow field. This will make a pleasing floor rug in a quiet area. Ref. 2936. Size 204 x 108 cms., or 6ft. 8ins. x 3ft. x 4ins. Euros 85.

MOROCCAN BERBER KLIM where the weaver has alternated complimentary strips of dusky pink, mid brown and deep blue in an overall very harmonious way. Ref. 29362. 150 x 92 cms., or 5ft. x 3ft. Euros 65.

MOROCCAN BERBER KILIM - an ideal, versatile size for the bathroom, bedside, table cover or even wall hanging which will be kind to bare toes and provide a splash of colour in the home. Reference 2941. Size, 98 x 53 cms., or 39 x 21 ins. Euros 25.

MOROCCAN BERBER KILIM where bands of bold Berber designs and motifs contrast with the plain, vibrant background. A ideal size with many useful decorative uses in the home. Reference 2940. Size 106 x 48 cms., or 42 x 21 ins. Euros 25.

CLOSE UP OF THE CENTRE DESIGN in 31 of the squares.

MOROCCAN BERBER KILIM which was woven and beautifully embroidered to serve as a wedding blanket. Of the sixty three squares 32 have about 100 blue beads attached in rows. The remaining 31 squares have an exquisite design embroidered in the centre and about 90 of the same blue beads have been individually attached by hand. In all, nearly 6000 beads have been used. Each square is surrounded on four sides by a row of knots of undyed, hand spun, white wool. Reference 2937. Size 275 x 200 cms., or 9 ft. x 6 ft. 6 ins. Euros 325.