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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.