Symbol and Colour
Four Centuries of Textile Art
12 November - 24 December 2002
In this year's exhibition on Symbol and Colour
the Gallery KELIM is presenting textile works of art covering a period of
The flat weaves and rugs exhibited come from different regions - from South
East Europe to North East Persia. The oldest exhibits date from the 17th and
18th centuries; the latest ones were produced in the early 20th century.
In the exhibition you will find outstanding examples of the most exquisite
antique textile art, amongst them the Timuri Kilim (19th cent.), the Chessboard
Tülü (19th cent.), the Konya Rug on a yellow ground (17th/18th cent.),
several Caucasian Mafrash, Cuval and small bags.
In the entrance, visitors are presented with a small selection of Jajims
from the Chorasan (North East Persia). These rugs were woven in the early
20th century. Sadly, such works of art have received very little attention
over the years and are still being taken apart and used for repairs.