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 Galerie KELIM, Würzburg,

'Brocaded Flat Woven Textiles'

Western Anatolia to Central AsiaH


Flatweaves used to be part of nomadic everyday life. They are aesthetically attractive and highly functional at the same time. Various weaving techniques were developed in a long-gone culture. These techniques were applied quite differently, depending on region, tribe and tradition. Flatweaves are witnesses of the amazing but irretrievable art of weaving in nomadic culture.For many years they have already been firmly established in our historical concept of culture.
The knowledge and skills needed to execute the special art of hand weaving is falling into oblivion. Yet, numerous preserved items in brocading technique admirably reveal the great artistry of the women weavers.
Patterns and motifs in kilims are mostly woven in slit weaving technique. In this exhibition, however, flatweaves are shown where a slightly thicker patterned yarn is woven between the weft, thus creating a brocaded pattern. On the surface, these brocaded patterns seem to have been embroidered onto the finished piece. Considering the fact that the patterned areas are often several square metres large, it is impossible to imagine an embroidery frame of that size, let alone the weight of the ground weave.
While working the textile the woman weaver is keeping her eyes on the back of the fabric, which puts rather high demands on her concentration, imagination and practical skills.
Not only large flatweaves but also small bags and textiles for tents were elaborately brocaded with subtle patterning, in order to proudly demonstrate the weaver's relevant status and tribal affiliation.




Cicim,NO-Persien          






Cicim
North east Persia, Chorasan,
19th ct.
woven by Kordi

255 x 146 cm


Kilim
East Anatolia, Malatya
end 19th ct.
woven by Kurds

343 x 89 cm



Part of a Cuval
South east Anatolia, Antep
19th
ct.
woven by Kurds
Sumakh

100 x 60 cm


Cicim
South west Anatolia, Fethiye
19th ct.

woven by Yörük,

98 x 104 cm



Cicim
Central Anatolia, Sultandaglari
19th ct.

woven by Karakecili

240 x 150 cm


Small double bag
Caucasus, Karabagh
19th ct.

56 x 22 cm

Cuval (part)
South east Anatolia, Antep
19th ct.
Sumakh
woven by Kurds

110 x 105 cm


Cicim
Central Anatolia, Obruk
19th ct.
woven by Yörük

180 x 126 cm


Small bag
North west Persia Azerbaidschan,
19th ct.
woven by Shahsavan

37 x 36 cm

Small bag
North west Persia
Azerbaidschan,
19th ct.
woven by Shahsavan

34 x 33 cm

Cicim / Zili
West Anatolia, Daskiri
end 19th ct.
woven by Yörük


230 x 170cm

Cicim / Zili
South west Anatolia, Fethiye
mid 19th ct.
woven by Yörük

245 x 185 cm


Cicim
North west Anatolia
Bergama
19th ct.
woven by Yörük


126 x 150 cm


Horse cover
West Persia
beg. 20th ct.
woven by Gashgai

104 x 83 cm


Double bag
Azerbaidschan,
South east Caucasus
19th ct.
woven by Azeri

138 x 58 cm


Kilim
South east Anatolia, Antep,
19th ct.
woven by Kurds

169 x 79 cm


Cuval Front
North east Persia, Chorasan,
19th ct.
woven by Kordi

90 x 62 cm


Kilim
South Anatolia, mid Toros,
end 19th ct.
woven by Yörük


228 x 119 cm


Cicim (dreibahnig)
Central Anatolia,
eastern Konya
beg. 20th ct.
woven by Yörük


157 x 350 cm


Big Cicim
East Anatolia, Caukasus
19th ct.
woven by Kurds

475 x 175 cm


Small camel cover
South west Anatolia, Fethiye,
mid 19th ct.
woven by Yörük

228 x 119 cm


Double bag (Heybe)
South east Anatolia, Antep
end 19th ct.
Sumakh
woven by Kurds

133 x 84 cm


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