Large, rectangular wool carpet made of locally produced wool and dyes from Pirot in south-west Serbia, once the most important carpet-making centre in the Balkans. Known as kilims because they are tapestry-woven flat-weaves rather than pile rugs. Design includes knotted fringes at each end and repeated natural motifs set in narrow and wide oblongs within an outer red border.
Pirot, Serbia, 1870-1925
Wool, 270 cm x 215 cm
Donated by Ken Ward, 1997
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