Price

£6000.00

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Antique Ukrainian kelim dating to the latter part of the 19th century. 

Kelims of this type are frequently called "Bessarabian", which is, strictly speaking, not correct since Bessarabia is a region of Moldova, so lies to the west of Ukraine. In fact, the kelim in hand was most likely made in the Poltava rehgion of eastern Ukraine.

The field design of eight flowering shrubs on a dark brown, almost black ground is simple but varied: no one shrub is identical to any of the others, though they are similar in their composition. The colour scheme of dark red, very pale pinks, and shades of dark and pale blue as well as green is repeated in the border on a very pale green ground. The flower heads in the border are larger versions of those on the shrubs in the field.

This kelim is an unusually fine interlocking tapestry weave for its type.

It is in excellent, original condition.

Dimensions

278 x 184 cm

Price

£6000.00

Condition report

Excellent, original condition

Stock number

7106
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