Vintage Kilim Compositions

Persia and Turkey, circa 1940

We are pleased to present our Vintage Kilim Compositions, a new line of carpets that incorporate rare weavings from Persia and Turkey, circa 1940. These remarkable carpets are constructed from hand-woven kilim panels, traditionally crafted by the daughters of nomadic tribes that populated the mountainous northern region of Persia. The young women would weave these panels for their dowries using hand-spun wool from their own sheep. After marriage they used the woven segments to embellish their tents.

These flatweave panels, which measure one to two feet wide and up to 80 feet long, are made of un-dyed wool, and feature a natural palette of beige, camel, gray, and dark brown tones. Elegant and earthy, each panel is a one-of-a-kind
creation that bears the distinct hand of its maker. While some panels are made
of tightly woven, fine-gauge yarns, others utilize coarse fibers and loose weaves. Certain pieces appear to be monochromatic, while many have delicate striae effects or contrasting stripes reminiscent of natural wood grain. These wonderful color variations are the result of girls switching from one skein to another, as dictated by wool availability and their own aesthetic sensibilities.

Lined and backed for stability and strength, the lengthy rectangular panels can be cut, combined, and finished to create rich neutral fields or

striking geometric patterns inspired by time-honored as well as modernistic designs. Simple, luxurious, and remarkably versalite, these unique patchwork compositions have already attracted the attention of preeminent interior designers such as Greg Jordan, Sills-Huniford, Thad Hayes, D.D.Allen, and Shamir Shah. First shown publicly at the 2003 AOL/Time Warner and the Esquire Apartment Show Houses, the design community has bestowed great acclaim upon these unique carpets.

Available only through F.J. Hakimian, these Vintage Kilim Compositions will provide both natural beauty and a striking, yet subtle foundation for the best of today’s interiors.

Please call our gallery for additional designs, informations and images.

  Vintage Kilim Composition, 7'4" × 7'4"  

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New York, NY 10022

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