This beautiful kilim was made in Herat, Afghanistan, by the Baluchi tribes. Maliki kilims are the finest kilims that are made in afghanistan, they have a very tight weave and intricate design. It has a repetition of motifs that are sparsely spread through the field drawing inspiration from Ensi rugs, it has a large and intricate border which is typical of Maliki kilims. The Kilim has a unique structure where the wefts are used as design elements and not just for structural purposes. This type of Kilim is called a Soumak Kilim. Soumak Kilims are generally superior in construction when compared to other types of Kilims. Both the Warp and weft are made of cotton while the Pile is made from locally sourced wool which are made from natural dyes. Colours include blue, red and white.. As is the case with other tribal carpets/rugs, it is an extremely rare piece of art. This beautiful carpet/rug is a great addition to a modern or traditional decor.
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