These vintage goat hair, hemp and wool kilim runners and small pieces started out as grain sacks (before the introduction of plastic) Now they have been turned into rugs. We can only find them in summertime as the mountains in the Black Sea region of Turkey is covered in snow in winter.
They often have unique cicim symbols to help the villagers distinguish between one anothers grain. We professionally wash and restore each piece and sometimes we'll keep the original patches which we find endearing to its storied past.
The colors are cream and dark brown cotton and goat hair tweeded together
With dark brown stripes in goat hair. There is a hand sewn patch which we left intact. See photos.
There are variations in how much goat hair was woven in a particular batch of wool which results in darker variations of color throughout. This is normal and indicative of a handmade piece.
Actual size is 3’5” x 11’4”
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