Ghafsa kilim

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Origin

Rug Categories

Kilims

Condition

Condition Report

Very good condition

Provenance

Peter Pap Oriental Rugs Inc., 2015

Period

Dimensions

Rug ID

$4,500.00

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Genuine nineteenth-century North African flatweaves are both rare and inspiring. This square-shaped piece was woven in the area of Gafsa in central Tunisia. Two wonderfully drawn bands of camels, perhaps a caravan, are painted in alternating colors in a distinctive and playful style. A central band portrays geometric panels that seem to depict a veritable sampling of regional textile designs while compositional depth is furthered by strong diagonal drawing in both the field and border areas.