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Stock No 7554   Size: 4'.03 x 6'.03"

Birjesta Kelim

SKU: 7554
  • Size: 4'.03 x 6'.03"

    Beautiful combination of Kelim and knotting, known as "Berjesta"

    Because kilims are often cheaper than pile rugs, beginning carpet collectors often start with them. 

    Despite what many perceive as their secondary (or inferior) status to pile carpets, kilims have become increasingly collectible in themselves in recent years, with quality pieces now commanding high prices.

    What some sensed as inferiority was actually a different nature of rugs woven for indigenous use as opposed to rugs woven on a strictly commercial basis. Because kilims were not a major export commodity, there were no foreign market pressures changing the designs, as happened with pile carpets. Once collectors began to value authentic village weaving, kilims became popular.

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