Antique Fethiye Striped Kilim
Thickness: 3 mm
Size: 8′2″ x 5′ / 2.49 x 1.53 mt.
Carpet ID: ESCZFH027838
Modern Fethiye is located on the site of the ancient city of Telmessos, with a recorded history starting in the 4th century BC. Fethiye kilims are instantly recognisable with their banded stripes with few filler motifs. These kilims' beauty is their simplicity and how they show the Anatolian nomads' skill in producing multipurpose functional art from only the natural materials that surround them. Originally these nomadic kilims were used in everyday life as saddlebags, storage sacks and floor coverings. It is astonishing to bring a unique part of prehistoric human tradition in the form of kilim into our everyday modern lives.