I love the red color of this kilim. Turkisk I bet, powerful with only four colors. Yellow and white or rose have faded, not the brown. The warp is cotton, the weft seems hand spun wool, thick and shiny. The kilim shows some repairs, and at some places the warp is visible. In their book, Ahmet Diler and Marc-Antoine Gallice decribe the design as scorpio, they say that people appropriate the strength of this animal they fear. I often think of the work of women I don’t know, dyeing, spinning, weaving, repairing.
J’adore le rouge de ce kilim à motif de scorpion. La laine a été filée à la main.