KIRÇIL KILIM
These Kilims come from a micro-region
of Southern Anatolia, behind Siria.
The unusual combination of the two materials used, goat wool and cotton, demonstrates the need of the local nomadic population to have particularly enduring handmade textiles. This kilims tipology was infact destined to humble use: the exsiccation of fruit and cereals. They were essential to daily life and therefore considered particularly precious. The presence of small embroideries or different colors threads, as symbols of totemic protection, underlined how these textiles were important to guarantee the winter food supply.