Suitor Gallery Maimana Kilim
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Small Maimana Kilim Rug D


Traditional woven wool kilm with, individual design, each one is a different design as depicted in it's photograph and is non repeatable.

History of Maimana style of rugs
Maimana, capital of the Faryab province, is a bazaar and marketplace for kilims from the large surrounding areas of North Afghanistan and bordering Turkestan. Maimana kilims, often extremely large, and particularly hardwearing, were originally woven indoors on large vertical looms, sometimes in specially constructed Yurts (tents) by the regional Uzbeks.
They were copied and were also woven by the many other tribes in the area, Aimaqs, Hazaras, Tajics and Turkomen. Maimana kilims are easily recognizable by their simple patterns of diamonds and triangles, in strong reds, oranges, blues and rusty browns, the central designs often being delineated by white borders. The main borders of the kilims themselves are geometrically patterned traditional designs, such as darakht - tree design, or daryaa - river design. The wool originally used was from Hazaragi and Ghilzai sheep and was coarse and loosely spun.
Smaller versions are also woven and are direct miniatures of the larger variety. From the 1970's onwards these kilims were produced purely for commercial use as a cheap ethnic floor covering.

Length x Width: 99 cm x 69 cm