Kurdish Kilim: Two-Piece Set of Modular Silkscreen Prints Mounted on Wooden Box Frames


This is our Kurdish Kilim Wall Art Set of Modular Silkscreen Prints

We proudly offer this Kurdish Kilim wall art set, consisting of two silkscreen prints mounted on handmade wooden box frames. Dimensions of each module are 21″ x 14″. Total area: 588 sq. in. Colors: black and parrot green on bright yellow. Source image: A Kurdish flat-weave rug from Iran. Photographed at a Skinner auction, Boston, April 2019.

Kurdish Kilim

A kilim is a flat-weave rug characterized by a thin “tapestry-like” feeling, bold design, color, and spontaneity. Nomadic tribes created these rugs for their for their own use and they were not highly marketable until recently. The Kurds are an Iranic ethnic group native to a mountainous region known as Kurdistan, which spans southeastern Turkey, northwestern Iran, northern Iraq, and northern Syria. The Kurdish area of Iran includes parts of three Iranian provinces: Kurdestan, Kermanshah, and West Azerbaijan. Most “Kurdish” rugs come from Kurdestan.

Source Image and Other Prints

The pattern for this Kurdish Kilim wall art set came from a small detail of a very large, multicolored kilim rug. The detail measured no more than 9 sq. in. We printed the black and green layers of the featured set on paper that we had originally hand-colored in bright yellow. Apart from the featured mounted set, we created a second set of prints printed in brown and black on white and a third set printed in brown, black, and orange on white. The two unmounted sets are slightly larger than the original.