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


This is our Kurdish Kilim 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 type of flat-weave rug characterized by a thin “tapestry-like” feeling, bold design, color, and spontaneity. Kilims were created by nomadic tribes for their own use and were not highly considered 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, but 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. The featured set was printed on paper that was first hand-colored in bright yellow. Then the black and parrot green layers were applied over that. Apart from the featured mounted set, there is a second set printed in brown and black on white. A third set is printed in brown, black, and orange on white. The two unmounted sets are slightly larger than the original.