Shahsavan Kililm: Four-Piece Set of Modular Silkscreen Prints Mounted on Wooden Box Frames


This is our Shahsavan Kilim Set of Modular Silkscreen Prints

We proudly offer this Shahsavan Kilim wall art set for your consideration. It consists of four silkscreen prints mounted on handmade wooden box frames. Dimensions of each module: 16″ x 24″. Total area of the set: 1,536 sq. in. The source of the pattern is a multicolored kilim rug, measuring 52″ x 114″, from Kermanshah Province in northwestern Iran, ca. 1880. We photographed the original rug at a Skinner auction in Boston, April 2019.

Shahsavan Rugs

The Shahsavan tribe in northwestern Iran produces these geometrically patterned textiles. Their rugs show the influence of Turkish, Persian, and Armenian weaving traditions. Caucasian rugs identify themselves by regional artistic traditions that have been codified over centuries. Shahsavan rugs, on the other hand, rarely adhere to a specific design style. The Caucusus also tend to produce smaller, area-sized pile rugs. By contrast, Nomadic Shahsavan weavers produce a higher percentage of flat-weave kilims.

Alternating Sets of Prints

For this series of Shahsavan Kilim wall art prints, we reduced the original multi-color pattern. This resulted in three colors: black, gunmetal blue, and rust on white. First, we printed two sets, each in one set of colors. Then we alternated the modules of the two sets. The result was to produce two sets of four modules, each in alternating colors. One of these sets is mounted, the other unmounted. The unmounted set can be mounted on request.