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


This is our Shahsavan Kilim Wall Art 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. The dimensions of each module are 16″ x 24″. Total area of the set: 1,536 sq. in. We chose as our source for this pattern 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 are easily identifiable 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.

Two Alternating Sets of Prints

For this series of Shahsavan Kilim wall art prints, we reduced the original multi-color pattern. We chose to work in only two colors, gunmetal blue and rust, in addition to black on white. First, we printed two sets, each in one set of colors. Then we switched half the modules of each of the two sets. We thus produced two sets of modules in alternating colors–mirror images of each other. One of these sets is mounted, the other unmounted. The unmounted set can be mounted on request.