Traditional Turkish Kilim Rug which has been made in a village in the environs of a town called Esme, in Turkey's Western Usak Province - this piece is woven in the flat slit-weave technique in a mihrab niche pattern, the weaver has used wools in a subtle colour palette. It has interesting decorative amulets and motifs including stylised "hands on hips" (fertility) symbols. This unique Kelim rug from Turkey is an authentic semi-antique piece ie c.1960s and measures approx 117cm wide by 173cm long - woven in wool.
The Usak region of Turkey has been famous for many years for its flat woven rugs and its folk art kilim weaving traditions and they still make new rugs in this region. Kilim Rugs from Esme normally have geometric or striped patterns using hand-spun wool and are renowned for their Mihrab, geometric designs and beautiful colours. These older, original pieces are popular as they have so much individuality.