Old Milas Bencik Kilim
1950s Milas Bencik Kilim from the Aegean coast of Turkey. This Kilim is an old one not an antique. A Turkish rug or Kilim has to be 120+ years old to be considered as an antique. Dyes and colors used on this Kilim are what makes it unique.
Our products are hand woven %100 Wool on Wool or Wool on Cotton unless otherwise specified (hemp goat hair camel hair)
All naturally dyed with roots and other plants.
Dimensions: 5.5ft x 7.8ft
Origin: Milas Turkey
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*Info about Anatolian Turkish Kilim Rug*
The Kilim is a truly remarkable tradition maintained by women of Anatolia for hundreds of generations dating back nine thousand years. Turkish mothers and daughters maintained this mysterious tradition for the last thousand years as Turkish tribes settled in Anatolia and intermingled with the local population. The oldest record of kilims comes from Catal Hoyuk Neolithic pottery circa 7000 BC the oldest settlement ever to have been discovered. It is located south east of Konya in the middle of the Anatolian region. The excavations to date (only 3% of the town) not only found carbonized fabric but also fragments of kilims painted on the walls of the houses. The majority of them represent geometric and stylized forms that are similar or identical to other historical to contemporary designs.