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Kilim - Sabir Bagdas, Kurdish, circa 1993-1994 Object Reg. No: SH 960128

This Kilim or Carpet Rug was made by Mrs Sabir Bagdas, circa 1993 - 1994. Sabir is a Kurdish weaver, born in 1898, who immigrated to Australia in the 1980s. The motifs, colours, tools and techniques used in this Kilim are all traditional. The kilim uses Australian wool but Turkish natural dyes. Sabir used no pattern or design books in her weaving, as she has memorised all the patterns. The tools she uses were made by a blacksmith in Turkey 150 years ago. The rug took 20 days to make, full time.
Traditional Kurdish kilim handwoven in scarlet wool with multicoloured geometric patterns picked out in green, yellow, black and blue. Work is fringed with the white cotton warp threads and has been worked in bands, first a red band, then a black stripe, then a multi coloured section, then a red band, then a black stripe and so on. The kilim is large and would be used as a rug.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 4.10 cm (Height), 67.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: crafts, cultural identity, cultural traditions, handcrafts
Themes this item is part of: Immigration & Artistic Practice Collection
Primary Classification: CULTURAL IDENTITY
Secondary Classification: Ethnicity - Creative Practice
Tertiary Classification: woolworking
Maker: Mrs Sabir Bagdas, Preston, Victoria, Australia, 1993-1994

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