Kilim, Zorić’s pattern
Museum of Applied Art
Early 20th century
H: 206cm, W: 143cm
Pirot kilims were presented in many exhibitions abroad among which was the World Fair (Exposition Universelle) in Paris in 1900. For this occasion, engineer Svetozar Zorić, a professor at the Belgrade Higher School (future University of Belgrade), designed a pattern which was named after him Zorić’s pattern (Zorićeva šara). Different Pirot kilim patterns designed for 1900 Paris World Fair were exhibited in Ilija M. Kolarac Endowment in Belgrade in 1899. The exhibited patterns expressed the search for the national style inherent to arts of that period. This kilim, decorated with Zorić’s pattern, belongs to šestak (a kilim of six square ells) type, which was used as a cover for bed or wall. The colours used are: red, green, yellow, white and black.
By stylistic analysis, material and technique; through historical research
Purchased from the Auction House Madl'Art in 2003
Maskareli, D., "Rug (Kilim), Zorić’s pattern", in I. Zorić (ed.), Novo u kolekcijama: Akvizicije 2001–2010 = New in the Collections: Acquisitions 2001–2010, Belgrade: Museum of Applied Art, 2010: 62–63.
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Petković, M., and Vlatković, R., Pirotski ćilim [Abstract in English], Belgrade: Srpska akademija nauka i umetnosti, 1996.
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Draginja Maskareli "Kilim, Zorić’s pattern" [db_in_citation_dca] 2018. http://carpets.museumwnf.org/database_item.php?itemId=object;DCA;sb;Mus31;13;en
Prepared by: Draginja Maskareli
MWNF Working Number: RS1_013