Museum of Applied Art
Second half of the 19th century
H: 167cm, W: 124cm
The earliest preserved Pirot kilims date from the late 18th century. Early Pirot kilims were decorated with the so-called endless pattern, by repeating the same motif on the whole surface of the kilim. The motif of paws (kostenice) was used most often for the endless pattern creation. Early examples of kilims decorated with the endless pattern didn’t have a border. The border on the kilim indicates that it dates from the later period. The colours used are: red, blue, green, violet, yellow, orange and white.
By stylistic analysis, material and technique
Purchased in 1980
Cvetković, M., Igra šarenih niti: Kolekcija pirotskih ćilima Etnografskog muzeja u Beogradu, Belgrade: Etnografski muzej, 2008.
Vitković-Žikić, M., Pirotski ćilimi = Les Kilims de Pirot, Belgrade: Muzej primenjene umetnosti, 2001.
Petković, M., and Vlatković, R., Pirotski ćilim [Abstract in English], Belgrade: Srpska akademija nauka i umetnosti, 1996.
Stojanović, D., Pirotski ćilimi [Summary in English], Belgrade: Muzej primenjene umetnosti, 1987.
Draginja Maskareli "Kilim, paws" [db_in_citation_dca] 2018. http://carpets.museumwnf.org/database_item.php?itemId=object;DCA;sb;Mus31;6;en
Prepared by: Draginja Maskareli
MWNF Working Number: RS1_006