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Name of Object:

Kilim, shuttles


Belgrade, Serbia

Holding Museum:

Museum of Applied Art


Last quarter of the 19th century

Type of object:


Museum Inventory Number:


Material(s) / Technique(s):

Wool; weaving


H: 159cm, W: 111cm




One of the Pirot kilims’ ornaments is named shuttle (soveljka) after a tool used in the weaving process. The kilim shows a typical disposition of a shuttle motif: a larger shuttle in the middle of the central field, and four smaller in the corners. The central field is also filled with the motif of amajlike. Inner border is filled with almonds (bademčići), while the wide border (ploča) is decorated with a hooked ornament named čendjeli. The colours used are: blue, red, green, yellow, white, brown and black.

How date and origin were established:

By stylistic analysis, material and technique

How Object was obtained:

Purchased in 1985

Selected bibliography:

Cvetković, M., Igra šarenih niti: Kolekcija pirotskih ćilima Etnografskog muzeja u Beogradu, Belgrade: Etnografski muzej, 2008.
Vitković-Žikić, M., "Odsek za tekstil i kostim", in I. Zorić (ed.), 55 godina Muzeja primenjene umetnosti: 1950–2005, Belgrade: Muzej primenjene umetnosti, 2005: 97–121.
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.

Citation of this web page:

Draginja Maskareli "Kilim, shuttles"  [db_in_citation_dca]  2018.;DCA;sb;Mus31;9;en

Prepared by: Draginja Maskareli

MWNF Working Number: RS1_009

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