Vintage Turkish sacks used by the Anatolian nomadic tribes to store clothes, foodstuffs, and personal possessions. They are woven from wool, cotton and/or flax, and goat hair. The bright dyes come from plants, insects and minerals. These are technically “kilims,” not a rug but a flat woven fabric created on a loom, similar to a tapestry. The sacks are made from a single long woven piece, folded in half, hemmed at the top, and stitched together along the long edge to form the sack. The sides are reinforced with long decorative strips ending in braided cords; the strips are attached to a felted longer strip that is stitched to the sides of the sack, leaving open loops used to secure them for transport. Once filled, the sacks are loaded in pairs onto camels, one sack on each side of the hump, and lashed together through the side loops with the attached braided cords. Colors are black, white, red, orange, green, and some blue; on one side there is an intricate traditional pattern and on the other wide stripes, in the same colors but creating a completely different look. The sacks can be used as they are hung on the wall or draped on the back of a sofa or chair, or on a coffee table. They can be unstitched, opened up, and used as floor rugs or runners, as well as hung on the wall. Or they can be made into floor or bench pillows. This sack is completely hand stitched along the sides and hems. See below for more details. We have a second one of these available, slightly different pattern and slightly smaller, here: https://www.vintage-keepers.com/product/live-auction-item-7-vintage-kilim-nomad-storage-sack-from-anatolia-39-x-27-ca-1970s-to-1980s/ $25 flat rate shipping for street addresses within contiguous United States.
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MEASUREMENTS: As is (sack): 43″ long x 29″ wide – if unstitched and the hems opened up: 106″ long – braided cord: about 33″ long
CONDITION: Excellent used rustic condition; clean, no odors; very heavy; one of the braided cords is missing.
SHIPPING: $25 flat rate shipping for street addresses within contiguous United States.
A WORD ABOUT VINTAGE: Our inventory consists of vintage or antique items which are more than 20 years old, usually used or pre-owned, unless marked “new old stock.” As such, there may be signs of wear and age, which we will disclose to the best of our ability. Nevertheless, we encourage you to carefully read the description and view the photos, especially when purchasing a gift. All items ship with tracking and insurance, and although we do not accept returns, we will offer a refund in case of breakage or damage during transit, upon receipt of sufficient proof.
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