Retro colors and artistic composition are uncommon Polish kilim features.
I’ve seen a lot of kilim rugs. Most have the customary tribal motifs and dark colors. I will admit I’ve never been a fan of flat-woven rugs, especially kilims. The style has always been a bit too, I don’t know…rustic for my taste, which most would find surprising because my home decor is on the rustic side. When a customer brought in this Polish kilim from the 1960s, it was then I realized I had just never seen the right kilim.
This mid-century modern looking kilim in familiar shades of avocado green and harvest gold struck my nostalgia radar. Suddenly it felt like the 60s again. But I knew it was more than the retro vibe of the rug that drew me in. I was intrigued by its symmetry. I’m a sucker for symmetry.
The composition is really very artistic. The base layer consists of color block stripes followed by a striated plum color center panel decorated with evenly spaced flowers in alternating colors. The flower centers are connected via vertical and horizontal lines which mimic the look of a window pane creating the illusion of a rug within a rug.
This is one rug I would have bought without hesitation. Unfortunately, the owner loved it as much as I did and wasn’t interested in selling. Sigh.
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