Persian Sirjan Kilim – Sumak – KN 389
ID : KN389
Size: 163 x 98 cm
Colour Tone: Multicolour – Turquoise
Material: Wool on Wool
The city of Sirjan is located in the southwest of Kerman province. Kilim of Sirjan typically have both bold types and colors. Designs are often geometric, and sometimes feature flower (rose) motif.Various colors, such as blue, black, ivory and others, are often used against a red background. It is 100% wool and hand made.
Sirjan city produces antique kilims with traditional designs. Weavers are mostly women. Women start this profession from early age and continue till the end of their lives. Additionally, the designs are mostly based on the features of the surrounding nature. For example, trees, animals, such as goat, birds, and camels, are included in the designs too.
Kilim of Sirjan are produced by tightly interweaving the warp and weft strands of the weave to produce a flat surface with no pile. Kilim weaves are tapestry weaves, technically weft-faced plain weaves, that is, the horizontal weft strands are pulled tightly downward so that they hide the vertical warp strands.
The Kilim is mainly woven by nomads, and is extremely versatile and with geometric patterns and bright colors. Shirikipich Kilim is a Hand knotted and a major hand art of rural and nomadic women in Sirjan in Kerman Province.
In order to globally register Kilim , the UNESCO international handicrafts assessors and supervisors traveled to the city in Kerman province, to visit Kilim Rugs Museum and Kilim weaving workshops in the rural areas of Sirjan, including the village of Darestan known as the world’s Kilim village.So, In 2017, the Iranian city of Sirjan in the region of Kerman was successful in obtaining the designation World Craft City for Kilim weaving.