Cicims are flat weaves produced in Central Asia and also in Anatolia Turkey. The idea is to embroider a kilim, a textile that was already created in the loom and were the design is not necessarily incorporated ( it may have stripes of colors, but it will not have flowers, or geometric designs. I really appreciate cicims, due to their natural rustic quality perfect for a relaxed ambience.
Cicim “strawberries”: This cicim is probably 60/70 years old. I called “strawberries” because all along the border it has these distinct fruits made in red with leaves around them that remain me of them. The main design is geometric and the background in a warm shade of beige. The combination of warm and natural hues of thread used to create the piece makes it a wonderful addition to a room or study.The colors are subdues and the patterns flow without shrillness.
MEASUREMENTS: 5’1.5″ X 8′