This Pirot kilim was woven in the Balkans during the second quarter of the 20th century.
Pirot weavings are made throughout the Balkans but primarily in Bulgaria and Serbia. Pirot Kilims are one of the national symbols of Serbia. This kilim features an all-over design of shrub-like motifs in yellow, brown, purple, and ivory of vibrant red ground. It is framed by an inner border of geometric rosettes on a brown ground. A wide outer border with the same vibrant red ground as the field features abstracted forms reminiscent of the national symbol of Serbia - the double-headed eagle.
In very good condition, signs of wear consistent with age. Flatwoven, with a sturdy handle. In a hard-to-find large format.