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Kilm-rug Motif

Kilm Motif for Long Life, Antique


Found in Sarajevo, a piece of a handmade Kilm (rug) has the South Slavic symbol/motif for long life preserved. The visual encounter with the ancient South Slav symbol attests to the dramatic landforms in former Yugoslavia in the woolen threads loomed by women's hands. The South Slavic tapestries and linens all encoded with motifs and symbols containing Old Europe symbolism are an alphabet without letters. Conjugated woolen threads of the South Slavic kilm has an intense grammar and shows what can be expressed into our language by leaving out words, books or manuscripts.



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