Traditionally, hand-woven into kilim furniture are decorative motifs, thought to signify desires or serve as protective symbols. Woven into this kilim bench is the Kurt Agzi motif, a delicate combination of geometric patterns and sharp edges, symbolising a wolf’s mouth. Initially used by Turkish nomads, these symbols were used to protect their cattle from wolves.
Kilims – hand-woven, woollen rugs without a knotted pile – have been made in Turkey for centuries. A crucial part of nomadic life, kilims lined (and line) the floors and walls of tents as well as houses and were highly valued as dowry pieces. Not only are they attractive, but they are famously hardwearing, and as a result, ideal for upholstery. Beneath the kilim the upholstered seat is generously padded, the bottom of the bench is finished with a continuous single row of brass tacks and the sturdy wooden legs are decoratively turned and varnished. Perfect as extra seating or footstools, these benches can also double up as coffee tables, ideal for piles of magazines and tea trays.
Available in two different sizes:
Small: H: 35cm, W: 50cm, D: 35cm
Extra Large: H: 37cm, W: 100cm, D: 45cm
Care: We recommend a professional cleaner
Note: Due to the handmade nature of these benches the dimensions and designs may vary slightly, making each one unique.
Supplied fully assembled