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Name of Object:

Kilim, wreaths of the nine domes

Location:

Belgrade, Serbia

Holding Museum:

Museum of Applied Art

Date:

1886

Type of object:

Carpet

Museum Inventory Number:

17338

Material(s) / Technique(s):

Wool; weaving

Dimensions:

H: 190cm, W: 137cm

Provenance:

Pirot

Description:

Inscriptions signifying different years, names or important occasions often appear on Pirot kilims. The kilim decorated with wreaths of the nine domes (venci na devet kubeta) motif bears an inscription woven in Cyrillic letters and reading: ZA USPOMEN SNAJIDANICI 18 MAJA 86.g. D.P. (A SOUVENIR FOR MY SISTER-IN-LAW DANICA 18 MAY '86. D. P.). The initials D. P. belong to Darinka Petković , sister of merchant Kosta Petković from Pirot, who ordered or wove this kilim as a gift for her sister-in-law Danica.

How date and origin were established:

By stylistic analysis, material and technique; the year of making is woven on the item

How Object was obtained:

Purchased in 1991

Selected bibliography:

Cvetković, M., Igra šarenih niti: Kolekcija pirotskih ćilima Etnografskog muzeja u Beogradu, Belgrade: Etnografski muzej, 2008.
Vitković-Žikić, M., "Odsek za tekstil i kostim", in I. Zorić (ed.), 55 godina Muzeja primenjene umetnosti: 1950–2005, Belgrade: Muzej primenjene umetnosti, 2005: 97–121.
Vitković-Žikić, M., Pirotski ćilimi = Les Kilims de Pirot, Belgrade: Muzej primenjene umetnosti, 2001.
Petković, M., and Vlatković, R., Pirotski ćilim [Abstract in English], Belgrade: Srpska akademija nauka i umetnosti, 1996.
Stojanović, D., Pirotski ćilimi [Summary in English], Belgrade: Muzej primenjene umetnosti, 1987.

Citation of this web page:

Draginja Maskareli "Kilim, wreaths of the nine domes"  [db_in_citation_dca]  2017. http://www.discovercarpetart.org/database_item.php?itemId=object;DCA;sb;Mus31;10;en

Prepared by: Draginja Maskareli

MWNF Working Number: RS1_010