Kilim designs are flat-woven rugs that are characterized by their absent pile and unique geometric designs. The Kilim (also known as Kelim, Gelim and Gilim) rugs are the most well known of the Oriental flat weaves, similar to the South American Navajo rugs. The word "Kilim" originated from the Persian word "gelim", which means "to spread roughly". Kilim rugs dates back to the ancient times - during the eleventh century A.D. Although archaeological evidence proves that it exists as early as 7000 B.C with several Kilim woven textiles being recovered from Turkey. Their color comes from the weft which is tightly intertwined with the warp. Rather than an actual pile, the foundation of these rugs gives them their design and color. Kilims are have been using for many purposes, not only are they popular floor-coverings, but they also serve as wall-coverings, bedding, and horse coverings. Produced worldwide, each regions Kilim Rug is different in order to identify ones style and tradition.