Kilims 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 Native American Navajo or Mexican Sarape rug. 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, it’s the weave that gives them their design and color. Traditionally kilims have been- and are still- being used for many different purposes, not only are they popular floor-coverings, but they also serve as wall-coverings, bedding, shade and entrance modesty-curtain as well as horse and donkey coverings. Produced throughout a vast region from Western China, Central Asia Iran, Turkey, Caucasian region to Turkey and Easter Europe; Bulgaria, Romania and Hungary all have variations of Kilim woven rugs each with their own unique color, pattern and design.
Construction: Handmade; Hand Woven
Materials: Fine Wool, Natural Dyes
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