Kilim, a word of Turkish origin, denotes a pile-less textile of many uses produced by one of several flat-weaving techniques that have a common or closely related heritage and are practiced in the geographical areas that includes parts of Turkey (Anatolia and Thrace), North Africa, the Balkans, the Caucasus, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Central Asia and China.
Although at times you may find kilim rugs included in the general genre of "oriental rugs", in more accepted practice kilims are in a class of their own. The major difference between a kilim area rug and a carpet or a pile rug is that whereas the design visible on a pile rugs is made by individual short strands of different colour being knotted onto the warps, and held together by pressing the wefts tightly, kilim designs are made by interweaving the variously coloured wefts and warps, thus creating what is known as a flatweave.
A beautiful piece you'll hold dear for generations to come.
- Handmade and exclusive one off piece
- Wool with a mix of goat and horse hair
- Length 120 x Width 85 cm
- Designed for ClusterHOME