Posted on March 07, 2014 by Kate Garvey
Marhaban!!! Or g'day in Arabic.
Today it's all about Kilim rugs. These are our latest offerings from Turkey and they are simply beautiful. These kilims are tapestry-woven and made completely from wool using natural dyes. The colours are rich and vibrant and the patterns consist of large geometric shapes, triangles and zig-zags.
Kilim rugs have an ancient and fascinating history. The word Kilim means to spread roughly and they were originally made by nomadic tribes in Central Asia, who applied the weaving techniques they used in their tent-making, to make the kilims that served as floor coverings. But that wasn't all. The nomads used kilims for their bedding, saddle covers, and even cradles for their babies. The rug-making tradition seemed to really take off in the Anatolian region of Turkey, and today, it remains the most renowned Kilim-making region in the world.
Today, these traditional rugs are making a comeback using colour and design to suit modern homes. They are perfect to enhance the look of the timber floors that so many of us have in our homes these days. And more and more we are seeing them hung on walls as display pieces. However you choose to use them, these gorgeous Kilims are going to brighten any space in your home.
Salam Alikum.....peace be upon you!!!!
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Milly And Eugene was dreamt up by two young creative sisters with a passion for all things beautiful.
The decision to call their new venture, Milly and Eugene, evolved from the nicknames they were called as young girls. Hailey, was often referred to as Milly by Mum, Jude, as she named her after the famous 60's actress, Hayley Mills. Kate, was given the nickname Eugene, by her older brother, Martin, who thought it was funny to call her an "uncool name" (at the time) and enjoyed the torment and reaction he received whilst using it.
It was after an inspiring family holiday and both having recently completed home renovations, Hailey and Kate's desire to start a homewares company was in the making. Owning a chain of restaurants and retail businesses between them, the sisters are no strangers to hard work and the success that comes with it, so combining their passion and talent, it's no doubt, Milly and Eugene had captured the hearts of their fans. Milly and Eugene has evolved over the years, starting out as a small online business run from the garage of their homes, into their very own retail store and now into wholesaling, their beautiful wares to some of the best retailers around Australia.
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