Beautiful Kilim

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 The word Kilim means to spread roughly and they were originally made by nomadic tribes in Central Asia, who applied the weaving techniques they used in their tent-making, to make the kilims that served as floor coverings.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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