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Kilim rugs are slit-woven textiles
A kilim is a flat-woven textile. These are known for their bold colors and motifs. They are typically woven in Turkey, Afghanistan, India, and Iran. Kilims are known by many different names in various parts of the world, including kilim in Turkey, cilim in Croatia, and kalim in Serbia. In fact, there are over 4,000 varieties of kilim.
They are flat woven
SAFAVIEH Kilim Rugs are an artful display of flat-woven area rugs. These rugs are made in the fine traditions of nomadic people from Central Asia and the Middle East. Their flat-weave design is beautiful, yet still durable, and they are incredibly soft. Nomadic people are renowned for their craftsmanship and their rugs are a perfect example of this.
They have a flat pile
Kilim rugs do not have a pile. They are low-profile and reversible from front to back. They were often woven using a “slit weave” technique, which produces gaps between adjacent colored blocks. These rugs usually feature bold colors, like red and blue variations. They are also often dyed with vegetable dyes. If you are interested in purchasing a kilim, make sure to buy a high-quality rug that is well-made and looks great in your home.
They are made of natural dyes
Traditionally, the colors of a Kilim rug were chosen based on a sacred belief. They would symbolize good luck and abundance. Some rugs feature geometric motifs, while others would feature a more muted tone. In addition to their decorative appeal, Kilims are also considered works of art. Tribal women woven these rugs. They incorporated motifs into their rugs to bring good luck and prosperity to their owners.
They are made in almost every region of Turkey
Today, kilims are used not only for decoration, but also for prayer. They’re also used in homes as modern floor coverings, lending them a chic and modern atmosphere. They can be more than four thousand years old, with the oldest known piece dating back to the dynastic period of Egypt’s IV. Tuthmosis. In Anatolia, kilim weaving pieces were found in the Gordion excavations. They were made of goat hair, wool, and linen.
They are made out of necessity
Although they may look exotic, Kilim rugs are actually ancient, dating back to the eleventh century A.D. Weaving patterns from this type of carpet date back to more than 7,000 B.C. This makes them one of the oldest known rug designs. Many believe that Kilim rugs originated in the Middle East, but the fact is that the Kilim design is actually a result of necessity.
They are popular
Most people want to know why Kilim rugs are so popular. Traditionally, kilim rugs were made of animal hair. However, in recent years, synthetic fibers have become more popular. While many attribute this to the lower price of synthetics, it’s not a good idea to use these rugs as they cannot handle heat well and can burn if placed near an open flame. Synthetics also are not environmentally friendly and take a long time to decompose in landfills.
They cost less than other rugs
A good quality Kilim rug will cost significantly less than other types of rugs. The material used for kilim rugs is wool and bristle yarn, and is woven on a loom on either horizontal or vertical axis. This makes them distinct from plain weaving mats and pile rugs. Although made in Turkey, kilim rugs differ in style and price among regions. Famous kilim rugs are produced in Konya, Kayseri, Sivas, and Aksaray.