Kilim Artisanal

7'10" x 6'2"

This rug has been sold and can be re-ordered via custom order.

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Kilim Artisanal
Size in feet
7'10" x 6'2"
Size in meters
2.39 x 1.88
Pile (Fiber & Yarns)
100% Pure Wool, Natural Organic Dyes
Type of fabrication
Origin country
Design origin
Brand new, one of a kind
$ 1500
Special Price
$ 650
Sizes are approximate. Photos are not necessarily exact for color.
New rugs are of the highest quality and are handpicked overseas by the Bashir Family
This interwoven artisanal kilim rug is one of a kind. It has been handwoven by Turkmenians from northern Afghanistan. Each thread on each one of its aquatic motifs has been carefully hand-embroidered resulting in a beautiful work of art and conversation piece. It is a playful piece that can easily be showcased in multiple rooms as either a floor rug or wall hanging bringing originality to your interior space. In fact, it can even be used as a bed cover. Its neutral color palette will dress up a wide range of spaces.

A Brief History of Kilim Rugs

Kilim Area Rug "Kilim" is a Turkish word used when referring to carpets that have been interwoven by hand using wool pile. As a result, Kilims appear less fluffy than hand-knotted carpets. Some experts claim that these types of carpets were originally made by southern Tunisians and that the craft has since spread to nomads located in Turkey, Iraq, Iran, Pakistan, China, India or Morocco. Other experts believe that their birthplace is in the Near East and South-Eastern coast of Europe (Albania, Bulgaria, Bessarabia). Their major factories are found to be in Anatolia, Persia and Caucasia. Historical research reveals that Kilims have traditionally occupied different functions in time.

In certain cultures, they were given as a dowry gift to future brides and held the same important standing as household linen. In other contexts, they served as a bedding area for camels. Nowadays, we can find Kilims on a home's hard wood floor or even hanging on the walls of homes as pieces of art. Kilim carpets are fragile because their structure, as their weaving techniques, is very simple: horizontal thread weaves alternatively go above and under the vertical thread chains. After every new pick, the thread weave sequence is reversed. Since the thread weave is paused at every color change, one can spot little gaps between the colours. This is a common characteristic of Kilim carpets.

Sources and inspiration: Bérinstain, Valérie, et al. L'art du tapis dans le monde (The art of carpets in the world). Paris: Mengès, 1996. Print.; Jerrehian Jr., Aram K.A. Oriental Rug Primer. Philadelphia: Running Press, 1980. Print.; Herbert, Janice Summers. Oriental Rugs, New York: Macmillan, 1982. Print.; Hackmack, Adolf. Chinese Carpets and Rugs, Rutland and Tokyo: Tuttle, 1980. Print. ; De Moubray, Amicia, and David Black. Carpets for the home, London: Laurence King Publishing, 1999. Print.; Jacobsen, Charles. Oriental Rugs A Complete Guide, Rutland and Tokyo: Tuttle, 1962. Print.; Bashir, S. (n.d.). Personal interview.; Web site sources and dates of consultation vary (to be confirmed). Without prejudice to official usage.

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