Whether used as a floor covering or wall hanging, or to create decorative pillows and chairs, Kilim rugs recall the art of ancient civilizations and cultures. Weaves that are similar to those still used today first appeared about fifteen hundred years ago, in various countries within the Persian/Iranian Empire. The word "kilim" derives from a Persian/Iranian word that means "to spread roughly". Weavers typically used a diagonal weave to strengthen the structure of the rug so geometric patterns are a common design, although floral themes have been created. Various materials, often with cotton as a foundation, are used. The colors are rich, while the styles identify the village or town from which the Kilim was woven. Today, we continue to be mesmerized by the beauty and strength displayed in numerous motifs that were used in ancient times to convey ideas and communicate messages.
Flat weave carpets and rugs were created without the use of knots or need of a foundation. They are lightweight, thin but durable, and have no pile. Their design is based in the rich history of carpet weaving, and these rugs come in many patterns and styles, most notably Dhurries, Soumaks, and Kilims.
We are always happy to collaborate with you on a custom carpet that meets all your specifications...and your wildest dreams! Of course, it will be woven on our very own looms with the best materials under the supervision of our experts.
Design: North West Persian Wool Kilim
Style: Antique Persian Flat Weave Kilim Carpet
Material: 100% Wool
Colors: Navy, Blue, Rust, Brown, Green, Ivory
Size: 6'6" X 11'7"
Rug Number: 70002526