Kilim Rugs

Durability and attractiveness are some of the major factors that attract a buyer when buying any commodity. You can get these and more other aspects when you decide to buy rugs for all uses that are only if you go for Kilim Rugs. These rugs derive their name from the Persian Gelim, and it is a Turkish name which means ‘to spread’. The rugs have geometric designs that are believed to have some inspiration powers. The rugs have been in use since time immemorial, and they are still being designed in the same way. An archaeological explorer by the name M.A. Stein obtained one of the oldest pieces of Kilim Rugs, which is believed to be from some ruins of an ancient settlement close to Khotan.

The weave of the present-day Kilim Rugs is similar to that of the olden Kilims. They consist of 16 threads of weft and 14 threads of warp. The main colors that you will find on genuine Kilim Rugs are brownish yellow, green, blue and red. They are designed in a way to form the small but very attractive geometric designs.

The Cost of Kilim Rugs

The pricing of Kilim Rugs is never a put-off because everyone can afford to buy them. They have gain popularity, and the prices range from one piece to another depending on the quality. Kilim Rugs can now compete with pile carpets unlike how it was some years back, when the rugs were considered to be for local use. Killing Rugs are nowadays being produced for export, and they mainly come from Asian countries like Persia, Pakistan and India.

Uses of Kilim Rugs

Kilim rug infront of the doorway

All races and religions use Kilim Rugs for different purposes. They are perfect for decoration and will changes the appearance of the interior of your house, where you can place it at your doorstep, on the floor in the house or simply hung them on the walls. This use is mostly popular in the Western Countries. They are very popular for use as prayer rugs. They spread easily and will never crease, and they are also simple to fold and store too after you are done with praying.

Weaving Technique

The tight interweaving of weft and warp strands gives the Kilim Rugs their high quality. The technique is to tighten the weft strands and pull them down in a way that they can hide the warps strands that run vertically. The pattern is repeated at the end of a color boundary by wounding back the weft yarn after the boundary point. Kilim Rugs are in the class of Slit Woven Textiles. The conspicuous strands are the wefts which have the designs and color, they are mostly woolen. The warps can be cotton or wool too and are visible at the ends. Here they are as fringe and knotted to give the Kilim Rugs nice designs and make sure the weave does not loosen or unravel. Kilim Rugs are now available in different textile markets in different corners of the world, and you can now easily get the feel of ancient artwork.

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