Kilim Rugs What Makes Them Special

Kilim Rugs: What Makes Them Special?

Though some people consider the use of Kilim rugs to be a newer trend in Western décor, the rugs themselves have been around since ancient times. Originating in the former Ottoman Empire (in particular the region in and around Turkey, Iran, and Mongolia), Kilim rugs are woven rugs that are small and have traditionally been […]

The Artistry Of Kilim Rug Weaving

The Artistry Of Kilim Rug Weaving

One look at a Kilim and you know that you’ve found something truly special. This is no ordinary type of rug. Kilims are different from most types of rugs in so many different ways but one of the most notable differences lies in the absence of any pile. Kilim is a flat, no-pile rug that […]

Kilim Rugs, A Class On Its Own

Kilim rugs are a type of Oriental rug with a difference. Whereas most oriental rugs have a pile, whether it is short or long, Kilim rugs are flat woven without any pile. The absence of pile is their main distinguishing feature. These rugs are not thick and plush like most other types of Oriental rugs. […]

How To Clean Your Kilim Rug?

If you own a kilim, it is important to know that even though a kilim is a kind of rug, it cannot be cleaned like other rugs. The mistake many kilim owners make is that they use the same tips and guidelines that are laid out for oriental rugs. However, while some of the methods […]

How to Weave Kilim 101

An Introduction To Kilims A kilim is a type of flat, woven rug that is characterized by exuberant colors, bold motifs and vivid designs. Kilims are woven primarily in Turkey and a few other countries  including Iran and Afghanistan and India. A kilim is known by different names in different parts of the world. In Turkey […]