Kilim

The term 'kilim' originates from the Persian gelīm (گلیم) where it means 'to spread roughly', Various forms of the word are used in other languages: Turkish kilimGreek κιλίμι; CroatianBosnian and Serbian ćilimAlbanian qilimPolish kilimBulgarian килим 'kylym';Ukrainian килим 'kylym'; Lithuanian kilimasKurdish has its own name: berr.

Kilims are produced by tightly interweaving the warp and weft strands of the weave to produce a flat surface with no pile. Kilim weaves are tapestry weaves, technically weft-faced plain weaves, that is, the horizontal weft strands are pulled tightly downward so that they hide the vertical warp strands.

When the end of a color boundary is reached, the weft yarn is wound back from the boundary point. Thus, if the boundary of a field is a straight vertical line, a vertical slit forms between the two different color areas where they meet. For this reason, most kilims can be classed as "slit woven" textiles. The slits are beloved by collectors, as they produce very sharp-etched designs, emphasizing the geometry of the weave. Weaving strategies for avoiding slit formation, such as interlocking, produce a more blurred design image.

The weft strands, which carry the visible design and color, are almost always wool, whereas the hidden warp strands can be either wool or cotton. The warp strands are only visible at the ends, where they emerge as the fringe. This fringe is usually tied in bunches, to ensure against loosening or unraveling of the weave.

Manufacturer:
Knotted by Hand
Results 1 - 10 of 10
$ 799
$ 999
dsc01934
Current Stock Level

Authentic Vintage Kurdish Handmade Patchwork Rug Persian Kilim -197x141 cm

Authentic Vintage Kurdish Handmade Patchwork Rug Persian Kilim -197x141 cm
$ 2,792
$ 3,490
persian-kilim
Current Stock Level

Authentic Vintage Kurdish Handmade Patchwork Rug Persian Kilim -239x169 cm

Authentic Vintage Kurdish Handmade Patchwork Rug Persian Kilim -239x169 cm
$ 200
$ 250
dsc00161
Current Stock Level

Stunning Handmade Afghan Chobi Kilim Rug Carpet on Sale-110x109cm

Stunning Handmade Afghan Chobi Kilim Rug Carpet on Sale-110x109cm

$ 299
Handmade Kilim
Current Stock Level

Stunning Handmade Afghan Chobi Kilim Rug Runner Modern Carpet on Sale-190x63 cm

Stunning Handmade Afghan Chobi Kilim Rug Runner Modern Carpet on Sale-190x63 cm.

$ 438
dsc00170
Current Stock Level

Stunning Handmade Afghan Chobi Kilim Rug Runner Modern Carpet on Sale-210x62 cm

Stunning Handmade Afghan Chobi Kilim Rug Runner Modern Carpet on Sale-210x62 cm.

$ 380
Handmade Afghan Kilim
Current Stock Level

Stunning Handmade Afghan Chobi Kilim Rug Runner Modern Carpet on Sale-288x75 cm

Stunning Handmade Afghan Chobi Kilim Rug Runner Modern Carpet on Sale-288x75 cm.

$ 750
Handmade Kilim
Current Stock Level

Stunning Handmade Afghan Kazak Kilim Rug Carpet on Sale-230x160cm

Stunning Handmade Afghan Kazak Kilim Rug Carpet on Sale-230x160cm

$ 1,200
dsc00229
Current Stock Level

Stunning Handmade Afghan Maimana Kilim Rug Carpet on Sale-285 x 235 cm

Stunning Handmade Afghan Chobi Kilim Rug Modern Carpet on Sale-201 x 105 cm

$ 399
$ 499
dsc00183
Current Stock Level

Stunning Handmade Afghan Modern Kilim Rug Modern Carpet on Sale-190 x 141 cm

Stunning Handmade Afghan Modern Kilim Rug Modern Carpet on Sale-190 x 141 cm

$ 499
Handmade Persian Kilim  Handmade Afghan Kilim
Current Stock Level

Stunning Handmade Afghan Modern Kilim Rug Modern Carpet on Sale-190 x 141 cm

Stunning Handmade Afghan Modern Kilim Rug Modern Carpet on Sale-190 x 141 cm.

dsc01934
Current Stock Level

Authentic Vintage Kurdish Handmade Patchwork Rug Persian Kilim -197x141 cm

Authentic Vintage Kurdish Handmade Patchwork Rug Persian Kilim -197x141 cm
$ 799
$ 999
persian-kilim
Current Stock Level

Authentic Vintage Kurdish Handmade Patchwork Rug Persian Kilim -239x169 cm

Authentic Vintage Kurdish Handmade Patchwork Rug Persian Kilim -239x169 cm
$ 2,792
$ 3,490
dsc00161
Current Stock Level

Stunning Handmade Afghan Chobi Kilim Rug Carpet on Sale-110x109cm

Stunning Handmade Afghan Chobi Kilim Rug Carpet on Sale-110x109cm

$ 200
$ 250
Handmade Kilim
Current Stock Level

Stunning Handmade Afghan Chobi Kilim Rug Runner Modern Carpet on Sale-190x63 cm

Stunning Handmade Afghan Chobi Kilim Rug Runner Modern Carpet on Sale-190x63 cm.

$ 299
dsc00170
Current Stock Level

Stunning Handmade Afghan Chobi Kilim Rug Runner Modern Carpet on Sale-210x62 cm

Stunning Handmade Afghan Chobi Kilim Rug Runner Modern Carpet on Sale-210x62 cm.

$ 438
Handmade Afghan Kilim
Current Stock Level

Stunning Handmade Afghan Chobi Kilim Rug Runner Modern Carpet on Sale-288x75 cm

Stunning Handmade Afghan Chobi Kilim Rug Runner Modern Carpet on Sale-288x75 cm.

$ 380
Handmade Kilim
Current Stock Level

Stunning Handmade Afghan Kazak Kilim Rug Carpet on Sale-230x160cm

Stunning Handmade Afghan Kazak Kilim Rug Carpet on Sale-230x160cm

$ 750
dsc00229
Current Stock Level

Stunning Handmade Afghan Maimana Kilim Rug Carpet on Sale-285 x 235 cm

Stunning Handmade Afghan Chobi Kilim Rug Modern Carpet on Sale-201 x 105 cm

$ 1,200
dsc00183
Current Stock Level

Stunning Handmade Afghan Modern Kilim Rug Modern Carpet on Sale-190 x 141 cm

Stunning Handmade Afghan Modern Kilim Rug Modern Carpet on Sale-190 x 141 cm

$ 399
$ 499
Handmade Persian Kilim  Handmade Afghan Kilim
Current Stock Level

Stunning Handmade Afghan Modern Kilim Rug Modern Carpet on Sale-190 x 141 cm

Stunning Handmade Afghan Modern Kilim Rug Modern Carpet on Sale-190 x 141 cm.

$ 499
dsc01934

Authentic Vintage Kurdish Handmade Patchwork Rug Persian Kilim -197x141 cm

Authentic Vintage Kurdish Handmade Patchwork Rug Persian Kilim -197x141 cm
$ 799
$ 999
persian-kilim

Authentic Vintage Kurdish Handmade Patchwork Rug Persian Kilim -239x169 cm

Authentic Vintage Kurdish Handmade Patchwork Rug Persian Kilim -239x169 cm
$ 2,792
$ 3,490
dsc00161

Stunning Handmade Afghan Chobi Kilim Rug Carpet on Sale-110x109cm

Stunning Handmade Afghan Chobi Kilim Rug Carpet on Sale-110x109cm

$ 200
$ 250
Handmade Kilim

Stunning Handmade Afghan Chobi Kilim Rug Runner Modern Carpet on Sale-190x63 cm

Stunning Handmade Afghan Chobi Kilim Rug Runner Modern Carpet on Sale-190x63 cm.

$ 299
dsc00170

Stunning Handmade Afghan Chobi Kilim Rug Runner Modern Carpet on Sale-210x62 cm

Stunning Handmade Afghan Chobi Kilim Rug Runner Modern Carpet on Sale-210x62 cm.

$ 438
Handmade Afghan Kilim

Stunning Handmade Afghan Chobi Kilim Rug Runner Modern Carpet on Sale-288x75 cm

Stunning Handmade Afghan Chobi Kilim Rug Runner Modern Carpet on Sale-288x75 cm.

$ 380
Handmade Kilim

Stunning Handmade Afghan Kazak Kilim Rug Carpet on Sale-230x160cm

Stunning Handmade Afghan Kazak Kilim Rug Carpet on Sale-230x160cm

$ 750
dsc00229

Stunning Handmade Afghan Maimana Kilim Rug Carpet on Sale-285 x 235 cm

Stunning Handmade Afghan Chobi Kilim Rug Modern Carpet on Sale-201 x 105 cm

$ 1,200
dsc00183

Stunning Handmade Afghan Modern Kilim Rug Modern Carpet on Sale-190 x 141 cm

Stunning Handmade Afghan Modern Kilim Rug Modern Carpet on Sale-190 x 141 cm

$ 399
$ 499
Handmade Persian Kilim  Handmade Afghan Kilim

Stunning Handmade Afghan Modern Kilim Rug Modern Carpet on Sale-190 x 141 cm

Stunning Handmade Afghan Modern Kilim Rug Modern Carpet on Sale-190 x 141 cm.

$ 499