Vintage Kilim 158 x 086 cm


Kilim floor coverings are flat-woven carpets or rugs made in Turkey and the surrounding regions. A handmade floor covering can take months or years to create.

 

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Handmade Kilim Floor Coverings

Kilims are flat-woven carpets or rugs made in Turkey and the surrounding regions. The craft, passed from generation to generation, likely predates 7,000 BC. Traditionally, mothers teach daughters weaving at an early age. During the agricultural off-season, carpet weaving is a way to pass time and generate income. The motifs seen in Turkish floor coverings reflect the environment where created and typically include flora and fauna. With symbols of fertility and prosperity, the motifs also reflect the aspirations, hopes, and dreams of the artisan. A handmade floor covering can take months or years to create. Commonly, hand-plied strands of fiber create the yarn used for floor coverings. Local plants and flowers provide a natural source for dying. Likewise, handlooms produce the final works of art (with the width of the loom determining the width of the floor covering).

  • Handmade Kilim | El Dokuma Kilim
  • Made in Turkey | Türk Malı
  • Curated by Ernemet Carpet & Kilim

 

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