Kilim Carpets and Rugs: A Popular and Fashionable Floor Covering Style
The age-old Kilim carpets and rugs have sustained a rich legacy that is here to stay, especially for floor covering.
A unique kind of Persian carpets and rugs that hail their roots from the Persian Empire spanning across Iran, Azerbaijan, the Balkans and the Turkic countries of Central Asia, the Kilim carpets and rugs are a flat tapestry-woven carpet or rug that has carved a niche in floor covering styles. These carpets and rugs were earlier used for decorative purposes or as prayer rugs. However, these carpets and rugs are now seen to be best suited for all sorts of floor covering purposes.
So, we trace the journey of “Kilim Carpets and Rugs“ and what makes them distinct and elegant in their own way!
1. A Legacy that Dates Back to Fourth Century CE
Eminent British archaeologist, Sir Marc Aurel Stein discovered that the Kilims date back at least the fourth or fifth century CE, as Kilims are much less durable than rugs that have a mound to protect the warp and weft. These carpets and rugs are produced by firmly interweaving the warp and weft strands of the weave in order to produce a flat surface with no pile that makes them more resilient and durable to sustain in the long run. This legacy has only garnered over the passage of time, thereby making Kilim carpets and rugs one of the most sought – after carpets and rugs for floor covering.
2. Antique Carpets and Rugs
A myriad collection of “Antique Carpets and Rugs“ the Kilims have a diverse range of motifs with alluring illustrations that make these carpets and rugs distinct and antique in their own kind. Although in some cases, the Kilim carpets and rugs are included in the category of ‘oriental rugs’, their flat weave and split weave technique make them to be antique in a true sense. The Kilim carpets and rugs are available in an array of diagonal patterns, bold and sharp patterns, geometrical designs as well as floral designs. It is this quality of having an antique design that the Kilim carpets and rugs are now widely being used for other interior decoration purposes such as Kilim pillows, Kilim chuwals, Kilim bench, Kilim furniture and even hanging Kilim for wall décor – an unrivalled choice for appealing and elegant interiors.
3. Commercial Carpets and Rugs
The Kilim carpets and rugs are reckoned to be cheaper and more durable than the pile rugs and the secret certainly lies in their weaving technique. These carpets and rugs are designed in a such a way that they promise high resilience, endurance and durability – an imperative requisite for commercial needs. So, with the passage of time, the Kilim carpets and rugs have also created a space for themselves in commercial spaces especially cafes, hotels and restaurants – where these carpets and rugs add to the boisterous vibes of the ambience.
With a subtle textured and graceful appearance, the Kilim carpets and rugs prove to be a stylish solution for those seeking out for a durable and different floor covering. You can contact us to know more about the exclusive Kilim carpets and rugs that we have in store to offer!
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