Kilims - Antique Flat Woven Kilims

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Kilims - Once overlooked as utilitarian, low status items, antique Kilims are now prized as some of the most powerful and authentic weavings of the Middle East. Kilim (Gilim in Persian) is a Turkish word denoting Caucasus made in simple flat-woven or tapestry technique, in which the pattern is produced entirely by horizontal wefts that cover the vertical warps. This technique makes it very difficult to produce continuous vertical linear separations of color in the design, so Kilims often have a stepped or crenelated effect. While Kilim weaving can be fine, they tend to rely more on large-scale patterns with striking drawing and effects of color. They may utilize allover designs or grand shield-like medallions. The most well known Kilims are those of Turkey or Anatolia, which are varied in type and effect, but Caucasian and Persian Kilims are also appreciated nowadays for their color and high technical skill. Given their thinner, supple structure, Kilims are usable not only as decorative floor covering, but also as wall hangings and on furniture or bed coverlets as well.

Originating in Anatolia and the Caucasus, flat-woven kilims and tribal symbols gradually transitioned to pile rugs as nomadic and semi-nomadic herders ebbed back and forth across the continent. Traditions from turkey and the Levant traveled steadily eastward to the Mougal / Mughal states of Pakistan and India as well as Buddhist regions of Tibet, China and East Turkestan.

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100 Rugs Found in Kilims

Vintage Swedish Kilim by Marta Maas 47584

Style: Swedish Rugs
Origin: Scandinavian Rugs
Size: 1 ft 4 in x 1 ft 6 in
          (0.41 m x 0.46 m)

Sale:

  • $750.00
This small flat-woven Scandinavian kilim is a product of the legendary Marta Maas Fjetterstrom atelier. Its pallet and overall design are typical of the period and emblematic of the designer.

Kilim Persian Carpets 41025

Style: Kilims
Origin: Persian Rugs
Size: 1 ft 9 in x 2 ft 8 in
          (0.53 m x 0.81 m)
This primitive tribal kilim is a high-impact statement piece with its bold, saturated colors and abstract, contemporary lines.

Vintage Tribal Gashgai Kilim 47617

Style: Qashqai Rugs
Origin: Persian Rugs
Size: 3 ft 4 in x 3 ft 8 in
          (1.02 m x 1.12 m)
Serene tones of blue, green, and ivory give this dynamic vintage rug an overall impression of balance.

Vintage Persian Gashgai Tribal Kilim 47621

Style: Qashqai Rugs
Origin: Persian Rugs
Size: 3 ft 7 in x 4 ft
          (1.09 m x 1.22 m)
The border portion of this distinct composition is a soothing shade of blue-green in which the threading of various shades interacts to create a dynamic quality.

Vintage Persian Tribal Gashgai Kilim 47616

Style: Qashqai Rugs
Origin: Persian Rugs
Size: 4 ft x 4 ft
          (1.22 m x 1.22 m)
A traditional composition that is nevertheless decidedly modern, this vintage Persian Qashqai kilim is a delightful work

Vintage Persian Tribal Gashgai Kilim 47622

Style: Qashqai Rugs
Origin: Persian Rugs
Size: 3 ft 8 in x 4 ft
          (1.12 m x 1.22 m)
This tribal Persian Qashqai rug delights with is tantalizingly modern composition.

Vintage Tribal Persian Gashgai Kilim 47619

Style: Qashqai Rugs
Origin: Persian Rugs
Size: 3 ft 8 in x 4 ft
          (1.12 m x 1.22 m)
Characterized by its red and green pallet, this tribal Qashqai rug communicates a modern quality, while being true to its traditional roots.

Vintage Persian Gashgai Tribal Rug 47620

Style: Qashqai Rugs
Origin: Persian Rugs
Size: 4 ft 6 in x 4 ft 9 in
          (1.37 m x 1.45 m)

Sale:

  • $2,800.00
This vibrant and dynamic Qashqai tribal rug is characterized by its large and bright swaths of color, which come together to create a powerful modern design.

Vintage Scandinavian Double Sided Swedish Tapestry Rug 48050

Style: Swedish Rugs
Origin: Scandinavian Rugs
Size: 3 ft 9 in x 4 ft 10 in
          (1.14 m x 1.47 m)
The narrow line work and minimalistic presentation gives the entire piece an air of experimentation and unconstrained expressionism.

Vintage Swedish Runner Rug by Ingegerd Silow 48148

Style: Swedish Rugs
Origin: Scandinavian Rugs
Size: 2 ft 3 in x 5 ft 9 in
          (0.69 m x 1.75 m)
Though lacking definitive structure or nuanced detail work, the abstract tangles of color that dominate the piece are nevertheless evocative of a particular image: a tangle of bare trees, stretching into the sky.

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