Kilims - Comprehensive Collection of Antique Flat Woven Kilims

Kilims - Comprehensive Collection of Antique Flat Woven Kilims top hr

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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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74 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)
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 Rug 47618

Style: Qashqai Rug
Origin: Persian Rugs
Size: 3 ft 5 in x 3 ft 5 in
          (1.04 m x 1.04 m)
This dynamic composition is an exciting exercise in modern design, while also being true to its tribal influences and traditions.

Vintage Tribal Gashgai Kilim 47617

Style: Qashqai Rug
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 Tribal Persian Gashgai Kilim 47616

Style: Qashqai Rug
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 Tribal Persian Gashgai Kilim 47622

Style: Qashqai Rug
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 Gashgai Kilim 47619

Style: Qashqai Rug
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 Kilim 47621

Style: Qashqai Rug
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 Gashgai Tribal Rug 47620

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

Antique Persian Kilim 47357

Style: Kilims
Origin: Persian Rugs
Size: 5 ft x 5 ft 4 in
          (1.52 m x 1.63 m)
A burst of gold enclosed by contrasting tones of grey with highlights of red and white accentuate the simple but bold geometric designs on this well-proportioned flat weave.

Antique Persian Mazandaran Kilim 47342

Style: Mazandaran Kilims
Origin: Persian Rugs
Size: 5 ft 5 in x 6 ft
          (1.65 m x 1.83 m)
Woven in an artful, rustic manner, this three-panel Mazandaran kilim from northern Persia displays an innate sense of balance and a true minimalist aesthetic.

Vintage Doublesided Swedish Kilim Carpet 47387

Style: Swedish Rugs
Origin: Scandinavian Rugs
Size: 5 ft x 6 ft
          (1.52 m x 1.83 m)
Warm tones of brown, gold, strawberry and cerise float across this flat-weave Rollakan like waves reflecting the early morning sunlight.

Antique Persian Mazandaran Kilim 47351

Style: Mazandaran Kilims
Origin: Persian Rugs
Size: 6 ft x 6 ft 3 in
          (1.83 m x 1.9 m)
Vibrant hues of cerise, mango, indigo and turquoise in an ikat-like design give a look of modern abstract art to this tribal weaving from Mazandaran high in the Alborz Mountains of northern Iran.

Antique Persian Kilim 47155

Style: Kilims
Origin: Persian Rugs
Size: 5 ft 6 in x 6 ft 5 in
          (1.68 m x 1.96 m)
Marvelous earth-tone stripes in a broad melange of hues adorn this striking flat-weave Persian jajim coverlet, which has a versatile and inherently modern visage.

Antique Persian Kilim 47158

Style: Kilims
Origin: Persian Rugs
Size: 6 ft 9 in x 6 ft 9 in
          (2.06 m x 2.06 m)
Designed as a coverlet, this striking flat-weave Persian jajim displays a smart multi-width stripe pattern rendered in graphic colors that have a mid-century aura.

Antique Persian Mazandaran Kilim 47352

Style: Mazandaran Kilims
Origin: Persian Rugs
Size: 7 ft x 7 ft
          (2.13 m x 2.13 m)
Artful and paradoxical, this warm and welcoming antique Mazandaran kilim depicts a marvelous allover plaid pattern that is rustic and provincial yet equally exotic.

Antique Persian Senneh Kilim Carpet 47278

Style: Senneh Rugs
Origin: Persian Rugs
Size: 4 ft 4 in x 7 ft
          (1.32 m x 2.13 m)
This classical antique Senneh kilim showcases a marvelous assortment of detailed stripes, small-scale patterns and inset medallions that define the local style.

Antique Persian Kurdish Runner Rug 47353

Style: Kurdish Rug
Origin: Persian Rugs
Size: 2 ft 4 in x 7 ft 2 in
          (0.71 m x 2.18 m)
Chocolate and taupe used as dominant colors define the bold saw-tooth pattern on this runner, a classic example of Kurdish tribal weaving. The stylized repeating s-hook border motif in muted dark salmon adds zest..

Scandinavian Swedish Kilim Carpet 47307

Style: Swedish Rugs
Origin: Scandinavian Rugs
Size: 5 ft 6 in x 7 ft 4 in
          (1.68 m x 2.24 m)
Embodying a classic mid-century aesthetic, this vintage Swedish carpet features strong geometric patterns and soft colors that temper the crisp right-angle lines.

Vintage Swedish Rug by Elsa Gullberg 46162

Style: Swedish Rugs
Origin: Scandinavian Rugs
Size: 5 ft 5 in x 7 ft 4 in
          (1.65 m x 2.24 m)
This chic vintage, artist-signed Scandinavian Kilim features a prismatic allover pattern rendered in a cool combination of tonal aqua blues with Prussian accents.

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