Kilims - Antique Flat Woven Kilim Rugs

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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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99 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.

Antique Persian Kilim 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 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 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 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.

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 Swedish Double Sided Rug 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.

Vintage Scandinavian Swedish Rug 48114

Style: Swedish Rugs
Origin: Scandinavian Rugs
Size: 4 ft 6 in x 6 ft 1 in
          (1.37 m x 1.85 m)
Characterized by a pallet of soft, almost pastel tones, this charming Swedish kilim also boasts a highly representative composition

Vintage Swedish Double Sided Rug 48053

Style: Swedish Rugs
Origin: Scandinavian Rugs
Size: 4 ft 5 in x 6 ft 3 in
          (1.35 m x 1.9 m)
Beautifully evocative of the style, this Swedish carpet effectively communicates minimalism, as well as a coming together of contemporary and traditional elements of design.

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.

Vintage Swedish Double-Sided Rug 48008

Style: Swedish Rugs
Origin: Scandinavian Rugs
Size: 4 ft 8 in x 6 ft 3 in
          (1.42 m x 1.9 m)
The pallet is evocative of a spring sky, or perhaps of a wooded lake; light shades of blue dominate, with detail work rendered in white and brown.

Vintage Swedish Kilim 48200

Style: Swedish Rugs
Origin: Scandinavian Rugs
Size: 4 ft x 6 ft 5 in
          (1.22 m x 1.96 m)
A unique and intriguing example, this mid-century Swedish kilim boasts a compelling design that beautifully brings together a series of contrasting hues in a cohesive and pleasing manner.

Antique Persian Jajim 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.

Vintage Swedish Kilim by Ingegerd Silow 48205

Style: Swedish Rugs
Origin: Scandinavian Rugs
Size: 4 ft 4 in x 6 ft 5 in
          (1.32 m x 1.96 m)
Boasting a charming design, this Swedish kilim is an excellent example of designer Ingegerd Silow's lovely and distinct style of mid-century rug weaving.

Vintage Swedish Kilim 48202

Style: Swedish Rugs
Origin: Scandinavian Rugs
Size: 4 ft 4 in x 6 ft 6 in
          (1.32 m x 1.98 m)
Featuring a design that graces some of the finest mid-century Swedish rugs, this charming example is possessed by a subtle beauty that is enhanced by its muted pallet of yellows.

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