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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76 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 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.

Vintage Double Sided Swedish Tapestry by Andra Halft 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.

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.

Vintage Double-sided Swedish Kilim 48053

Style: Swedish Rugs
Origin: Scandinavian Rugs
Size: 4 ft 5 in x 6 ft 3 in
          (1.35 m x 1.9 m)

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.

Double Sided Vintage Swedish Kilim 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.

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.

Vintage Swedish Kilim by Ida Rydelius 48046

Style: Swedish Rugs
Origin: Scandinavian Rugs
Size: 4 ft 8 in x 6 ft 8 in
          (1.42 m x 2.03 m)

Vintage Swedish Kilim by Anna Johanna Angstrom 48048

Style: Swedish Rugs
Origin: Scandinavian Rugs
Size: 4 ft 6 in x 6 ft 8 in
          (1.37 m x 2.03 m)

Vintage Swedish Kilim 48052

Style: Swedish Rugs
Origin: Scandinavian Rugs
Size: 4 ft 5 in x 6 ft 8 in
          (1.35 m x 2.03 m)

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.

Vintage Swedish Kilim Rug by Andra Halft 48007

Style: Swedish Rugs
Origin: Scandinavian Rugs
Size: 5 ft x 7 ft
          (1.52 m x 2.13 m)
A lighthearted creation, this mid-century Swedish carpet is a charming example of the playful side of Scandinavian rug design.

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