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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164 Rugs Found in Kilims

Vintage Swedish Kilim by Marta Maas 47584

Vintage Swedish Kilim by Marta Maas 47584 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal
On Sale

Origin: Scandinavian Rugs »
Style: Textile Art

1 ft 4 in x 1 ft 6 in (0.41 m x 0.46 m)

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Antique Persian Kilim 41025

Kilim Persian Carpets 41025 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Kilims

1 ft 9 in x 2 ft 8 in (0.53 m x 0.81 m)

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Vintage Tribal Gashgai Kilim 47617

Antique Tribal Gashgai Kilim 47617 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Qashqai Rugs

3 ft 4 in x 3 ft 8 in (1.02 m x 1.12 m)

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Vintage Persian Gashgai Tribal Kilim 47621

Persian Gashgai Tribal Kilim 47621 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal
On Sale

Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Qashqai Rugs

3 ft 7 in x 4 ft (1.09 m x 1.22 m)

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Vintage Persian Tribal Gashgai Kilim 47622

Tribal Persian Gashgai Rug 47622 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal
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Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Qashqai Rugs

3 ft 8 in x 4 ft (1.12 m x 1.22 m)

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Antique Persian Senneh Kilim 48577

Antique Persian Senneh Kilim 48577 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Senneh Rugs

3 ft 9 in x 4 ft 9 in (1.14 m x 1.45 m)

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Vintage Persian Gashgai Tribal Rug 47620

Persian Gashgai Tribal Rug 47620 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Qashqai Rugs

4 ft 6 in x 4 ft 9 in (1.37 m x 1.45 m)

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Vintage Swedish Kilim 48472

Vintage Swedish Kilim 48472 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Scandinavian Rugs »
Style: Swedish Rugs

4 ft x 5 ft 5 in (1.22 m x 1.65 m)

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Antique Persian Jajim Kilim 47155

Persian Jajim Rug 47155 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal
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Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Kilims

5 ft 6 in x 6 ft 5 in (1.68 m x 1.96 m)

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Vintage Swedish Kilim 48200

Vintage Swedish Kilim 48200 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Scandinavian Rugs »
Style: Swedish Rugs

4 ft x 6 ft 5 in (1.22 m x 1.96 m)

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Vintage Swedish Carpet 48454

Vintage Swedish Kilim 48454 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Scandinavian Rugs »
Style: Swedish Rugs

4 ft 4 in x 6 ft 6 in (1.32 m x 1.98 m)

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Vintage Swedish Kilim 48202

Vintage Swedish Kilim 48202 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Scandinavian Rugs »
Style: Swedish Rugs

4 ft 4 in x 6 ft 6 in (1.32 m x 1.98 m)

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Antique Turkish Kilim 50275

Antique Turkish Kilim 50275 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Turkish Rugs »
Style: Kilims

6 ft 1 in x 6 ft 7 in (1.85 m x 2.01 m)

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Vintage Swedish Folk Art Tapestry 48251

Vintage Swedish Kilim Tapestry 48251 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Scandinavian Rugs »
Style: Textiles

4 ft 2 in x 6 ft 7 in (1.27 m x 2.01 m)

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