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Antique Kilim Rugs - Antique rugs called Kilim rugs, primarily refer to a type of rug which is flat woven without knotted pile. Because these antique rugs are found across the globe, each region has a different pronunciation and spelling of the name Kilim.

Homers Iliad and Egyptian tomb paintings, from the same time period, depict weavers producing rugs and carpets of this kind.

Since this is one of the oldest methods of rug production, it is considered to be primitive compared to Oriental knotted rugs. Comprised of simple interlocking strands of wool, hair or fiber, they are durable, decorative and used for many purposes.

Some of these uses include, clothing, shelter, storage, floor coverings, pillows and barter / trade.

Although, antique rugs made of hair or vegetable fiber do not stand the test of time due to decay. Therefore, many antique rugs of this nature have not survived to the present day.

But those that have survived the test of time are most definitely a sight to see and great examples of antique textile art pieces.

Once overlooked as utilitarian, low status items, antique Kilims are now prized as some of the most powerful and authentic weaving of the Middle East. Kilim rugs (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 the weaving quality of kilims 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 Kilim rugs are also appreciated nowadays for their color and high technical skill. Given their thinner, supple structure, Kilim rugs 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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190 Rugs Found in Kilims

Large Tribal Persian Kilim Vintage Rug 47598

Large Vintage Persian Kilim Carpet 47598 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal
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Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Kilims

13 ft 3 in x 18 ft 8 in (4.04 m x 5.69 m)

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Decorative Large Indian Kilim Vintage Rug 50319

Large Vintage Indian Kilim 50319 - By Nazmiyal
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Origin: India Rugs »
Style: Kilims

11 ft 7 in x 17 ft 5 in (3.53 m x 5.31 m)

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Vintage Moroccan Kilim 47213

Vintage Moroccan Kilim 47213 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Morocco »
Style: Moroccan Kilims

5 ft 10 in x 16 ft 2 in (1.78 m x 4.93 m)

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Beautiful Antique American Rag Rug 48669

Antique America Rug 48669 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: American Rugs »
Style: Rag Rugs

11 ft 2 in x 14 ft 10 in (3.4 m x 4.52 m)

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Vintage Swedish Kilim Rug 45655

Vintage Swedish Kilim 45655 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Scandinavia Rugs »
Style: Swedish Rugs

9 ft 9 in x 13 ft 4 in (2.97 m x 4.06 m)

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Vintage Mid Century Turkish Kilim Rug 50350

Vintage Mid Century Turkish Kilim Rug 50350 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal
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Origin: Turkish Rugs »
Style: Kilims

5 ft 9 in x 13 ft 3 in (1.75 m x 4.04 m)

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Vintage Turkish Kilim Runner Rug 50422

Vintage Turkish Kilim Rug 50422 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal
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Origin: Turkish Rugs »
Style: Kilims

4 ft 5 in x 13 ft (1.35 m x 3.96 m)

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Antique Turkish Kilim Rug 46241

Antique Turkish Kilim 46241 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Turkish Rugs »
Style: Kilims

5 ft 2 in x 13 ft (1.57 m x 3.96 m)

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Antique Persian Kilim Rug 43805

Antique Kilim Persian Carpets 43805 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal
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Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Kilims

5 ft x 13 ft (1.52 m x 3.96 m)

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Vintage Turkish Kilim Rug 50170

Vintage Turkish Kilim 50170  - By Nazmiyal
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Origin: Turkish Rugs »
Style: Kilims

7 ft 4 in x 12 ft 10 in (2.24 m x 3.91 m)

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Antique Tribal Caucasian Kuba Kilim Rug 50421

Vintage Turkish Kilim Rug 50421 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal
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Origin: Caucasian Rugs »
Style: Kuba Rugs

5 ft 7 in x 12 ft 9 in (1.7 m x 3.89 m)

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Antique Romanian Besserabian Kilim 50194

Antique Romanian Besserabian Kilim 50194 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal
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Origin: Romanian Rugs »
Style: Kilims

7 ft 1 in x 12 ft 8 in (2.16 m x 3.86 m)

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Vintage Turkish Kilim Rug 50168

Vintage Turkish Kilim 50168 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal
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Origin: Turkish Rugs »
Style: Kilims

5 ft x 12 ft 5 in (1.52 m x 3.78 m)

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Modern Swedish Kilim Rug 48761

Modern Pakistani Swedish Kilim Rug 48761 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Style: New Swedish Rugs


9 ft x 12 ft 5 in (2.74 m x 3.78 m)

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Vintage Turkish Kilim 50323

Vintage Turkish Kilim 50323 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal
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Origin: Turkish Rugs »
Style: Kilims

8 ft 1 in x 12 ft 3 in (2.46 m x 3.73 m)

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Vintage Turkish Kilim 50322

Vintage Turkish Kilim 50322 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal
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Origin: Turkish Rugs »
Style: Kilims

7 ft x 12 ft (2.13 m x 3.66 m)

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Vintage Caucasian Kilim Rug 50202

Vintage Caucasian Kilim 50202 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Caucasian Rugs »
Style: Kilims

6 ft x 11 ft 9 in (1.83 m x 3.58 m)

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Floral Vintage Turkish Kilim Rug 50476

Floral Vintage Turkish Kilim Rug 50476 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal
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Origin: Turkish Rugs »
Style: Kilims

5 ft 7 in x 11 ft 9 in (1.7 m x 3.58 m)

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Antique Persian Kilim Rug 43814

Antique Kilim Persian Carpets 43814 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal
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Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Kilims

6 ft x 11 ft 9 in (1.83 m x 3.58 m)

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Art Deco Kilim From India 48030

Antique Indian Art Deco Rug 48030 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: India Rugs »
Style: Kilims

9 ft x 11 ft 8 in (2.74 m x 3.56 m)

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Antique Flat Woven Romanian Bessarabian Kilim Rug 48819

Antique Flat Woven Romanian Bessarabian Kilim Rug 48819 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal
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Origin: Romanian Rugs »
Style: Kilims

6 ft 3 in x 11 ft 6 in (1.9 m x 3.51 m)

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Vintage Turkish Kilim 50193

Vintage Turkish Kilim 50193 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal
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Origin: Turkish Rugs »
Style: Kilims

6 ft 9 in x 11 ft 5 in (2.06 m x 3.48 m)

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Antique Romanian Besserabian Kilim 50195

Antique Romanian Besserabian Kilim 50195 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal
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Origin: Romanian Rugs »
Style: Kilims

5 ft 8 in x 11 ft 5 in (1.73 m x 3.48 m)

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Vintage Swedish Kilim 46857

Mid Century Swedish Kilim 46857 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Scandinavia Rugs »
Style: Swedish Rugs

7 ft 5 in x 11 ft (2.26 m x 3.35 m)

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Antique Persian Mazandaran Kilim 47341

Antique Persian Mazandaran Kilim 47341 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal
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Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Mazandaran Kilims

8 ft 4 in x 11 ft (2.54 m x 3.35 m)

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Vintage Persian Qashqai Kilim 47623

Vintage Tribal Persian Qashqai Kilim 47622 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Qashqai Rugs

9 ft 8 in x 10 ft 10 in (2.95 m x 3.3 m)

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