Kilim-Carpets are original Persian Carpets
Origin of the Kilim
Kilim carpets are the most original of all flatweave carpets. Nomadic tribes in Persia are still traditionally handcrafting them today. The carpets primarily originate from the expansive Fars territory, located south of the city of Shiraz between the Kuhrud and Zagros Mountains. Unlike classically knotted Persian carpets, very flat and thin weaves are created when Kilim rugs are woven. Kilim carpets thus have very versatile uses. In addition to their traditional use as rugs, they may also be hung on the wall as decoration or used as a bedspread.
Patterns of the Kilim carpet
The patterns of Kilim rugs frequently display geometric images, mostly shaped as rectangles. Kilims are also patterned in a very minimalist manner, i.e., they have very discreet patters or images, or may also be completely single-colored. These kinds of Kilims are traded as designer Kilims. Most Kilims consist of only two or three basic colors that harmonize well with each other. So-called "Djadjims" are another unique specialty. Djadjims are very finely woven, multicolored Kilims with a thin stripe pattern caused by the way they are produced.
So-called vintage carpets are very popular today, especially among the younger generation. Vintage carpets are old and worn-out carpets that are completely refurbished, i.e., newly dyed, repaired and reworked. In the end, their design emerges as very trendy and modern. Vintage carpets match very well with plain, modern furniture and interiors and lend an extravagant accent to each living ambience.
Patchwork Kilims are also currently in high demand. Patchwork in itself has a very old tradition. Eons ago, worn-out and used Kilim carpets were cut into pieces and reassembled. The main objective back then was simply to reuse old carpets and not throw anything away. The main focus today is on completely new design combinations and patterns that emerge by sewing various pieces of carpet together. Each Patchwork Kilim is thus a unique carpet and tells its own story. Today, new Kilim carpets are being produce in part solely for making patchworks as demand continually rise, especially among the young generation.
In addition to Patchwork Kilims, there are also very traditional patchwork rugs that are woven from old knotted carpet components. The diversity in the field of patchwork carpets is inexhaustible and offers something for each taste, each type of furnishing and each budget. Here again, older and retired Persian carpets are washed, refurbished, cut and subsequently sewn together with carpets that originated elsewhere. In this case, the designer pays special attention that the pattern and harmony of colors match and that the carpet does not make a “dissonant” impression. Flower patterns, for example, are only rarely matched with geometric patterns unless the two excellently fit together. Patchwork generally enables a large diversity of opportunities for designs in all areas.
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Our range of products includes a wide variety of Kilim vintage rugs and patchwork rugs that we have assembled for you and range from very bright and natural colors to patchwork Kilims. The Kilim carpet is the most original type of flatweave carpet. Nomadic tribes in Persia are still weaving it. We have assembled a vast number of Kilim carpets for you and offer a wide variety of bright, natural color and patchwork Kilim rugs. Patchwork and vintage carpets are reprocessed carpets with a completely new look.