For years there has been a clearly emerging trend in room design – people want more exotic, more ethnic elements in their design. In keeping with this, we want to show you today how you can bring the touch of the Orient into your home. Do you know kilims? Do you know how these are made? And if you like the exotic colors and patterns of these oriental rugs, then this article is for you. Stay tuned and find out more about the kilims and their effect in the interior!
Kelim is a foreign word for us. It comes from the Turkish “kilim”, which actually means woven carpet. This name for oriental carpets has established itself in Europe. A kilim is a traditional carpet in the Orient, it is mostly smooth and in all cases hand-woven. The countries in the Middle East are regarded as the home of kilim weaving, predominantly Afghanistan, Iran and others in the Caucasus. Originally, the kilims were hand-woven in almost every family because they were an important part of the dowry of young nomad women. Traditionally, they were and still are interestingly patterned flat woven fabrics, the front and back of which look in the same way. Kilims are woven on small wooden looms using a weaving technique that is very complicated for us. In order for a kilim to be finished, you have to work on the loom for days or even months. So its production also means a lot of effort, patience and perseverance.
Often one confuses the kilim and the Persian carpet and confuses the two names. A Persian carpet is traditionally hand-knotted, it also has different patterns compared to kilim. But both kilim and Persian carpets are absolute blowouts among carpet trends these days.
Kilims are still traditionally woven from hand-spun wool. For their coloring, plant dyes are used that come from the manufacturer’s surroundings. The craft of weaving lives on there. After months of work on the loom, each piece is created, which is why it is truly unique.
Only high-quality natural products such as sheep’s wool, goat’s wool, hemp or angora wool are used in the manufacture of each kilim. Today there are kilims in different sizes and with different patterns in specialist shops. They can even be specially made according to the individual wishes of the customer.
If you want to introduce an exotic note and a touch of the Orient into your interior, then opt for a kilim! You will definitely not regret this decision!
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