About Kilims

In this section we have begun to weave together all the threads of information and knowledge pertaining to the fascinating, intricate subject of the kilim area rug.

Carpets & Kilims ( whats the Difference )?
Kilim Rug
Before we begin to address the subject of kilim nomenclature there is one point to be clarified, mainly for those first entering the realm of the kilim.

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 Origins of Kilims

Origins
The origins of the kilim area rugs are buried so deeply in the past of the human race that we will probably never really know the true story of its genesis. Undoubtedly the greatest obstacle faced.

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 Tools and Materials

Tools and Materials
What does it take to make a kilim area rug? In material terms, not very much really. A loom, a beating comb, a shuttle (optional) and a knife or scissors are the simple tools.

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 Dyes & Dyeing

Dyes & Dyeing
The proverbial pot of gold waiting at the end of the rainbow may be just a fanciful delusion but it also gives apt expression to man's primeval fascination with nature's colors.

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 Language of Kilims

Language of Kilims
One day a Yuruk tribal chief saw a kilim rug cast on the ground by a tent. Looking at it brought anguish to his heart, so he called on his men to find the father of the girl who had woven that kilim rug.

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 Anatolian Motifs

Anatolian Motifs
Motifs are derived from symbols that were used in ages gone by to inform, communicate and to convey ideas. Over time, some of these signs merged with myths, acquired hidden significance and moved into the world of esoteric symbolism.
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 Buying Kilim Rugs

Buying Kilim Rugs
Shopping should be fun, especially for such delightful items as kilim rugs, but everyone knows that at times it can be an ordeal. Occasions which can make shopping unpleasant include.

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 Caring for Kilim Rugs

Caring for Kilim
When we care for something it means that we like or even love it, but then we also tend to care for it by treating it well and protecting it from harm. So to help you take good care of the kilim rug you care for.

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 Regions

Regions
Major kilim producing regions in Turkey.

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