Turkish Kilim Rugs

Turkish Kilim Rugs is a specific subset of flat weave or plain weave rugs. Flat weave rugs do not have piles and have a different feel compared to other rugs. Because they have no piles.

Turkish Kilim Rugs

The oldest record of kilims comes from Catal Hoyuk Neolithic pottery circa 7000 BC, the oldest settlement ever to have been discovered. It is located south east of Konya in the middle of the Anatolian region. The excavations to date (only 3% of the town) not only found carbonized fabric but also fragments of kilims painted on the walls of the houses. The majority of them represent geometric and stylized forms that are similar or identical to other historical to contemporary designs.

Turkish Kilims

Traditionally, a Turkish Kilim rugs is not only used for interior decor. It is a popular dowry item given to brides and it is also used for religious purposes by serving as a prayer rug. But more than the practical functionality of Kilims, these rugs are a form of art which carries a piece of cultural heritage, tradition and self-expression. Kilims are rich masterpieces, with deep symbolisms that are integrated within their patterns.

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