Kilim rugs for decorating your home
Kilim rugs are unique due to the weaving style. Here we find design patterns not in the form of prints or any imagery display. They are produced in from the regions of Turkey, Iran, the Balkans, Afghanistan, the Caucasus, North Africa, Pakistan, China and Central Asia.
You can place Kilim rugs in many rooms. They especially look effective in the living room. This is where they come into notice the most in the eyes of the visitors and guest. Have them in the bedroom and the guest room. Some of them can also form as the wall tapestries. The thick pile ones are usually used in the high traffic areas. The color red, black, yellow and other are mostly utilized in them.
They generally are a decorative kind of flooring. Prayer rugs often have kilims and are widely popular worldwide. Usually, wool is the material that Kilim rugs are made of. The wefts are pressed in a tight form against each other. They have a flat weave in which the wefts and the warps are woven together. They comprise of different shade color fiber strands. They are mostly reversible in nature.
The threads form the warp and the weft of the pile itself. They are woven in a way to create various shapes and designs, so that the whole piece looks exceptional.
The Kilim rugs are known for their designer and traditional look. This is because of the amazing motifs present on them. The Ram’s horn and the hands on the hip designs are quite popular with them. Fertility and chest patterns are also seen in them. You can find motifs related to death. Most of them are that of the birds. Earrings ad hair band motif is also found on them.
Chest and fetter along with the love and unison image are also lovely in Kilim rugs. The running water designs portray the essentials of life on them. The protection of life with possessions has significance in the pattern of eye, hook, cross, Burdock, amulet, evil eye and many more. Designs of snake, Scorpio, and dragons are also present in them.
Tree of life motif and that of family signs also form the design of the Kilim rugs. Monster’s feet and wolf’s mouth come under the designs of protection in life category.
Different types of Kilim rugs
- Persian Kilims: Gunny, Palas, Jol, Suzani, Zilu, Jajim, needlework, Khorjin, Masnads, Sajadeh, Rah rah, Gilimcheh, Navar-chador and many more come under this category of Kilim rugs.
- Eastern Europe and Balkan Kilims: Polish Folk, Pirot, Manorial, Bosnian, Chiprovtsi, and Ukrainian Kilim rugs comprise the list.
- Turkish Kilims (Anatolian): Malatya, Konya, Hotamis and Karapinar are the best and highly demanded in the retail outlets of the rug stores.