Posted on October 24 2016
With a blend of tribal patterns in both traditional and eclectic stylings, Kilim rugs are an ideal look if you’re a fan of angles and forms. Kilims are flat tapestry woven rugs produced from the Balkans to Pakistan. They can be purely decorative or function as prayer rugs. Kilim denotes a pileless textile of many uses produced by several techniques. The difference between a Kilim rug and a pile rug lies with the visible design. On pile rugs it is made by individual short strands of different color being knotted onto the warps and held together by pressing the wefts tightly. Kilim designs are made by interweaving various colored wefts and warps, creating what is known as a flatweave. There is a certain culture and mystery to these designs that make the geometric patterns so intriguing. Kilim rugs are great way to incorporate texture and bold pattern into your surroundings. It’s the mix of these historic designs with new design influences that make the look so timeless.