What Is A Kilim?

Surely you've ever wondered what a kilim is. Among the rugs that cause a tendency for its originality and its comfortable design while the kilims are warm. In Zigler's blog we will explain what kilim rugs are and why they are a safe value for almost any space. The word kilim has Turkish origin and means "that does not mix colors" and refers to the method used to make rugs by hand without knotted hair, therefore, lacks "hairs" and knots.

The kilims were born 3,500 years ago in Central Asia and are considered the oldest rugs in the world. Little by little, they spread to Eastern Europe and North Africa and subsequently to the whole world. The elaboration of these pieces is totally handmade, hand woven by the nomads or craftsmen in workshops.

To buy a kilim you have to know the process that takes place, so they will not give you a hare when buying an oriental rug how are you.

• Hand woven only with natural fibers

• Design based on geometric and floral drawings. Vivid colors.

• Natural dyes

• It does not mix colors: each drawing is woven independently and with its specific finishing. Therefore, none of their colors are mixed together.

• They do not have knots or "hairs".

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