Décor Dictionary: Kilim

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Kilim: (from the Persian “gelīm” meaning “to spread roughly”) is a pileless hand-woven textile made in Turkey, the Balkans, the Caucasus, Iran, Pakistan and various parts of the Middle East. Kilims traditionally feature predominantly geometric patterns and symbolic motifs in rich brilliant colours. It is most often associated with rugs; however the tapestry-like textile is also frequently used as wall-hangings and upholstery. 

Check out this awesome article on the “language” (i.e. its patterns and symbolism) of Kilims: here.

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Posted on November 1, 2013, in Decor, Decorating Dictionary, Furniture and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

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