Turkish Kilim Rug

Turkish Kilim Rug


We love kilim rugs for the romance and meaning behind the design.    Handwoven in Cappadocia, the symbols carry several meanings from the women that weave the rug like the hairband symbol (Sacbagi)  indicating her desire to get married.   Symbols that represent the beautiful Cappadocia nature like fairy chimneys in the design and running water along the edges.  

The Handwoven nature has a slight curve in the shape.   The fringes are tied with different colors - a unique aspect of many dowry rugs (an heirloom that women pass down from generation to generation)    Woven with fine wool that is hand-dyed with vegetable dyes giving it a vintage feel of soft colors.

This rug will become the centerpiece and conversational piece in your room.   It compliments wooden floors and leather furniture well.    The Flat Weave is also reversible.   

Rug Size is 72 inches by 38 inches

5% of all Sales are donated to METAvivor.  METAvivor is dedicated to the specific fight of women and men living with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer.

***Rug pads are needed.      

***Not Machine Washable.   Care instructions of detail will be provided with purchase.

Definition of a Kilim Rug

Kilim, a word of Turkish origin, denotes a pileless textile of many uses produced by one of several flatweaving techniques that have a common or closely related heritage and are practiced in the geographical area that includes parts of Turkey (Anatolia and Thrace), North Africa, the Balkans, the Caucasus, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Central Asia and China.

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Our Story Behind

At the bus stop in Goreme, we met a local who said he would take us to the origin of where the turkish rugs are made - which they called the factory.   This was not a typical manufacturing factory, but a place where local women handweave the rugs.   The women are at different levels based on how many knots they can make per inch for the oriental pile rugs.   Kilims are also made there, which we were the most interested in.   The concentration and artistry was beautiful to see in person, and to meet these women who are the breadwinners to support their family.   After we learned how the rugs were made, we were brought into the showroom where the selling process begins with a cup of tea and getting to know each other.    There is not pressure, but just a love for rugs by Mustafa.  They show you a plethora of rugs in different qualities and types.    We zeroed in on these kilim rugs that are so excited to bring to wanderkarma.

For more information on the history and motifs of kilim rugs:   www.kilim.com

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