At World Market we are incredibly passionate about traditional fabrication techniques, authentic arts and crafts and taking ancient processes and crafting new, beautiful things. We’re so happy to bring you behind-the-scenes glimpses into some of these techniques, like the weaving of a beautiful kilim rug.
Crafting a Kilim Rug
The Technique: Kilim rugs are flat-woven rugs. Unlike high-pile, knotted rugs, kilims are made by interweaving the warp and weft (thread and yarn) on punja looms using traditional techniques that have been passed down from generation to generation. Traditional tools like a beating comb are used to ensure a tightly woven rug. Our kilim rugs are entirely handcrafted and woven on traditional looms in a painstaking process that lasts over a period of several days. The end result is a rug that simply takes your breath away with its intricate and unique patterns and the wide array of vivid hues.
Why We Love Kilims: The rugs’ flat-woven quality means less shedding and more enjoyment underfoot! Kilims typically have eye-catching geometric designs and striking color palettes, enhancing the look of any space.
Room Match: Flat-woven kilim rugs are great for eclectic rooms that mix different colors and textures or vintage spaces that need a grounding, finishing touch. Try one out in a room that needs a pop of color or pattern, or create a cool bohemian space using a kilim rug as the foundation. If you have a subdued and muted area of your home that could use a spark of energy, kilim rugs are the perfect addition.
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