Kilim Rugs and Carpets Blog

Soumak Kilim Rugs Sumak Weaving

Soumak Kilim Rugs Sumak Weaving

SUMAK    The sumak technique is achieved by weft-wrapping rather than the floating or semi-wrapping of the zili or cicim. The best known form of su...

Zili Kilim Rugs

ZILI    The zili is one of the distinctive weft- float patterned weaves known by its name throughout much of Anatolia. It is often confused with ot...

Jijim or Cicim Kilim Rugs

Jijim or Cicim Kilim Rugs

CICIM or JIJIM    The extra-weft semi-wrap float is a technique in which additional colored yarns are interlaced into the regular system of warp an...

Kilim Classification Through Technique

CLASSIFICATION THROUGH TECHNIQUE     The kilim is probably the best known type of weft-faced flatweave. It is woven by building up a design in bloc...

Weaving Types in Turkey

Weaving Types in Turkey

Woven textiles are made by integrating two or more sets of threads in vorious ways. Woven rugs, our main concern, generally utilize thicker types o...

Interesting Stories of Rugs

Interesting Stories of Rugs

  The first carpet of which there is any authentic record is the one that was taken by the Arabs in 637 A. D. from the winter palace of the Persian...

Carpets

Carpets

   The word “carpet” comes from the Latin word “carpere,” to pluck, from the plucking or shearing of the wool from the sheep. The earliest use of c...

Dying Techniques

Dying Techniques

   Nature provides its own store of colours. Trees, flowers, plants and even certain types of soil (particularly those containing iron-oxide) suppl...

Turkish Rugs in Medieval Europe

Turkish Rugs in Medieval Europe

Rug weaving craft spread in Persian and Anatolia(modern day Turkey) during the period of Seljuks and evolved through various stages of development....

Rug Weaving Technique

Rug Weaving Technique

The outline of a rug loom looks like a wooden frame. Warp threads are vertically wound around the loom parallel to each other, depending on the typ...

Language of Motifs on Kilim Rugs and Carpets

Language of Motifs on Kilim Rugs and Carpets

In this post i will introduce you the symbolic language of motifs on Turkish kilim rugs and carpets.  RAM'S HORN: The ram's horn denotes fertili...

What Is A Kilim Rug?

What Is A Kilim Rug?

Kilim is a Turkish word used to adress the flatweave rugs, although it is a Turkish word it is now globally used to adress the flatweaves. "Kelim" ...