I love all kinds of handmade textiles but I especially have a fondness for vintage kilim rugs as they have so much character. Each carpet is one of a kind as they all have a unique set of colors and patterns. These tribal rugs often have vivid colors and bold geometric designs.
Over the years I have collected a number of kilim rugs (I cannot resist a good deal). But as I have converted our storage room / spare bedroom into a play room for our son, I no longer have room for these and I have decided to sell them. I will be offering them on Ebay later this week. Unfortunately vintage kilims can be very expensive as they are in high demand, but I will be offering them at low starting prices. Update: you can see my items for sale here.
Kilims have become very popular in interior decorating as they give instant personality to a space. Their colours and attractive features make unique eyecatchers in any interior. Above and below some examples of interiors with kilim rugs and cushions. I love how a kilim fits in different styles of interiors: it looks gorgeous in a bohemian chic room but also in a contemporary home where it can soften up an all white room.
A bit of background information: a kilim is a woven rug (flatweave) that is traditionally hand made in Anatolia, the Caucasus, the Middle East and North Africa. A particular characteristic is that the surface of a kelim rug is identical on both sides.
“Kilim” rug weaving is said to be a tradition that migrated with the Turkmen tribes to parts of present-day Iran, Turkey and Afghanistan in the eleventh century A.D. But archaeological evidence of kilim woven textiles from 7,000 B.C. have been recovered, making kilim one of the oldest and longest held design traditions in the world. More information about kilims can be found here.
(image source: 1. Felix Forest, via TheDesignFiles, 2. Marie Claire Maison, 3. Angus Ferguson, via Desire to Inspire, 4. Refinery29, 5. Apartment Therapy, 6. Birgitta Wolfgang Drejer, 7., 8. & 9 unknown)