How

Weaving Techniques

The reason that rugs are a subject of such fascination and admiration for so many is that within their threads they carry the weight of history. The designs (which may have religious, talismanic or totemic meanings) tell the stories of their weavers, and of traditions passed down from one generation to the next.

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Dyes & Dyeing

The proverbial pot of gold waiting at the end of the rainbow may be just a fanciful delusion but it also gives apt expression to man's primeval fascination with nature's colors...

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Language of Kilims

One day a Yuruk tribal chief saw a kilim rug cast on the ground by a tent. Looking at it brought anguish to his heart, so he called on his men to find the father of the girl who had woven that kilim rug.

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Origins

The origins of the kilim area rugs are buried so deeply in the past of the human race that we will probably never really know the true story of its genesis. Undoubtedly the greatest obstacle faced...

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Regions

Major kilim producing regions in Turkey...

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Bookstore

Our bookstore offers you several books especially about kilims, carpets and rugs. You can get further information and purchase books from Amazon.com if you click on the book.

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Kilim Motifs

Motifs are derived from symbols that were used in ages gone by to inform, communicate and to convey ideas. Over time, some of these signs merged with myths, acquired hidden significance and moved into the world of esoteric symbolism.

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