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What is a Kilim

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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What is a Vintage Rug? Overdyed Vintage Rug? Get The ‘Lived On’ Look

Vintage Overdyed Rugs are also known as distressed rugs, and represent a trend that has achieved a crossover between fashion and home décor. People don’t just want their jeans to look ‘lived in,’ but they want their rugs to look ‘lived on’...

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Chaput Pala Rugs

In Turkish, the word Chaput (tr.: Çaput) is used to describe a rug woven with old pieces of cloth cut into long pieces of fabric. Women used to weave beautiful kilim rugs from these pieces during the winter season when they would not work outside the house in the fields...

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Tulu Rugs

Tulu is the English pronunciation for the Turkish word, "tüylü" meaning hairy. The technique used for weaving is similar to that of the Middle and Western Anatolian carpets.

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Turkotek Articles

Turkotek is an outstanding web site devoted to the appreciation of textiles, especially tribal weavings. Turkotek introduced "Salon du Tapis d'Orient", a specialized forum based upon the salon which was a form of social interaction popular during the 19th century. Kilim.com presents selected articles and discussions to our readers.

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Why Buy A Wool Rug?

Everyone knows that wool is soft underfoot, and keeps a room insulated from heat and sound, but there are a number of other practical, health, environmental, and ethical benefits, that may make you consider choosing a wool rug for your home.

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