Handmade Kilims

Handmade Kilims

These are particular type of Oriental rugs that are woven without a pile, manufactured by nomads in Persia, Afghanistan or India. They have geometric patterns and rich in colours but also very soft and soothing to the eyes. The colouring of the yarn is done using natural plants and  minerals that contribute towards natural, beautiful colours. These rugs have often no back or front surface and it can be used on both sides

The difference between a kilim and a rug or a pile rug is that whereas the design visible on the kilim is made by interweaving the variously coloured wefts and warps, thus creating what is known as a flat weave, in a pile rug individual short strands of different colour, usually of wool, are knotted onto the warps and held together by pressing the wefts tightly against each other.

In this case the whole design is made by these separately knotted strands which form the pile, and the patterns become clearly visible after any excessive lengths of the knotted materials are shorn off to create a level surface

Kilims can be used as floor coverings, hangings, bench or divan covering, cushion covers etc., etc. the methods in can be used in is various, thus making it an ideal choice for creative ideas.

Afghan Chobi Kilims

Chobi kilims , These are particular type of Oriental rugs that are woven without a pile, manufactured by nomads in Persian and Afghanistan. They have geometric patterns and rich in colours but also very soft and soothing to the eyes. The colouring of the yarn is done using natural plants and  minerals that contribute towards natural, beautiful colours. These rugs have often no back or front surface and it can be used on both sides.

Available sizes: 60x90cm | 70x120cm | 100x150cm | 120x180cm | 170x240cm | 200x300cm | 240x340cm | Hall Runners  (All sizes are approx.)

Afghan Natural Kilims

Same as above Afghan Chobi Kilims but without any colouration or dyes, just the natural un dyed wool. This new style of natural kilim rugs are proving to be very popular among the minimalistic rooms and some that do not necessarily require any more drama as they already have enough going on, this is when these natural flat woven rugs come in.

Available sizes: 70x120cm | 100x150cm | 120x180cm | 170x240cm | 200x300cm | Hall Runners  (All sizes are approx.)

Afghan Antique Kilim Arm Chair

These Handmade KILIM CHAIR’S are upholstered with authentic Afghan Vegetable Dyed Natural Wool Kilims that have a an antique appearance which would adorn your drawing room lending it a feel of grandeur and elegance, These handmade arm chair’s would add that splash of soft vibrant organic colors and indigenous feel that surprisingly goes very well with most of the modern & classic traditional household architecture and floor arrangements.

Approx. sizes are: Height 100cm x Width 120cm x Depth 90cm

Maimana Kilims

Maimana kilims are particular type of Oriental rugs that are woven without a pile, manufactured by nomads in Afghanistan. They have geometric patterns and rich in colours specially dark colours such as red, black, orange and blue. These rugs have often no back or front surface and it can be used on both sides.

Available sizes: 60x90cm | 70x120cm | 100x150cm | 120x180cm | 170x240cm | 200x300cm | 240x340cm |Hall Runners  (All sizes are approx.)

Caucasian Indian Kilims

These reversible kelim rugs and runners are Hand woven in India. The flat weave kilims are produced to the highest standards using a blend of Argentinian and New Zealand wool. These classic Caucasian tribal designs are beautifully crafted in reminiscent of the originally century old rugs. In keeping with the original timeless pieces, each rug also features a hand knotted trim and fringed on both ends. These still remain a popular choice for both traditional and modern homes.

Available sizes: 120x180cm | 170x240cm | Hall Runners  (All sizes are approx.)

Tribal

Handmade in India, these flatweave kilims are produced to the highest standard using a blend of Argentinean and New Zealand wool. These classic designs are reminiscent of century old rugs. Each rug also features a hand knotted trim.

Available sizes: 70x120cm | 100x150cm | 120x180cm | 170x240cm | 200x300cm | 300x400cm | 400x500cm | Hall Runners  (All sizes are approx.)

Cotton & Chenille Kilims with matching Cushions

The Kilim Rugs, runners and matching cushion cover range are skilfully hand woven to create a beautiful flat weave rug. Each piece is crafted to the highest standard using a blend of cotton & chenille yarn. Carefully finished with braided edges and tassels to complete the handcrafted ethnic look. Also available are matching cushions.

Available sizes: 70x140cm | 120x170cm | 160x230cm | Hall Runners  (All sizes are approx.)

Types of Dye

There are basically two types of Dyes:

  1. Natural Dye
  2. Aniline Dye

Dealing with the natural dye, they are usually vegetable based. Below are a few examples of the more common vegetable dyes.

  • Blue – Indigo
  • Red – Madder root, Kermes & Cochineal
  • Yellow – Vine leaves, pomegranate peel, saffron
  • Brown – Walnut shell & Oak Bark
  • Green – Indigo, Vine leaves or Pomegranate peel
  • Black – Indigo, Henna, Iron oxid
  • Orange – Henna & Madder roots