A KILIM (or Kelim) is a flat-woven rug which takes its name from the Turkish word for prayer rug.
Produced in Anatolia (central and east Turkey, by Turkish, Yoruk, Kurdish and Turkman nomads, kilims are produced by tightly interweaving the warp and weft strands of the weave to produce a flat, pile-less surface.
Kilims are becoming ever more popular because of the many
ways in which they can be used. Not only do they make splendid
floor coverings but can be used as wall hangings, furniture
covers, table covers, cushion covers and bags etc.
Depending on the age and the amount of wear, older kilims can
usually still be used as a floor covering.
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