Everything you need to know about kilim

Kilim Weaving Sample TruFlair

Kilim or Gelim is a flat tapestry-woven carpet or rug traditionally produced in Iran (Persia). The word Gelim originally means ‘to spread roughly’ in Farsi and the tradition dates back to at least forth or fifth century BC.

The art of carpet weaving in Iran is deeply connected with the culture and the customs of the people of this land and sources from their instinctive feelings. Iranian skilful carpet weavers mix wonderful patterns with admirable colours, an art which is only expected from outstanding painters. Art experts in the world compare the Iranian carpet to a multicoloured pleasant garden, full of flowers, vegetables, birds and beasts and terrestrial and legendary creatures.

Kilims are produced by tightly interweaving the warp and weft strands of the weave to produce a flat surface with no pile. Kilim weaves are tapestry weaves, technically weft-faced plain weaves, that is, the horizontal weft strands are pulled tightly downward so that they hide the vertical warp strands.

Like other TruFlair’s collections that have come to life with an unstoppable love and enthusiasm for art, Kilimade™ is no exception. Everything is made out of genuine hand-woven Persian kilims in this collection.

Kilim Weaving Sample TruFlair

A woman from the nomadic tribe of Afshar in southern Iran, weaving kilim.

All kilims used in Kilimade™ products are woven by women in nomadic tribes of Iran, where they are roaming throughout the year in search of best pastures for their herd to produce the best wool. Dying process is done by hand using natural colours made with madder root, walnut husks, ivy leaves, turmeric etc.

We are very excited about merging this centuries-old tradition of art and glamour with modern-day accessible fashion so we are currently designing new Kilimade™ products with lots of variety and different functionalities. Make sure you check out website regularly and signup to our newsletter to find out about the latest additions.

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