Kilim/flat weave

Kilim, a word of Turkish origin, denotes a pileless rug, these type of rugs produced in all the rug producers like Turkey/Anatolia and Thrace, North Africa, the Balkans, the Caucasus, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Central Asia and China as well as west European .and north and central American.  kilim designs are made by interweaving the variously colored wefts and warps, thus creating what is known as a flatweave and generally woven with the slitweave technique. The design are either  diagonal patterns so as to avoid weakening the structure of the rug with vertical slits. It produces bold, sharp patterns that weavers enjoy creating with more freedom allowed than a plain weave, also with floral designs as well.

Kilim made for floor or furniture covering, or wall hanging as well as bags and pillows.

The kilim are made mostly from wool materials.