The word kilim is of Turkish origin and refers to a pile-less textile. Kilims are Flatwoven Rugs the weaving process is one of several flat-weaving techniques that have a common or closely related heritage and are practiced in the geographical area that includes parts of Turkey, North Africa, the Balkans, the Caucasus, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Central Asia and China. Though kilim rugs are known as Oriental Rugs the practice of kilims are a class of their own.
Kilim designs are made by interweaving the variously colored wefts and warps as you can see above, which create what is known as a flat-weave. Weavers pack the weft tightly to completely cover the warp and often favor diagonal patterns so as to avoid weakening the structure of the rug with vertical slits. This is also why kilims are so closely associated with geometrical designs even though there are are kilims with floral designs as well.
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