ABOUT KILIMS Kilims are flat tapestry-woven carpets or rugs produced from the Balkans to Pakistan. Kilims can be purely decorative or can function as prayer rugs. Recently made kilims are popular floor-coverings in western households. WEAVING TECHNIQUE 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. When the end of a color boundary is reached, the weft yarn is wound back from the boundary point. Thus, if the boundary of a field is a straight vertical line, a vertical slit forms between the two different color areas where they meet.For this reason, most kilims can be classed as "slit woven" textiles. The slits are beloved by collectors, as they produce very sharp-etched designs, emphasizing the geometry of the weave. Weaving strategies for avoiding slit formation, such as interlocking, produce a more blurred design image. The item "8'6 x 10'1 Ft, Afghan Handmade Area Vintage Maimana Kilim Caucasian Persian rug" is in sale since Monday, December 18, 2017.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Rugs & Carpets". The seller is "nomadcarpets" and is located in Islamabad. This item can be shipped worldwide.