Konya Kilim

267 x 167 cm
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Early 20th century kilim from south-west Turkey

The design of this kilim is very characteristic of those from the Konya region.

Its soft colours and size are more unusual.


Konya is one of the most important regions for kilim carpet weaving. It has a long-standing kilim tradition and an extensive range of designs.
The wools are medium to fine.
A motif regularly found in kilims from this region is the mirror-woven hook. Some kilims will have many motifs, others will be much more minimalist. Likewise, some motifs will be very precise, while others will be more abstract. The colors are also very varied, but in a register of warm colors.

Weaving: Women learned the art of kilim weaving from their mothers or grandmothers.
Kilims were woven by hand, using hand-spun wool, which they dyed as they went along.

Patterns and colors: Each region had its own way of spinning wool, its own patterns and its own palette of colors.

These antique kilims were intended for domestic use.
They were woven without drawing boards, which adds a real personal touch and makes them unique pieces.
Their beauty depends on the way the weaver has interpreted the motifs and combined the colors.
That's why we choose our kilims one by one, to select only the most beautiful.

267 x 167 cm

Data sheet

Colors :
Vegetables dyes
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Country :
Kind of piece
Collector's kilim
Material :
100 % wool - Hand-spun wool

Every day: you can vacuum, but not at maximum power. Avoid vacuum cleaners with rotating brushes.

Liquid spills: mop up as much liquid as possible and rub gently with a damp cloth. 

Grease stains: soak up as much grease as possible with paper towels or terre de Sommières.

Accidents involving animals: in this case, it's very important to act quickly, as animals release acids that will damage wool. Treat your kilim following the same advice as for spilled liquids. 

For a more thorough cleaning: it may be that the stains have not been completely treated, or that over the years, despite regular maintenance, dust has settled in and a grey veil has set in. In such cases, it's time to turn to a professional. 

That's why we offer a cleaning service, carried out by a company specialized in manual and wet carpet cleaning.

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