The art of kilim weaving was handed down from mother to daughter.

The passion for these weavings has been handed down from father to son.

In the early 1970s, Henri Daumas discovered Kilims during a trip to Lebanon and Syria.

He was totally captivated by the beauty of these little-known woven wool carpets.

His enthusiasm and research soon led him to Turkey, a major country in the history of the Kilim.

In 1972, the kilims were exhibited for the first time in Paris at the Galerie TRIFF, created by Henri and Jacqueline Daumas on rue de l'Université.

It was an immediate success, and has been ever since.

Numerous exhibitions organized by the TRIFF gallery revealed the richness and diversity of this art form. Kilims, whose very name was unknown to the general public, have now become great classics of decoration.

In 1988, the TRIFF gallery moved to a vast loft in the heart of Saint Germain des Prés (35 rue Jacob) in Paris. 

In a very short space of time, "35 rue Jacob" became the place to be for Kilim enthusiasts, both French and foreign.

In 1993, Eric Daumas, son of Jacqueline and Henri, joined the family team and took over the creation of contemporary kilims woven from the finest wool, dyed exclusively with vegetable dyes, in keeping with ancestral tradition.

In 2004, Nathalie Daumas, previously Marketing and Development Director of the Louis Harris Survey Institute, joined the TRIFF gallery to develop the brand.

In 2007, Eric Daumas and his wife Nathalie took over the running of the gallery and moved to 13 boulevard Raspail, in an atypical multi-room space dedicated to color.