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    Patchwork made with weavings made of...

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    Çal Kilim

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What is a Kilim ?

The word kilim indicated the woolen weaved carpet. While the knotted carpet is endowed as a velvet, the kilim is short and the technique is closed to the one used for the tapestry.

The design visible on the kilim is made by interweaving the variously colored wefts and warps, thus creating what is known as a flatweave. Even if kilim are not made of velvet, they are very strong due to this technique.

Originally the weavings are made by nomadic women or village women for their own purpose (floor or wall). They used rough material at their disposal, mostly wool, but sometimes cotton for the warps or to accentuate a pattern. They do not use any model, interpreting the traditional pattern from their region or tribe of origin. This allows us to determine the area of provenance.

They are a lot of different patterns. If 80% of the kilims we offer are from Turkey, we offer either kilim from middle/far east and Eastern Europe and each region provide a wide range of designs.

They are mostly three different periods of production:

Collector’s kilims, were weaved before the advent of chemical dyes. The wool where colored by vegetable dyes, and are generally 90 to 150 years old.

The antique kilims were always weaved for domestic purpose but vegetable dyes where replaced by chemical dyes and they are generally 30 to 80 years old.

Contemporary kilim are always weaved by women in their village, but in this case for commercial purpose basis on a pattern provided by Triff.