Specializing in kilim weaving since the early 70s, Galerie TRIFF has made a major contribution to raising the awareness of kilim weaving in France and Europe.

In the early 1970s, Henri Daumas discovered Kilims during a trip to Lebanon and Syria. His research soon led him to Turkey, a major country in the history of the Kilim.

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

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

In 1993, Eric Daumas, son of Jacqueline and Henri, joined the family team and took over the creation of contemporary kilims.

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

Opened in 2007 by Éric and Nathalie Daumas, the gallery is a showroom for exceptional pieces.

Located in the heart of the decoration district, 13 boulevard Raspail in the 7th arrondissement, this atypical 130 m² space is a maze of rooms dedicated to color and materials.

As you stroll through, you'll discover pieces that tell the story of the past, and resolutely contemporary pieces that are heirs to that past.

Since its creation, the gallery has always given priority to the criteria of quality, authenticity, aesthetics and originality in the selection of its kilims. That's why we select only 5% of all the antique kilims we see.

With the same high standards of quality, Galerie TRIFF was the first in 1990 to create contemporary kilims with an eco-responsible approach. Our entire production is handmade, from spinning the wool to weaving or knotting the carpet.

Kilim is an ancestral weaving technique, identical to tapestry.

This technique is used in many parts of the world, and at Galerie TRIFF we focus on weavings from Turkey and the Near and Middle East.

Kilims are always made of wool, although the warp may be cotton, but as they were woven by village women or nomads, the women used the raw materials available to them.

This know-how was passed down from mother to daughter, and each region had its own patterns, colors and wool-spinning techniques. However, certain motifs are universal, and traces of them have been found in the caves of Çatalhöyük, near konya, dating back over 6,000 years.