Kilim Carpets

Kilim carpets can be used anywhere – to carpet your floor, as a runner, a wall-hanging, table-cloth or throw! 

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Kilim carpets from Rocking Carpets

Kilim carpets (also referred to simply as kilim) are very different from our oriental vintage carpets, as they are woven, not knotted. Persian woven carpets represent significant objects of cultural heritage, as the art of making these carpets was passed down over the generations.

How kilims are made

The traditional motif used in kilims consists of flowers (especially roses) with pointed leaves, dominant, regularly spaced rectangles, and nomadic patterns. Because of the special weaving technique, your kilim has no “good” side – the pattern is the same on the front and the back. The warp and weft threads are interwoven to make a kilim, whereby the horizontal weft thread is the one that creates the pattern on both sides. The vertical warp threads are fully covered and only determine the size of the carpet.

Stylish in its versatility

You can use a kilim to adorn your living room floor, but you can also use it as a decorative wall-hanging, a seating mat or a day blanket. Its flat weave makes a kilim both durable and easy to care for, never mind the fact that the abstract geometric or playful floral pattern are simply captivating. The natural look of a kilim almost has a calming effect and creates a peaceful ambience.

Available in many shapes and sizes, our long narrow original kilims and kilim patchwork carpets can be used in your hallway or kitchen as a runner. Used as a throw on your bed, a kilim is perfect for minimalist décor or an ethno-style interior. Last but not least, a kilim is the perfect accent as a runner on your dining room table.