The Turkish word “Kilim” is a broad term used to describe flat woven rugs made in an area spanning from North Africa to India. Although sharing much of their cultural heritage with hand-knotted oriental rugs, the weaving technique and lack of a pile makes kilims very similar to tapestry. Like Baluchi Rugs, kilims were not truly appreciated until the latter half of the 20th century. Quite undeservedly so – arguably, kilims predate knotted rugs and are perhaps closer representations of the heritage shared by both.

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