14649 - Shiraz Persian Hand-weaved Authentic/Traditional Nomadic/Tribal Kelim 8'5" x 5'3"

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NR: 14649
Location: Shiraz
Size: 8'5" x 5'3" 
Country: Iran 
Pile: Wool 
Base: Wool

Introduction:

Kilim carpets have been around for thousands of years. They have a long history of being used to decorate chairs, floors, walls, and even doors. These oriental beauties were initially crafted by the nomadic people of Iran, Turkey, Caucuses, Central Asia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India. Soon after,...

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NR: 14649
Location: Shiraz
Size: 8'5" x 5'3" 
Country: Iran 
Pile: Wool 
Base: Wool

Introduction:

Kilim carpets have been around for thousands of years. They have a long history of being used to decorate chairs, floors, walls, and even doors. These oriental beauties were initially crafted by the nomadic people of Iran, Turkey, Caucuses, Central Asia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India. Soon after, the Middle Eastern / South Asian tradition was exported to North Africa. As such, countries like Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, and Egypt got on the Kilim-production bandwagon and started producing their own unique pieces, using local wool and dyes. 

Description:

The word ‘Kilim‘ is of Mongolian origin which roughly translates to flat-weave or pile-less. The main difference between these oriental works and their hand-knotted counterparts, is that Kilim carpets are created by using an external wool-thread to bind and interlock warps and wefts together. In contrast, those hand-knotted beauties that have thicker piles are created by knotting individual threads onto the warp, then tightening the whole thing by pressing the weft threads against each other. The other additional factor that places Kilims in an opposite direction in comparison to their hand-knotted competitors, is that Kilims can have a different beginning and a different ending; on one side, the produced piece could have open-ended fringes, while on the other side, it could have a fully-woven edge. 

Price Range and Value:

There are two main reasons behind the in-expensive nature of Kilim carpets. To begin with, the vast majority of these oriental beauties are made with 100% wool, which is much lower in terms of price and quality as opposed to cotton. In addition, a significantly smaller time-period and much lower skill-set is required to produce a hand-woven Kilim. As a result, these delicate artworks could be produced on a much tighter budget, which is exactly why their final price-tag is much lower in comparison to other hand-knotted pieces with thicker piles. 

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