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Kilim Rugs


Kilim Rugs

What is a Kilim Rug? Kilim Rugs are wool flatweave rugs that are lightweight, yet extremely durable rugs. In some countries, Kilim Rugs are used as prayer rugs for many people. Aesthetically pleasing and full of vintage history, Kilim Rugs are one-of-a-kind rugs that you will!

What You Need to Know About the Kilim Rugs Collection at RugKnots

Modern, yet naturally antique, our Kilim Rugs are made with:

100% High-Quality New Zealand Wool
Expertly hand-woven in Pakistan
Assortment of Naturally Dyed Colors
Various Abstract Designs
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The Importance of Kilim Rugs and How to Use Them

A History Lesson on Kilim Rugs

Kilim Rugs have been made for thousands of years as a typically textile that could be used as handbags, tapestries, and floor pieces. In some cultures, such as Islam, Persian Kilim Rugs have been used as prayer rugs for centuries during the five daily prayers. In other countries, Turkish Kilim Rugs are more well known for the motifs featured on the rugs, as they tell a story about the weaver. There are many different motifs that have significant meanings, such as protection, hope, safety, good luck, happiness, love, or unison. True antique Kilim Rugs tell ancient stories, whether it be motifs in the rug or the day to day lifestyles that the rug has been through.

How to Use Kilim Rugs

Kilim Rugs are made using a different pattern of weaving than typical pile rugs. Kilim Rugs use a flatweave that produces a rug without a vertical pile of wool. Instead, Kilim Rugs use a horizontal weaving technique that creates a tightly woven textile. Modern Kilim Rugs are known to be very durable due to the tight weaving process and typical wool material used. Kilim Rugs are also more flexible and lightweight because they do not need an added background canvas to thread through. We believe that Kilim Rugs are best used in high traffic volume areas, such as entryway rugs or kitchen rugs, but these rugs are great for any space that is in need of an attractive floor piece.

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What is a kilim rug?

Kilim rugs are ancient flat weave rugs that have been in the rug industry for centuries. Kilim rugs have different meanings depending on the origin where the rug was made.

Are Kilim rugs durable?

Kilim rugs are extremely durable due to their unique weaving technique that creates a flat weave textile. Instead of having a pile that leaves knots upward, kilim rugs have no pile with sideways knots. These knots are much tighter, which create a very tough and durable rug.

What is the difference between Kilim and Dhurrie rugs?

There’s no distinct and definitive difference between Kilim and Dhurrie rugs. In fact, we refer to our Kilim rugs as Kilim Dhurrie rugs. Originally, Kilim rugs were known for more bold geometric patterns and Dhurrie rugs had more pastel, subtle colors. Both of these rugs evolved from their origins overtime. Today, the RugKnots Kilim Rugs collection combines both of these looks together, creating the perfect Kilim Dhurrie collection.

How do you care for a Kilim rug?

We recommend getting your Kilim rug professionally cleaned at least once every 2-3 years. For at-home care, the easiest and most efficient way to clean your kilim rug is by taking it outside and shaking it. You can also use a broom and lightly beat/brush it to get dirt more dirt out. You may also use a vacuum, however, it is important that you turn off the vacuum beater bar if it has one. The beater bar will go against the rug’s horizontal weaving technique and slowly begin to loosen the knots overtime. For spills and accidents, use our simple cleaning solution of 8 parts water, 1 part white vinegar, and a small drip of mild dish washing detergent. Dab some of this solution on your Kilim rug and pat the area as much as you can without rubbing! Good as new!