Persian Kelim and Afghan Kilims
Kilims are a terrific type of rug that is usually made from wool which is interwoven rather than knotted; this means that the surface is ‘flat’ instead of having a ‘pile’. The origins of Kilims are Turkish or Anatolian, although these types of rugs are often made in Afghanistan, Iran, India and the Caucasus. Vegetable-dyed wool is the normal fibre used when making kilims and this is woven using woollen warps and wefts. In recent years some weavers are replacing wool with cotton as this tends to give a stronger and more secure foundation for the rug.
Our Kilims are from Afghanistan and Indian, Iranian and Turkey (Anatolian). We stock a wide selection of flatweave Kilims that are all hand woven. These versatile rugs are incredibly popular and are commonly used as a floor or wall hanging. Like our oriental rugs and carpets, all our Kilims are handcrafted using traditional methods and these are individually selected based on quality, colour and decoration.
As a family-run business at Jennings we have been importing oriental carpets and Kilims for over 60 years. During this time we have built up an extensive network of weavers who supply us with top-quality rugs, carpets and Kilims from all over the world. The patterns on Kilims help to distinguish where they originated with different designs unique to particular regions and areas, these having been handed down from generation to generation.
All of the Kilims shown on our website are available to view in our Tewkesbury store just a stone throw from the Abbey. Whether you choose to buy online or visit our store or if you have any questions or would like some advice then feel free to give us a call today on 01684 292 033.
With all Kilims, we highly recommend Foxi-Antislip for use on the floor or carpet underneath the rug. Being a lighter weight means that most of the time the kilim will move or drift without any anti-slip underfoot. We sell Foxi in multiple sizes and will cut to size when needed.