This gorgeously bright multicoloured kilim is 100% wool, with all natural vegetable dyes. The geometric fish pattern is a typical design for the tribes making these rugs.
Pile - Warp: Wool on Wool
Knot Density: *The Kilims are woven and have no knots
Kilim: This is a particular type of Oriental flat woven rug without a pile (kilims precede the pile rug) made mainly by nomads in Persia, Afghanistan, Turkey and parts of the Caucasus. They generally have geometric patterns and rich vegetable colours. Wool is the most usual yarn, but sometimes silk for lightweight and delicate rugs. The colouring of yarns is done with plants and minerals that contribute to natural, beautiful colours. The long history of Kilim rugs indicates the rugs were first used in households and much later became commercial products, following the bloom of the oriental rug industry during the 16th and 17th century.
They have many applications and can be used on the floor, as table or sofa toppings or for decorating walls. The name kilim is derived from the Persian word gelim. In Kurdish they are called Berr. The most famous Persian rugs are Sumakh, Senneh, Fars and Qashqai. Many Kilims are also woven at the border between Persia and Afghanistan by the nomads of Balouch with dark earthy indicative colours.
Bijar: The Bijar rugs take their name from the homonymous small Kurdish town Bijar that is located in Western Iran. The Bijar are very high quality rugs and their name implies toughness and durability. They are thick tight-woven rugs with double knots and excellent quality wool. The most famous design is called Herati-mahi (mahi = fish). Another typical design is a central medallion and flowers.