KILIMS AND CUSHIONS

The villagers and nomads throughout history continued to weave the traditional knotted and flatwoven rugs and trappings that provide both the essentials and the comforts of basic existence. These people, particularly the nomads, had little else but the natural environment to provide them with all the elements necessary for weaving. Harvesting the wool and hair from their animals, synthesizing the dyes from whatever source was available and building the coarsely hewn looms from bushes and trees, the villagers and nomads have produced an astonishing array of trappings over the centuries. Kilims served as rugs, and the flatweave process facilitated the production of strong and colourful bags to contain personal possessions, straps to tie the bags on to the animals during migration, bands to secure the tents when erected and large sacks for the transportation of food and clothing. Tent walls for the division of the men's and women's areas were also often made from kilims. 
Our kilim collection is handwoven by nomadic and tribal people of Persia during the period between 1950s- 2000s. We specifically have limited our collection to this era, as the new kilims don't have the feeling and essence of the ones produced before 21st century.
Furthermore, with having kilims aged over period of twenty years, the organic vegetable dyes have slowly oxidised resulting in a muted colour toning and stunning colour variations throughout the pile. The high-quality local wool used in the construction is densely woven and soft to touch. Have a close look at the collection and let us know how we can help you to find and choose the best one for you.